Then I saw him. Through the trees was a beautiful buck that I had never seen before, and he was looking at me, just like in the movies...
We just looked at each other like that, barely moving for about 30 minutes, then he moved closer and we looked at each other some more, and as time passed my heart grew with the wonder of this powerful interaction, and the knowledge that I would have missed this if I hadn't so uncharacteristically sat down on the patch of moss, too tired to worry about lyme disease.
And so, my slogan - "Go out there. See the things. Bring them back."
We bring things back - whatever it is to which we expose ourselves - we bring them back in our thoughts, our memories, and sometimes in a photo or in telling the story. We bring all things back and they become us and so we have a bit of a responsibility here. What are we bringing back and are we being proactive about it? Are we making good choices when we can? Are we bringing back what will support us when we need it most - resilience, joy, love, health - are we taking care of ourselves?
I got sick on March 13 and didn't start to feel like me again until sometime in May. I have lost 8 important people in my life since March 15. I have not gone to a single funeral but, living across the street from a funeral home, I have seen the bizarre ways death is being handled, or not. I have stories. So do you.
So. Pandemics suck. Now we know. What can we do about it?
Be intentional. Go out there. See the things. Bring them back. Take control of what you can. Stay connected! Eat well, exercise, get outside in the fresh air and sunshine or rain and snow - just get outside, journal, meditate, do yoga - do what you know works for you, and if you need help, get in touch with me. I can help you. One-on-one or in my groups. Sliding scale. I look forward to it.
Donna Havens MEd - Coach
Wayfinding and Well-Being
MEd Psych Counseling
Certified Holistic Health
"Go Out There. See The Things. Bring Them Back."