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Studies show that nature has healing power over the human body and mind. Is it even magical enough to help those struggling with addiction recovery? Research shows that it is. So put on some athletic shoes, find a trail and get outside. You’ll be surprised at all the ways being outdoors can help you overcome addiction, become healthier and maintain sobriety.
Claire's beautifully simple and elegant website is an amazing example of what quiet, calm, slow time in nature can show. Claire Morency has captured hearts and eyes with her extraordinary attention to the small and the mundane, who, it turns out are some of the most beautiful and instructive in our midst! And the most healing to our psyches and selves.
Do you find yourself having these kinds of interactions and relationships? If not, take some time, visit Claire's Photo Gallery and be simply and kindly schooled in how you might begin...today. Expand your circle of kin.
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We recently connected with a global group blog called Healing Forest, and one of the volunteer organizers, Nitkin Das. You can visit the website at www.healingforest.org and we suggest you waste no time doing so! Bringing to our awareness all the ways all ages can create powerful, fulfilling and positive relationships with our kin, Trees, is a worthy way to spend our time.
In my dream, I was on the street, among the people in the neighborhood, trading clothes among ourselves so we’d all have something to wear that fit us. I was trying to find a funeral at the church, but I didn't know which church, so I was scrolling through a list, like a teleprompter, trying to find the name and location and the time of the funeral, all the while moving and driving and feeling anxious and hurried to get there – but I didn't know where there was.
My mother was a “foodie” decades before the word was invented. I grew up with an International Cooking Club gathering once a month in our home. I have memories of the smell of curries and Italian sauces simmering on our stove, of Greek menus and Moroccan and Brazilian and North African flavors that were exotic for the early 60’s. My mother grew her own herbs and made...
I was born into a world of white privilege, of entitlement, and with an assumption that everything around me was here for me. Without knowing any differently through the teachings of my school, my home, or my church, this was the way it was: whatever you had the money for could be yours and the most important thing was to have the money.