How to Keep your New Year’s Resolutions with the Help of Plants

Posted on January 25th, 2019

You know the feeling. One part of you is giving lip service to all the things you want to achieve this year, and the brand new person you want to be, all the while a ney-saying soundtrack is playing on loop reminding you of all the times you’ve tried and failed before. 

Expectations, and fears of a New Year. It’s tough going people! But plants are here to help. We are the best at deliberate, dogged and determined progress and growth. So here are some ways in which we can be your allies in achieving some of your own personal growth goals this year. 

Plants as Allies

Take a walk with us. We draw a meandering line thru your city. Get outside into the trees and feel your muscles working and blood pumping. Walking in the woods is instant mindfulness, because you can’t help but notice the birds chirping, or the dashes of red Dogwood. It is a dedication to quality time, either with yourself, or with someone you want to take a long walk with. 

Eating more plants is the only diet that works! Get to know some vegetables and you will be happier, healthier and more connected to your food. It’s far more satisfying to appreciate a beautiful bunch of kale or a perfect crisp apple than to connect with the meat, pasta or cheese on your plate. Introducing herbal teas can be effective as preventative and supportive health allies. Turmeric and Ginger are good ones to start with as we live in an inflammatory world. 

We can also teach you to appreciate your own unique needs. Maybe you are a plant that can work well for long periods of time with lots of water. Maybe you are the kind of plant that needs short bursts of work with a little water. If you accept us for our individual needs why would you deny yourself that same kindness? 

We will find a way to grow thru cracks in sidewalks, out the sides of buildings. Some of us find ways to grow throughout the winter. Keeping us around is a constant reminder of the tenacity of life.

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