Centuries of Romeo’s know that flowers have the power to melt a woman’s heart and raise her spirits. In fact, scientists at Harvard University showed that scented candles have nothing on the aroma of fresh flowers when it comes to reducing anxiety and depression. Flowers’ vivid colours, textures and aromas create a multi-sensory mood booster that can’t be beat. If you aren’t a gardener (or if, like me, all you grow is weeds), treat yourself to regular bouquets of flowers. They don’t have to be exotic or expensive. At this time of year, your local nursery is apt to have all kinds of blooming potted plants that you can simply put inside a pretty bowl on your counter for an instant feel-good fix. When you allow yourself to experience the uplifting power of nature’s bounty you can cultivate more opportunities for peace, power and play in your life. That’s what My ParaVita is all about.