The Nurture of Nature

The Nurture of NatureDo you ever make yourself crazy with non-stop hustle and bustle? Too many rounds on the hamster wheel with no break?

Between consuming the media, meeting daily deadlines and managing a life filled with concrete, cars and creditors, it’s amazing that any of us stay sane.

Every day we’re met with a barrage of stimuli that can encourage us to become edgy and worry about situations over which we have little control. The only thing we can control in life is our chosen response to it. So, the next time you’re feeling stressed out and overwhelmed, instead of screaming or silently fuming, try this instead: get off that hamster wheel, turn off your technology and IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE NURTURE OF NATURE. 

Re-ground yourself by taking off your shoes and socks and connecting your feet directly to earth, grass, sand or water. Take a walk in the woods, by the ocean or along a stream. Be fully present here and now. Exercise mindfulness to restore a sense of peace. Appreciate the strength of a tree or the majesty of the mountains and let their beauty overtake you. Lie back in the grass and look up at the sky. Enjoy the movement of clouds across a vast expanse of brilliant blue. Or gaze at the billions of stars twinkling against the black of night.

Nature is a miracle of organic synergy and interdependence. Flowers don’t need alarm clocks to tell them when to bloom. Birds don’t need a recording studio to sing. Everything works in harmony, exactly as it’s supposed to.

Taking a break outside relaxes your body, refreshes your mind, feeds your heart and soothes your soul. As you pause to reflect, reconnect and renew, you remember that you, too, are an essential part of this natural wonder. 

What can you do today to embrace nature and relax into your rightful place in the perfect, natural order of things?

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About djwlifecoach

As a retired board-certified coach, author and Reiki master teacher, I continue to share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog and radio episodes help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more and access FREE resources at For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting, golfing and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane.
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