TAG: Stress reduction

Stress And The Body

The Effects of Stress On The Body

Stress doesn’t always announce itself. Though we all know what it’s like to occasionally feel stressed out, ongoing stress can actually store in the body and present itself in an array of symptoms. An inability to concentrate, recurrent headaches and insomnia can all be signs of stress, but sometimes they are not recognized as stress induced. Letting symptoms repeatedly continue without intervention can lead to other issues, like heart disease, high blood pressure and a host of other health problems. This infographic from HeartMath provides a summary of how stress can irritate the body: Many health studies have looked into how stress affects… read more

Interior Design For The Mind

Interior Design For The Mind

Designers see interior spaces as a whole, though there are fragments that make up the complete design. Psychology understands that many aspects of living can affect the entire mental state and human emotions. When these 2 fields combine, spaces can be smartly designed to facilitate a desired feeling and enhanced mood, creating an alluring and functional place. Good interior designers know this and will listen and spend time with their clients in order to get a feel for what they want to accomplish in an area. In an article, Frames of Mind, the importance of emotional intelligence in interior design… read more

Wake Up and Smell the Scent Shop

Wake Up and Smell the Scent Shop

When thinking of fashion, scents and perfumes may not readily come to mind. However, boutiques that are focused on the aromatic are becoming a new trend in retail. More than shopping for a fragrance and more than a design accessory, in addition to scented infusions smell shops are also selling an experience. They summon people to filter in, take it slow and indulge a sense that may be overrun by not so pleasant fragrances that are encountered throughout the day. Things like vehicle emissions, chemicals and other pollutants are just a few of the not so enjoyable odors that we… read more