Nature Heals

by Name Undisclosed
(Location Undisclosed)

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.

A Video Reading by Darlene BarriereNote from Darlene: I regret that I can no longer continue the practice of commenting on visitor submissions to the degree I have in the past, as I am currently writing a book on healing from child abuse. I ask that you please read my post of June 24, 2009 titled Announcement Regarding my Comments for a complete explanation. I welcome you to follow my progress on my Facebook page at Healing from Child Abuse. When you get there, don't forget to click onto the Become a Fan link. I do hope to hear from you there.

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