This lovely plant gave me many blooms and hours to enjoy it's beauty as I cared for it. I understand how it affected me after reading the following....click the picture to enlarge it.
I found this article by a Dr. Ryan Shelton and knew it was one to share.
Start the New Year with a healthy lifestyle and attitude.....I have a friend that is
a living testimony to the following statements. Even though she has been dealing with many health problems for a very long time..she is an example of staying the course..she loves tending to her plants, they thrive with her care and of course it has an impact
on her health also..read the following to see how plants can help you have a "FEEL GOOD" year and beyond.
Being around nature can evoke a sense of calm and
quiet which can otherwise be hard to find.
Whether it’s lunch at the park or a walk through a beautiful greenhouse, nature inspires beauty and just
makes the air purer. Going on hikes or walking secluded trails aren’t only scenic but they also help get a fill of fresh air which is cleansing for the body.
Physiological benefits apart, plants and nature have also been found to help people facing stress, anxiety and psychological duress.
Keeping all of
these in mind, many people have started exploring plant therapy as an avenue for cleaner air, better health and a better mood. Plant/Nature therapy comes in more than one form: gardening, essential oils and aromatherapy, eating organic and healthy, and
Caring for plants is
like a connection to nature that is very personal. Watering plants every day and tending to them can be treated as a routine to help disconnect from daily life. This experience can have effects similar to meditation.
Having a sense of empathy for plants and having those plants serve as a constant reminder of the hard work that went into keeping them, inspires feelings of self-sufficiency and capability. Caring for plants has even been
seen to increase the body’s serotonin levels helping people feel good instantly.
2. Essential oils
Organic essential oils have been said to help immensely with alleviating stress and in some cases even physical inflammatory issues. Take, for example, the scent of lavender or bergamot. These are
considered relievers of stress in their own ways.
Lavender is well known for its soothing ability to help with anxiety and related sleeplessness. Bergamot, with
its fresh notes, helps fight fatigue and related stress. Eucalyptus oil is a perfect example of a scent that is even known to be able to relieve respiratory problems during colds.
3. Eating Organic
Diet has always been the biggest way in which nature has benefitted us. Eating more greens is good for the body not only
because of their nutritive value but also for their cleansing effects. Fruits and vegetables can help people feel healthier too.
An unhealthy diet not only impacts
our body, but it also could lead to anxiety and stress from toxins and difficulty to function properly.
4. Nature Time
A change of scenery is literally the prescription for a tired mind. Especially these days, with very little exposure to the great outdoors, it can become increasingly difficult to
Exposure to natural light and fresh air is a natural and innate need for the body. A walk outside or even a trip to the beach can inspire calm and
creativity with a larger canvas of experiences.
Nature therapy can help you explore things about themselves that may otherwise get lost in the pace of the day.
To everlasting health
Dr. Ryan Shelton
My prayer for America and the world is that the pandemic comes to an end early in 2022. We need to keep asking our Lord to save us from the evil that has overcome us.. continue to pray and ask forgiveness and humble ourselves
" If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their
sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14