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  • Writer's pictureLisa Dunk

The Power of Plants During Treatment

Let's talk about something green and growing that can make a world of difference in your home—plants. Now, you might be wondering, what do plants have to do with cancer treatment? Well, let me tell you, they have more power than you might think.


Let me share a little secret with you—I am the ultimate plant killer. Seriously, keeping a plant alive is like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded. But then, during a particularly challenging time in my life when I couldn't even go outside to enjoy the spring air, I realized just how much I needed a little greenery in my life.


So, I took a leap of faith and bought some house plants—despite my less-than-stellar track record. And you know what? It made all the difference. Those "stupid" house plants ended up being a lifeline for me, offering a sense of comfort and connection to nature when I needed it most.


When you're going through treatment, your home becomes your sanctuary—a place of comfort and healing in the midst of uncertainty. Plants are like little green guardians, silently offering their support and bringing a touch of nature indoors.


Here's why incorporating plants into your home during cancer treatment makes such a huge difference:

  1. Nature's Therapy: There's something inherently soothing about being surrounded by greenery. Studies have shown that plants can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall mood. So, why not invite a bit of nature indoors to help you relax and unwind?

  2. Air Quality: Did you know that indoor air can be even more polluted than outdoor air? Plants act as natural air purifiers, filtering out toxins and pollutants and releasing fresh oxygen into your home. This can be especially beneficial during treatment when your immune system may be compromised.

  3. Mindful Care: Taking care of plants can be a form of mindfulness practice, allowing you to focus your attention on something positive and life-affirming. It's a gentle reminder to nurture yourself as you nurture your plants, fostering a sense of connection and purpose.

  4. Symbol of Growth: As you navigate the ups and downs of treatment, plants can serve as a tangible symbol of growth and resilience. Watching your plants thrive and flourish despite the challenges they may face can be a powerful reminder of your own strength and resilience.

So, whether you opt for a lush indoor jungle or a simple succulent on your windowsill, consider adding some greenery to your home during cancer treatment. Not only will it beautify your space, but it'll also uplift your spirits and support your healing in ways you never imagined.




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Apr 25

I’m currently go through cancer and treatment right now this is the 2nd time in my life having cancer


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