It’s hard to think that Summer is drawing to an end, but that doesn’t mean that you need to stop gardening.
Have you ever had a feeling of such intense pain that you long for the day that it will end? Those moments where you lay in bed unable to move and the thought of getting up, or even breathing, seems equivalent to climbing Everest without oxygen. It can feel like everything you are experiencing or thinking about has become an accumulative weight that is sinking into your chest rendering you unable to move.
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an opportunity to educate others by raising awareness of suicide and to promote action that will reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts globally. The first WSPD was launched in Stockholm on September 2003 as an initiative of International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as a way of focusing attention on Suicide and confirming the message: Suicides Are Preventable.
In this column I often write about the critical voice in our minds that can convince us to believe negative thoughts about ourselves. Sometimes this happens without us even realizing it and it can impact our mood and our behaviours.
Why hello there, mountain gardeners! This month I’m exploring garden beds and how they can help your garden thrive in our ever-changing valley climate.
Looking for something different to do this summer? Something a bit out of the ordinary? You don’t have to look far. We have a variety of summer adventures and options available in our area that are not available anywhere else in the world.
The emotion we fear the most in life is actually joy. Surprised? I was too. We fear joy because when we are in those happy moments, we often become terrified that it could all be taken away in one single moment.
The allure of having a greenhouse in a cold climate is very strong for gardeners, both new and experienced. Greenhouses can be an excellent season extension tool; however, they come with some problems too! They can be a great resource for season extension (growing crops earlier in the spring and later in the fall) as well as creating an environment that provides a little extra boost for heat loving plants such as peppers and melons.
Do you remember back in elementary school when you were asked to write “I am” in the middle of the page and you had to write all the things that made you you around it? Daughter, brother, reader, athlete etc. If I asked you to do that today, what words would you write outside of your profession and family roles? What are your current passions? If you have difficulty answering those questions, please know that you are not alone. I often ask people to do this exercise and receive blank stares in return.