Summer is one of my favorite seasons when my spirit soars with the sun and my blooming garden. Nurturing my garden nurtures my mind, body, and soul. And, it reminds me that cultivating wellness is very much like cultivating a garden. It takes a whole lot of hard work, dedication, and willingness to live in harmony with nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “All my hurts, my garden spade can heal.” And, research indicates that gardening has numerous health benefits.
According to Linda Wasmer Andrews, a freelance writer who specializes in writing about health, psychology, and the mind/body connection, gardening can improve the beauty of your surroundings or put a bounty of vegetables on your plate. But it’s also an excellent therapy for your stressed-out mind. Below are four ways that gardening enhances mental health and overall well-being:
Stress Relief: Sowing Serenity
Nutrition: Growing Brain Food
Exercise: Cultivating Brain Health
Creativity: Painting with Plants
Wishing you wellness,