Turn Off and Listen

            When is the last time you turned off all devices and just sat outside and listened to nature? 

Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.

             I know what you will say..."I don't have time for that". Time is precious and we use it sparingly on things that better us usually. Going to the gym, cooking healthy, or in this case shutting of electronic devices are just some examples. These are choices you have to make for yourself. 

            Today I woke up not feeling well so instead of my watching T.V. I opened my window and listened to rain come down and the birds for a little bit. I felt better right away knowing spring is coming and everything will be blooming soon. Even the rain can be beautiful when feeding the earth for springs bloom. You just have to open your eyes to see the beauty. It is all around you, so let it heal you. 


Jacqueline Faye 

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