Alcoholics, drug addicts and those who eat obsessively suffer from too much stress in their lives, according to Yale Stress Center’s head psychologist Rajita Sinha. CNN reported on May 23 that Sinha believes stress plays a prominent role in creating a vicious cycle for these types of people, making it hard for them to achieve victory over these issues. The good news is that the introduction of certain components into ones life, like spiritual meditation and others, may counteract that negative behavior.
Mary Palmer Dargan, a licensed landscape architect headquartered in Atlanta–and author of Lifelong Landscape Design, also believes that the stress experienced in life can be minimized.
Dargan’s solutions are similar to some of the recommendations from the Yale Stress Center experts, which revolve around finding ways to strengthen the mind and body, according to WIVB.com. However, the professional landscaper focuses more on creating special environments that please the senses, de-stress the mind, and rejuvenate the body rather than focusing on why stress causes cravings or addictions.
Mary Palmer Dargan believes it takes much more than simply following a religious meditation process in order to rid oneself of all the types of stress experienced in today’s lifestyles, let alone ridding oneself of an addiction. But she doesn’t discount the power of prayer and its healing benefits, as evidenced in her recent landscape design book.
Those interested in learning more about how to reduce the stress in the home environment the Mary Palmer Dargan way still have time to register for a “Mountain Chic Landscape Design” workshop being taught by the leading landscape design expert. To learn more click here.
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Memories Spring Eternal
A glimpse into Mary Palmer Dargan’s Memories Spring Eternal landscape booth for the 2013 Horticultural Society’s annual flower show in Atlanta, Georgia shows that busting stress starts with a beautiful environment.
Mary Palmer Dargan Landscape Photo
Creating an environment that is stress-free and peaceful is one goal of a Mary Palmer Dargan-designed landscape project, and creating that kind of restful environment is recommended by the Yale Stress Center too.
Dargan Landscape Architects
The husband-wife landscape duo Mary Palmer and Hugh Dargan seek to bring balance into the lives of their clients through creation of serene and uplifting landscape designs that offer opportunities for physical fitness. Yale Stress Center believes physical fitness strength is also important.
Dargan Landscapes are stress-free
Growing and eating your own food is a lot healthier than eating processed food from a fast food restaurant while on the go. Yale Stress Center and Dargan Landscape Architects both support healthier eating options for less stressful living.
The Five Senses Garden
Color, taste, sound, texture and fragrance are essential in a stress-free garden that strengthens your body and mind according to Mary Palmer Dargan of Dargan Landscape Architects in Atlanta, Georgia.