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Patio garden #Garden #Grief #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Selfcare

Here is my little patio garden. I'm feeling deeply sad today. Every time I think I am starting to feel alive again I'm stopped in my tracks by limitations or a memory and sorrow washes over me.

Taking care of my plants helps me cope. Just a little water and sunshine, and they grow. I have herbs, tomatoes, lavender, greens I can't remember the name of, peppers, eggplant, geranium, petunias, dianthus, strawberries, and a lime tree.

At times when I can barely function, they begin to wilt from neglect. I notice this and realize I also need to do something to take care of myself. This is how plants take care of me.

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What flowers should I plant in my garden?

I’m planting sunflowers and taking suggestions! I planting in the south suburbs of Chicago. What do you beautiful people think I should add to my flower garden? 🌻 💐 🌺 🌸 🌹

Today was day two or working on my garden. I started it last year and only managed to dig a hole 😂 Probs was hypomanic, not sure. Sometimes I try not to diagnose every single thing I feel. My treatment team suggested that I try my best to “ride the wave” (feel my feelings as they come) and not “pathologize” my every emotion. It helps because sometimes when I feel #happy or #sad I can just accept that, let myself feel, and try my best. I notice episodes when these feelings linger. Nevertheless, I am finding ways everyday to keep myself moving and give myself simple things to find joy in and keep myself occupied for at least another 30 days of quarantine.

#Gardening #Garden #Flowers #COVID19 #covidanxiety #SocialDistancing #DBT #DialecticalBehaviorTherapy #CognitiveBehaviorTherapy #Depression #BipolarDepression #EatingDisorders #BulimiaNervosa #Therapy #vitamind #Recovery #hopehealsinitiative

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My therapy #peaceful #Garden

My back and legs are in so much pain this morning. Struggling to lift my tea with the weakness in my arms.
I am lucky to have my garden, gives me so much happiness 💕
What’s your happy place? XxX

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Gardens #Garden #Grow #Ride


#52SmallThings . I have enjoyed drives in the country, stopping to take in the beauty of nature around me. I have also started working 20 minutes a day on some flower beds. I used to be an avid hard-core gardener and outdoors lady—now I find joy in just doing things I love just a little less longer than I once could...but that’s okay. It makes my heart happy and fulfills my soul. I stay present and practice gratitude thoughts while pulling weeds and planting my garden.

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