Recently I had a chance to reflect upon how the Davis Good Life Garden impacts me. It’s a garden on campus that allows it’s ‘members’ to come and pick the bounty, while also being a vehicle for teaching, learning, and an event venue. So cool, and it’s right on campus. It got me thinking about the pieces in my life that really support me living an Off- White lifestyle. This garden is more than just an inspiration to eat veggies, its a place that I find comfort and peace when I’m on campus. School and life can cause me great anxiety, which causes me to want to turn to my vices like sugar to escape or numb out.
I really can’t maintain a balanced relationship with food unless my relationship with my life is in balance. I am a high maintenance person that way and need multiple avenues for stress relief, inclulding being in beautiful outdoor environments, even if just for a short period of time. I’m learning this about myself – this aspect in me that needs to be regularly grounded and calmed in order to manage the rest of my life. It’s a good awareness, for sure!
If you’d like to read the article, click here. While you’re at it, check out the Good Life Garden website in general, as it’s really well done.
Happy Off White Living,