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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness



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How to Overcome Burnout Through The Healing Power of Nature

• 44 min

How do you handle burnout? We have all asked that question at some point because modern society has a lot of demands, and it's become too easy to feel overwhelmed. But what if there was a free and accessible tool that could help you turn towards yourself again, away from overstimulation and crazy schedules? In this episode, I will share with you my own experience with deep depression and severe burnout, and how I found healing through making major life shifts centered around spending more time in and with nature. In this episode, we learn:[00:24] Maria shares her experience with depression and severe burnout over the past three years[01:54] Plants are a great way to reconnect with a part of ourselves that modern society ignores[10:24] How is burnout defined?[12:27] How do you recover from burnout?[13:25] What is Attention Restoration Theory?[14:23] First type of attention: Directed Attention[14:37] Second type of attention: Involuntary Attention (aka fascination)[16:10] Involuntary attention practices to help you find balance in life[16:14] Look at a plant before you look at your screen[18:00] Thank the trees[18:36] Pair it with gratitude[19:25] Ritualize engaging with nature[22:54] Go outside[23:02] Forest bathing and its benefits[25:51] Mental health walks[26:44] Get your bare feet on the earth (aka grounding/earthing)[28:36] Practice mindfulness through plant care[30:53] Lean into scent[33:24] Two different types of plants for healing purposes[33:38] Slow burn plants[35:57] Quick win plants[38:23] Pruning back to inspire growth Mentioned in our conversation:My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - IMDbHigherDOSE Infrared PEMF MatGrowing Joy Episode 188 The Art Of Aromatic Gardening With Amy Of NYC AromaticaPocket Wall Planters | WallyGrowWe Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle on Apple Podcasts For a detailed list of Maria's recommended practices,check out the full show notes and blog here! Follow Maria and Growing Joy: Order my book: Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla, Illustrated by Samantha Leung Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Party Community Platform & App AKA the plantiest and kindest corner of the internet! Get your FREE 2-week trial here! Take the Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram: @growingjoywithmaria Tiktok: @growingjoywithmaria Subscribe to the Growing Joy Youtube channel! /growingjoywithmaria Website: Pinterest: @growingjoywithmaria Our Sponsors: * Check out Quince and use my code joy for a great deal: * Check out Quince: * Check out Rosetta Stone and use my code TODAY for a great deal: Advertising Inquiries:

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