FOREST BATHING

 

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Walking through the forest this morning was invigorating and calming, both at the same time. Taking a couple of deep breaths reminded me of the Japanese term Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing. What a wonderful expression and that’s exactly how I was feeling surrounded by these majestic giants soaking in their deep cedar fragrance. There have been studies done on trees that have shown they emit their own fine mist of health giving wood essential oil. Maybe that explains why my cedar essential oil which is my favorite is the one that empties first! On days that I cannot get out and respond to my call of the wild I will use my oil diffuser and depending on my mood of the day or how I am feeling it rules which oil I use.

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But I do know also that there is no essential oil that is going to provide the same magical qualities and benefits that a walk in a forest will provide. Nature lovers know that these beautiful woodlands have a universal connection emphasizing we have choices in our life.. Life is short..be happy!

 

copyright Es-tee Miller

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude”…Denis Waitley


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About redcontroversy

I know I'm a stargazing,skywatching,storm loving, sungazing addict. Environmentalist, political blogger, professional photographer, writer, artist...my favourite quote is: "If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive". ~ Eleonora Duse ~ ...my soul is definitely alive.
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