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      IvyMay Today — Interns

      Grow at Your Own Pace: Mental Health & Houseplants by Ivy Moran

      Grow at Your Own Pace: Mental Health & Houseplants by Ivy Moran

      Ahhh.. the houseplant journey. 

      -The ‘Tour De France’ of who can grow the prettiest, most jungle-like leaves and compliment them with a boho aesthetic. 

      -The “sorry I haven’t watered you for 3 weeks-- I’m really really in a rush and don’t wanna hit traffic!” 

      -The rearranging of plants ‘cause some need more love this week.

      -The “it hasn't grown ANY since I bought the damn thing-- I’m doing something wrong..” 

      No, sis. You’re doing everything right. 

      Misting Hoya Plants

      There are so many parallels between plant care and self-care. This plant journey is reflective of your journey. Have you checked in with yourself lately? Have you kept hydrated? Have you valued your time of rest just as much as your time of growth? 

      You see, the use of plants for indoor purposes is a widespread and long-lived phenomenon. Egyptians even embraced indoor plants within their interior design practices since the 3rd century BC. (Even they had faith in IvyMay). 

      This practice of keeping plants indoors can be attributed to aesthetical niceties, however, they offer us much much more! Several studies indicate that certain environmental influences, such as the presence of natural qualities (water and vegetation) within your indoor space can help improve your psychophysiological stress-reduction abilities. Yes, your IvyMay crystal bundle sets count. 

      Anthurium in a cloche with abundance crystals

      These are some of the positive effects plants have on emotional states:

      • Positive emotion
      • Increase attentiveness 
      • Restrict negative thoughts 
      • Reduce physiological arousal

      Clearly, the Egyptians got the hint. So take it from them, or take it from us-- your indoor environment is EVERYTHING. Make it something you’re inspired by. 

      So, hang your Hang ‘N Roots Propagation Station-- made with natural wood to ensure that outdoor pureness is felt within.

      Albo Monstera Cutting

      Grow at your own pace. Cherish the times of slow growth and watch as you unfurl. You’ll be surprised by how much you thrive. 

      And don’t forget that IvyMay and the plant community are right there with you-- along YOUR journey. Let’s keep in touch! Follow us on Instagram and TikTok

      Meet the Team: Spring 2021 College Interns by Cynthia Gerringer

      Spring 2021 interns Cynthia Gerringer, Ivy Moran, and Natalie Lahr inside the IvyMay greenhouse.

      Having spent our fair share of time in college, we know how important internships are when applying classroom learning into real-world application. We are so thrilled to be able to contribute to the education and career development for those interested in different aspects of our business. We are pleased to introduce our three latest interns! -Thaimae


      Ivy Moran, Social Media/Copywriting intern

      IvyMay intern Ivy Moran in van with plants

      Communications with a Specialization in Mental Health Major, May 2021

      • My favorite plant is the Ficus Audrey
      • My grandfather owned 100+ apple trees
      • I am great at car karaoke 

      Ivy will be helping out with creating light & fun ideas for both our Instagram & website, along with spreading mental health awareness & the positives of introducing plants into your home. Being a plant connoisseur herself, Ivy has managed to collect over 200 plants & even built her very own greenhouse cabinet. Graduating this term from San Diego State University, Ivy is sure to make her mark in the physical & digital world for plants & their owners!

      Cynthia Gerringer, Copywriting Intern 

      IvyMay intern Cynthia Gerringer in front of wall of succulents

      English Major, May 2021

      • My favorite plant is the String of Turtles
      • Going out to eat is my form of self-care 
      • I treat my plants like they are pets

      Cynthia will be creating some fun & informational blog posts, while helping out Ivy & Natalie as much as she can for content ideas on social media. Being a new plant mom, Cynthia is trying to grow her collection slowly & educating herself on the benefits of owning indoor plants, especially those for air quality. She is excited to learn how to utilize her green thumb to flourish her plants at home along with her time at IvyMay & Co. 

      Natalie Lahr, Social Media Intern 

      IvyMay intern Natalie Lahr smiling in front of van with plants

      Business Marketing with a Specialization in Communication, May 2022

      • My favorite plant is the Mini Monstera 
      • I’ve been a blogger for almost 2 years
      • Coffee dates with my dog is my favorite past time 

      As a business marketing major with a knack for social media, it is no wonder why Natalie was chosen for an internship. Her ever-growing personal TikTok account allows her to understand social media trends, giving IvyMay an advantage in helping grow our online presence. Marketing is not the only thing Natalie brings to the table, she is also pursuing a minor in leadership.

      We look forward to watching our interns grow into their skill sets! Keep an eye our for new blog posts, TikTok videos, and Instagram posts by our new interns.