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Nature Recharge

A cheeky little guy is this little frog. Or is the butterfly cheekier? Either way, the photo makes me smile. Nature is my solace and the place I go to recharge my spirit. I can hear my own thoughts and center myself away from the din of a crazy world.

Wishing you a beautiful Sunday, and however you spend it I hope you are able to recharge your battery. These are stressful times and we must take good care of ourselves.

Happiness is the best medicine of all, so find some wherever you can.


Inspirational Quotes:

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
~ Rachel Carson

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
~ Henry David Thoreau,

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
~ John Keats

“If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.”
~ Edward Abbey

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Path to Well-Being

Daily walking (and especially in nature) is essential for my personal sense of health and well-being. I’m a big believer in the power of nature to nurture us, hence my post to perhaps motivate you to follow suit.

You may think that nature is not what “does it for you”, but have you really given it a chance? We are much too apt to sit in front of our TVs, computers, and phone devices for hours on end. These devices actually lower our vibration, and therefore our ability to stay physically well. I’m not saying to get rid of them, but it is essential to keep our exposure in balance with what is natural and wholesome.

It is a well documented fact that our connection to nature is a very important aspect of our well-being. Time and again, nature will provide us with not just physical health, but we also derive a feeling of inner peace, what is real in life, and proper perspective about what wellness really is.

I urge you to consider adding more time in nature to your health and well-being “to-do” list. As the naturalist and writer John Muir said, “In every walk with Nature, one receives more than he seeks.”


Inspiring nature/life quotes from transcendentalist writer, Henry David Thoreau:

“He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Life Without Principle

“Every blade in the field – Every leaf in the forest – lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Excursions, Poems and Familiar Letters V2

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

“Wildness is the preservation of the World.”
~ Henry David Thoreau, Walking

“Talk of mysteries! — Think of our life in nature, — daily to be shown matter, to come in contact with it, — rocks, trees, wind on our cheeks! The solid earth! The actual world! The common sense! Contact! Contact! Who are we? Where are we?” ~ Henry David Thoreau


“And after reading Thoreau I felt how much I have lost by leaving nature out of my life.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Path to Well-Being © Susan L Hart 2021 |  Friendly comments welcome | Photo of the Dolomites courtesy kordi_vahle, Pixabay

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Nature’s Medicine

No Monday blues here. I’m bringing you a dose of nature’s nurturing green to start your week feeling uplifted and rejuvenated. Think of it as a building block, a foundation for your day (and I hope) for your week. Build on it.

Pen onto your calendar, right now, something that will uplift you each and every day. Commit to those goals. Make your well-being in mind-boy-spirit the #1 priority on your calendar this week.

You know the things that bring you personal happiness, that lift your heart. Right now we might be restricted to “the small things”. What you will find out is that the small things are actually the big things…


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir

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“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.~ John Muir

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“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.~ John Muir

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“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden 

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Nature Medicine © Susan L Hart 2020 |  Friendly comments welcome | Photos courtesy Luis del Río Pexels, HoliHo Pexels, KANENORI Pixabay, Pixel2013 Pixabay, SplitShire Pexels

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Laughing Flowers

“The Earth laughs in flowers.” Wildflowers in a field, what a wonderful symbol of the joy of nature and the Earth! When I read Emerson’s words, I cannot help but smile inside. They lift my heart, for flowers are a precious gift. Their heady fragrances and gorgeous colors soothe our aching souls.

We need the healing power of nature now more than ever. The Earth is devoted and steadfast with her gifts. In a world that feels increasingly troubled, flowers help us reconnect to our inherent joyful soul center.


More Inspirational Quotes:

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” ~ A.A. Milne

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
~ William Blake

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
~ Pablo Neruda

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
~ Rumi

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.”
~ Osho

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers…”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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Laughing Flowers © Susan L Hart 2020 |  Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy David Bartus, Pexels, Free-Photos, Pixabay

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The Love Cure is You

Do you realize? You have more personal power than you likely know to change the world. The news is rife with division, hate, and fear. Some people just wait and hope for an external power or institution to cure the problems “out there”, so they can finally find some peace and happiness within themselves. They have a long wait.

If we don’t care enough about the world to personally get in the game, it will slip through our fingers like quicksand. It begins with one random act of kindness, a single word of compassion, a step upward on the stairway of understanding.

It’s one bit of love at a time. It ripples outward, and it builds. It comes from you, and me, and anyone else who chooses to participate, instead of just complaining about how bad things are. It’s what the ancient Greeks called “agape” – a selfless love for humanity – and the world sorely needs more of it.

Adopt a global consciousness. Choose to be a living example of love, compassion, and understanding. Work to bridge the divides you encounter. As Ghandi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

That which you give to the world, you ultimately give to yourself.


My travel story from Ecuador about intuition, connectedness, and love:
Eduardo & the Green Obsidian


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The Love Cure is You © Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy geralt, Pixabay