Nature’s Therapy – The healing powers that abound.

Hello friend,

Welcome to another lovely week. Hope you had a great week?

Do you spend any time outside? How often did you go out for a walk, or just to your balcony or garden?

This spring is a good time to jumpstart your mental health. If you missed reading any of the posts, you can read up by selecting the topic you desire below:

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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder

Spring offers lots of opportunities to connect with the natural world and experience its therapeutic benefits firsthand.

In this week’s blog post, we’ll explore the profound impact of spending time outdoors in spring and how it can promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

The Healing Touch of Spring:

Spring is a season of renewal and rebirth, symbolized by the emergence of fresh greenery, colorful blooms, and the return of the beeeeees. The sights, sounds, and scents of spring awaken our senses and evoke feelings of joy, awe, and wonder. I have been spending time sprucing up my outdoor area and recently invested in some solar lights that I can’t figure out how to turn on.lol

Research has shown that spending time in nature can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression while promoting feelings of relaxation and overall well-being. As spring unfolds, let’s harness the healing power of the outdoors and immerse ourselves in its beauty and tranquility.

Mindful Connection with Nature:

In our fast-paced modern world, it’s easy to become disconnected from the natural rhythms of life. I offer you an invitation to slow down, tune in, and engage in mindful connection with the world around us.

Take a leisurely stroll through a local park or nature reserve, pausing to admire the blossoming flowers, listen to the melodies of songbirds, and feel the gentle caress of the breeze against your skin, walk a little bit slower and stop and look around you. Engage your senses fully and savor each moment of your outdoor experience, allowing yourself to be fully present and immersed in the beauty of nature’s therapy.

Physical Health Benefits:

In addition to its mental and emotional benefits, spending time outdoors in can also have a positive impact on our physical health. The outdoors provide ample opportunities for  activities such as hiking, biking, gardening, and picnicking.

Engaging in physical activity outdoors not only promotes cardiovascular health and strengthens our immune system but also boosts our mood and energy levels. Whether you’re exploring a nearby trail or tending to a garden, let the great outdoors be your playground for health and vitality this spring.

Take walks

Connection with Community:

Springtime also provides opportunities for connection and community as people come together to celebrate the season’s bounty. Join local nature walks, gardening clubs, or outdoor yoga classes to connect with like-minded individuals and forge new friendships. Go to places where people do what you like to do.

Participate in community clean-up events or volunteer opportunities to give back to the earth and foster a sense of stewardship for the environment. Engaging with others in outdoor activities will not only nourish your soul but also strengthen the bonds of community and belonging.

Family eating in garden

I remember announcing to my family we were eating outside oven day and we spread a blanket on the concrete and had lunch it was so much fun. Since then being outdoors has been a huge part of our lives for good reason.

On some occasions we go for walks, pack some fruits and snacks and go to our local park, invite friends to join us as well. No ceremony needed. Just get up and go.

Some things you may want take along.

  • A picnic blanket, usually waterproof underneath
  • Some sunscreen
  • Some water
  • Some snacks you enjoy
  • Find a nice sunny spot or shady spot
  • Invite family and friends to bring their own snacks
  • Be open minded
  • Dress light but take layers incase it gets windy
  • Take a hat along
  • A ball, a bike or a book

As we continue to welcome spring’s arrival, let’s remember to prioritize our connection with nature and reap the countless benefits it offers for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Whether you’re seeking stress relief, rejuvenation, or simply a sense of peace and tranquility, nature’s therapy awaits you outdoors. So, lace up your hiking boots, pack a picnic basket, and venture into the great outdoors to experience the healing touch of nature.

Wishing you joy, vitality, and renewed connection with nature this week.

Stay authentic, Stay resilient,

Be yourself and keep getting better at it.

Live wholeheartedly,

Amaka

2 Cor 3:2(MSG)
You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives—and we publish it.

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