Get back into nature with 3 Summer Reads!
This third book is written by Nancy Chickerneo, a licensed clinical professional counselor and registered art therapist and also a professional watercolor artist. It is more of a guide to help you get into nature and let it speak to you in the current circumstances of your life. It is titled
Woman Spirit-Awakening in Nature-Growing Into The Fullness Of Who You Are Even though this has "Woman" in its title, it is an exercise that all of us can take for health reasons. This uninterrupted time in nature is meant to slow yourself down and to notice something that draws your attention. By watching and waiting and letting that part of nature grab your attention, you become more open to what it has to say to you. Perhaps it is something that you have been going through or thinking about. It is extraordinary how creation speaks when we let it speak and when we pay attention to it. I highly encourage you to take some regular time this summer, and go into a part of nature where you can sit and watch and pay attention. Take a sketch pad or a journal and listen or draw and record your thoughts. Describe the part of nature that you have chosen. Insights will come to you that you never noticed before. Along with inspiring quotes in the side margins, Nancy asks a different question each time for you to reflect on in your own life, such as "What do I need to let go of..? What would I like to make space for in my life?...What can nature teach me about the natural path of letting go?...How can I experience more harmony in my daily life?"
All of the above books are still in print and readily available. Get healthy! Go outside!