I must admit I admire plants that grow in unusual locations! When I find a plant thriving
(like this little violet found in a gravel pathway)
it becomes a visual reminder about cultivating
adaptability as resiliency and determination.
Did you know:
Violets are a symbol of faith,
mystical awareness and inspiration?
The colour violet is linked to:
wisdom, creativity, power and ambition.
The flower itself is high in vitamin C
(we see these little flowers in salads).
There are hundreds of different species of violets!
And just to add a little more to the "did you know"....
Violets are known to have
what is described as an "elusive smell".
Violets have a lovely scent that goes away after one sniff!
This is due to the flower having a chemical called ionine,
this desensitizes the nose and sense of smell temporarily!
If you find that you would like to explore how to cultivate your capacity for adaptability, resiliency and self-determination, please reach out to book a session!
Enjoy the flowers of June everyone!
In peace and light ~ Leanne
Leanne Longeway is an Art Therapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor who offers counselling services to Adult Individuals and Teens (ages 14+)
I am grateful to be living and working within the unceded territory
of the Liǧʷiłdax̌ʷ peoples in the community of ƛəmataxʷ, Campbell River, BC.
I honor the relationships with the WeWaiKai, WeiWaiKum, and Kwiakah Nations, along with the Homalco, Coast Salish, Klahoose, K'omoks, Metis and Inuit Indigenous peoples.
I am thankful for, and wish to respectfully acknowledge their generosity of spirit
and their historical and ongoing stewardship of these beautiful lands.