Healing Places

When we came here to live and work in the woods, we knew it had to be a healing place for me.  A sanctuary.  We made a shelter from the world of hurt and chaos.  I was reeling from the loss of my daughter and the economic shock of divorce.  Surrounding oneself in the cocoon of the forest is most helpful to healing.  The bonus is that living in close connection with nature is oh-so inspirational.  It makes me wonder why our modern healing places aren’t infused with as much of the natural?  Why don’t our hospitals have indoor parks, with plants and birds and therapy dogs?  Why don’t they have storytellers and poets and more original art?  Why don’t they have meditation rooms as well as chapels?  How can you heal in the emotionally, spiritually and aesthetically sterile environment?

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