I'm one of those people who gets stressed out easily, as much as I hate to admit it. I practice yoga, try to eat a healthy diet, exercise, and have positive relationships, yet I still do not do well with stress. I am a sensitive person and seem to be more prone to the ill [...]
Fellow hikers, does this sound familiar? I have certainly been there. Usually I love hiking. Being outdoors, observing the plants and animals, pondering the geology and topography - these things just make me happy. But occasionally I find myself on a hike that I'm not really enjoying in the moment. Maybe the weather is miserable [...]
Are you one of those kind souls, too? One who has an undisclosed number of dogs or cats as co-residents of your home? If so then, like me, you probably catch yourself saying, "How can all that hair be on the floor? I just swept yesterday!" While the floor may be the thing that catches [...]
Open your windows to let in fresh air and you will get a brain and body boost. This is the easiest thing you can do...
"Compared with people who have lousy window views, those who can see trees and grass have been shown to recover faster in hospitals, perform better in school, and even display less violent behavior in neighborhoods where it’s common. Such results jibe with experimental studies of the central nervous system. Measurements of stress hormones, respiration, heart [...]
When most people think about bad smells they think about potty smells and body odors. That's probably because these things embarrass us culturally. But when indoors today, we are more likely to be assaulted by a different type of offensive odor - that created by chemicals. Here are some common sources of offensive unnatural smells: [...]
Consider the exterior doors on your home. Are they solid or do they provide views to the outdoors? Even a small window like this half circle window in an otherwise solid door provides a view to the backyard, lets in a bit of natural daylight, and provides information about weather and time of day. As [...]