Archive for 'Healthy Hearts at Gentle Gardens'

I am a gardener. You can ask my family, my neighbors, my friends and my Great Pyrenees, Sugar Bear. They will all tell you, “Yep, Darlene is a gardener”. Gardening comes from within. I feel healthy in the garden, my mind captures the peace of outdoors and sends calm and silence to my  inner self. […]

Science has shown time and time again that you can help protect the health of your heart by exercising regularly, eating right, losing weight, not smoking and keeping blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar at healthy levels. And researchers study more ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. Three recent findings: Avoid yo-yo dieting. […]

Strengthen and protect your body’s most important muscle.  Heart disease – a name for the dangerous buildup of plaque in your arteries that could lead to an attack or stroke can be less of a risk by learning what those risks are and doing something about them!  “Heart attack is not just a man’s deal…it […]

Healthy heart muscles are products of good nutrition…how we eat, when we eat, what’s going on in our lives of eating. Example… (hiding snacks, skipping meals & then stuffing, stressful eating, and munching). Do your heart a favor and redirect your nutrition into a love relationship vs one that takes you to heart attacks or strokes. PS Planting vegetables in Gentle Gardens is a real plus. We’d love to help you do that…gentlegardens@

Thomas and I have been married for 20 years in October…and we have shared many things together. We dreamed about having lots of trees, shrubs and flowers in our yard in the City. We began slow and create one garden, and then took away the grandchildren’s football field and planted two more gardens…and we are still creating new areas and we even started a business called Gentle Gardens…A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality-John Lennon

Finding our passions lets us enjoy many things, we care for our homes, we care for our “things” but we love each other…”Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, HOW MUCH A HEART CAN HOLD”.-Zelda Fitzgerald

“Doubt can only be removed by action.” Gentle Gardens Inspiration..These little turtles are running for their lives…instinct produces the action they must take to get away from danger. Same as for us…action will set us free.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It’s the truth! Your plate has the secret to a healthy ticker…one that doesn’t miss a beat! Focus on how to load up your plate for a healthy heart. Berries…blueberries, strawberries, raspberries are a good source of antioxidants, fiber, phytonutrients. CHIA Seeds. These tiny seeds are essentially flavorless. They don’t require grinding or cooking; add them to anything from rice pilaf to lean burgers. They have lots of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients, and unsaturated fats. Broccoli…steamed or roasted until crisp-tender. Great source of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients. Fish…those with low contaminants are wild salmon, herring and rainbow trout…they have antioxidants and unsaturated fats. Dark Greens…leafy picks such as kale, collard greens and mustard greens are especially nutritious when steamed. Add them to a baked macaroni dish as a quick nutrition booster. Great source of antioxidants, fiber, electrolytes, phytonutrients.

Want a real Valentine, one that keeps on giving, for a life time of love and tail wagging and kisses…go to milkandhoneyfarm and find a Great Pyrenees puppy. They are a “forever gentle giant” who will love you unconditionally…just saying.

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential, for the eye which ever young and ardent, see the possible. -soren kierkegaag