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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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