When we think of Spring Break – most people think about
vacations and parties and whooping it up in celebration of ‘spring fever’ that
arises during the time when everyone can come out of winter hibernation.
But quite often, many people emerge from winter into spring
feeling out-of-sorts. Most folks are recovering post-holidays, never really
getting adequate rest, to the time change, to tax season to the many events
that go on in people’s lives. From midterms
to kids getting vacation from school, to birthdays, anniversaries and many
spring events which pop up – how does one get grounded again?
The answer is getting your hands into the Earth. If you do not have a yard to plant in – think
about container gardening if you rent an apartment, condo or townhome. If you don’t have the room for container
gardening where you live, then think about house plants or even volunteering at
a local community garden. No matter
what your situation – you can get your hands into some soil and plant some NEW
Planting new life isn’t just healthy for our environment –
producing new life which in turn gives us cleaner air to breathe and keeps us
sustainable, but planting new life can give each of us a feeling of new life,
It is in this peaceful time that we can ‘be at one with the
Earth’ – at any time and we don’t have to wait for Earth Day to come around to
know what this feels like.
Whether you are planting an herb garden in your kitchen
window sill, or potting a plant to take into your office to place on your desk
or simply helping out a neighbor or friend – this is a time where you can have
a few moments to get re-centered in your life as well as get some sunshine,
Vitamin D, and contribute toward your own well-being. If you do something more extensive like full
yard work – you can even burn up between 500-1,000 calories if you are churning
soil and doing extensive planting, too.
Planting. It’s about
getting grounded, feeling peaceful, doing something that makes you feel alive
while bringing new life to our planet and planting your own stability during a
chaotic and hectic time for a very healthy time-out.
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