Stop and Smell the Fall Leaves

How often do you stop and take in the nature around you? This morning, I was driving to work when nature was more obvious than usual. To start with, there was our first dusting of snow that completely cleaned all the color from the landscape except for golden fall leaves. This was the backdrop as I rounded a bend and witnessed a beautiful buck elk surrounded by a herd that was inches from my car as I crept past. As I arrived at my destination and was walking through the parking lot, I felt that I was being watched. As I looked around, there was a healthy fox darting behind me. Nature was showing off this morning.

Nature is all around us and inside of us. No matter how much we try to control it, stop it, slow it down or speed it up, ultimately, we are not in control. This realization can be frustrating, but it can also be a good thing. Understanding that our bodies and the world around us know how to heal, grow, reproduce, and cycle through phases can help us to let go of some worry. Yes, we want to do our best to help these natural rhythms, but also, we can trust in mother nature.


Sometimes, the best thing we can do for our health is to stop trying to control so much. If you’ve taken my course, then you have established routines that we have automated. By being automated, these habits happen without you forcing them. You’ve found a routine that feels natural for you. At this point, you’re not forcing control, but rather listening to your intuition and flowing with nature. This is not an easy point to reach. It may take years of trying new patterns and fine tuning your habits. However, once you find that rhythm, you get to experience mother nature showing off. You get to enjoy that feeling of everything feeling easy and beautiful, just like I did on my drive to work this morning.

Find nature’s rhythm in your life.

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