Winter is a time where most people stay indoors, avoid the cold weather, the snow, and simply hibernate the season away, but for me, it’s a mixture of extremes. I do tend to hibernate for the holidays, spending time with family, friends and loved ones, yet I also try to always plan a trip that takes me out into the winter wilderness. No, it’s not because I’m mad, crazed or delusional, but mainly because I find it extremely peaceful.
As I grow older, and wiser with experience, I am drawn to what is more natural and that goes beyond food. For the past few years, I’ve studied greatly the art of herbal medicine, and in my studies, nothing stands above the natural plant that a medicine or remedy is derived from, which is why when it comes to modern medicines, I will always opt for the natural remedy over the artificial pharmaceutical. Because not only are they gentler, they have less side effects, and to be real, medicine began with plants. Modern medicine has been around for 200 some years, while herbal medicine has been around since the dawn of time. And through my studies and herbalist experience, nothing is truer.
I’m a huge fan of road trips… HUGE FAN! Road tripping a destination, especially an international place is one of the most exciting, intimate, and interesting things you can possible do. You can come and go as you please, and you can go with the flow, staying in a place longer because you met really great locals, or you can move along if something doesn’t feel quite right.
Moving preparations are in full swing as spring cleaning has began early thanks to how bad the winter storms are hitting the northeast US today. As I sift through the ungodly amount of things I’ve acquired over the years, stored away and forgot about, my mind is filled with deeper thoughts on society, evolution, and our survival…
As a budding herbalist, over the past few years I’ve been working with herbal medicines, remedies, and other natural approaches to healing, and while I’ve learned a great deal about the body and how it can be treated in this way, I’ve also come to realize that our connection with Nature is the underlying truth that permeates everything in our world. And when that understanding is felt in the mind, body and soul, you come to think about reality and the nature of humanity and all living things as a mosaic, where one thing relies on another thing, and so on the circle goes.
Winter is here in all of its freezing pearlescent glory, and with it comes the opportunity to experience the natural sound of Nature, and all of its beauty. Sure, the leaves have changed to yellow, red and brown, crinkled up, dried up and fallen off the trees, and a blanket of white has descended upon the forests, but there is still an intense feeling of belonging that I’d trade for nothing else. With the blankets of snow comes a sense of purity that in today’s modern world is becoming harder and harder to find. And in the winter world of the forest where no other human soul is at that time brings along the silent sound of Nature that few ever hear in their entire lives.
Sign up for my VIP email list:
*Disclaimer: All blog posts featuring products, reviews, or suggestions for products or services are governed by our Disclosure. Products were received free to review, so to provide authentic opinions and content for our readers. The opinions and ideas in this post are the writer's own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. We receive no compensation for product reviews. Links within non-product review posts may be sponsored.