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Seven things to do outside this winter

Tundra Swans. © 2017 Curt Given/Given Photography

A Sweet Little Guide to Nature Me For You

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A Simple Way to FEEL MORE JOY in your life

© Cary Given/Given Photography 2016

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Journal Archive
Sunday
Nov152015

PICTURE IT WELL: the mind-body connection

Lost Creek, Oregon. © 2015 Curt Given/ Given PhotographyAccording to author Esther M. Sternberg, MD, growing research shows a mind-body connection between nature scenes (either a real or photograph) and how they make us feel emotionally. Even though many of us intuitively seek out beautiful surroundings because they make us feel better, Sternberg takes it further by providing the neuroscience behind the healing power of a beautiful sunset, a walk through an old-growth forest or the sound and sight of early morning birds. Her beautifully written, easy to read book, Healing Spaces, is a fascinating study on the science behind nature and emotional well-being.

PICTURE IT WELL photos from givenphoto.com symbolize some aspect of well-being. The brief text is meant to inspire you and demonstrate the uplifting power of nature.  

More PICTURE IT WELL posts

Creating space 

Find your path to joy

Be the one who has moxie

A peaceful way

Letting go

See the abundance in your life

Dig into your roots

Play it up in the new year

Do one thing

Reflect for growth

 

 

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