Tanya’s comment: To practice self-compassion is to forgive yourself for your mistakes; to stop saying “I should’ve…”; to stop criticizing yourself for things you can’t change. Seeking to improve one’s self is a great pursuit, but constant self-judgement is not productive.
A new research has shown for the first time that green space does appear to improve mental health in a sustained way.
Mathew P. White and colleagues note that mental well being is a major public health issue, with unipolar depressive disorder the leading cause of disability in middle to high income countries.
Some research suggests that part of the blame for this unhappiness lies in increased urbanization nearly 80 percent of the world’s population in more developed regions live in city environments, which tend to have little room for nature.
Other studies suggest a link between happiness and green space, but no research had convincingly established cause and effect of nature on well being over time. To help fill that gap, White’s team decided to examine the issue.
To figure out if nature makes people feel better in the long run, they compared the mental health of hundreds of…
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I recently found a Reddit article in which someone posted the question, “What’s a fact you know that will cheer me up?” Here are some of the beautiful responses (there are already 500 within the 4 hours the question was posted):
Hedgehogs, already insanely adorable, are considered very beneficial to UK gardeners. Gardeners cut little hedgehog holes in their fences so the hedgehogs can freely roam from garden to garden.
Each year, hundreds of trees grow because squirrels forget where they buried their food.
Every cow has their own best friend that they hang around every day.
The act of smiling inadvertently improves your mood.
Why don’t we try that here! Please post a comment of something that would cheer someone up or that has cheered you up! Thanks! 🙂
I found this post at EarthStoneStation and decided to reblog it because it has such a beautiful and important message.
The Aloha Spirit is a reference to the friendly and caring attitude for which the people of the Hawaiian Islands are so well known. In Hawaiʻi someone can be said to have or show “Aloha” in the way they treat others. Aloha is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others.
In the Hawaiian language, “Aloha” is much more than just a greeting or salutation. Its deeper meaning is “(oha) the joyful (alo) sharing (ha) of life energy (alo) in the present.” Aloha means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring. Aloha is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person.
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