Understanding brings compassion, toward both ourselves and others. Seek it.
Western Bluebird: Named for their distinctive blue plumage, the Western Bluebird feeds primarily on insects and berries. They have been known to gather in small flocks to feed on fresh berries in trees and bushes. Keep an eye out for these iconic birds next time you’re out on the Landmarks.
When was the last time you went for a walk in nature? Forest bathing, a form of ‘Nature Therapy’, involves using all the senses to enjoy the forest. And, take it from us, it will leave you feeling relaxed, calm and balanced.
#ForestBathing #NatureTherapy #Woodland #Forest #Relax
There's no better place to find yourself that sitting by a waterfall and listening to it's music - Roland R Kemler 🎶💦 🎼💙
House Wren: This bird was named because of its affinity for nesting near human homes or in birdhouses. A male will start several nesting sites to attract a mate, but as is so often the case, the female will finish the job.
Budding eucalyptus flowers! Eucalyptus boats many medicinal properties including: anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-microbial, stimulating and cooling. The essential oil is great for colds and congestion, minor skin ailments and muscle pain. You can even add a drop or two into your shampoo and conditioner. #livelight #lightfolk
Brewer’s Sparrow: This little sparrow makes up for its drab plumage with a wonderful variety of beautiful songs. Be sure to listen for one next time you’re in the City of Irvine’s Bommer Canyon.
Western Kingbird: Western Kingbirds are known to perch on branches or wires near their nest, allowing them to quickly defend their young from predators such asRavens and Hawks, while keeping an eye out for insects to eat.
Laughing tonight as I explained my analogy of the past two weeks. My take on “when it rains, it pours”. First it was water up to the ankles (quite literally). Then rain boots were required. Within 10 days it was fly fishing waders up to the chest. It’s been HARD.
The worldly stuff has been replaced & all the humans are safe. And damn, if we aren’t lucky to still have a home (#wildfires
). Little #eddiebauerthedog
has been diagnosed with epilepsy & that’s the ONE thing that cannot be fixed & our hearts are broken. Our resources are plentiful for natural ways to help the lil guy & he’s been a very. good. dog.
I’m so thankful for so much. With the storm now just a sporadic sprinkle here & there, I can let go & go. Like really go. To the desert. To check out for a few days. Seriously. I’m going. After the mashed potatoes & pumpkin pie.
Little ailments unattended early, leads to bigger problems.
A 15 minutes BCM treatment have capability of knocking off potential hazards in the body. Attend to signals that threatens your physical fitness. Use a BCM
#healththerapy #fitness #naturetherapy #wellness
Great Blue Heron: This highly adaptable bird is known to hunt by standing very still, waiting for their prey to come to them before quickly striking with their beak.
Finding Murphy (Part 2)
So we began his training. We hacked, we schooled, my children rode him, my friends’ children rode him, we played in the arena, we walked him in hand, and I made him the same promise that I made to Dylan a decade ago – if you do this with me, you need to trust me, and I promise to trust you. I will ask you to do some things that don’t make sense, but I promise I will always keep you safe.
Watching him cavorting about in the arena with a group of children just filled my heart with hope. He cantered slowly after the football they kicked, flicking his long mane and nosing the ball, and was not remotely bothered by their shrieks of delight. He stood stock still whilst we lifted my daughter into the saddle in front of me for his first go at back riding. He carried us carefully around the arena, seeming to comprehend how important this was. He sought out the child who needed him most, sniffing her gently. He was so wonderfully engaged. Maybe this was going to okay after all.
Watching him made me realise that this journey was not about replacing my beautiful Dylan, or cloning my relationship with him, but about forging a new bond with another special horse. It wasn’t about replicating the past, it was about creating the future. It was time to accept my place in this circle of learning and take the lessons Dylan had taught me into my new partnership with Murphy. I feel so incredibly blessed to have two such beautiful creatures in my life.
Conquest Centre Senior Instructor
#horsegirl #ponies #hest #horse #therapy #horses #riding #horsesheal #animalovers #animaltherapy #equine #equinetherapy #horsesofinstagram #instapic #instagood #autism #cerebralpalsy #coreworkout #disability #sensoryprocessingdisorder #learningthroughplay #neuroscience #naturetherapy
We have been talking about sleep over in the Facebook group this week with a different essential oil each day that promotes a better nights sleep. From Lavender to Roman Chamomile to today’s Marjoram. One that quietens the mind. I love to diffuse this last thing in the evening. To quieten and calm the mind from all of the days noise, thoughts and ideas. .
You can find the link to my FB group over in the link of my profile
Sage Sparrow: Often foraging in small groups, the Sage Sparrow is a common sight throughout Southern California. Keep an eye out for one next time you’re out on the Landmarks.
I’ve always had a huge passion for the outdoors, since I was young. We’d spend our summers camping, swimming, kayaking, biking, aimlessly wandering, roaming the streets, you name it. Fast forward a few years (OK, more than a few) and that passion has done nothing but grow.
I’m lucky enough to continue to want to expand myself, to look outside of my fears (easier said that done), take on new creative forms and be surrounded by people who are always encouraging growth and development.
Road trips and exploration are on the menu, and I am chuffed to be along for the ride.