- In a real garden we need to fertilize.
- With regard to our garden of emotions, fertilize daily with the emotional chemical ABC, plus supplement D.
- ABCD stands for add positives, build mastery, cope ahead, and do something personally meaningful.
- Add positives: schedule one positive event every day.
- Build mastery: practice a skill.
- Cope ahead: make coping skills part of a daily routine.
- Do something meaningful: engage in activities consistent with goals.