PICTURE IT WELL: the mind-body connection

LOST CREEK, OREGON. © GIVEN PHOTOGRAPHY 2018

According 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.

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