Current International Covid-19 Travel Requirements Here
By Shanan Kelley

Brand Ambassador


The benefits of a home garden are astounding. From lowered blood pressure to mood-boosting, the upside to going green will have you pulling on the garden gloves in no time. 

Nutrition 
Even a simple herb garden boosts the average diet. Studies show that vegetables consumed immediately after harvest have significantly higher nutritional content than those purchased at a market. In addition, produce grown organically at home means fewer trips to the grocery store.  

Stress Relief
The studies supporting the mood-boosting benefits of being around plants are compelling. Not only can gardening help lessen symptoms of depression, it can also boost self-esteem. The benefits of watching plants grow as a result of your own effort will increase happiness and decrease anxiety. 

Immunity Boost
Gardening in the sunshine can produce a significant increase in vitamin D absorption which directly translates to increased immunity and bone strength, and a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bladder cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. 

Lower Blood Pressure
For those with high blood pressure, gardening can help relieve stress and anxiety, which can lower blood pressure. The benefits were also found to be impactful for folks tending to indoor gardens. As stress levels go down, stress on the cardiovascular system decreases as well. 

Increased Strength
Gardening encompasses a variety of different actions ranging from trimming and planting to shoveling and chopping wood. These movements translate to light to moderate exercise and employ nearly every muscle in the human body. Research shows that exercise from gardening also improves sleep! 

Support Addiction Recovery
Participants in this study were offered the choice of art therapy or horticulture therapy and the results showed that not only did the folks who chose gardening have a higher success rate in completing their addiction treatment program, they also reported a higher satisfaction rate. 

Community
Gardening can be a great opportunity to connect with others. Whether working on a neighborhood community garden, a school-based project or simply sharing tips and tricks with other gardeners in your area, the common connection of gardening is a sure-fire way to make new friends. 

Time-lapse photo of woman with dark hair swiveling her head. 

Shadow Work: A Wellness Essential

Self-study for a kinder, more compassionate relationship with yourself and others.

Read More
Woman lying face down on massage table getting a massage.

Retreats for Every Interest

Whether you’re into yoga or sauerkraut, on a budget or full-on luxe, there’s a retreat for you.

Read More
Close up of woman’s eye with thick eyelashes.

Best All-Natural Eyelash Serums

Get lush lashes without harsh chemicals.

Read More
Hands holder 2 pink weights

The Five Best Livestream Fitness Platforms

Working out from home just got a major upgrade.

Read More
Woman dressed in black hiking clothes standing on rock overlooking foggy background.

Coping With Anxiety During a Crisis

When the going gets rough, a little extra care goes a long way.

Read More
Woman holding opalescent abalone shell.

Is Reiki Right for Me?

Dip into something new with this simple, non-invasive, highly effective form of energy work.

Read More
Woman lying in a fetal position on an unmade bed.

What To Do When You’re Grieving

Attentively and compassionately tending to grief can change your life. Let it.

Read More

The Serenity of Salt Baths: Learning To Float

Flotation tanks can provide blissful relaxation and serenity. Ready to get your feet wet?

Read More
Woman walking briskly on top of a mountain.

Amp Up Your Workout With Audiobooks

Yes, you actually can walk and read at the same time. And work out both your body and brain in the process.

Read More