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Need Some Calm?

Michael Giacopassi

Posted on November 10 2016

It has been a hectic few days, weeks, months, years hasn't it?  I am not only referring to the 2016 Presidential Election but all of it - everything.  The rapid encroachment of all forms of technology in to our daily lives have been so ingrained and ever present it is ubiquitous as breathing, you don't notice it until you sit back and think about it.

I am no Luddite and am writing this post from a computer hooked to the internet while I listen to Pandora and texting my friend on my iphone 6.  That is not the point - the point is being able to take a step back and relax, unplug if only for a moment each day.

I truly believe connecting with nature is a way to momentarily take your mind off the constant drone of the IoT.  And I believe that bringing some of that outdoors in can help with that.  Having plants around creates a calming effect, a touch of green in an otherwise drab, pastel wasteland that is your office.  Or a little way to brighten up a cold and dreary day in the winter when the leaves have long left us.

To that point - terrariums of any and all kinds can fit that bill.  There are simple terrariums, closed terrariums, some with crazy pants, others with simple moss.  It is very easy to make your own.  Go outside, find some moss, find some small rocks and maybe a unique rock or stick.  Find some charcoal - if you have some hardwood for the grill or for a fish tank filter.  Layer the small drainage on the bottom, add some charcoal to clean the air, put some moss down to create a barrier, then some dirt, then more moss.

If you are interested in buying a terrarium as a gift or for yourself - please take a look at what we have to offer.  Each one is a one-of-a-kind work of art and is sure to make any house a home.


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