Much has been written about the mental health benefits of gardening and the way in which time outside can be amazingly restorative. Gardening can also serve as a metaphor for attending to mental health. As spring approaches and as more opportunities for gardening bloom forth, consideration of the parallels can be interesting and enlightening.
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Emotional pain, fear, and sadness are common in people dealing with a chronic illness. In fact, one of the reactions to being diagnosed with a chronic illness is an intense wish to “return to normal” – to once again enjoy that sense of well-being you felt when your body was healthy.
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Just when life seems to be going smoothly, something happens to throw us for a loop – an accident, chronic illness, financial setback or a relationship breakup, to name a few.
These are the types of events that we cannot fully prepare for. But fortunately most of us have what it takes to deal with them.
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This flu season has arrived with a vengeance and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already declared it an epidemic in at least 41 states. If you are suffering from this nasty strain, you know that flu symptoms can include intense ache, painful joints, fevers, loss of energy and no appetite.
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