Can Flowers Improve Your Sex Life, and Bring You Fame And Fortune?
Flowers Are Good For You!!
New Behavioral Research About Flowers!
Can flowers improve your sex life and bring you fame and fortune?
Well maybe yes, maybe no.
But there is a growing body of actual emprical research that is confirming that flowers themselves are actually good for you!
The application of behavioral studies to flowers and plants is still in its infancy, but there have been some groundbreaking studies that suggest that flowers, and floral products aren't merely aesthetically pleasing.
They can do much more! They can improve the quality of our lives.
A study by Jeannette Haviland-Jones Ph.D. of Rutgers, suggested that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. It suggested that flowers can have a positive effect upon moods, can decrease anxiety, and made spaces more welcoming.
Another study by Haviland-Jones found that flowers have a positive effect upon seniors. Flowers helped reduce depression, increased happiness and positive moods, and encouraged sociability.
Roger Ulrich of Texas A&M studied the effect of flowers and the workplace. he found that more innovative thinking, more ideas and original solutions were generated in environments that included flowers and plants.
These are a few of the behavioral studies being conducted these days linking floral product with human well being.
On an anecdotal and non empirical level, I would say that many of these studies are confirming what we have always known intuitively, that having flowers and floral products in our environments makes us feel better in many ways.
The very fact that people have been using flowers and floral art in their homes and important life cycle events for hundreds if not thousands of years confirms that they must have some positive benefits!
But let's take these thoughts one step further.
What about the process of going to floral school and learning to make floral designs?
Owning a floral design school, I have seen first hand the positive impact that coming to Rittners Floral School, and designing with flowers, can have upon peoples' lives.
Can learning floral art have impact upon peoples' lives? In many cases I believe so. I've actually seen it.
Yes some people come to our school for vocational purposes, but that is but the tip of the iceberg.
Many folks who come to our school, find that designing with flowers is quite therapeutic. It is a wonderful way to relax and decrease stress.
For many floral art can be a wonderful creative outlet and release, allowing individuals to forget their problems and simply enjoy themselves and have a wonderful time.
Many students have enjoyed our Six Month Day Course as a means of gaining perspective, as an enjoyable reward for retirement, to relax and reduce stress, to learn American culture, and to have some well deserved fun!
Some folks enjoy our summer courses as a therapeutic vacation.
Many enjoy our Evening Courses as a productive way to calm down after a tough day on the job, to meet new people and to enjoy their creativity....
Folks attending our school have found that when family and friends and even strangers admire their floral art, it really feels great!
Some students have told me that when they design with flowers, they are amazed at how quickly time passes, and how energized they feel as a result!
You can't beat the feeling of accomplishment that you feel when you take the flowers and other ingredients and create a beautiful and natural work of art.
And mind you, these reactions are from the process of learning and doing floral designing, not just from the physical presence of the flowers themselves!
A recent study by Nancy Etcoff Ph.D. of Harvard Medical School & Mass General Hospital found that being around flowers for just a few days in their homes helped to decrease anxiety, and helped people feel less negative. The floral presence made people feel happier, and have more enthusiasm and energy at work as well.......Students in all of our courses not only make beautiful floral designs. They bring home all of the lovely things that they make. Flowers become a part of their every day environment at home............The positive effect of just having their designs around them is quite evident......
Our students take home so many designs that they often give some of them away to friends, family and neighbors....
Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., of Rutgers, conducted a study of gift giving... She found that you can influence how people perceive you by the kinds of gifts you give. People who give flowers were perceived as happy, achieving, more appreciative of beauty and nature, and more in touch with their feelings and the feelings of others..... Our students who give away some of their designs have indicated great appreciation from the recipients.....
There you go.... Make beautiful floral art and you feel good! Take the designs home and enjoy them and you feel good!! ... And then give some of them away to make others feel good and they perceive you as great too!!!
Wow!!!!! It can't get any better than that!
Can flowers improve your sex life and bring your fame and fortune? Who knows? Maybe yes. Maybe no.
What we do know is that for over sixty years, students have been having a great time at our floral art classes at Rittners Floral School. The process of learning floral art and then bringing beautiful floral designs home and sharing them, does impact upon many of their lives.
The process of designing flowers, living with them and sharing them with others has some very practical positive implications for human well being.....
We at Rittners, get enormous gratification seeing the positive impact that our floral art courses have upon many peoples' lives.
At Rittners Floral School teaching Floral Design is a mission. And it is our passion.
This is in large part because we realize that our flowers and our floral design courses do a great deal of good for many folks.