snow on leaf natural mamma hike

Nurturing Yourself Through Nature

Ever since I can remember nature has been a place of solace for me.  There are simply times I’ve got to step outside, take a deep breath, clear my head, and rejuvenate!

With all that goes on in my life though – I don’t get enough time outside by myself- but I got some today and it was FABULOUS!

Don’t get me wrong.  I love playing in nature with the kids and watching them feel and enjoy all the beauty and wonder it has to offer.  In fact, its usually how the whole family recharges together; kayaking, hiking, even just walking to the river here at the house.  Its awesome and I wouldn’t trade a minute of it.

Yet, that’s the same reason I don’t get a lot of time out there just me and the great wide world; which is an important part of nurturing myself to me personally  so I can be a better mom, wife, and person over all.

But today, it was different.  Everyone was occupied and instead of doing the dishes that desperately needed done, or folding the laundry that is the mountainous heep in the basement, working, or anything else – I grabbed the dog and headed outside.  By. My. Self.

Here is some of what I saw so you can have a dose of nature and maybe nurture your natural self just a bit too…..

 

river and trees from natural mammas hike
A Frozen Spot on the River

 

image of pinecone and ferns from natural mammas hike
Pine Cone and Ferns

 

tree chewed by bever on natural mammas hike
Beavers! They've Been Working Hard

 

river and trees on natural mammas hike
The River Flowing

 

evergreen trees and sunlight on natural mammas hike
Trees, Majestic Trees!

 

Personally I think nurturing yourself through nature is so effective and so important because the energy running through the trees, the birds singing in the sky, the beavers doing their work, the river running through the field –  its in us too!  Because of this, setting ourselves in the middle of untouched nature with little to no man made interventions can strike a chord not many other activities can; one that is almost guaranteed to make you feel better about life and whatever you’ve got going on in it.

While I know many people who say they don’t feel this need, and we all recharge our spiritual and emotional batteries in our own unique ways, the deep restorative powers of spending time in the natural world, in my opinion, has something to do with whats at the core of life for all of us and, as a result, something we all can benefit from; especially us natural mammas who seem to always find something else to do besides nurture ourselves!

 

 

 

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