A few years back, I posted a discussion about how gardening can restore your soul.
I was recently reading your comments on that blog again and was struck by a woman who said “nature is a great healer.” Others used words such as new beginnings, uplifting, relaxing and peaceful.
In the northern hemisphere, spring has arrived and we have the opportunity to experience the beauty of nature coming to life again. This always reminds me of the power of nature. One of my favorite ways to relax and unwind is to take a walk or just be outside.
I love noticing the little changes happening around me. Sometimes it’s a new perfume of the spring blossoms on the trees or of fresh cut grass. Other times it’s a bird call that I haven’t heard before or frogs singing in the pond. Each time, the sights, smells and sounds are a bit different.
Being out in nature can have such a powerful effect, and it’s quite simple to do. Focusing on the little things that nature offers can take your mind away from stress and cause an instant relaxation response for your body. Any time that we can de-stress the body (even just a little), it’s a good thing.
Here are my favorite ways to allow nature into your life:
I’d love to hear your thoughts on how nature has helped you heal. Share your thoughts with us here on the blog.
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