This post explores the resiliency of seasonal living. It accompanies my first podcast on the subject and the transcript is at the end of the post.
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What is resiliency
Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.american psychological association
Seasonal living expands personal resilience into themes of self-sufficiency and self-care.
This lifestyle is grounded in the skill of responsiveness, moment-by-moment, and season-by-season. When we know that actions are informed by time, whether that be of day, year, or a person’s age – we are more adaptable by nature, by habit, and by inclination.
Resilient gardens are organic, often perennial, and infused with native plant varieties.
Kitchens are resilient when pantries are well-stocked. The seasonal cook relies on ingredients more than recipes.
Seasonal wellness practices are proactive, preventative, and holistic. It is aware of the threats of illness and aging and create resilient conditions for the mind, body, and spirit to thrive.
The resiliency of seasonal living transcript
Welcome to my first weekly seasonal check-in.
Often while I’m writing the newsletter, my mind goes off on a tangent. Each week I’ll explore a spin-off theme that comes to mind as I’m creating weekly content that helps you create your seasonal life.
This week, I want to talk to you about resiliency. I’ve heard the word more in this week’s news cycle than I have in the past year. It’s a useful word worth contemplating as we watch the fundamental structures of civil society collapse.
Resiliency has 2 definitions.
First, it is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulty, a kind of toughness.
Second, it is the ability of an object to spring back into shape, a kind of elasticity.
Seasonal living is a lifestyle in the sustainability model. It goes beyond gadgets and technologies that lighten one’s footprint on the planet. It’s holistic, personal, and healing.
This lifestyle offers a kind of resiliency to the garden, kitchen, and personal wellness practices by being timely, simple, and intelligent. We simply observe the moment in time and respond with harmonious actions.
This week, we’re looking at April garden tasks, which are many. April is one of those months that can leave us feeling overwhelmed in the garden. So many seeds, weeds, and veggies to harvest. The distraction of it all can tempt us to abandon all those plans we made back in January.
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We also gather over email once a week to focus on one specific garden, kitchen, or wellness topic in-depth, with lots of step-by-step how-to’s. The best way to jump into the email conversation is with the Seasonal Living Workbook; you can download it here and explore the seasonal living framework with an email course!
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