I got off work & hurried home to get packed for a hike. My girlfriend & I drove nearly 2 hours to the park to find out it was $12 cash ONLY to get in... we had $5. Realizing we wouldn’t even have enough time to finish the hike before dark, we decided to explore the surrounding area. Here are the shots:
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I’m really only ever truly at peace when I am fully immersed in nature. I just read the most fascinating article that finally explains why this is!
Have you ever heard of the acronym ART?
It stands for Attention Restoration Theory. Researchers Kaplan & Kaplan concluded through various studies that nature is one of the most powerful resources to restore attention deficit! Being surrounded by nature sends signals to our brain to rest. Our subconscious can feel that we are away from our normal day-to-day stressors, that we can take a moment to take a breath, and just be with nature. Their research also concluded that you can have similar beneficial effects by looking at either a picture or a video of nature, or even just by visualizing it in your mind. And it doesn’t have to be pure nature - it can be your favorite vacation spot.
I’m a lake girl, and I’ve noticed that whenever I watch a movie or see a picture of people vacationing by a lake, I momentarily feel as if I were there relaxing with them.
What’s a relaxing place you go to even if it’s just in your mind? 💆🏻♀️
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Family time at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Nashville, TN. Highly recommend going to their Thursday night Cocktail Crawl! The drinks are delicious! So much fun!! 😊 Every journey begins with a destination... Interested in joining us on a #5HeartJourney? Email or message us! Follow us on IG @5heartjourney and like our FB Page!
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Kid‘s faces are always the most authentic one. They rarely play around, they‘re just real. That’s why every moment is so unique - love to shoot these tiny little moments ☺️
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