At MindBodyGreen, 9 reasons Gardening is the Ultimate Mind Body Workout. "According to the Centers for Disease Control, gardening is compared to “moderate cardiovascular exercise.” Gardening 30 to 45 minutes a day can burn 150 to 300 calories. This isn't just standing there watering the flowers, but weeding, digging, hoeing, raking and planting. And there's nothing like being at one with nature to help create a calming, relaxed state of mind while you let go of the pressures and anxiety of everyday life."
The calories burned is a nice benefit, but for myself the real pleasure of gardening is in the mind and soul. We are all so connected and digitized these days that is becoming harder and harder to become "mindful". By "mindful" I mean living in the moment, and taking notice or the world your in. Not worrying about the future or past, but just being. The garden should be a refuge from all the buzz, a place where you can reconnect with nature.
Leave the phone in the house and use the garden entrance as a doorway to another world. A world where you can focus on the moment, and let your mind take a break. Plus, you will reap the rewards of fresh, delicious, healthy food.
Get your garden started early by planting your seeds in eggshells indoors before the weather permits outdoor growth. There are several reasons why eggshells are the perfect pot for this, but the biggest is that they are cheap (free really), full of calcium to give your seedlings that extra boost, and easy to plant in the garden when ready (the shell can stay on!).
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Since Google+ is an international experience, and the vast majority of the people who circle me are not Germans like me, this part of my G+ profile is in English, the lingua franca of the Internet.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." is one of the maxims I follow both in life and at work. This is because I believe that to be successful in complex situations and systems, it is not always helpful to want to understand and control things completely, but that it is quite often more useful to observe impartially what is working as desired and to do more of it in small steps.
What I do:
I'm a solution-focused Consultant and Coach for individuals and organizations. My profession is best described in a single sentence:
"We help you to become better."
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The more private part:
It´s easier to list the things I´m not interested in than the other way around. On that I'm also interested in controversial opinions and discussions to broaden my mind and to learn new and exciting things.
I love to interact and network with real people quite more than only resharing nice Saturday pictures, other people's quotes or tons of funny videos and music clips.
Some words about circling:
If I circle you, it's because I either find your posts interesting, or you seem to me like a nice person (preferably both!). If I don't circle you back, please don't take it personally. I circle people very conservatively and I keep track of those who do so only once or twice a month or so. This means it may take a while before you see me in your circles. The more you interact with me, however, the more reason I'll have to circle you back.
Quotes I love and which will also reflect parts of my views on this world:
“People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment...”
"And when this
happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every
village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be
able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and
white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to
join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at
last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
(Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759)
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