Nature Therapy

Updated: Mar 18, 2019

FINALLY! A beautiful sunny 70 degree day (in southern Illinois) occurred this week and I couldn't be happier to see signs of Spring. Did you know weather like this can be healing to humans?


Cold weather and I don't mix well due to it keeping me cooped up during the winter months and making life depressing.


The combination of a gorgeous day and getting off work early, I hit the road and went on an adventure to Ferne Clyffe Sate Park. I traveled to this park back in August to see a waterfall, but unfortunately it was dry.



This time around I was succesful. Wednesday night it poured, giving me no doubt the waterfall would be heavily flowing.



A little boy type of excitement overwhelmed me as soon I arrived, parked, and got out of my car. It felt SO good to feel the sun on my skin and to be encompassed by nature.


At one point I had taken my shoes off due to a large puddle too big to cross without getting wet. I remained barefoot the rest of the day, and oddly enough, the pain of walking on small rocks and sticks felt therapeutic. When I was younger, if I wasn't on the basketball court, chances are you could find me in the woods searching for newts and other critters. Thursday, I felt like that little kid again.