Gardeners Touch

Getting to the ROOT of Change

Cultivating Life’s Garden

The pruning and cultivating are the life lessons, where the process of growth is in the hands-on, active work. Branches need to become strong enough to support the fruit without breaking. This is where lasting change takes place; where healthy roots are established through strength and perseverence.

AGING WITH GRACE | EMBRACING MIDLIFE WELL(ness) – Midlife Doesn’t have to be Miserable

Helping a new friend fill her portfolio and embrace her dream of becoming a photographer, I agreed to have a photoshoot done. I was excited to meet Jana, as we’d only chatted online, but as the day drew near I began wondering what the close-ups would reveal. Was I ready to embrace midlife? I know …

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NOURISHMENT FOR THE SOUL | Stress & It’s Effect On The Body

Upon a healthy mind lies a healthy body image.  An unhealthy body will not release weight long-term. (and it doesn’t always have to do with what you eat)! AN UPDATE ON MY HEALTH JOURNEY…. So what does it look like when the health coach is finding herself struggling in an area that she hasn’t conquered?  …

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AGING WITH GRACE | Empty Nesting With Intention

Now that the kids are growing up and moving out, do you find yourself saying “Where do I belong now”? “What’s my purpose”? Empty nesting doesn’t need to create an abundance of sadness and depression – we can learn to let go with grace.

10 Ways To Love Your Adult Children Well

Navigating this new Empty Nest season can often be trial and error.  It takes a good amount of sitting back and observing what works and what doesn’t and a whole lot of leaning in to those brave life mentors who walked this road before you.  Here are a few things I’m learning about how to …

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Nourishment For The Soul | Morning Beauty Regimen

When you check your hair in the mirror, before you walk out the door today, check your soul as well and see if it’s carrying the right amount of joy for the day’s journey.

Statue In The Window

Although there were many a conversation between my daughter and me regarding our lack of control over the weather on her wedding day, we were determined that we weren’t going to let it ruin the day. So, out came Mary.

NOURISHMENT FOR THE SOUL | 5 Morning Habits of the Proverbs 31 Woman

Starting my morning with intentionality has been key to structuring the rest of my day and when that one little habit gets out of whack, I weave and bobble throughout my entire day. Building these habits took years of trial and error and finding out what works best for me. It wasn’t until fairly recently …

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HEALTHY MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH IDEAS

Whether you’re a mom receiving that special breakfast in bed or the one who’s creating that special moment for her, here are a few ideas to keep the day light and stress free. Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I think every mom can appreciate gifts that promote health in body, mind, and spirit. Brunch …

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Unlocking A Gift – A Mother’s Day Tribute

“Do you remember, as a little girl, how I’d point out the tunnel the trees made on our walks downtown?” My mom posed this question on our recent social distanced visit.  The pandemic has created a new environment for our weekly visits.  This return to simpler times, simpler activities seems to be a recurring theme …

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