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Edited by Richard Walker, Thursday, 12 Nov 2015, 00:51

Today I caught a snatch on WKSU radio

Therapy...Japanese...Forest...

I found this is 'forest bathing', Shinrin-yoku. The idea is that visiting a forest may calm and relax us, as we breathe the woodland breeze.

It seems intuitively plausible that this might be therapeutic, and there is some scientific evidence of the beneficial effects. I'm biased-pro though, because of my love of trees. Here's a thought I have had many times but only now expressed.

I'd rather breathe my last on a woodland path.
Dying on a hospital corridor would be much horrider.


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SXR103 chemistry is fun (2008) :-)

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The Japanese forests are extremely beautiful approve

But watch out for the bears! I'm not joking!

Jan

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I see what you say, there are black bears in Japanese forests. I didn't know that!

SXR103 chemistry is fun (2008) :-)

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I saw a number of "beware of the bears" signs along the forest trails, and bell to ring to warn the bears that we were coming, but no bears. So the bell ringing must have worked big grin

Seriously, if you do get a chance, the mountains, forests and hot spring baths of Japan are well worth visiting. I'd love to go there again some time... But I think this may have been a once in a lifetime holiday for me.

Jan

PS I don't normally comment on posts open to anyone in the world, so assume that I'm smiling at lots of your little poems.

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Thanks Jan smile