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7 Reasons Why Making A ‘To Done’ List Will Help You Be More Creative In Your Garden and Life

You may see the ‘TO DO’ lists in your life and garden as a necessity.

The problem is that the majority of the time they make you feel lousy.

Why?

The ‘productive you’ writes a list of everything you plan on getting done each day.
If you’re like most people, your list is way too long.

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A Playful and Naturalized Garden

 

You rarely complete what you set out to do. You feel unproductive, negative, and frustrated….and immediately go to that critical place in your head where you’re ‘not enough’. Doing this effects your quality of work, creativity, and enjoyment in the garden.

Think about it.

If you’re always rushing to get to the next task, how can you possibly be in the moment?

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Thoughts For The New Year

 Did you ever wonder why the word ‘play’ is used to describe practicing an instrument? As a child after coming home from school and finishing my snack, I would tell my mother that I was going to ‘play the piano’. I would then sit down at the piano often practicing scales for a good half hour until I felt that I had given my fingers and brain a good work out before even beginning to play music. So what was it that I was doing all those years and continue to do on my cello today? Working or playing?

4 chimpanzees on arbor-croppedWe tend to think of play as the domain of children and animals. Of course that’s not true!  As I discuss in my book Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through GardeningContinue Reading →

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