As we go through life's hardships, our human family members are not the only ones impacted. Changes in lifestyle or routine can confuse our pets, but if we keep them safe and loved, they will ride the waves with us--and help us learn about ourselves along the way.
When we're facing difficult health or emotional issues, we can be uplifted by spending time in nature. Sometimes we're even gifted with messages from the simplest natural encounters. But do we have the eyes to recognize them?
Even years after an illness or serious challenge impacts a parent, children can reveal the depth of fear and other feelings by acting out when things are relatively normal. The juggling act of allowing children to vent and keeping them from crossing a line into disrespect can be blurry at times.
It's essential to stay close to nature during a time of healing. But through the wonders of technology, we are now able to extend our support system across the globe. It's one of the beautiful things about contemporary life.
How do we relieve ourselves from the uncertainties that haunt us? Life is full of times when we are in between answers, in between knowing what's next. Noticing beauty and taking care to love ourselves can go a long way to relieve us. It's free and as close as the nearest flower, tree, child, cloud or piece of art.