Relish in the Quiet – Finding Silence & Rejuvenation in Heber Valley
Getting back to nature and enjoying the abundant silence, never has this concept seemed more relevant than now. Fortunately for Heber Valley locals, we have the benefit of living in mountain air and flowered fields. So take a deep breath, practice gratefulness, and bask in the peaceful serenity of the open space.
Research abounds on the detrimental effects of excessive noise. It has been shown that there is a link between loud and continuous noise to an increased release of stress hormones, heart disease, sleep loss, high blood pressure, tinnitus and many other issues.
Additionally, in 2013, a study, published in Brain, Structure and Function, showed that when mice were exposed to two hours of silence per day they formed new cells in the brain’s hippocampus, the region associated with memory, emotion and learning.
So, let’s look at the bright side of our current situation and recognize that in this “new” normal, we can relish in the quiet of the moment.