Shinrin-yoku: Forest Bathing

In Japan, a known health practice is to walk through a forest, otherwise known as forest bathing, or Shinrin-yoku. Forest scents, sounds, and light, have a healing effect that has been measured scientifically. Essential wood oils, named phytoncides, are emitted by plants and enhance the human immune system. Specific cells of the immune system, natural … Continue reading

Neuroscience of the Built Environment

June 23, 2011 Neuroscience of the Built Environment: Wellness includes understanding the neuroscience of how to build a work environment that nourishes health, well-being, clear thinking, and creativity. Being aware of our surroundingsĀ is the first step towards creating a healthy workplace, followed by knowledge of the various elements of the environment and the body’s physiological … Continue reading