Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Spreading Wellness: How do you foster your personal garden?

Winter held on tight, and what we "typically" consider spring seemed to last even longer, but eventually, we were able to plant our gardens. Our family considers ourselves to be urban farmers, with a vision of growing most of our own food (well, vegetables, fruits, and roots). We have pondered chickens, and even laughed about the idea of getting a neighborhood goat so that we don't need to mow our lawns, and we could all benefit from the milk and meat at some point in the process. :) All in good fun, it is a fantastic moment when we see the seeds grow into plants, the flowers begin to bloom, and the bees and butterflies fluttering between them all. The first harvest of greens and garlic teased our taste buds, as we dream of the taste of fresh picked food filling our plates, mouths and bellies...perhaps we will be able to do that in just a few more weeks.

This literal garden can also be thought of as an analogy for our circle of friends. I see our friends and families as gardens as well...if we nurture our own health, wellness, and relationships, our personal gardens grow...and so do those around us. We sometimes think of the storms in life as too big to get through, and only obstacles that we can do without. However, if we look at them as challenges that we need to overcome in order to learn and to grow, we can make the most of the outcome (Maaher Sayeed sparks good insight into this in his Ted Conversation)...just like seeds in the earth require storms and rain to grow.

Thinking of the humans that surround us as our very own gardens, we need to nourish ourselves and those around us, so we can become beautiful gardens of health and happiness. If we radiate health and happiness, those around us will catch on, and those that we surround ourselves with will continue to multiply that health and happiness. Did you know that friendships can help boost your health, and help you with positive lifestyle change and continued habits? This article by the Mayo Clinic shares a nice summary about health and friendships.

As the article suggests, it is sometimes easier to make positive lifestyle changes if you have a group of positive support. That is why we are offering educational house parties! Invite your circle of friends, and all enlist in one of our programs together, fully customized to your group needs. We will meet you wherever you are at on your journey. Maybe you and your friends/colleagues/employees need a weekend retreat with real beds and healthy meals. Maybe you are looking for more bonding through a weekend/weekday retreat into the wilderness of the Boundary Waters. Or maybe, you are looking to embark on a 6 week wellness journey together. If you are looking for something different, but similar, we are willing to work with you to meet your needs...and we are willing to travel. We know and understand that some of our readers live outside of the Twin Ports, but we are willing to consider a few (or more) hours of driving to help spread health, wellness, and happiness, so don't be shy. If you want to gather your friends/colleagues/etc., to have fun while supporting each other on a journey of health and wellness, so that you can grow your gardens, email us today at info@e3twinports.com to book your house party.

We enjoy hearing from our readers, so please share with us: How do you foster your personal garden?

E3 Twin Ports, LLC
Jodi L. Tervo Roberts, Owner, Programmer, and Blog Author

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