Feng Shui: Direct Your Garden Energy!
It’s Wellness Wednesday and I have a little treat for you today! I received this amazing infographic about wellness and gardening from Pottery Barn, and I had to share it with you. You’ve probably heard about feng shui before, but how about feng shui for the garden?
I’ve long been a proponent for using the garden to achieve balance, joy, and a deeper sense of wellness (read this post about using your garden to help create a mindful morning ritual) and, although I’m not a feng shui expert, I’m very intrigued by the concept of using energy to optimize a space for better well-being.
Like you, I’ve always sensed the sacredness of the garden and the plants in in — it’s why many of us garden, right? You just know you feel better out there. Since my breast cancer diagnosis in 2012, I began to use my garden in a very different way in order to balance my mood, regain my sense of self, and to, frankly, have something healthy to look forward to.
That’s why I wrote my book The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion: Cultivating Hope, Healing & Joy in the Ground Beneath Your Feet — I can’t stand knowing that there are people out there struggling, all the while being unaware of how healing the garden is.
And I want to be clear — your garden does not have to be garden-show ready or worthy of a magazine spread to help you cultivate joy and wellness in your life! Please don’t add that burden on yourself. Your garden just needs to be a space where you can relax, grow some things that make you happy (roses, herbs, colorful tropicals), and add to the quality of your life.
I hope this infographic helps you — I find it fascinating! I’m not going to redo my entire garden to reflect all the principles, but I’m definitely interested in adding some in.