Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Toronto’s First Blast of Winter Says It All:
Your Indoor Rainforest Sanctuary Awaits

Screenshot Video: Toronto Braces for snow storm by CityTV News

We’ve talked before about Seasonal Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD), and the stress and anxiety that goes along with living in structures suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).

The past 24 hours in Southern Ontario, nature delivered us a reminder that life in Canada can be a little bleak at times during the winter.

Especially in Toronto where the snowploughs appear to be a bit of an endangered species (fewer and fewer can be seen one year to the next), we were treated to hazardous driving conditions on highways and major arteries, and lots of unpleasant dirty slushy muck on side streets.

Let’s face it, this is one of the big downsides of winter.

Whether a pedestrian, taking the TTC, cycling (and believe it or not, there are people who still ride their bikes in weather like this), or driving, the arrival at our destination usually comes accompanied by an overwhelming feeling of “aahhhh, made it…safe and sound” (or something of that nature).

Now, just imagine if your destination had its own rainforest ecosystem:

Image by PeapodLife: Rainforest Ecosystem.

The warmth, the colours, the light, the flowers, the soothing sound of running water, the vibrant energy that soothes and relaxes you and works out with high vibrational energy all the tension you may be harbouring from being outside in the cold, dark, grey of a Toronto’s winter day.

Now imagine if this rainforest sanctuary awaits and envelopes you all day at work!

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