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For the winter evenings


By taurman


Dec 3rd 16
I thought for those of us confined to barracks either through laziness or necessity the following links might be interesting
Some might have seen Monty’s Compliation, if not they are a treat as have seen three and working my way through on cold evenings.
Recently The Irish Garden Magazine carried out first-ever survey done in Ireland linking gardening to Mindfulness, 89% of respondents say they have experienced Mindfulness in their garden!
The survey, defined Mindfulness as: “the non-judgement of oneself and moment-to-moment awareness of one’s thoughts and feelings.” Gardening was understood to mean the action and non-action of spending time in the garden.
A massive 1,567 of you responded,incorporating a wide mix of social status, age profile and gardening ability. Remarkably 99.6% said that gardening or spending time in their garden in their experience increased well-being in their life.
To find out more visit
It makes the wet and the cold feel worth all the effort, you might be aching but you can ache mindfully.

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I often use the time in the garden to 'sort out' my thoughts and future actions. They used to prescribe gardening activities for soldiers suffering from 'shell shock' during the great war. Once they recognised that shell shock wasn't cowardice and stopped shooting the afflicted. One of my great uncles was shot whilst 2 years later his brother was treated and recovered. so sad for the family.

4 Dec, 2016


I agree with you. I always feel better and more alive after I've been in the garden.

4 Dec, 2016


I love the garden but not gardening! Am I allowed to say that here?

I do find a garden relaxing especially a pond area. Running water, basking fish, sunshine......bliss!

6 Dec, 2016


Yes. Gardening is good for the mind and soul, as well as the body. It's easy to lose yourself in a garden!

9 Dec, 2016

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