This month, the world looks like a large dumpster fireplace. There’s a lot damage all over the place. Our staff is diving into planning for subsequent yr, and I’m bringing with me to all of those conversations that Could is Psychological Well being Consciousness Month. The necessity to handle ourselves on this work to construct a simply, ample world past the local weather disaster is so necessary to maintain.
It’s spring within the midwest, lastly. For all of us, connecting with the earth is a approach to decelerate and nurture our psychological and emotional well being — as we head right into a season of local weather extremes and grapple with the intersectional methods neighborhood hurt and local weather justice present up. So, GO OUTSIDE! NOW! I promise you’ll really feel higher.
Enjoy the fantastic thing about the pure world: decelerate, listen, discover patterns and delights. (And when you don’t have quick access at present or usually, the apply of listening to and watching nature’s approach on YouTube can have the same impact.)
GO NOW, with out headphones, so you possibly can take heed to the chook songs.
GET YOURSELF to a physique of water. Take heed to the waves lapping on the shore, watch the present circulate downstream. As a result of water is life.
LAY DOWN on a mattress of dandelions — first meals for bees, whereas additionally edible and medicinal for people. Decide one and rub it beneath your chin to see when you “like butter.”
LOOK UP in surprise on the tree branches, fractals of our personal nervous and vascular physique techniques.
FEEL HER, our mom planet. Discover how she holds us up no matter our attitudes towards her, unconditionally, with love.
SOAK UP the solar, let it sprinkle freckles throughout your face, let it heat your shoulders. Let vitamin D soak into your nervous system.
PUT YOUR HANDS within the soil. Discover how alive it’s. Do you know the soil accommodates microbes which are pure antidepressants?
BE AMAZED and rejoice the tenacity of life. Permit it to present you hope and a grounding resilience; we’re nonetheless right here, nonetheless collectively, and nonetheless within the good combat for a greater world.