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Active Relaxation

As the weather starts to improve, I am spending more and more time in the garden.  Pulling weeds, working with the soil, planting seeds, choosing from the beautiful array of flowers, planting, and transplanting is such a delightful process for me. 

I took all my herbs out of my ‘herb’ barrel because the Rosemary had taken over.  Now all my herbs are in single pots.  I couldn’t find  tarragon starts, so I planted seeds and they are doing great.

Gardening offers benefit beyond excercise and the reward of fruit, vegetables and flowers.  Grounding your energy into the earth, touching nature, experiencing the miracle of renewal is food for the soul.  Even ‘mindful weeding’ is a most relaxing activity. 

Regardless of how small a space you have available, you can grow a flower, a tree or some veges.  Although I live on an acre, I container garden. Dwarf fruit trees, vegetables, strawberries, roses, and a variety of flowers and flowering schrubs provide me with endless hours of meditative comtemplation, focused attention and very welcome relaxation.  Won’t you join me?

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