Posts tagged #outdoors

Here’s Why Trees Make Us Happy


If you're looking for a quick and easy way to de-stress, try spending more time in nature surrounded by trees. It can be very therapeutic. 

Trees Improve Your Health

It’s about time to add trees to your gratitude list. 

Not only do they release oxygen, but they also have the power to improve your health. 

Studies show that spending time in forests can improve our immune system and heart health.

An apple (and a tree) a day keeps the doctor away. 

Trees Make Us More Generous and Trusting

Think this sounds too good to be true? Well, just listen to this experiment.

One group of university students were instructed to look at a building for one minute.

While the other group of students were asked to look at a group of eucalyptus trees for one minute.

The group who studied the trees felt awe and a sense of wonder. 

I think we can all agree, that was a minute well spent. 

No Act Is Too Small

Being around trees isn't an all or nothing activity.

So, camping or hiking may not be for you - and that’s okay!

Visit the park over lunch. Look out the window throughout the day. Plant a tree in your yard. 

Thank you trees! Learn More

Posted on July 1, 2019 .

Here’s How Spending Time Outdoors can Improve Mental Health

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Courtesy of Pixabay

Spending Time Outdoors: Spring is officially here... and you know what that means? You guessed it. You can finally spend some more time outdoors. Several studies show that spending time outdoors can significantly improve mental health.

Make it a Habit

On average it can take 20 - 30 days to develop a new habit. Going the extra mile to spend some time in nature may feel like a chore at first….

But you know what they say... practice makes perfect.

Keep Track of your Experiences:

Here’s a little homework for you. Every time you’re out in nature, be mindful of all your senses.  What can you see? What can you feel? What can you smell? Don't just think about it. Write it down.

Start Slow and Work Your Way Up:

Overnight success is a myth. Nobody was born knowing exactly how to do everything. It takes time, patience, and lots of trial and error.  Read More

Posted on May 14, 2019 .