Environmental philosopher and Sierra Club co-founder John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”.
Those words ring profoundly true. Unfortunately, with our societal norms of packed schedules and deadlines, not everyone gets to experience what Muir so passionately conveyed.
My early twenties were tumultuous for a plethora of reasons. I had become detached from the natural world which had been my haven as a child. At twenty-three I was struck head-on by a drunk driver. I was med...
You enter the gate
See where you want to go
You follow the path
Step by quiet step
Excitement and curiosity
You imagine how it will be
Reaching the end
Will it change everything?
Will it make you happy?
Will others admire your courage?
It seems as it's more out of reach the closer you get
You get weary
You begin to wonder
Is this worth it?
Will it be everything you imagined?
Should you turn back?
It's getting dark
Will you ever get there?
But the sun comes out shining with hop...
I’ve been talking to many women lately of all ages who are feeling anxious about various things in their lives. Some have constant anxiety, even over minor things. Some have anxiety in the form of panic attacks. Some have anxiety that is so debilitating that it affects their motivation.
Most of them have no idea how to cope with the feelings that come along with anxiety.
I have struggled with anxiety ever since I can remember.Even as a one year old, my anxiety was noticed by my parents. It started in the fo...