secretc whelved in the soul digial art collage by Ella of LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Whelve

Whelve is an interesting word since it's old English origins have it meaning to turn (as a dish or vessel) upside down usually to cover something, and more modern definitions have it meaning to bury deeply or hide something. Both versions of whelve are akin to each other, since both end up hiding something. I… Continue reading Word Nerd: Whelve

collywobbles vintage queen digital art collage by LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Collywobbles

Collywobbles is an undeniably cute word, despite meaning that anxious, nervous, slightly queasy feeling one can get in their stomach. Certainly having an attack of the collywobbles doesn't always mean something bad is happening or about to happen. One can feel that jittery excitement building before some very positive things as well. Having the collywobbles,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Collywobbles

shinrin-yoku forest bathing digital collage via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Shinrin-yoku

Shinrin-yoku (pronounced shin-rin-ya-ku) is a Japanese health term that was developed in the 80's by Mr. Tomohide Akiyama, with shinrin (meaning forest) and yoku (meaning here bathing or basking in). Shinrin-yoku is forest bathing, and it's the medicine of simply being in the forest. The idea behind shinrin-yoku is to encourage people to get outside and allow… Continue reading Word Nerd: Shinrin-yoku

Caim digital art collage by Ella of LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Caim

Caim (pronounced as keim) is a Celtic word that originally was the name of a protective spirit in the early pre-Christian days. Caim has since become more of a prayer of protection and is associated with the idea of drawing a protective circle around yourself (or someone else) as a means of safety and sanctuary.… Continue reading Word Nerd: Caim