In our hectic daily lives, we get occupied and distracted with work, relationships, and other activities of living and we forget about the comfort found in Mother Nature. We should consciously strive to spend time outside.
Make intentions to walk to work, when and if possible. Spend time at sea, in the mountains, or in the forest. Plant a garden. Swim in the ocean, hike, cycle, have a picnic and spend time with your family or pets outdoors. All of these activities provide quality time with our Earth Mother and hold us in her naturally healing embrace.
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Also remember that as the Earth heals us, we can also do our part in healing the Earth. Let’s reciprocate the kindness of nature by doing what is right for our planet. Recycle, reuse, conserve, and reduce waste. After all, one good deed deserves another.
The health of humanity is intimately interconnected to the health of our planet, so in doing what’s best for the Earth we are also doing what’s best for ourselves; it’s the ultimate compassionate act of self-care.
Dr. Michael Eason is a psychologist and US licensed therapist practicing at MindnLife in Central, Hong Kong.
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