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Why Can’t You “Just Get Over” a Mental Health Condition?

Why Can’t You “Just Get Over” a Mental Health Condition?

Why Can't You “Just Get Over” a Mental Health Condition? “Can’t you stop being so lazy?” “Why don’t you quit worrying?” “Just be happy already.” “Change your thinking.” “Can’t you just get over it?” When you or someone you know suffers from a mental health injury or...

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Setting and Maintaining Boundaries for Your Mental Health

Setting and Maintaining Boundaries for Your Mental Health

Setting and Maintaining Boundaries for Your Mental Health Our personal boundaries aren’t as obvious as some of the boundaries we have on the farm, like a tree line protecting the farm from the wind, a fence keeping livestock in, or a “no trespassing” sign at an...

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How to Help Someone Struggling With Their Mental Health

How to Help Someone Struggling With Their Mental Health

How to Help Someone Struggling With Their Mental Health It can be hard to see someone go through a hard time, and even harder when you are unsure of how to help them. We want to reach out, but worried we will say or do the wrong thing. So we tend to steer in the...

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You are stronger than you know

You are stronger than you know

You are stronger than you know When I was about 7, I stepped on a nail while I was running outside. Wearing sandals, my foot didn’t stand a chance and the nail went right through it. I screamed and my dad came over, picked me up, carried me to his truck and held my...

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Minding Your Mental Health During the Busy Seasons

Minding Your Mental Health During the Busy Seasons

Minding Your Mental Health During the Busy Seasons Farming can be both a rewarding and demanding occupation where farmers experience highs and lows and mounting stress. Everyone feels stress and there can be lots of negative stress on the farm, including ongoing...

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We Aren’t Bad Farmers If We Use Pesticides

We Aren’t Bad Farmers If We Use Pesticides

We Aren’t Bad Farmers If We Use Pesticides Originally posted on Facebook Yes, we use pesticides on our farm. I’m not shy or scared to tell you that. This canola crop has been sprayed with RoundUp.I get it too. It sounds scary to say the least. Activists have done a...

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What Does Agriculture Mean to Me?

What Does Agriculture Mean to Me?

What Does Agriculture Mean to Me? It’s dirt. It’s blood. It’s tears and sweat. It’s dirty hands and long days and nights. It’s disease. It’s death and then it’s life. It’s beautiful. It’s the feel of crisp air in the morning, the smell of fresh dirt in the spring and...

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What I Know Now: Advice To My Younger Self Ag Edition

What I Know Now: Advice To My Younger Self Ag Edition

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self? Over the last couple of years, I’ve read a few books and articles about what that one piece of advice would be for others, and it got me thinking. What would those in our industry have to say?...

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I’m Lesley

My hope is by telling my farm story, I can help bridge the gap between those involved and not involved in agriculture as we both can learn from one another. Connect with me or follow me on social to learn more about agriculture and our farm.

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