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    July Daily Kindness Challenge

    Author: Jen Snider

    6/25/14

    We need no research (though more and more exists) to support the idea that kindness toward self and others forms a powerful basis for deeper happiness and health.  Did you know it can even change your brain chemistry? We have created the Daily Kindness Challenge as a structure to support you in raising your personal level of kindness. …Read More

    Tree Pose for Balance & Stability

    Author: Emily Burrows

    6/18/14

    For some people, standing balance poses are the hardest yoga poses. We find ourselves fighting gravity, wavering muscles, and even the breeze to stay in the pose. Our ego can get so wrapped up in the process of trying to maintain balance that some of us may have to learn the hard way that desperately …Read More

    Goats by Remote | Baby Goats at Red Winter Farm

    Author: Morgan

    6/11/14

    Ridiculously cute video of baby goats at Red Winter Farm. Part of the inspiration behind Grow Well was the understanding that spending time outdoors and on a farm is a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. The Goats by Remote series is a very simple and sweet way for you to have access …Read More

    Take 5 on the Farm | Chicks in the Grass

    Author: Jen Snider

    5/21/14

    This was filmed the day these sweet little ones were finally ready to venture outdoors.  These chicks are three different breeds, Cuckoo Maran which are black, Light Brahmas which are large and white, and Bantam Silkies who are small fluffy scene-stealers.  They came to us from a trusted local source, but upon further inquiry we learned that …Read More

    10-Min-A-Day Challenge (May 22-June 20)

    Author: Jen Snider

    5/14/14

    Next week we’re launching our first initiative to Grow Well as a group. We invite you to select one thing in your life that you’d like to focus your attention on for 10 minutes a day for 30 days. What will you take on? What kind of difference will this make in your life? Invite …Read More

    Dirga: 3-Part Yogic Breathing

    Author: Jen Snider

    5/14/14

      Emily leads us through a breathing exercise called Dirga, or 3-Part Yogic Breathing. This exercise can help calm our thoughts and bodies. Try this at any time of day. Feel your breath moving from your belly to your ribs to your collar bone. Love this post? Find more from Emily Burrows here. For one-on-one …Read More

    Goats by Remote | Camera Shy

    Author: Jen Snider

    5/7/14

    Nothing not to love about these sweet goat friends!  Meet Betsy, Wilson and Izzy, who inspire us to slow down and notice. Part of the inspiration behind Grow Well was the understanding that spending time outdoors and on a farm is a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. The Goats by Remote series …Read More

    Goats by Remote | A Spring Drama

    Author: Jen Snider

    5/7/14

    Part of the inspiration behind Grow Well was the understanding that spending time outdoors and on a farm is a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. The Goats by Remote series is a very simple and sweet way for you to have access to the little joys of life at Lazy Turtle Farm. …Read More

    Take 5 on the Farm – Chickens on a cloudy morn’

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/23/14

    Our “Take 5 on the Farm” videos are really just a chance to sit and be with the images and sounds of the farm.  Sit with us and enjoy these delightful moments of connection. I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? Hello! In order to add this activity to your …Read More

    My Well-Being Self-Assessment

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/18/14

    The purpose of this checklist is to help you gauge your wellbeing as you experience it now, and identify areas for greater wellness. There are no right or wrong answers here – only the opportunity to consider areas of your life in which you may want to create fresh intentions.  Come back to this check from …Read More

    Mindful Eating Practice from Thich Nhat Hanh

    Author: Morgan

    4/17/14

    I offer the following practice in hopes that it touches your life as deeply as it did mine. I learned this practice in Thailand while retreating from my hectic, career-centered life. I volunteered (WWOOFed) on a sustainable farm that was the backdrop for a mindful, healing community for people recovering from drug addiction. Each morning …Read More

    Mindfulness Practice: Stop to Smell the Cherry Blossoms

    Why We Focus on Mindful Living

    Author: Jen Snider

    4/16/14

    Mindfulness, the practice of non-judging awareness, is increasingly revealed through scientific study as a powerful ally in health improvements.  It is no secret that modern life can challenge in ways that affect our bodies, minds and spirits.  Mindfulness-based tools are coming more and more into the mainstream, including clinically studied practices like Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction …Read More

    Progressive Muscle Relaxation

    Author: Emily Burrows

    4/15/14

    This is a wonderful meditation for releasing tension and helping your mind and body relax. If you’re able, turn off the lights and TV during this practice. Get comfortable, follow along and enjoy the restfulness. Learn more about community partner Emily Burrows with Starting Now.   I want to try this (add to my List) Forget …Read More

    This is Life, Right?

    Author: Jen Snider

    3/28/14

    Today is March 8, and we are a few weeks from launching our new website.  I am sitting at a coffee shop with all my devices plugged in, trying to create enough stored power last me through another day or two without power.  We were hit by a surprising ice storm that took down trees, …Read More

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Why We Focus on Mindfulness


Mindfulness, as a practice of bringing non-judging awareness to what is happening in and around us in the present moment, is increasingly revealed through scientific study and personal practice as a powerful ally in causing health improvements.  Read on.

Support & Community

Grow Well offers a range of services, classes and online support to help you reach your wellness aims. All of our programs incorporate mindful living, and many of our classes incorporate farm-based food and experiences (whenever possible)!

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