Tree-Hugging Encouraged in Iceland as a Way to Cope with Isolation

The citizens of Iceland have been encouraged by the forestry service to hug trees every day for five at least minutes. This is being encouraged to help people cope with social isolation, but does it really work? In this post, we will look at research showing the surprising benefits of…

19th-Century Photos of Snowflakes Under a Microscope Show the Captivating Beauty of Nature’s Creations

Every snowflake is different, and yet, curiously the same. Why is this? Well, the fluffy edges and lengths are various, but each snowflake always has the same number of points. As a child, I folded paper and used scissors to cut shapes off the corners of the folded paper. Then…

How to Overcome Mental Blocks with These 3 Science-Backed Strategies

Mental blocks are stressful and sometimes painful things to experience and quite hard to overcome. When you have a mental block, your own brain is preventing the recall of memories or your ability to understand something. Remember your school days. Did you ever feel like no matter how many times…

How to Quiet Your Monkey Mind with 6 Science-Backed Strategies

The term, “monkey mind” derives from the Buddhist’s interpretation of a restless, confused, and all sorts of chaotic thoughts. Do you have this problem? Hey guys, do you wake in the morning with restless thoughts running all over the place? Do you get up and feel confused because there are…

Summer Depression: 6 Signs You Suffer from It and How to Cope

Seasonal depression isn’t just about suffering in the wintertime. Summer depression is also a problem and can be just as debilitating. Seasonal depression disorder is known as the almost paralyzing feeling of depression which generally attacks during the fall/winter months. I know this condition well and struggle horribly just to…