“Health exists when there is perfect harmony between Soul, mind and body; this harmony, and this harmony alone, must be attained before a cure can accomplished.” ~ Dr. Edward Bach
Many Americans experience a traditional sense of detachment when the seasons start to change. No longer are those cool, tranquil nights, but rather very cold and an almost bitter atmosphere has settled among us for the next 5 months. Winter time often becomes a burden on many, and it’s not as inviting or ‘social-able’ as the warmer months. With only a couple weeks left until Thanksgiving, emotions and anxiety have already begun to build. Cold weather does not help either with the hustling and bustling of the season.
Although, there is a lot of positivity connected with the holiday season, it can often bring about a depressive nature for some. Some might have loved ones missing or gone, pets, or even significant others. This is a transition process in itself. We must learn to move away from the old and into a new situation.
A team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a 10-month study of participants’ behavioral and emotional responses to receiving flowers. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.
Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.
Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.
“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being.”