Tag - mental health

The Health Benefits of Gardening

The Health Benefits of Gardening As we wait for the end of our second lockdown and the start of the new tiered system of coronavirus restrictions one can be forgiven for feeling gloomy. We could all do with a bit of cheer right now. For many people this involves bringing forward the festive celebrations, putting up the Christmas tree and dressing it with strings of winking lights. Tempting as this is, I am going to wait a bit longer. Instead I have [...]

PLANTS FOR YOUR OFFICE AND WORK SPACES

Why does an office or workspace without plants feel so dull? Your workplace may have the best ergonomically designed furniture, the fastest computers, and yet it still can feel like it is lacking something vital. If it feels sterile, static and just not right, then it may be because nothing changes. Adding plants to the work environment adds that missing element, this is a great way to give your workspace that vibrant makeover. Plants are living, constantly moving and changing. [...]

mindfulness in the garden

A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness in the Garden

Mindfulness is the mental state of being calmly and consciously aware of what is happening in our body and mind, as well as in our surrounding area. Stemming from ancient Buddhist traditions and practices; increased mindfulness can help us improve our mental clarity, concentration, emotional flexibility, empathy and tolerance whilst also reducing stress and rumination. (more…)