When we go for a walk in woodland it usually makes us feel relaxed. Be it because of the beautiful smell of soil, moss, and decaying leaves or the sound of birds and rustling leaves. Nature re-energises us, helps against asthma, hypertension and stress, helps us to find peace with ourselves, and might even increase our cognitive abilities by making us more creative. Nature even seems to reduce depression by over 70% according to the University of Essex , which is an incredible figure. Continue reading “How nature can heal us – why we should go wild”
… you haven’t heard from in a while.
As it gets disproportionally harder to get out of bed in the mornings now that we are losing a couple of minutes of daylight every day, think of those who may suffer from any kind of mild depression or who may be a little lonely – or whom we just haven’t heard from in a while. It’s certainly most difficult to second guess who may be in a dark place, just think of Robin Williams.
Who could say for certain which of our friends, acquaintances or former colleagues may be affected? Not necessarily in a way that they won’t be able to cope with but still I would much rather prefer to have checked and spent a few minutes for a phone call than feeling sorry.