There are thousands of truly sick people who are convinced that they have a chronic form of Lyme. But many of them receive a diagnosis based on unvalidated tests that have never fully been proven to show they correctly identify the disease.
It's time to plant a garden. If you don't have one already, this is your moment. If you have one, maybe you could help others plant their own. You might find that you are nourishing your own life by nourishing another's.
Urban gardening often seems like an activity only reserved for the particularly ambitious among us. Without space, how can anything grow?
Something my garden constantly reminds me to do is to be generous, which is an admittedly easier thing to do when it offers me more vegetables than I could eat on my own.
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As an educator, my outdoor experience gives me much time to reflect about our true passion, engaging and inspiring children. To that end, different aspects of the gardening experience conjure up key aspects of child growth and development.
I used to watch my dad garden. Watch metal strike soil, submerge and uncover, lift earth still dark under graying mulch. Watch him edge the flower beds, prune the pear trees. Study his hands as he'd loosen marigolds from plastic, plant and cover their roots with a swift hand.
Grilled, roasted, fried or stuffed, minced in salads, pulverized into sauces, it was the taste of a place he had never imagined leaving.
Vegetables haven't quite won a place in the hearts of kids (or even some adults), and often required the hard-sell approach.
It takes me less than two days to save enough water to grow more vegetables than I can eat using only simple, inexpensive items and without making any significant changes to my behavior. I find that to be an incredibly powerful and empowering idea.
Many of us are increasingly aware of the countdown clock as we hit our 50s and then our 60s. What once seemed like a future full of opportunity, and time to take advantage of it, is increasingly looking like a looming deadline, and we feel like we'd better get our act together before we run out of time.
I dragged my shy, introverted self outside. I brought out some tools and started digging up and turning over the grass on our little patch of land above the sidewalk. I figured out how to build wooden boxes for raised garden beds.
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The imminent birth of our first child was a catalyst for change. We moved from the concrete jungle to the suburbs by the water. Morning sounds shifted from a cacophony of machinery to a chorus of chirping birds with the occasional honking diatribe of troublemaking geese.
Some people have a green thumb. I once had a roommate who had this gift. The contrast between our rooms was distinct. My room was drab post college Ikea ticky tack. His room was an Amazonian jungle.
I want to write about tulips today. I don't want to write about sex. The trouble is, for me, writing about tulips means writing about sex: Something a...