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In memory of Mother: The power of flowers for one's health part one

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On Mother’s Day, I always made sure that Mother had fresh-cut flowers. Now, that did not mean they were purchased from a florist. Sometimes, they were picked from a nearby field and arranged for Mother in a lovely vase.

However, Mother never really liked receiving flowers. She preferred a pack of seeds to grow her own. Mother explained the joy is in the expectation. She loved to see flowers grow.

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It’s hard to imagine that something as simple as flowers can have such on overwhelming effect on one’s health, especially with today’s high-tech and fast-paced lifestyle taking its toll on our lives. So many experts advise exercise and other personal lifestyle changes to relieve stress.

According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health—flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.

Check out part two next week…

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