Gardening

Dig, plant, water, feed, harvest--gardening is a way to get your hands dirty while admiring the full and lush cycle of life.
Mike Frezon with his vintage tin; photo by Roy Gumpel
Stories of Hope

How 80-Year-Old Hibiscus Seeds Reassured This Reluctant Retiree

The old tin had been hidden away for decades. Could the seeds still grow into plants?

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How gardening helps mental health
Emotional and Mental Health

How Gardening Is Good for Your Mental Health

The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature is a beautiful, deeply researched book about finding emotional wellness in the act of growing things.

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A woman uses a watering can to care for her plants; Getty Images
Emotional and Mental Health

5 Tips for Keeping Healthy House Plants When You Don’t Have a Green Thumb

I killed every plant I ever owned. But after making a few simple changes, my indoor garden is thriving.

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Alarm clock and dandelion flowers
Life Advice

Spring Forward: 7 Tips to Help You Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Follow these simple steps to help your body and mind adjust to the time change.

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Robert Boggs mom, Melree Boggs, in 1936
Family

A Tribute to His Late Nature-Loving Mother

His beloved mom loved and cared for all of God’s creatures.

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Variety of vegetables in a pan
Recipes

6 Ways to Savor Your Vegetables This Fall

Use these methods to keep your appetite satisfied and health in check.

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Mari Pack with her jalapeño plant; photo by Erica Seryhm Lee
Stories of Hope

A Success Story for a Poet and Her Jalapeño Plant

A poetry student with no gardening experience buys a seedling; she hopes that both her writing and the plant will bloom and grow.

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Fall garden vegetables
Positive Living

Easy, Tasty Things to Grow in Your Fall Garden

Even if you live in cool climes, September plantings can keep you freshly fed as the temperatures fall.

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Young man relaxing outdoors
Life Advice

8 Tools to Help You Combat Anxiety

Healthy ways to cope with stress and heightened emotions.

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Summer planter
Positive Living

How to Give Your Summer Planter Pots Pizazz!

Three easy floral elements to create a beautiful display.

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