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A Mindful Walk on the Changes of Spring

Sunday, 24 April 2016 00:00  by Christina M.

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On clear warm days like today, during my lunch break I walk down to a neighboring farm and take a breath. I take in the sights and sounds and observe the animals. These moments of mindfulness give me renewal. Today a new sight arrived: a baby goat, only several hours old. This baby is still fresh and new and so is the world around her. Her mother is close by grooming and helping this newcomer learn to walk, but it will take time before she is steady on her feet. In awe of this new sight, I started wonder about all of the changes taking place this season.

Spring brings new growth. Plants that were dormant all winter come alive with color and greenery. Just as the world around us stretches forward to spring, we can take this opportunity to grow forward and stretch ourselves to new things. The pain of loss, or the dormant numbness of depression and mental illness can feel like a never-ending winter. A time in our lives when growth and rebirth seem more distant than the stars, but there is help. When we look for help and immerge on our path of recovery, we can expect to relearn a few things. Growing is difficult and takes time. Just as this new baby goat is learning how to walk, relearning behaviors and nurturing your self to recovery takes time and patience, and a support system. Brookhaven Retreat® , LLC is a safe place for growth and healing, and is a community of support for women and by women.

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