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Western Tanager

There are many proven health benefits to being in nature daily. For example, walking in the woods, also known as the Japanese custom “forest bathing,” or “shinrin-yoku,” lowers stress levels and boosts overall well-being.

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Male Goldfinch

Researchers from the University of Exeter recently found that bird watching can have a positive effect on mental health. They discovered that people who are able to watch birds from their homes have a lower risk of depression, stress, and anxiety compared to people who live in less nature dense areas with fewer birds…

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Female Goldfinch + Male House Finch

Biophilia, the hypothesis that humans innately seek a connection with nature, drives biophilic design. This central design principle aims to create healthy and comfortable spaces through the incorporation of natural elements. As a WELL and LEED accredited interior designer, I use biophilic design to create happy and healthy spaces for my clients. Biophilic design ranges from adding indoor plants to ensuring proper air circulation throughout the home, to one of my frequent design priorities, arranging spaces to showcase natural views. I invite you to consider amplifying the soothing properties of your view by creating a safe-haven for birds in your yard. …

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Sarah Barnard designs healthy, happy, personalized spaces that are deeply connected to nature and art.

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