This year, we’re focused on making small pivots so we can live our best life. Your home is an important part of your personal transformation. How can you make your personal space more inviting and aesthetically appealing so you will be inspired to pursue your passions?
One low-cost “renovation” idea that can offer immediate results is waiting for you at your local gardening shop.
In addition to adding grace and elegance to your home, houseplants also have therapeutic benefits. Research indicates that decorating your space with plants can elevate your mood, inspire creativity, freshen the air, add moisture to your space, and reduce stress.
And there’s something you may not be aware of — indoor plants can provide a feeling of accomplishment as you rededicate your life to self-improvement. When you properly take care of your plants, you’ll be rewarded when they grow and thrive. It’s a lovely symbiotic relationship — if we provide the care, they’ll provide the beauty and inspiration.
Further, like people and pets, plants respond to love and attention. When I touch and tell my plants how exquisite they are and thank them for brightening my space, they appear more vibrant — almost like they’re communicating through a secret, coded system.
Are you new to houseplants? When visiting your local nursery, ask for plants that are hardy and easy to maintain. There’s plenty to select from.
As you browse, here are a few suggestions to leaf through. All have healing properties and help to purify the air:
• Aloe plant
• Rubber tree
• Bamboo palm
• Philodendron heartleaf
• Golden pothos
Philodendron heartleaf and golden pothos are great! I started a large pot of these hardy delights ten years ago, and they are still thriving. And I enjoy the spiritual energy associated with the small bamboo plant in my foyer: Good health, good luck, peace and prosperity.
Investing in a few houseplants is a cost-effective way to add beauty and tranquility to your home, and provide valuable health benefits while focusing on your life goals.
In addition to houseplants, you might think about starting an herb garden at your kitchen or dining room window. Rosemary. Basil. Mint. Choose flavors and fragrances you enjoy. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have fresh herbs on hand for cooking and steeping?
Four Action Steps to Nourish, Transform and Flourish
• Set a loving intention to refresh your space with plants.
• Begin by selecting one or two indoor plants to nurture this week.
• How will houseplants help you feel more inspired and fulfilled in your home?
• Close your eyes and visualize how this lifestyle change can prepare you for your amazing second half.
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In love, peace and health--
Your feminine glow guide,
T. Kari Mitchell, M.Ed.
Certified Holistic Health Coach
When your spirit is nourished, your inner light produces an outer glow reflecting your beauty and truth.