Flowers fall under the category of Agricultural

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STRESS MANAGEMENT WITH FLOWERS written by Liza Roeser person in a sunflower field How many of you have felt like you’ve been involuntarily on a wild roller coaster the last few weeks? The world has gone into a collective social isolation. Some of us are now homeschooling our children and balancing work. It’s harder than ever to not let the stress reside hand in hand with us throughout the day. On my Instagram this week, I launched a dialogue about stress awareness. April is National Stress Awareness Month, so I wanted to dedicate a full week with my followers to dive deep into the discussion of stress and how we can alleviate it. As a business owner, mother, and human, I want to seek out how I can help myself, but also help others manage their stress. Take a look at these three studies shared by the Society of American Florists, where University researchers proved the potent effect of flowers and how they treat stress. Flowers in Your Home Can Reduce Stress The first study I read comes from the University of North Florida. Their findings show that “people who lived with flowers in their homes for just a few days reported a significant decrease in their levels of stress and improvements in their moods.” This is a fact I have felt for many years, and seeing it scientifically proven gives me butterflies. Their study also concluded that for women, keeping flowers in the home or receiving them as a gift reduced their stress levels. Spreading Positivity Within the Senior Community The second study I found was Rutgers: Flowers Boost Seniors’ Well Being. This is an exciting study to share because, at the beginning of April, my FiftyFlowers team and I safely gifted the seniors at a local apartment complex several Easter-themed bouquets. The smiles and gratitude prove what Rutgers found, which is “the health effects of flowers on senior citizens, demonstrates that flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age.” I also found in their research that upon receiving flowers, 81% reported they felt less depressed. Benefits of Receiving and Sharing the Space With Fresh Cut Flowers The third and last study I read was from the Home Ecology of Flowers Study at Harvard. Through her research, Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., found three amazing findings of the human mind and when they receive or share space with fresh cut flowers. 1. Flowers Feed Compassion. 2. Flowers chase away the blues, and anxieties at home. 3. Living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work. This is exciting to read as I know many of us are sheltering in place in our homes, and this research proves how flowers can directly help us through this world crisis. After reading these articles, and being involved first hand with such an amazing product, it delights me to know that the work I do can help reduce stress. It’s an emotion all of us will feel at one time or another, and it motivates me to steer FiftyFlowers in a direction that can make flowers more accessible and affordable to everyone. With Mother’s Day approaching and April being National Stress Awareness month, now is the time to bring flowers into your home.

Flowers fall under the category of Agricultural production, and like everything else in that category, they require land, natural resources and human labor to create. I am happy to report that many of the farms I have brought into the network of Farm Exports, have gone above and beyond to become a part of several programs and certifications proving their eco-friendly farming practices and sustainability.

dahlias farm

Farms like Florsani, Sande, Sisapamba, Elite, and Flower Village have each become a part of the Rainforest Alliance, which if you’re not familiar with, is a certification and farm audit that reassures the consumers that the farm is following a rigorous set of guidelines. The guidelines to receive this certification are to work towards biodiversity and natural resource conservation, to foster a working culture that improves the likes of their employees, and farm management planning systems that reinforce all these goals. These farms have also gone on to get BASC certification, Flor Ecuador, and Global G.A.P. to name a few.

We live in an era of science and technology, and through years of research, we have seen the ecological impacts farming has on our landscapes, and it has become one of my personal missions to support farms that share the same values as me. This Earth has given so many beautiful gifts to us, and we must all work together to nurture it as best as we can, so we can enjoy the beauty of flowers, and other natural wonders, for many generations to come.

I thought of these farms when I started the #SavetheGrowers campaign at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. They have all worked so hard to show the farming community how to be sustainable and profitable, and we need to support them as best as we can during this world event. Farm Exports is here for the farmers, it’s here for the florists, and it’s here for the Earth

Flowers fall under the category of Agricultural production, and like everything else in that category, they require land, natural resources and human labor to create. I am happy to report that many of the farms I have brought into the network of Farm Exports, have gone above and beyond to become a part of several programs and certifications proving their eco-friendly farming practices and sustainability.

dahlias farm

Farms like Florsani, Sande, Sisapamba, Elite, and Flower Village have each become a part of the Rainforest Alliance, which if you’re not familiar with, is a certification and farm audit that reassures the consumers that the farm is following a rigorous set of guidelines. The guidelines to receive this certification are to work towards biodiversity and natural resource conservation, to foster a working culture that improves the likes of their employees, and farm management planning systems that reinforce all these goals. These farms have also gone on to get BASC certification, Flor Ecuador, and Global G.A.P. to name a few.

We live in an era of science and technology, and through years of research, we have seen the ecological impacts farming has on our landscapes, and it has become one of my personal missions to support farms that share the same values as me. This Earth has given so many beautiful gifts to us, and we must all work together to nurture it as best as we can, so we can enjoy the beauty of flowers, and other natural wonders, for many generations to come.

I thought of these farms when I started the #SavetheGrowers campaign at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. They have all worked so hard to show the farming community how to be sustainable and profitable, and we need to support them as best as we can during this world event. Farm Exports is here for the farmers, it’s here for the florists, and it’s here for the Earth

STRESS MANAGEMENT WITH FLOWERS

written by Liza Roeser
person in a sunflower field theflowerland.com
How many of you have felt like you’ve been involuntarily on a wild roller coaster the last few weeks? The world has gone into a collective social isolation. Some of us are now homeschooling our children and balancing work. It’s harder than ever to not let the stress reside hand in hand with us throughout the day.

On my Instagram this week, I launched a dialogue about stress awareness. April is National Stress Awareness Month, so I wanted to dedicate a full week with my followers to dive deep into the discussion of stress and how we can alleviate it. As a business owner, mother, and human, I want to seek out how I can help myself, but also help others manage their stress.

Take a look at these three studies shared by the Society of American Florists, where University researchers proved the potent effect of flowers and how they treat stress.

Flowers in Your Home Can Reduce Stress

The first study I read comes from the University of North Florida. Their findings show that “people who lived with flowers in their homes for just a few days reported a significant decrease in their levels of stress and improvements in their moods.” This is a fact I have felt for many years, and seeing it scientifically proven gives me butterflies. Their study also concluded that for women, keeping flowers in the home or receiving them as a gift reduced their stress levels.

Spreading Positivity Within the Senior Community

The second study I found was Rutgers: Flowers Boost Seniors’ Well Being. This is an exciting study to share because, at the beginning of April, my FiftyFlowers team and I safely gifted the seniors at a local apartment complex several Easter-themed bouquets. The smiles and gratitude prove what Rutgers found, which is “the health effects of flowers on senior citizens, demonstrates that flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age.” I also found in their research that upon receiving flowers, 81% reported they felt less depressed.

Benefits of Receiving and Sharing the Space With Fresh Cut Flowers
The third and last study I read was from the Home Ecology of Flowers Study at Harvard. Through her research, Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., found three amazing findings of the human mind and when they receive or share space with fresh cut flowers.

1. Flowers Feed Compassion.
2. Flowers chase away the blues, and anxieties at home.
3. Living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work.

This is exciting to read as I know many of us are sheltering in place in our homes, and this research proves how flowers can directly help us through this world crisis.

After reading these articles, and being involved first hand with such an amazing product, it delights me to know that the work I do can help reduce stress. It’s an emotion all of us will feel at one time or another, and it motivates me to steer FiftyFlowers in a direction that can make flowers more accessible and affordable to everyone. With Mother’s Day approaching and April being National Stress Awareness month, now is the time to bring flowers into your home.