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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hug A Tree and Be Inspired ...

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Have you ever hugged a tree?  

I have ... 

When I was a child, I loved to climb trees. There were several trees at a park near my home that had a lot of branches that were very low to the ground, so I was able to climb up the branches, yet still not be too high up.  I remember sitting on a branch with my arms wrapped around it, looking around at the park and feeling so good!  This is such a nice memory from my childhood.  Every time I go out in nature I have such a wonderful feeling inside and it always makes me feel so inspired.  

Recently, an article was posted online that says tree hugging is now scientifically validated!  Science now tells us it's actually good for you to hug a tree!  Matthew Silverstone wrote a book called Blinded By Science where he claims there is scientific evidence that shows it can promote natural healing when interacting with trees and being in nature. According to the author, you don't have to hug the tree, just being in the vicinity of the tree is enough to have a beneficial effect.  I have to say that I find this to be true myself.  I am much more inspired during the warmer months when I am spending more time outside walking and in nature than I am in during winter months here in New Jersey.

When a friend of mine from NaturallyLauren.com posted a picture of herself hugging a tree with a link to the article, I decided to give it a try too!

Give it a try ... and be inspired ... I was ...


My 82 year old father decided he wanted to try it and see how it felt!
I decided to snap a video to see if he felt as inspired as I did ... 

Did he get inspired?  

Well ... here's how it went ...


Always Be Inspired, 
Carrie