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Gardening is good for you

Growing your own vegetables, taking care of plants, cultivating flowers, cutting hedges and weeding is much more than the joy of eating homegrown vegetables and herbs – it is therapy and in many ways really, really good for us new research from the independent charity King’s Fund shows. Increasing people’s exposure to, and use of, green spaces… Read more »

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Houseplants can detox your home

Indoor climate has a great impact on human well-being, including comfort, productivity and health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air quality is one of the top five risks to public health. We spend 80-90 percent of our time indoors and about 16 hours every day in our dwelling and therefor it is important… Read more »

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Hvad siger du til kontor i naturen?

Kunne du tænke dig at sidde under bøgetræernes store kroner, til lyden af fuglekvidder og med udsigt over en lille skovsø? Det lyder næsten for godt til at være sandt, men de spanske arkitekter Jose Selgas og Lucia Cano, der sammen har arkitektfirmaet SelgasCano har bygget deres tegnestue ude i en skov, i en forstad til Madrid i Spanien. Her har… Read more »

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Det er en rigtig god ide at gå en tur i arbejdstiden

Det er weekend og du har måske benyttet anledningen til at komme ud i naturen. Jeg var bl.a. ude at gå en helt vidunderlig smuk tur i Store Bøgeskov ved Ringsted. Billedet ovenfår er taget ved den lille sti langs Gyrstinge sø. Undervejs gik jeg og tænkte på – hvorfor er det egentlig kun de… Read more »

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Din udsigt har indflydelse på din trivsel

Hvordan er din udsigt? Kigger du ud på noget natur eller kigger du lige ud i en væg? Studier har vist at din udsigt har indflydelse på, hvor godt du trives, det har betyding for dit barns indlæring i skolen og betydning for, hvor glad du er for dit arbejde. Da jeg for nogle år… Read more »

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The Joy of a Garden

If you have been living a long life close to nature and with you own garden it might feel like something important is missing if you move to an apartment. It was what happened for an older Swedish man when he moved into an apartment after many years in a house with a garden. Fortunately… Read more »

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Bacteria in Soil May Make Us Happier, Smarter

I have read a very interesting article at the Therapeutic Landscape Network blog. It is about new research that shows that the bacteria in soil may actually make us happier and even smarter. We know that just by being in nature there is a restorative benefit however now research have also found that the direct… Read more »

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Great Little Video; “What’s All About”

Why connecting with nature is so rewarding is explained and showed very well in the little video by Margaret Roach at her blog A way to garden.com. I found out about the blog and the video via the Therapeutic Landscapes Network. Take a look at the video here. [Photy by Muffet, Flickr]

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Book: Healing Spaces

I have just finished reading the book “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being” by Esther M. Sternberg, MD (published by Harvard University Press). It is a very interesting book. It shows how powerful places, sound & silence and visual aspects can be in moving people from illness to health. The complicated working relationship… Read more »