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Brookhaven Retreat Blog - For inspiration, growth & a fresh perspective.

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A Girl and Her Father

A Girl and Her Father

Soup au Pistou

Soup au Pistou

Contemplation

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Can You Give Us A Twirl?

Broccolini Flounder Bake

The Reality of Sexual Assault

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

How to Stock Your Pantry: The Essentials

How to Stock Your Pantry: The Essentials

National Pomegranate Month

National Pomegranate Month

More Than Cute

Mental Health Wellness Week

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Addicted to Food

Taylor Swift and Anxiety

Taylor Swift and Anxiety

Essential Kitchen Equipment: Back to the Basics

Adele and the Reality of Growing Older

Maureen O’Hara—A Legacy

Maureen O’Hara—A Legacy

What Is Self Care?

Black Lentil Beet Salad

Black Lentil Beet Salad

Helping One Another

Helping One Another

Mental Illness Awareness

Women, You ARE Beautiful!

Women, You ARE Beautiful!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Unconditional Worth

Unconditional Worth

Empowering or Disheartening?

Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

Coping with Anger

Art in the News

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Prep

Fashion Trends: The Knit Cap

Fashion Trends: The Knit Cap

Alone Time

Chicken with Artichoke-Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

The Arms of Irony

Focus the Mind, Reap the Rewards

Focus the Mind, Reap the Rewards

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

The Necessity of Silence

The Necessity of Silence

Recovery

Recovery

Service with Style

Vietnamese Grilled Steak with Portobellos and Mint-Cilantro Mojo

Family Illness And The Dog

The Social Media Phenomenon

Top 10 Vegetarian Proteins

Know Who You Are

The Body and Soul - 5 Ways to Relax

Dr. Wayne Dyer Lives On

Toasted Ciabatta with Shrimp, Tarragon, and Arugula

Music—It’s More Than Noise

Love, Love, Love

Saturday, 14 February 2015 00:00  by Jacqueline Dawes

Isn’t this the word we love and hate the most? I do not believe that only one special day should be a love fest. Like Naomi Campbell, the beautiful super model who advocates that each day should be a love day, I too firmly believe if you feel love towards something each day dark cloudy moods that could swing over to the dark side of depression can be held a little closer to the light.

We always want love to be about a person but sometimes our trust is broken and the anxiety cannot accept any human affection as genuine, so we have to go with nature.

I find touching things found easily in nature such a huge stress relief. Picking up rocks and throwing them into the creek, collecting pine cones to make seed feeders with peanut butter for the birds and hanging them off the trees, rubbing my hands over bumpy tree barks to name a few. Just becoming mindful of what is around our basic environment and using those things to make us feel back in touch with life itself can even allow OCD to settle back for a while.

I love February because I sense nature being reborn and regenerating for another phase of life and each organic bloom from the snowdrop to the forsythia, laying their clean colors out to start the tapestry of the landscape. To me, nature is the greatest expression of love. And anything that brings a smile to my face and has the ability to instantly lift my mood is all we need in life.

If you have not had time to stop and smell the roses in the last year, please take the time to watch Spring be born this year.

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