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Nature Self-Care Poster

My way of caring for healthcare providers and for caregivers of people & planet.

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Poster Reference List

2-page list of references for the Nature Self-Care Poster

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A Slow Sensory Nature Stroll handout

Two-page handout with invitations to slow down and appreciate nature wherever you are. 

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Bird Watching Tips

Four-page PDF handout for beginning birders.

Learn fundamental strategies for approaching, attracting and getting to know your local birds.

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56 Sensory Plants for Raised Planter Gardens

Eight-page PDF handout with sections of edibles, sun-loving plants, shade tolerant plants & more.

Includes sensory features of each plant, plus simple sensory activities according to the season.

Note: Print in landscape format

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Elevating Fragrant Flowers to Euphoric Heights
Elevating Fragrant Flowers to Euphoric Heights

by Shelagh Smith

Do you ever get down on your hands and knees to smell a flower? If you do, you're delightfully unusual (and limber!). To my delight, I chanced upon fragrant flowers at nose height.

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Take a Sensory Nature Break in an Australian Garden
Take a Sensory Nature Break in an Australian Garden

by Shelagh Smith

If you’re immersed in winter weather, or just needing a nature break, take a moment to enjoy the sights and smells of a sunny Australian garden. Find out how visitors know which plants are fun to smell or touch.

Welcome to the Sensory Garden at the Urrbrae House Historic Precinct, University of Adelaide, South Australia. Let's go in!

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A Daily Nature Practice: Playful Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals & Other Caregivers
A Daily Nature Practice: Playful Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals & Other Caregivers

by Shelagh Smith

What if you could choose to temporarily trade your ‘to do’ list and your busy thinking mind for fascination, playful curiosity, and a childlike sense of wonder?

On Monday we begin our shared online journey to noticing nearby nature for self-care. We’re going beyond vibrant sunsets and rainbows to finding wonder in everyday nature. Join us.

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Hospital Garden Eases Nurse Burnout
Hospital Garden Eases Nurse Burnout

by Shelagh Smith

Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon is making therapeutic gardens a top priority for reducing staff stress and fatigue and for encouraging staff to take regular breaks in the garden near their unit. Legacy Health's interdisciplinary garden design process and their randomized controlled trials are leading the way for other hospitals.  

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