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If you're like us, going apple picking just might be on your list of upcoming weekend outings. You might also be wondering what you'll do with bushels upon bushels of apples once the day is done. We'll be trying these ideas to make the most of our local picks.
If you've ever really tried to live in the present moment, you know how tough it can be to go with the flow. Adapting to your circumstances and maintaining a positive outlook in any given moment is easier said than done. It's easier to focus on your own limitations, but the instant you do, you step further away from your authentic self and dharma, or unique life purpose. Criticism and self-doubt can be a breeding ground for negative thoughts, multiplying into a whirlwind of destructive "I am not ____ enough" statements. So how do we curb the negative thoughts?
If you like the idea of starting a roof garden or bringing some life to your windowsill but have yet to begin, herbs are a fantastic place to dive in. Fresh herbs will spruce up your home cooking and, thanks to their healing properties, your health as well. Most are easy to grow, even in a tiny apartment, and you can even grow several herbs together in one large pot to save space. Read our guide to getting started, pick from these summer herbs and get growing.