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A better solution to depression than a walk in the park

Wendy Margolese (Picture courtesy of Wendy Margolese)
Wendy Margolese (Picture courtesy of Wendy Margolese)

Health writer Wendy Margolese of Ontario, Canada, writing in SIMCOE News, says, “I am not saying that nature isn’t a wonderful experience, but I’m circumspect of health solutions that end up making me dependent on a person, a place or a potion.”

She offers a way to go further/higher and includes a wonderful example in which a woman used that approach and found freedom from Postpartum depression.

If you’re struggling with depression, you might find these ideas helpful.

Read her article here:
A better solution to depression than a walk in the park

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Nurture yourself with nature’s help

Miami Beach (Photo by Bob Cummings)
Miami Beach from hotel balcony (Photo by Bob Cummings)

“The mental and spiritual renewal you can find in a quiet stroll through an art exhibit or a contemplative hour on a beachside bench are just as important to your health as the many exercise options the bay area offers” writes Bob Clark of Belleair, Florida in The Tampa Bay Times last month.

While on a business trip to Miami this week, I’ve enjoyed quiet moments on my hotel balcony looking out over the water towards Miami Beach. It’s a peaceful setting in which to bask in the warm Florida sunshine, count my blessings, and contemplate my connection with the divine.

Clark recommends a number of places out and about in the Tampa Bay area that are good for “mind, body, and spirit”. Can you think of some places in your area to nurture yourself with nature’s help?

Read Clark’s article here: Get outdoors to nurture yourself with nature’s help

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