Happiness that sticks-can you use flowers-Let’s learn from Dr Rick Hanson-what does he say?

Beloved Flower Lover,

We are still pondering the use of flowers. We know that people give and receive them to express love, peace and joy, however we do sometimes wonder-really!

We notice that people are still negative even after being shown love, or having been given a compliment or a gift of flowers. So we are really interested in what Dr.Rick has to say.

In his work, Hardwiring Happiness : The Hidden Power of Everyday Experiences on the Modern Brain.  How to overcome the Brain’s Negativity Bias. Rick Hanson who is a neuropsychologist and the author of Hardwiring Happiness explains how to use positive experiences to build resilence. by overcoming our brains negativity bias. Learning from good experiences- is not so easy. But good at learning from bad news! So what do we do.

Rick says we need at least 5 :1 good experiences for the good to sink in. To weave in good experiences into the fabric of our brains.

Listen to Ricks tips at the end of the video.

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Think not lightly of good, saying, “It will not come to me.”
Drop by drop is the water pot filled.
Likewise, the wise one, gathering it little by little, fills oneself with good.

We are so interested in what you  feel about what he has to say.

The Team,

 

The London Flower Lover

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Surround yourself with beauty, it can make you feel better-beautiful flowers are our suggestion

Beloved Flower Lover,

Fractal patterns, symmetry are all patterns from nature that tell us that something is healthy and our brains have come to see that as beautiful. Surrounding ourselves with natural patterns reinforce our self of happiness, peace and joy because they let us know that everything is ok. The man made idea of beauty changes. It can mean one thing in one society and the opposite in another. This is not the sort of beauty we are referring to.We are considering the natural patters that we notice in flowers, leaves, bulbs and more. Go ahead, and look around at your environment and notice, could you add more beauty into your surroundings?

This video was a collaboration with the creative agency Sagmeister & Walsh as a contribution to their  Beauty exhibition at the MAK Vienna.

 

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A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. – Terri Guillemets

Beloved Flower Lover,

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The Team,

The London Flower Lover

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The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated. Lester Cole

Beloved Flower Lover,

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The Team,

 

The London Flower Lover

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Hello Spring Flowers!

Beloved Flower Lover,

The Spring season has arrived here in the Northern hemisphere, it’s the perfect time to start new projects and birth ourselves anew.

Happy Spring!

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The Team,

The London Flower Lover

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