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The scent of the pine forest
The scent of the pine forest

Plant aroma compounds:  the scent of a pine forest has been found to lower the stress response.              [H.Ikei, C. Song and Y. Miyazaki. Effects of olfactory stimulation by a-pinene on autonomic nervous activity]

Just a window on nature...
Just a window on nature...

Looking at nature is often enough to lower your stress [Brown, D.K, J.L. Barton & V.F. Gladwell (2013). Viewing Nature Scenes Positively Affects Recovery of Autonomic Function Following Acute Mental Stress. Environmental Science & Technology, 47,5562-5569

Green your workspace...
Green your workspace...

Research has shown that the colour green aids in the creative process. [Lichetenfeld, S, A.J. Elliot, M.A. Maier, & R Pekrun (2012) Fertile Green: Green Facilitates Creative Performance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38 (6), 784-797

The scent of the pine forest
The scent of the pine forest

Plant aroma compounds:  the scent of a pine forest has been found to lower the stress response.              [H.Ikei, C. Song and Y. Miyazaki. Effects of olfactory stimulation by a-pinene on autonomic nervous activity]