Fountains add a relaxing atmosphere to any space both at home, office or any business. In today’s times of smart phones, tablets, email and Facebook people are always connected so it can be a very stressful and not so relaxing time. A time we have to really work hard to relax and learn how to relieve stress. You will be amazed at how the sounds of a water fountain can instantly calm the nerves and relax the mind and body and truly making you not want to do much of anything except your much needed relaxation! Businesses with waiting areas or professions that see clients and patients on site are also looking for ways to make a customer feel calm, welcome and instantly not want to leave! What better way to do this than invest in a water fountain?
It does not have to be a large fountain as there are smaller wall hanging models as well as some very attractive tabletop fountain styles that are sure to get noticed and will truly be pleasing to the eye. Although, you can go big and go custom with a company logo and all if you wish. If you want to impress and have a noticeable art piece a custom fountain may be the choice for you. Not only will it do all the above for your clients, it will also advertise for you and get people talking. Depending on the space you have you can do floor standing models or wall fountains that virtually take up no space. There are many stock sizes of each or you can go with a custom size if you have a niche area you are looking to fill.
Sometimes you just want to kickback and observe the outdoors or to close your eyes and put all the stress of the day and life in general out of your mind; to forget all your troubles and do absolutely nothing; to achieve a lazy man’s or woman’s paradise so to speak. A prefect way to do so, and I believe my two favorite cartoon characters Homer Simpson and Garfield the cat (epitomes of indolence) would agree, is to lie idly in comfortable and convenient hammocks. You can soak the warm rays of the balmy sun or enjoy the cool shade of green trees depending on where you set-up the hammock; you can lie beneath the open sky at night and become awestruck at the marvels of the stars; you can sleep or pick up an exciting book to read; you can do so much, and there’s always room for two or more so you can enjoy togetherness at all times.
I’m the kind of person who dislikes camping, but somehow I always manage to allow myself to be persuaded to tag along with my friends when they go adventuring in the great outdoors. However, my agony was assuaged when a good friend of mine brought a pair of camping hammocks to our most recent trip. I quickly discarded my tent and usurped one of those handwoven hammocks from her and spent the entire trip perched in between two giant trees. Yes, I am that in love with hammocks.
Considering my fondness for these amazing outcomes of human intelligence, it came as no surprise when my parents gifted me a comfy and beautiful hammock chair for my birthday. Now, almost every activity of mine takes place while sitting in my new hammock: I can watch television, work on my laptop, study, listen to music and even socialize in it when a friend or family visits. I suggest that anyone who has yet to experience the joy of a hammock to put laziness on hold for a while and go buy one immediately.
Sleeping problems are very common in today’s modern quick way of living. People often cannot fall asleep, or wake up during the night, or have problems getting up in the morning, and all this has negative impact on their ability to face the challenges of the new day. They are often anxious, have heavy headaches or even become depressed. Thus the importance of having a good night sleep has never been bigger.
Luckily today we have the natural alarm clocks that can help us ease these sleeping problems, if not totally overcome them. One of these light alarms is the Soleil Sun Alarm Clock SA-3 which uses light to simulate the sunrise in the morning and the sunset in the evening to better prepare the body for waking up or for sleeping. Researches have shown that the light plays significant role in the mental preparation of the body and the brain for waking up, as well as for falling asleep. Because of this preparation people can more easily get up from their beds in the morning, not feeling nervous and better prepared to start their day. The natural alarm clocks are very beneficial to people’s health because of the way they function.
The Soleil Sun Alarm Clock SA-3 can be activated in intervals from 0 to 90 minutes before the time of waking, and in these intervals the light will gradually increase to simulate the sunrise, or decrease to simulate the sunset. It also has the option of waking up to the beautiful sounds of nature, birds singing, river flowing or the sounds of the ocean, or maybe to the sounds of your favorite radio station.
Having in mind the many benefits this natural alarm clock can offer, having one in a house is an absolute must-have for everyone, and especially for those who suffer from sleeping problems.
If you need a gift for a birthday, anniversary, wedding or just to show you care try a wind chime or beautiful wind spinner! Yes you see them around but I consider them unique because they aren’t mass produced in every bricks and mortar store around and there are definitely many unique styles and colors available. You will even find themed wind spinners to make it more “personal”. Here are are a few favorites of mine, the best part about this great gift idea is that they are affordable! And hey, don’t we all like affordable ideas these days?
Natures in Flight Wind Spinner: This spinner is perfect for the bird and bug lovers! Beautiful, vibrant colors and your choice of butterflies, birds or dragonflies make it unique and perfect for any outdoor living space. Next great thing….it is under $40! A must see for sure.
Double Wind Spinner: This is a best seller and available in 3 sizes. The beautiful copper colored wind spinner is perfect, unique and truly dances in the wind. The inner spinner dances the opposite way of the large spinner and is truly mesmerizing. The copper coated wind spinner is something unique that you won’t find in every store and once it is hung it will be the best gift ever given!
Woodstock Chakra Chime with 7 Stones: A new customer favorite and sure to please. An absolutely gorgeous wind chime for any home or garden location. Enjoy as this Chakra chime is tuned to the chakra frequencies, this chime features seven chakra stones. Click on the image to hear the beautiful precision tuned sounds.
Summer Daydream Grace Note Wind Chime: The perfect chime to say how you feel, this wind chime can be personalized with a custom name, date or phrase or choose from many stock options. The paddle is engraved permanently and the chime truly sounds beautiful. This wind chime makes the perfect wedding or anniversary gift for that hard to buy for couple. Click the image to the left to see the features of this wind chime and hear the soothing sounds.
These are just a few example of these great gift ideas. Each and every one will offer soothing sights or sounds and will be a wonderful gift for any location. Shop all wind chimes here and wind spinners here. Just two of many home and garden accents available at SerenityHealth.com.
Aromatherapy is the art of using scents from essential oils to relieve anxiety and stress. While aromatherapy in general seems to have a calming effect, there are some essential oils which have stronger abilities to calm and sooth those experiencing the aroma.I’ve put together a list of the top 5 scents for relieving stress to help you find the aroma which will have the most calming effect for you.
There are many other essential oils that relieve stress, but these 5 are my personal favorite. If you find yourself being uptight, anxious or depressed, try using one of these fragrances to calm your nerves.