Updated: Oct 10, 2019
Flowers throughout the house!
Welcome to the blog! We are so excited to launch A Charmed Life and share some of our joy with flowers. In this post, we're going to look at some of the ways that flowers make life better.
“Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers.”
Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed "true" or "excited" smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude.
Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.
This article on Psychology Today points our some of the science behind our love of flowers:
The sight of flowers triggers the release of several "feel good" hormones, including serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. We evolved to love the sight of flowers because the bright spots of color after a long hungry winter marked the coming of spring and food.
Regardless of the physical reactions, flowers stimulate strong emotions as well. They're a way to show that you care, and the very impermanence can remind us that our relationships need tending and care.