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What is Forest Bathing?
Picture of forest and hills at sunrise. Text reads On Nature: I love the forest. It is a place where you can hear yourself better.

What is forest bathing? Perhaps it is a bath in a forest, literally? As amazing and interesting as that sounds, forest bathing is indeed different, but in amazing and interesting way, too. Forest bathing is the holistic experience of simply being in the forest. The activity and health practice was developed in Japan during the 1980’s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. In the United States, it can also be known as nature therapy, ecotherapy or forest therapy. In studies, forest bathing has been shown to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress,…

Visualizations and Affirmations

When I was on my month-long hospital stay after a stroke, I began my self-help program while I was still laying flat on my back in bed.  I believe what I did there was the real start of my recovery. My body didn’t work right and my brain was still scrambled, but I was still able to do some visualization and I believe that made all the difference.  I remember a few times someone told me something about things I could or couldn’t do. I always rejected that. I would say, sometimes out loud, No, it’s not going to be…

Monday Motivation: May 16, 2022
A whimsical drawing of a lion with mouse purchased atop his snout.

You’ll have moments when you feel like a lion, and moments when you feel like a mouse. Just know that no matter how you feel, you still have a heartbeat and a soul worthy of love, so learn to roar even when you feel small, because you are more than the feelings you may have.      Related Posts:Monday Motivation: March 14, 2022Monday Motivation: May 2, 2022BEST Monday Motivation: March 2, 2020BEST Monday Motivation: February 3, 2020BEST Monday Motivation: April 20, 2020Monday Motivation: September 13, 2021

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