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About Verla Fortier

Verla, RN, MHSc, is a happily aging boomer with chronic diseases. At Treesmendus.com, Verla shares research on spending time close to trees. Join Verla to get your science backed Tree Air Action Plan, inspirational outside audio, video updates, and membership in the private Facebook group, Ditch Inside for Outside.
Latest Posts | By Verla Fortier
A Million Reasons to See the Trees with New Eyes While in Naples, Florida
1 month ago

A Million Reasons to See the Trees with New Eyes While in Naples, Florida

If you are spending time (with or without chronic disease) in Naples, Florida you may be unaware of why you feel so darn good most of the time. You may think it is the good company, the warm temperature, the beach, the tennis, or the golf. And this may be. Read More

Living with Chronic Illness? A New Christmas Tree Mindset Approach Helps to Age Well Regardless
2 months ago

Living with Chronic Illness? A New Christmas Tree Mindset Approach Helps to Age Well Regardless

By  •  Mindset

Have your Christmas tree traditions changed over the years? Many of my friends have opted for artificial trees for ease and cost. This, at first, does make sense since they use the artificial trees year after year. Read More

4 Unexpected Tips for Living Longer with Chronic Disease: I Want Trees, Please
3 months ago

4 Unexpected Tips for Living Longer with Chronic Disease: I Want Trees, Please

We all know that we are not going to live forever. But when we enter our 60s, the harsh reality of our own expiration date hits home. Read More