I originally had a different blog post scheduled for today, but after what I heard on my morning commute today, I completely scrapped those plans.
Growing things forces us to be in the present moment and use all of your senses. It is grounding.
Take a few minutes and listen to this story from NPR’s Story Corps about a veteran who used sheep farming to overcome PTSD. I haven’t walked in this person’s shoes before, but I can identify with someone who has and continues to benefit mentally and emotionally from the more therapeutic aspects of farming and gardening.
It’s a touching story and worth a listen.