Gardening is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness. We care for plants as best we can, giving them the chance to grow. We can practice mindfulness, giving our thoughts room to grow.
Have you ever come across a plant in the wild that you couldn't identify? An app called iNaturalist may be the easiest way to put a name to a leaf. Join me in a walkthrough of making an observation as I try to identify a strange plant on the coast.
Plants are natural air purifiers. We put out a heck of a lot of carbon, and all plants will help reduce that to some degree. The only issue is that carbon isn't the only thing we're putting into the atmosphere. Our atmosphere indoors, where we're spending so much time, is incredibly important. We put out a few other notable bad chemicals in the course of daily living - ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. Check here for some plants that can clean your air!