Hello and welcome to the first post of my new blog: A Grateful Gardener! I am very excited to share my stories, thoughts and feelings with other kindred spirits. I am both ‘literally’ and figuratively a grateful gardener’. I grew up helping my Grandma and my Dad plant our family gardens each year. As an adult, I have continued to garden and am particularly fond of herb gardening. My grandma used to make many herbal remedies when I was a child and I have continued that journey. In my professional life I am a certified and registered aromatherapist and licensed massage therapist who teaches complementary health at a Community College. I also make herbal/aromatherapy blends for my private practice and my family.
Plants, nature and people who love them have been such a blessing in my life! As I look back I can see how each of them influenced me by planting a seed and nurturing my growth. I am grateful each day for their mentorship and guidance. My goal is too continue this tradition by passing their wisdom on! One of my dearest mentors passed away last week and at her celebration of life, the pastor called for each of us to be the ‘rememberers’ of her loving kindness, generous spirit and her vast knowledge by sharing it with others. My goal in this blog is to highlight the power of connecting with nature and letting her infuse our spirits with joy and abundance. May you garden in grace and live in beauty!