Author Archives: The Holistic Gardener

About The Holistic Gardener

author of wellness books, columnist, keynote speaker.

The way to be can be to do.

Lao Tzu, the Chinese Taoist philosopher (circa the 5th Century BC) is believed to have decreed that “The way to do is to be” – well the way to be can also be to do. I am a fan of … Continue reading

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Mindful Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any crisis.

Amidst the current corona virus crisis, we are being urged to limit our circle and maintain social distance and that includes in the great outdoors. Recent weeks have seen the easily bored as well as the genuinely cabin-fevered flocking to … Continue reading

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sowing some positive intent

In times of doubt and fear, the best antidote is a positive mindset. We gardeners know all about meeting uncertainty and getting on with it anyway – every plant planted, every seed sown is a risk, one we nurture out … Continue reading

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the garden is therapy

You may think of gardening as your therapy or just as your pleasant pastime – but even passing time in pleasantness is restorative of mental health and prompting of a physical sense of wellbeing. The word therapy comes from the … Continue reading

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Weeding for a fuller life

The modern world seems to fuel itself on anxiety and hypervigilance, creating a tension loop and stressing the joy out of life. Many people crave something more, something better, a chance at peace and joy. But we do need to … Continue reading

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home made dental care recipes for world oral health day

A bit of a curiosity on world oral health day – two historic recipes and one of my own modern interpretations – you don’t have to try but you might enjoy discovering the antecedents of modern toothpastes. Something to smile … Continue reading

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easy fun peel off face mask

Bored out of your brains self isolating lately, why not do a home pamper treatment to alleviate that and boost complexion? A fun one to try with kids and a great home remedy for teenagers with breakouts and problem skin. … Continue reading

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