10 Ways Forests Make You Feel Better

The use of the outdoors for well-being is becoming increasingly popular as we discover more and more the benefits of natural medicine, clean forest air and our interaction with our environment. Everyday more studies are released on the benefits ecotherapy has on children, teenagers and adults, relieving stress, decreasing ADD, ADHD and various mental health illnesses and well as helping our bodies fight illness and dis-ease.

Read more below to see some of the ways forests can help promote human wellness.

The many benefits of Coconuts

Coconuts are one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood” that fosters health and beauty from the inside out. It’s profound health benefits are just now beginning to take scientists and the world by storm. Coconut Health Benefits and Uses:

Coffee Lovers – you are gonna love this! Did you know that morning cup of bliss has many surprising health benefits?

Known around the world for its wide variety of delectable tastes and aromas, coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the plant with billions of cups of coffee consumed every day. While coffee is not typically thought of as a healthy drink, it actually has some surprising side effects which are due to its natural chemical components and nutrients.
Some of the most impressive health benefits of coffee include its ability to improve cognitive health, protect the cardiovascular system, reduce the changes of developing diabetes, aid in weight loss efforts, boost …

Pine Boughs – Bringing in the greens

Where did the tradition of cutting a tree and setting it up in the house come from?

Our modern day celebrations come from a mild mix of cultures and seasonal activities. The hanging of greens, such as Holly, Ivy, Mistletoe and Evergreen boughs is an ancient winter tradition with origins predating Christ and the religious holiday of Christmas. It is a custom in which people would bring indoors green boughs and branches to lift people’s spirits sustaining them during the long dark days of winter and remind them…

Tree Meditation

There is a lot you can learn by imagining you are a tree and mimicking its movements…feel how grounded, calm, and centered you are, but also energized, focused, and with broader perspective

Forest Bathing

Simply walking in the woods and breathing in – both metaphorically and actually – the healing aromas and energies of the trees and foliage, taking in the essence of the forest – can actually improve your health with more than just exercise. It was found that the protective odor called phytoncides exuded by the trees contained numerous healing properties. The research showed…

EcoTherapy

EcoTherapy is much more than a walk in the woods. The invitation is to spend some time outdoors with the intention of creating a deeper connection to Nature and in the process increase our sense of well-being. A rewarding connection with nature offers healing, renewal, knowledge, life purpose, and a spiritual oasis to daily life.