Forest & Nature Bathing

Let The Nature-Nurture You ~ Mantra of PlantsandBeyond.com

Daily healing therapy reminder: Have you hugged a Tree today?

~  via ~ natureandforesttherapy.org

​Forest Therapy, also known as “Shinrin-Yoku,” refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness.  The practice follows the general principle that it is beneficial to spend time bathing in the atmosphere of the forest. The Japanese words translate into English as “Forest Bathing.” Although we are inspired by the Japanese practice, our use of the terms Forest Therapy and Shinrin-Yoku do not mean a specifically Japanese practice. We mean spending time in nature in a way that invites healing interactions. There is a long tradition of this in cultures throughout the world. It’s not just about healing people; it includes healing for the forest (or river, or desert, or whatever environment you are in).
~ natureandforesttherapy.org
Magical Sunset (9/17/2018) - This sunset was truly magical. Thank you my sweet pooches for taking me outside to get refreshed and mystified. If you, my furry angels, would not take your mommy for an evening stroll, this nature’s gift and beauty would not be witnessed here. Get outside, dear friends. Obsorbe the Nature’s bounty and rebalance your spirits.… Continue reading Magical Sunset
Wild Turkeys (9/10/2018) - This idea came to me in a dream – MGM- Monday feature – a one minute segment about what is cooking in the garden 🙂 🌱 Take 30 seconds to observe these rarely seen wild turkeys in Florida. I think the parents are teaching their baby how to feed. 🦃 MGM – did it take less than 60… Continue reading Wild Turkeys
Lounging Outside (9/9/2018) - Alas, the one true haven for the homeowner who wishes to relax, balance and ground all energies is in the garden.   The modern home is full of technologies that beep, buzz and have bright displays. They can be a hindrance to your relaxation and mood sometimes. The living and family room used to be… Continue reading Lounging Outside
Baobab Under Stars (9/6/2018) - At times I wonder what is more beautiful: is it midnight starry sky or the turquoise ocean waters? Take a look at our magnificent Universe – such phenomena right above our heads and inside our beating hearts. Milky Way galaxy rotating over an ancient baobab tree. This sequence was shot over a period of almost… Continue reading Baobab Under Stars
How The Flowers Bloom (9/3/2018) - This video is so inspiring and left me in love with NATURE even further. Nature is so healing, abundant and majestic. With the help of modern technology, it is easier to dive into the world of Mother Earth wonder. Hope this leaves with you with new found inspiration and a gratitude for our living surroundings.… Continue reading How The Flowers Bloom
I Pledge Allegiance (8/29/2018) - Make it a wonderful day, dear friends. Luda@PlantsandBeyond🌿 The image listed here does not belong to Luda @PlantsandBeyond.com ©PlantsandBeyond.com 🌱
This Flower Stinks (8/28/2018) - The Skunk Vine in the backyard landscape turned out to be an invasive noxious weed. It stinks to high heavens. This weed’s protective mechanism makes you feel sickened after smelling it. As I was walking by the trees and plants in the backyard, trying to ground and de-stress, I noticed these tiny flowers clusters hanging… Continue reading This Flower Stinks
Sunset Magic (8/27/2018) - Majestic Beauty of this Earth. It’s abundant, inspiring, captivating and above all:                ~ HEALING~   Get Outside and Ground Yourself. Connect with Nature. It is the Ultimate Healer. Notice how you feel right after the contact with Nature. How do your Mind, Body, and Soul feel now?🌅 Just for fun:… Continue reading Sunset Magic
Plant Spirit Communication, Communication in Many Forms — The Druid’s Garden (8/26/2018) - This article spoke to me. Found it pretty intriguing and inspiring. A Few Principles for Plant Spirit Communication, how to approach and honor Plants: Before we get into the communication itself, let’s talk about a few principles that are helpful to understand. I remember taking a drive with some friends and friends-of-friends some years ago.… Continue reading Plant Spirit Communication, Communication in Many Forms — The Druid’s Garden
Life (8/20/2018) - Originally posted on Life, more than existence!:
Live as though you are not living for you but through you. mr mel