Spring flowers help us to feel good!

Beloved Flower Lover,

Thank you for just taking the time to read this post. We have really succumbed to the spring time flowers which are all around. They have opened us up to the unfolding of all sorts of feelings.

Just being still and being in the park during this mild London weather has been wonderful for listening to what is being created within the team.

It feels like Spring time, it has that certain feeling. Like the feelings behind what you think you want?

We have talked to and listened to lots of experts and they tell us that , we may consider that having something externally like a new home will make you happy, but it’s really the internal feeling of peace, happiness, security, comfort, joy and love that you create when you visualize what you would like.

Research backs this up.  The brain will light up in the same areas if a person imagines something that gives them joy, just as much as if they actually have what they desire. What are the qualities of those feelings.

We also have read that neuroscientists did research that proves visualization to be so powerful.  In the experiment they showed objects to people.  At the same time they measured which parts of the brain were activated.  The people in the study were then asked to close their eyes and picture the objects themselves.  Did you guess?  Yes, the same areas of the brain were activated as before.  The researchers concluded that our brains don’t distinguish between real and imagined objects.

We are now reflecting on the times we or others have visualized something and how that came about in life.

Day-to-Day Life

These days there’s a huge movement world wide of manifesting what you want. Yet what happens when it does not manifest. What about the feelings of disappointment, frustration, irritation.  some of us at times become overwhelmed with  emotions like disapointment that are destabilizing and can create turmoil within us and around us.  When for example, you are feeling really angry, first of all accept and allow that feeling state.  Be with the feelings and observe them.  Pay attention to how you are breathing.  Sooner or later the feelings will pass.  However, they can be triggered again so they are not usually resolved.  Why not experiment with visualizing yourself in another feeling state, that of joy, happiness, contentment and love.  As you continue to go about your day be aware of the changed feeling state in your body.  Be aware of how this affects others around you in a positive way.

In this video invite you to feel the feelings that brings people great success in unfolding their dreams. Maybe even use  this video as a  guided meditation again and again until your desire manifests.

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Peace and joy

The Team

The London Flower Lover

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Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
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6 Responses to Spring flowers help us to feel good!

  1. Interesting article. I am very intrigued by your references to the research done on flowers’ benefits to mental and emotional health. Do you have bibliographic references for the two studies?

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    • Hello there, thank you for coming by. We welcome this sort of request and are grateful to these researchers.

      There are three main writers in the area that we have found, Dr Jeanette Haviland Jones from Rutgers university, Dr Nancy Ectoff, from Harvard Medical School and Dr Roger Ulrich from Texas A&M. We are sure you will find more. Please share when you do.

      Spring brings a lightness in our step, and the research by Jeannette Haviland-Jones, professor of psychology, and her husband, Terry McGuire, professor of genetics, both at the School of Arts and Sciences, offers convincing evidence that flowers are potent mood elevators.In the first of several double-blind studies performed in 2005, Haviland-Jones and her team presented participants with one of three gifts—a decorative candle, a fruit basket, and a floral bouquet—­supposedly as a thank-you for taking part in a study on mood.

      The Impact of Flowers and Plants on Workplace Productivity Study was conducted over eight months by Roger Ulrich, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist, Director of the Center for Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. His interests concern applications of environment-behavior knowledge to healthcare buildings, landscape architecture and urban design. The research lends weight to growing scientific evidence that flowers and plants, as well as other aspects of nature, have a beneficial impact on state of mind and emotions. The Society of American Florists worked in cooperation with the Texas A&M University research team, bringing its expertise of flowers and plants to the project.

      The most successful programs in recent years have come from the Society of American Florists (SAF), which has funded four consumer research studies and six public relations programs with money they raise through voluntary donations from 2,000 retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, importers and growers. Their strategy of using third-party experts as their spokespeople to add credibility to their message has resulted in the “Flowers in the Workplace Study,” as well as the “Home Ecology Study” by Dr. Nancy Ectoff, of Harvard Medical School. This type of activity has netted them 744 million consumer impressions through national magazines, TV, radio, newspaper an online coverage.

      We shall look for the exact references, in the meantime, you have a great starting point to review the academics listed here.

      Thank you for enjoying our work. We look forward to any collaboration and support we can share and we look forward to you popping back time and time again. We are all so blessed.Thank you its been a pleasure.

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  2. Maggie Jones says:

    Really wonderful inspiring floral work, you show me so much more. I always leave this site feeling greater about myself than when I first came. Thank you for your heart felt sharing and smiling!

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  3. I found this very interesting! “The researchers concluded that our brains don’t distinguish between real and imagined objects”
    Also i long to see flowers and grass…not because it’s winter but because i live in the desert! this is a great start to my mornings 🙂
    cheers
    H

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    • Oh such a lovely focus,thank you for sharing. Yes, London,UK, is greening up for spring. Might it be possible to use your imagination and really feel the joy of the flowers and grass to such a point that you can even smell the grass.May it be possible to smile and laugh and get yourself at the very highest point of your laughter, and when you do, to see yourself and loved ones around you expressing yourself as an abundance of life, a wealth of love. Maybe,possibly… You remind us that the desert has amazing life and flora. Thank you for coming by, see you very soon.

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