The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode  47- Slowing Down and Stretching Time: lessons from the garden

 Hosted by Kristen Timchak          

Do you ever feel like you are doing all the right things but still don't feel good?

This was the question at the center of this week's episode.  Spoiler alert:  I don't have the answer to this, but I do have thoughts on it.  

In this episode I share about my adventure of moving into a new home in Maine and the excitement and challenges that come with starting a garden from scratch. 

I speak  about the interplay between the physical act of gardening and the philosophical lessons it teaches about life, resilience, and the importance of slowing down. 

Listeners will discover how gardening acts as a metaphor for personal growth, dealing with the trials of chronic illness, and the pursuit of a balanced, mindful existence. 

I illustrate the continual cycle of laying foundations and maintaining progress, both in the garden and within ourselves, highlighting the parallels between nurturing plants and personal well-being. 

Amidst these reflections, I invite you  to embrace moments that stretch time, deepen connections, and transform routine self-care into a profound, fulfilling practice.

In this Episode:

  • ¬†Embracing Gardening: A Journey of Resilience and Self-Discovery
  • The Power of Slowing Down: Lessons from Gardening and Life
  • ¬†Laying Foundations: The Heavy Work of Starting New
  • ¬†Navigating the Healing Process: Acceptance and Adaptation
  • ¬†Exploring the Concept of Slowing Down Time for Well-being
  • ¬†Invitation to Stretch Time and Embrace Moments of Connection


Related Episodes:

Being With What Is with Chandra Cantor

Somatics and Ecology with Abigail Rose Clarke

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