gardening

All The Health Benefits Of Nature, But In An Urban Setting? Yep, Here’s How

      I’m so excited to tell you about an amazing medical study today that is super relevant to my favorite holistic healing modality of all time — grounding. This fabulous study suggests that adding even a very small greenspace to an urban setting boosts immune function in a measurable and meaningful way. Published in Science Advances in October 2020, researchers found that by adding a small green play area to urban playgrounds, they boosted the immunity of the children using the play area. Researchers in Finland added a very small, low cost green area in the corner of …

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Gardening: Health Benefits That Go Way Beyond Time Spent Grounding

      Many folks who embrace grounding are passionate gardeners, and understandably, being grounded while working a garden bed outside boosts your health instantly. But beyond the healing boost of being grounded, it’s actually healing just to be around plants of any kind, even while ungrounded (for example, just seeing a plant through a window or adding a potted plant to a workspace) gives us documented health benefits. Read through this list of the top 9 perks of gardening and see if it doesn’t inspire even those of us who are non-gardeners to dive into this wonderful activity. From …

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Spring Checklist: Feel Completely Renewed Inside And Out

Spring is my favorite season.   And I’ve got a list for you today of lots of great things you can do to optimize your health during this time of renewal and awakening!   1. Start Spring with a Spring Detox   I start every spring taking 5 days to renew my health from the inside out, releasing old toxins, resetting my pH from the heavy winter foods, mobilizing my energy, releasing winter weight accumulation and flushing in a whole new level of health and possibility.   I’ve written out exactly what I do and how I do it… No, …

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It’s Spring! Organic Gardening Tips, Holistic Seasonal Allergy Advice and more…

One of my most popular blog posts is not a review of the medical literature or an intuitive take on chakra work… it’s my tutorial on how to grow seedlings in recycled containers (it’s one of my most re-pinned articles on Pinterest!)   So, in honor of the beautiful spring weather that is upon us and thoughts of a summer full of gardening, I wanted to share this tutorial with you again today… …along with a round up of my 10 favorite gardening resources/tips I’ve blogged about over the years.   Enjoy!!!! Organic Gardening Round-Up: Using recycled materials to grow …

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Welcome MaryJanes Farm Readers! (I’ve got a master list of tutorials for you!)

If you subscribe to my all time fav magazine, MaryJanes Farm, and read the article MJF featured about me in the most recent issue, then I just want to give you a big welcome and hello for swinging by my website today! I was so thrilled to be featured on pages 10 – 14 of the Oct/Nov issue that just hit newsstands this week, speaking about the healing benefits of touching the earth. (pics at the end of this blog post!) In fact, it was so much fun that MaryJane asked me to contribute a routine health column for her …

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Saving Seeds, a tutorial (i.e. the perks of lazy gardening)

  All this heat is causing my plants to bolt early!  Here, you can see my basil has started shooting up flower/seed heads…   I’m really excited about this tutorial. And the reason I’m excited is because I’m going to be trying it for the first time myself, along with anyone out there who wants to try it with me! Okay, so I admit that this topic is only an issue because of my sub-par gardening skills.  That and the extreme heat/drought that we are experiencing in this part of SC.  All of my (admittedly unattended) garden crops are bolting… …

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Gardening Week… Awesome Reader Idea #1

I love my readers! You all are the absolute BEST. I have gotten such amazing garden photos from my readers (keep ’em coming, you know I love love love to hear from you! Email me directly at heartsong@primary-plus.com any time!) I want to share two amazing ideas from readers with you. This week is going to be all about gardening. Today, Diane shares with us a fabbo way to collect free water for you to water your garden, potted plants, container garden crops, indoor houseplants and such… rain chains!   Diane captures the action of one of her rain chains …

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