an orange petaled flower growing out of darkness

Propagated from the Ashes: The Story of How My Indoor Garden Saved My Life

by Kristin Topping Author

After a traumatic brain injury that sent her life and successful career as a Canadian Armed Forces engineering specialist into a tailspin, Kristin Topping found herself lost and in the throes of a deep depression. Because of her TBI, the result of a random roller coaster accident, she'd lost relationships, couldn't function at home or at work—and couldn't admit just how much she needed help. Enter houseplants. Cultivating mindfulness during the healing process, Topping taps into the healing power of horticulture with an indoor garden to find her way into recovery and all its stages. A testament to how plant-and-people relationships and plant therapy can actually save lives.