Time for New Year Resolutions


Lemon (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)

The new year provides a chance for us to evaluate ourselves, to consider what we do well and what we need to work on.  I love this tradition. I like the opportunity to make small changes (or big changes) every year.  Sometimes the resolutions stick and sometimes they only last for a few weeks but every January we have the chance to look squarely at ourselves and try to be better people.

This year I wondered, could scent help people stick to their new year resolution?  If so, how?  Here are some common new years resolutions and how scent can help.

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Scents of the Forests

For many, forests and woodlands are special places, some are considered sacred, and they are also associated with wellbeing. Being surrounded by trees, with the sounds of the air moving through the branches and leaves, or absolute stillness, can be a profoundly relaxing experience, and the diverse and complex scents of forest and woodland undoubtedly contribute to this feeling. It is recognised that being in touch with nature provides a sense of comfort and wellbeing. In this blog, I would like to talk about some of the scents of the trees that dominate these forests, and look at the role they may play in evoking such responses.

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