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Welcome Michelle, Hi Sasha,
I’m pleased that you both like the wheel, i’m not sure what the rules are around sharing non-WRAP related links, but their fb page does, so i thought it might be ok. 🙂
Last year i read a lot about the benefits and value of connecting with nature, and i see that in my own life. It’s not about the big things for me, but the small moments in the day when i stop to watch a bird or look at a cloud.
I don’t drive, and so spend a lot of time waiting for buses. I try to take those moments to look for beauty. I use my mobile phone to take close up pic’s of flowers, grasses, insects, weeds etc, the process of looking and taking calms me down.
At other times i draw a lot, though not well. It’s a safe way to express emotions and words, though it feels very private and i don’t show people my pictures much. I feel ashamed maybe, i think. Just now the weather is wet and windy, and so i’ve started drawing again. Not really pictures, more symbols. When i try to draw real things, the voices in my head get very judgy and vicious. I don’t know if that makes sense?
Sorry, i kind of go on a lot. lol.
I’m not sure whether we can share pictures here or not. I’ll maybe have a play around later on.
Sending everyone big hugs. xxx