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Nature as Nurturer and Therapist
“Much as we ‘mother nature,’ we must leave room to nurture ourselves.”
If you’re here, chances are that you’re in love with the outdoors, and you appreciate its restorative temperament. Or, maybe you’re just beginning to explore the world beyond your fishbowl. As an unforeseen pandemic sweeps the globe, forcing us away from sports arenas and dine-in restaurants, more and more people seek reprieve at public recreation grounds.
From this collective need to relax, the Soul Feeder bi-weekly series was inspired. I, like many of you, was already an avid nature enthusiast before the pandemic because it was the easiest and most accessible form of therapy for me. Through my own journey of living with clinical depression and anxiety, I recognized the ways others may benefit from fresh air and sunlight. And, just as the outdoors are for everyone, therapy should be accessible to everyone, too.
So while I am not yet a licensed psychologist, I am a psychology student and and counseling client. A large part of this platform will be dedicated to sharing with others the tips and tools I find useful in my daily healing practice. Please consider joining me in tending to our figurative gardens, the way we protect and conserve the natural world.
August 9, 2020:
An Introduction + Facing Imposter Syndrome in Uncharted Spaces
This week’s newsletter will formally introduce our organizer, and explore what the imposter phenomenon can look like for women of color in outdoor spaces, namely birding and nature photography. Though this conversation centers BIWOC, ALL are encouraged to join. We do not discriminate on the basis of race or gender. Subscribers will receive free journaling and meditation prompts, as well as other resources intended to: 1) Help build self-trust, and 2) become more confident birders.
Chat format and time: TBD