The Japanese word "iyashi" (癒し) means healing, and the term "iyashikei" refers to anime and manga that "heal" the audience by instilling a calming feeling or evoking emotional catharsis. Almost always, Iyashikei stories have peaceful, somewhat mundane, and nostalgic atmospheres. The settings are idyllic with little or no conflict, and the narratives focus on personal reflection, heartwarming moments, a vague sense of melancholy, and/or an appreciation for the small things in life. Iyashikei is generally a theme within the Slice of Life genre, and thus the conditions for both definitions must be met for the tag. Pets-themed stories are a subcategory of Iyashikei, so they are not double-tagged.