As I’ve mentioned in one of my previous posts, birdwatching is a great way to spend time being present in nature. It’s a great way to be present, period. Bird calls are easily and most notably heard in parks, and we often hear common birds like sparrows, pigeons, starlings, robins, and mourning doves in ourContinue reading “Birdwatching in Brooklyn; An Act of Mindfulness”
Category Archives: Nature
The Pandemic Reinforced the Importance of Food Sustainability
Once word got around about the effects of COVID-19, strengthening my immune system became my main concern. I continuously stocked up on fruits and veggies and took my supplements. Thankfully, my local grocery stores always had the items I needed to keep me healthy. Because of this experience, and the thought of being affected byContinue reading “The Pandemic Reinforced the Importance of Food Sustainability”
Be Healthy and Feed the Energy of the Divine
“We want to feed the energy of divine perfection that empowers healing rather than feeding the power of illness. What we give energy to, we give life to. What we feed grows.” – Sandra Ingerman, Speaking with Nature – Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth There is a lot of great insight andContinue reading “Be Healthy and Feed the Energy of the Divine”
There’s Beauty in Life and Death
Memento mori,Memento vivere.Remember you must die,Remember you must live. So often we find ourselves living through the mundane in life. We get lost in the annoyances. We forget to be thankful, to be appreciative, to love, and to honor ourselves through our health. We put things off until tomorrow and follow the same patterns. WeContinue reading “There’s Beauty in Life and Death”
I Miss the Moon
I miss the moon. I’m outside less and don’t see it as often.I feel like something is missing in my life. Food for my soul. The featured image was taken by me in Brooklyn, right before April 7th’s full moon in Libra. And now, we’re in the waxing phase of the new moon that fellContinue reading “I Miss the Moon”
I Still Haven’t Accepted the “New Normal,” Have You?
I’ve been off my game lately. My routine has been shaken up, and it’s hard. Doing everything at home just isn’t the same. I miss my routines, my deviations from them, passing by the bakeries, stopping in Chipotle, and definitely going to the gym!! Get Fresh Air — Disconnect from the Internet and Media forContinue reading “I Still Haven’t Accepted the “New Normal,” Have You?”
You, Your Head, and the Environment
Do you ever just sit with yourself? Come home without turning the tv on? Commute without listening to your headphones? Sometimes it’s nice to just be quiet; to not depend on external sounds for comfort. Can you be comfortable when it’s just you, your head, and the environment? Image captured by me at Bush TerminalContinue reading “You, Your Head, and the Environment”
Vibrate Higher in Nature
Did you know that the frequency of a city is lower than that of nature? It’s why people tend to head out of the big towns (in my case, NYC) to their weekend home; there’s a pull to escape the city rush and be some place more peaceful. It’s why we hike, swim in oceansContinue reading “Vibrate Higher in Nature”
Mercury in Retrograde in Pisces
On February 16, 2020, Mercury went retrograde in the sign of Pisces. Everyone tends to freak out during Mercury in retrograde, but thanks to the influence of empathic Pisces, this should be a smoother retrograde. Key Themes: Go with the flow, slow down and reflect. It’s okay to be still and not as productive asContinue reading “Mercury in Retrograde in Pisces”
How to be Present in Nature Part II: Observe the Trees
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world” John Muir Appreciate trees! They’re everywhere, especially in New York City. According to NYC Parks & Recreation, over 5 million trees are growing on public and private property. These trees help remove air pollution, capture stormwater, provide shade for homes, streets, and parks —Continue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part II: Observe the Trees”
To Feel, lightly.
I kept trying to feel lightly; I know it’s for the best. But I can’t help it. I don’t know how to be involved with something I love, lightly. Image captured by me at Roosevelt Island, NYC
Two of Cups – The Flow of Love
This image that I captured at Prospect Park reminds me of the 2 of cups tarot card. Something about the gliding of the swans in the water evokes a sense of femininity. The waters remind me of emotions and the flow of life – which is also representative of the 2 of cups card. Ultimately,Continue reading “Two of Cups – The Flow of Love”
I See the Light But…
I finally see the sun through the forest. Slivers of light make their way through the dense packing of the trees. A clearing is in the distance. But—there seems to be a magnetic force around me. That’s what it is right? That’s why can’t I step towards the clearing. … what else could be preventingContinue reading “I See the Light But…”
Don’t worry, my quiet and melancholy nature doesn’t always mean something is brewing beneath the surface.
Trying to make sense of things and it just never happens.Some days or moments, I’m spared and can feel pure elation, happiness.Some days or moments I feel absolutely weary. Photo shot by me, Prospect Park.
It’s all unknown. We’re simply left with the desires of what we may or may not want in our lives – present and future tense. And then we make decisions. Shot by me in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Central Park, My Playground
A young girl from Queens, Central Park was my playground. E, F, and R trains, with direct routes to Midtown, placing you at the entrance or within walking distance. Climbing up and down monstrous rocks and boulders, quite a feat for a child- Rollerblading on paved park streets of concrete, swerving in and out ofContinue reading “Central Park, My Playground”
Wordless Wednesday: Coney Island
It was too easy;the lies rolled off your tonguelike flooded waters. Something once peaceful and refreshing,now a messy nuisance. The water expands,the salt corrodes,everything is damaged in its wake.
Be Kind to Yourself
I have to stay motivated, keep myself focused and remember to be kind to myself, because it’s hard. I’m no longer in my twenties and I think life is finally starting to break me down a little bit. Even though I try not to let it.I have to believe that I can manifest greatness inContinue reading “Be Kind to Yourself”