Dear friend, I would like to provide a gentle reminder to be good to yourself and take time to focus on slowing down and embracing nature.
Being outside surrounded by trees, flowers and plants has been proven to reduce anxiety and calm the mind. Our planet and the human race is in need of nurturing and some of the best ways to do that are to plant or tend to a garden and be kind to one another.
I have put together some ideas on how you can utilize nature to help yourself and your children get through this season of change.
Cultivate your space. Place plants or herbs around your home. This will help purify your air, season your food, and bring you joy.
Below are some of my favorites found at Rogers Garden. You can find similar products at your local garden shop.
Spend time in contemplation. Nature is restorative and it has been proven that “forest bathing” helps with stress, depression and anxiety.
Children learn from growing things. If you already have a garden, show the children in your life how to help you remove weeds, wilted leaves, and stems from plants and prepare your garden for the spring. If you do not yet have a garden, purchase some seeds or saplings online and prepare a space in your yard to plant, or, if you are in an apartment, plant in containers to place on your patio or balcony. Here are a variety of seeds that would work great!
I wish you and your family the very best in health & wellness during this time. Stay safe.