Mindfulness Garden Games
by Joann Calabrese
author of Growing Mindful

Lessons of Motherwort


Happy New Moon! May 7, 2024 The motherwort in my yard is already a foot high. This lovely perennial herb belongs to the mint family.  However, unlike many other mints, it does not have a strong fragrance and it won’t take over your yard. The plant is impressive, standing tall with serrated leaves gently sloping … Read more

Courage – Week 8 Mindfulness Experiment

Courage, my mindfulness focus for the week, was partially inspired by the first sprigs of yarrow in my garden.  Yarrow (Achillea millifolium) is an ancient  healing plant with the magical properties of protection and courage.  Discovering the yarrow confirmed something I’d been feeling since midweek, as I was practicing  invoking joy.  After a heartbreaking conversation with a … Read more


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