I’ve definitely learned some interesting lessons from my garden this year. In fact, I almost gave up on it, threw in the towel and accepted that I wouldn’t have homegrown veggies this year.
But I didn’t and I’m glad.
So as I sit here surrounded by my growing veggies, I thought I’d share some thoughts with you.
The other day I was sitting at my desk deep in concentration on a project when a rustling sound entered into my awareness - a consistent rustling coming from inside the house.
Full disclosure: I do live in the desert and have had mice in my space over the years and even the occasional woodrat has breached the premises. I am NOT a fan and usually need to get outside help and support when these creatures appear.
So - needless to say my concentration was shot and my eyes were pulled directly to the corner that was the source of the rustling. It was persistent. And loud. My mind went towards thinking it must be larger than a mouse. I moved from my desk chair into my bedroom to hide and escape. I did NOT want to deal with this or face it.
Recently I was lucky enough to lead a laughter yoga session with a group of seniors at an assisted living center here in Reno, NV. When I arrived, the activity professionals had already gathered a sizable group of residents together and the energy in the room was palpable. They were ready to laugh!
The thing about laughing with senior groups is that I get so much out of it too. They teach me amidst all of the laughter yoga exercises and shenanigans.
Are you cultivating a nature connection in your life?
I recently returned home from a week-long training in Sonoma, California. I was trained as a Forest Therapy Guide - which is based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing). It was fabulous to be disconnected from technology and to truly immerse myself in the forest and the natural environment around me and I'd love to share some of my thoughts from the forest.