What I’m Grateful For: Seeds
I have been starting seeds in my kitchen to get a jump on the garden. We have a pretty short growing season – basically this weekend is when it’s finally safe to put the garden in – so I worked this year to get some seeds started early.
And you know what? Seeds are amazing. Each variety emerges in its own way and on its own schedule. Some come out thick and rubbery, like the winter squash and the cucumbers. Some emerge slowly and hesitantly, like the hot peppers, almost like they need constant urging to ever peek out at all. And some just poop out and don’t go anywhere, at all, ever. (Thankfully those are rare).
Since they are in my kitchen, I spend a lot of time hanging out with them and watering them and possibly even talking to them from time to time. The green sprouts and new life from dirt and a few dry hard seeds is a gratefulness for me every day.
What I’m Reading: The Wedge: Evolution, Consciousness, Stress, and the Key to Human Resilience by Scott Carney. Very interesting book with several interesting “biohacks” around stress response, coping skills, and ways to thrive. I appreciate the author’s way of looking and pulling nuggets from many different thought leaders and the range of actionable opportunities in here are pretty neat. Breath work, cold water plunges, kettle balls – each chapter is interesting, approachable, and gives you a framework to adopt some or all of its content into your own daily routine.
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Quote I’m Pondering: “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” – Thich Nhat Hanh