Observing small marvels in nature unleashes creativity and deepens humility — both of which are shown to nudge us out of a rut by making life feel fresh again.”
Connect with water
Let new grass tickle your feet
Look up at the stars
When was the last time the world hinted at you to continue doing your to-do list? To think that going outside for a break is unproductive. Wrong.
Getting out in nature seems to relax the brain’s frontal lobes and relieve attention fatigue.
–Phil Stieg, MD
What is true, is that nature gives people a moment to reset and quash anxiety, which is called “soft fascination.” For instance, star gazing will calm worries and reduce cortisol. Hearing water gurgle melts tension and lifts mood. Walking barefoot improves the immune system. Best of all is wandering into sunshine and focusing on nature’s wonders which will improves sleep quality.
It can all happen in spending just 15 minutes outdoors.
I wish you this well-being.
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Are you ready for November?
“In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog. Food is better in November than any other time of the years.”
This new month we honor the saints and those gone before us, and chrysanthemums adoring front porches. The wind sounds eerie, so say the prophets trumpeting a shift in the universe. We wear fluffy flannels to protect us from the chill. Sip hot cider or Gluhwein. Then comes Thanksgiving day where no one diets. The lakes frozen, woods are naked, the meadows are brown and very few blooms exist. Chimney stacks bellow grey smoke up the barren trees. Days are real short and dark, but with great expectancy for a snowy Christmas and frosty windshields.
I’m ready! It is time to enjoy the stillness and beauty of Winter.
Are you ready?
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A SENTENCE AND HAIKU
As for me, any darkness propels me towards light.
Winter moon shines above
Follow garlands of souls sparkling therein
Beauty is revealed
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Just so you know, I will take a break here, so find me totally refreshed on Monday, December 1st!
“The ornament of a house is the people who frequent it.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
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ONE SENTENCE AND HAIKU
Shells bring to mind my maman’s love for the ocean and breezy beach.
Shades of perfect light
As flowing ripples of life
Her seashells delight
I treasure her special collection from around the world.