Looking for some meaningful content for your social media platforms this week? The New York Times recently published a moving op-ed on the powerful, restorative effect gardening can have on a person’s mental health — and it’s perfect for sharing. The article, excerpted from a forthcoming collection of essays published posthumously on behalf of the esteemed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, Ph.D., details the writer’s long love of gardens — places he found “essential to the creative process.”
“In 40 years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens,” wrote Sacks, who died in 2015. Read more.