Business is said to make the world go around* but family and physics are also important.
- “Money makes the world go round.”
– John Kander and Fred Ebb
Line from the song Money, Money – from the musical Cabaret. (allgreatquotes.com)
I didn’t know the origin of that expression – I love the internet.
Trivia – the name of this website is based on a translation of the Tao Te Ching, Verse 41, which is slightly different than the typical English translation. The Great Integrity is the oneness of which everything is a part – transcending the physical realm is to accept that there is more to life than material things such as money or business. One section of the verse is quoted on a page on this site: Tao Te Ching, Verse 41, (transcendingsquare) a link to the book with the translation is included.
The initial theme I had envisioned for this site was a collection of images of things that are not quite square – or transcending the typical in some way.
Underneath the tip of the public view is archives of my notes and previous work. Having a notebook with a search engine attached is a modern way to transcend rectangular – a notebook with many layers.
A mini forest within a forest – life transcends square every day.
More leaf and forest images – nature can be healing, even if only in viewing images: https://www.peace-is-happy.org/blog/peace-is-a-rainbow
Walking in the woods can be more healing but other types of regular exercise can also be beneficial for reducing stress. See “Forest Bathing” for more details and links and “Forest Bathing: for a healthy microbiome” for more images and information about the potential health benefits of a walk in the woods: (effectivecare/Glossary)
Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes. Thanks.
Decorating with images of nature or having green spaces available for breaks may also help reduce stress levels in employees and customers.
During a task designed to be frustrating, stress and anger levels were reduced in males when there were nature or relaxing abstract art images in the experimental office setting. Females who had previously been found in screening to be more prone to anger were less likely to become stressed and angered when nature images were present, and women in general had less stress and anger with nature images in the office setting, but the stress and anger levels of females as a group, on average, were less affected than males by the presence or absence of nature or relaxing abstract art images. (10.4)
A walk in a natural setting may be more beneficial to health than a walk in an urban setting (10.19, 10.20) but even looking at images of nature has been found to help reduce stress levels – more than taking a walk in a busy urban setting, (10.21) suggesting that while exercise has health benefits, exposure to nature also has health benefits.
Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.
- Byoung-Suk Kweon, Roger S. Ulrich, Verrick D. Walker and Louis G. Tassinary, Anger and Stress: The Role of Landscape Posters in an Office Setting, Environment and Behavior 2008 40: 355 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Louis_Tassinary/publication/258132363.pdf (10.4)
- Boost Your Immune System, Shake Off Stress by Walking in the Woods , ScienceDaily (Oct. 3, 2013) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131003132112.htm (10.19)
- Kelly Tatera, Scientists Reveal Why “Forest Bathing” or Going to the Beach Boosts Our Well-Being, The Science Explorer (Feb. 3, 2016) http://thescienceexplorer.com/brain-and-body/scientists-reveal-why-forest-bathing-or-going-beach-boosts-our-well-being (10.20)
- Jared Green, Research Shows Nature Helps with Stress, The Dirt, (Sept. 8, 2011)https://dirt.asla.org/2011/09/08/research-shows-nature-helps-with-stress/ (10.21)