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I believe in the healing power of nature. If we take a moment to immerse ourselves in an image of nature we will feel rejuvenated, renewed and revived. Studies have shown that what we look at not just affects our mood, but also how we relate to others and our attention to detail. So if your feeling stressed, run down or just deserve a break, look at the images under "Healing Art" and immerse yourself in them.
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Hi, I am a photographer & mixed media artist who has learnt the healing power of nature. I am also a Reiki master. I live with osteoarthritis & fibromyalgia, so live with constant pain. Nature & art have given me hope & help me to be grateful for life even such as it is. My desire is to help others on this journey and to help everyone to decrease their stress and increase their wellness through my "Healing Art". I have a blog at http://www.juliaharwood.com & my art is available for purchase as a gift to yourself or to others at  http://juliakharwood.redbubble.com/ I look forward to connecting with you & hope my images bring you peace, health & happiness in an imperfect world.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Practice What We Preach

Do you so often think positive websites and blogs are all a little "Pollyanna", in other words a little removed from the reality of everyday life.
For example my blog "Healing Art", can it really be healing or is it all pie in the sky.
Let me tell you, in the last month I have been put under incredible stress, had friends disappoint me, been wrongly accused and physically been stretched to breaking point. As each situation happened I put into practice what I teach and spent time out in nature. It worked BUT the cumulative effect became overwhelming. When the final blow fell I started crying and couldn't stop, after 4 hrs of trying positive talk, trying to control my emotions, trying to stop crying my husband said lets go for a drive, I said ok as I felt sorry for him having to deal with me like this. As we drove around nothing changed until we came to a beach & I said, "Hon, stop here". He did and we went down to the waters edge, I wandered off on my own looking at the rocks and shells and a blue heron that was there, I took some pics and noticed that I had stopped crying and I was beginning to feel stronger. I walked back to my hubbby and we walked along the beach. Although I still felt sad and dissapointed in the situation I was able to get on with life knowing that we can't control others and what they say & think, but that doesn't have to diminish me as a person and I can go on & be happy & fulfilled.
This is the blue heron as he took off. This was taken on my iphone, but I still wanted to share it with you.
So I would encourage you, when life becomes overwhelming take time out, time for you, go out in nature, absorb yourself in her and see what the results are.
Wishing each and everyone of you love and happiness, but most of all self acceptance and self love.

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