New Years Resolution: Bringing Zen Qualities into Your Life

New Years Resolution: Bringing Zen Qualities into Your Life

It’s that time again, a new year begins and we start making all these resolutions. Whether it’s building a pond, being healthier, volunteering more, or simply being in the moment, we have a tendency to lose momentum a few months (or weeks) in. Total Pond is setting an example and the intention of bringing Zen qualities into their readers’ lives in 2018. Each month we will cover a different aspect of living a Zen lifestyle and guide you on how to incorporate that into your life...

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The Link Between Mental Health and Ponds

The Link Between Mental Health and Ponds

Mental wellness has become a popular topic of discussion, as it is an important factor to living a successful well-balanced life. The stress of the everyday grind including work, family, finances, physical and mental-health issues, on top of all the unpredictable events that happen can have a direct effect on your body and mind. Finding ways to incorporate self-care will help to decrease the stress and its impact. One form of self-care is being by water and if you don’t live by a beach, lake, or river then having a pond is the next best thing. There is a positive correlation between mental wellness and ponds and listed below are some of the mental health benefits of creating and owning a pond.

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Relieve Stress By Gardening

Relieve Stress By Gardening

Self-care is often an overlooked piece of living a healthy balanced life. Self-care is engaging in anything that helps to manage your physical and emotional needs. Gardening is a form of self-care that can help to relieve stress.  To honor National Gardening Week, April 10th through April 16th, we will talk about why gardening is good for your mental health and some ways to incorporate it into your water garden.

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Psychological Benefits to Owning a Water Feature

Psychological Benefits to Owning a Water Feature

What if someone told you a water feature in your home could reduce your stress and increase your overall well-being?  You’d probably think, “Sign me up!”  Well, according to research, there are psychological benefits to having a water feature or water garden.  The sound of running water and exposure to water can greatly improve your psychological and even physical health.

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