Until recently, I had no real idea of what Forest bathing was. I had heard of it in passing, and that was about it. I started thinking about it more when I was looking up at the underside of trees and thinking about how happy it made me. This led to wanting to find out more about Forest bathing, what it was and how I could do it!
Our memories don’t necessarily define us in the way we think they do. They are a narrative we have created over many years based on fragmented elements of events, situations, people and activities we have experienced. As with any narrative, we can change it to help us create a better present and future.
I want to write a blog post in response, or rather as a follow-up to my liberation psychology talk that honours a reply I made at the end of it to the questions: “How can we start getting involved in liberation psychologies?” and “If it feels like a lot to take in, how do we start this work?”.
My partner and I have been using Agape fairly regularly for the past few months. I wanted to use it for a sustained period of time before writing a review so that I could see the longer-term effects of using it on our relationship. Overall we have found it helpful for starting conversations on topics that may not always naturally come up and as another avenue to show our appreciation for one another.
So, what is creativity, and how can it help you feel better? It’s a concept linked mainly to the arts these days, but it occurs in many different scenarios – cooking from scratch, coming up with a new idea to solve a problem at work, decorating your home, putting an outfit together, or designing your garden flower beds. These activities all involve a degree of creativity. It’s about using your imagination, making connections and bringing something new into existence.
Creating geometric wood wall art can be a fun and creative project. Just like full-size wood home décor made out of reclaimed wood planks, this one has a similar pattern, but it is much smaller, easier to make, more affordable and suitable for small spaces. It uses wooden coffee stirrers, which you can collect over time after having your coffee, or you can get a bag of them in a craft store.
Google Lens brings up information relevant to your original images, identified by visual analysis. Google explains it as ‘a set of vision-based computing capabilities that can understand what you’re looking at and use that information to copy or translate text, identify plants and animals, explore locales or menus, discover products, find visually similar images, and take other useful actions’. Using google lens allows you to search using an image and gathers similar images and content from the internet.
Brigadeiros are traditional and super delicious Brazilian chocolate truffles that are usually served at parties and all kinds of celebrations. Here’s a classic Brigadeiro recipe plus its coconut variation – Brigadeiros de Coco also called Beijinhos (little kisses).
Fearing positive emotions is a fairly common symptom for people struggling with their mental health. But why would you fear feeling good?
Turmeric latte, also known as “golden milk”, is a popular drink that originates in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is made by combining milk (dairy or non-dairy) with turmeric (curcuma) and other spices.