Nature Heals

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Our little piece of paradise

Our little piece of paradise

I find that being out in the woods, listening to the birds and critters, the babble of a brook, the bubbling of a stream, the rush of a waterfall, to be very therapeutic.

My spouse and I were lucky enough to buy a property for our retirement that has it all: all of the above, plus a small lake for paddling, too!

It's a bit of a drive, so we don't get there more than once a month for now, but we're counting down the months 'til we're there full time.

Like Darlene, I find physical activity very helpful. Whether it's gathering up all the scrap metal left behind, demolishing an old leaky fireplace, trimming back brush, getting firewood ready for the next heating season, snowshoeing, paddling, hiking through the brush, it doesn't matter. When my body is busy, my brain isn't gnawing on whatever. And, the sense of accomplishment is tremendous.

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Sep 15, 2009
Lovely natural "healing" place in paradise you have there...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

And autumn is a beautiful time of year to be enjoying such a setting—thank you for including a photo of your little piece of paradise. Getting "away from it all" can be SO therapeutic, be it in the woods and/or staying busy with physical work or activity. We are birds of a feather. Thank you for sharing with my visitors and me how you keep the lighter side in your life.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Sep 15, 2009
Paradise : we all need a place to be free
by: maurice

Oh the photo brought peaceful thoughts just wishing to be in such a place of peace and tranquility. I am a lover of nature, I liked nothing better when I was a child than running among the trees in the woods close to my wee cottage in the country side. Being free, being away from the maddening world around me, Hidden to the world just to be me. I wander away on my own when time allows me to be in such a haven/paradise. Thank you for sharing. nature sure heals. The winds/breezes blow away the negative feelings even the rain and the cold makes for different thoughts of positivety. We human's need such freedom and spaces just to be.

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