Author Archives: The Holistic Gardener

About The Holistic Gardener

I am a horticulturalist and writer interested in how the garden and engagement with nature facilitates full potential living and therapeutic benefits.

How to make your own rose water for beauty and health

Aromatherapists and holistic practitioners utilize rose for its antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Rose oil and rose water are used as a cell rejuvenator and to soothe and heals skin conditions, including cuts and burns. Cosmetically, it is … Continue reading

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Horticultural Therapy

We’ve all heard of the magazine Better Homes and Gardens. We tend to see a copy of the magazine or a gardening magazine of some sort in the waiting room of our doctor’s office or at the grocery store in…

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Be optimistic about positive thinking

Positive thinking is a way to set the default to optimism rather than to pessimism. Some people are squeamish about showing optimism, it has been given the connotation of naïveté but optimism derives from the Latin word optimus, meaning “best,” … Continue reading

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change is the breath of life

We often hear that a change is as good as a rest, but really, change is the breath of life. There is an Irish proverb Anáil na beatha an t-athrú which literally translates as Change is the breath of life. … Continue reading

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why a light heart lives a long time

Feeling happy decreases awareness of pain and also facilitates stronger antibody responses, thus boosting your immune system and further sustaining wellness. Having a laugh, smiling more, doing activities that bring you satisfaction or joy are all life-extension tools. One of … Continue reading

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managing migraine

Migraine is a one-sided throbbing headache caused by constriction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain. The pain is actually caused by the dilation. It also often involves referred eye pain. For a lot of us it’s a hereditary … Continue reading

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Back to school – new shoe blisters

Back to school with new term shoes can quickly blister the feet. Pinch injuries can sometimes cause a blood-filled rather than fluid-filled blister known as blood blisters. Both types resolve themselves naturally so do not attempt to sped things along … Continue reading

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