• Books,  Plants & Happiness

    My Fun Interview About Plants and Wellness is Out

    Karen Hugg Interview, My Fun Interview About Plants and Wellness is Out, Karen Hugg, My Fun Interview About Plants and Wellness is Out, https://karenhugg.com/2023/05/12/plants-and-wellness-interview/, #plants, #wellness, #happiness, #gardening, #books, #leafyourtroublesbehind

    Hey all, Just a quick post to let you know my video interview on the “Let’s Get Growing” YouTube show is now available. I talked with gardener extraordinaire Enoch Graham about plants and wellness. The plants and wellness found, of course, in Leaf Your Troubles Behind. We touched on some impressive statistics about how engaging with plants lowers your stress. We also talked about easy activities you can do to get greenery in your life, and the positive psychological benefits of gardening. Plus, favorite plants! Overall, the interview went great.…

  • Plants & Happiness

    Learning About a Special Plant Can Make You Happier

    Kousa Dogwood Berries, Learning About a Special Plant Can Make You Happier, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2023/03/17/special-plan/(opens in a new tab) #dogwood #trees #Seattle #Pacific Northwest #whiteflowers #smalltrees #deciduous #learning #happiness #mental health #red berries #fruit #plants #gardening

    Have you ever seen a special plant that intrigued you? Maybe you didn’t have time to find out what it was but you kept seeing it because you jogged by it every day or such. Every time you saw it you felt happy but also a bit sad or angst-ridden at the open loop of not knowing what it was. Well, it’s worth finding out. Studies show learning, especially about plants, can be beneficial to your mental health. An Intriguing Tree I Kept Seeing When I was new to Seattle,…

  • Plants & Happiness

    A Dream Garden Can Be as Fun as a Real Life One

    French Potager Board, A Dream Garden Can be as Fun as a Real Life One, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2023/03/03/a-dream-garden/(opens in a new tab) #potager #France #gardening #dreamgarden #learning #happiness #imagining #Pinterest #visionboard #stressrelief #LeafYourTroublesBehind

    Having an outdoor garden in which to relax is truly a lovely thing. But you may feel disappointed because you don’t have an outdoor space in which to build one. Maybe you see photos online and they look beautiful and serene, but then you feel lousy that you don’t have the space, money, or time to live your dream. Well, you actually don’t need any of those things. Because sometimes the dream is just as powerful as the real life experience. Take me, for instance. I’ve always loved those tidy…

  • Plants & Happiness

    How to Discover Your Green Personality

    journal, How to Discover Your Green Personality, https://karenhugg.com/2023/03/03/how-to-discover-your-green-personality/ #leafyourtroublesbehind #journal #nature #books #loweryourstress #relaxation #happiness #greenpersonality #relaxinginnature

    It’s no secret spending time with nature can lower stress and lead to a happier life. But sometimes people don’t know where to start. They feel overwhelmed by all the choices and unsure what to do. What’s more, a lot of folks have hardly spent time with nature. Maybe this is you. If so, there’s good news. You can discover your green personality regardless. All it takes is a little self-exploration. Exploring Your History With Nature Let’s start with my Green Personality exercise from Leaf Your Troubles Behind. The first…

  • Plants & Happiness

    To Discover More Time, Take Your Schedule to Task

    Sifting Time Soil Activity, To Discover More Time, Take Your Schedule to Task, Karen Hugg, karenhugg.com/2023/02/23/sifting time soil/

    If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you need a way to sort out all the stuff on your to-do list. A long list is useful but what’s really the priority? I’ve noticed if you keep a log for three days, you’ll figure out priorities super quickly. It shows you what you really think is important. Recently, I did my Sifting Your Time Soil activity from Leaf Your Troubles Behind again. I designed it so readers could sort out the stuff that overwhelmed them and manage it all better. I nicked the strategy…