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Time in Nature

I have recently been trying my hand at growing things. My thumbs are not green but one of the occupational hazards of real estate is cast-off flora. I have been sticking these plans in pots and hoping for the best. So far so good! It has been a great way to bring some nature to my home. But there are even more benefits to getting out into nature. 

The National Institutes of Health have identified these timely benefits of nature:

10 minutes of gardening or a weekly visit to a public garden can alleviate depression.

20 minutes spent hiking among trees, bird-watching, or pursuing other activities in nature reduces cortisol, the stress hormone.

30 minutes of sitting or walking in a park setting can lower blood pressure and heart rate.

45 minutes or more of hiking in the mountains results in less fatigue and higher alertness than the same amount of time spent indoors on a treadmill.

60 minutes spent interacting with nature, such as walking in urban parks or on tree-lined streets, can boost memory and attention span by 20%.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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