New calender years are like agricultural seasons, filled with opportunities to apply life lessons and to reassess what we hope to plant, moving forward. Usually at the beginning of each new year, I reassess my current eating habits and ask myself a few of… Continue Reading “Eating with intention”
In keeping with The SAVOR Project’s mission, I like to feature content that incorporates a hearty helping of mindful eating + therapeutic horticulture education, grounded in everyday strategies to engage positively with our food. So….rosemary! Rosmarinus officinalis is one of my favorite herbs, and… Continue Reading “Herb of the month: Rosemary”
This month’s Mindful Writing session focused upon the organic process of composting, which turns discarded materials from our meals, gardens, and lives into a rich medium that enhances growth. Learn more below, and register for the remaining 2021 Mindful Writing events: Extending Thanks to… Continue Reading “Composting the Messy Stuff”
Below you’ll find select slides from my presentation today with the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association’s annual conference. I encourage you to take some time, in particular, with the “mindful inquiry” invitations – and consider returning to them regularly, if they prove useful.
I wrote the following article for the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association’s summer newsletter, in anticipation of my presention on Day 1 of their upcoming annual conference – Branching Out: Nurturing Connections and Community, on September 16-18, 2021. This year’s online conference features topics ranging… Continue Reading “Coming home to food”
Throughout my career as a clinical psychologist, I’ve attended trainings led by neuroscientist Dr. Dan Siegel, MD, who is well known in the popular media for his books on parenting and mindfulness. I encourage you to check out his current work in collaboration with… Continue Reading “Greening our mental “meal””
In this newest Mindfulness in Nature guided video, we’ll explore our experiences with water and observe opportunities to savor this resource, as a way to soothe and enhance mind/body health.
How are you like a tree? A mountain? An ocean? What nourishes your soil? How do you know when you are depleted or in need of replenishment? Which seeds have you intentionally sowed in your lifetime – and which do you still long to… Continue Reading “Mindful writing with nature”
I’ve written previously about vermicomposting and the value of cultivating a healthy worm system in your garden, but here are a few more resources I’ve come across in the past week. Plus, exploring the world of worms is a fun, family-friendly activity. And a… Continue Reading “Worms make the world go ’round”
Recently, I reflected upon how edible gardening’s many benefits extend well beyond mind/body health, and a sense of pleasure, efficacy, and empowerment, to directly impact the larger food system as well. Over the past five years, I’ve intentionally created a life that centers the… Continue Reading “Growing food + community”