Cares melt when you kneel in your garden

There is something about getting down on my knees and digging in the dirt that rejuvenates me. The rich smell of moist soil and sight of green stems stretching heavenward fills my soul with delight. Doing something you love significantly reduces stress which should increase your lifespan. So I guess getting dirty will help you live longer. I went to a gardening workshop this morning for a couple hours. Clarence Whetton, a master gardener spoke about starting a vegetable garden in an empty spot in your yard. He works for Thanksgiving Point Gardens and the Utah State University Extension Service. He gave a really informative presentation, and I was excited to find out that he teaches other … [Read more...]


Welcome to! My hope is that this site will be a resource of self care ideas for anyone who needs to reduce stress and learn to enjoy life again. I've found that when I take time for myself I am happier and ready to follow through with my daily responsibilities. You might be wondering what self care even means. It is different for everyone, but basically self care is spending time doing something that uplifts and refreshes you. You may sit and read a book, take a bubble bath, get a pedicure or massage or do any number of other things that bring you joy. Far too often we tell ourselves, "I'll take time for myself later" or "I just don't have the time right now" and this … [Read more...]