5 Reasons Baking is Good for Mental Health

Whipping up treats in the kitchen can do more than just create yummy comfort food, according to a growing range of sources in both the culinary and mental health worlds. In fact, baking has been found to have therapeutic value which helps to ease depression and anxiety. And seeing that one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, this wholesome therapy is good for the whole family. But watch the sugar – how about making healthy versions of your favorite treats?

Source: 5 Reasons Baking is Good for Mental Health – Goodnet

Random sensory quotes

“Smell is a little different from the other senses,” she told me. “Smell bypasses some of the usual routes the other senses take. It’s more primal, more immediate. It connects to our fear/memory center. It’s a much more visceral route to your brain.”

— Sarah DeBoard Marion