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April 28, 2015

She Sheds: the backyard man-cave equivalent for women

Women transforming garden sheds into private retreats

Men get man caves. Children get tree houses. 

Women, say hello to the 'she shed' -- a personal space for women to hideaway and recharge without having to wander too far from home, or hire a babysitter.

The cleverly named she shed is created by converting a typical backyard garden shed into a private haven for finding solitude at home.

Why all women NEED a She Shed: 

Solitude offers more than an escape from the whining, ringing phones and endless chores. 

As studies have shown, spending time alone can actually improve your physical and psychological health, boost creativity and productivity, ease anxiety and much more.

For moms and wives who may feel guilty about getting away, consider this: "Me-time" can alternately enhance the quality of your relationships with your loved ones.

According to Dr. Sherrie Bourg, a psychologist and an author who specializes in the area of women and stress, women often see themselves as the one who should be taking care of everyone else, causing their needs to fall by the wayside. 

But spending time alone can benefit others since you become happier and healthier.

Inspiration for creating your own she shed:

Just Google the term she shed or search for it on social media and you will find a slew of photos that will inspire you to start creating your own special space.

When making your own, you might want to consider paint color, as it's an easy way to boost your mood and creativity, as well as light -- natural light is best -- and noise or lack thereof.