But I learned how to deal with it…
It wasn’t easy – it took time and perseverance. But I recovered.
Counselling and psychotherapy helped heal many of my hurts. And the process was so fascinating I gained a couple of counselling qualifications on my way to recovery!
But it was emotionally demanding so I let off steam by getting outdoors. A lot. Particularly into the mountains.
For the last few years I’ve had to find less active ways to enjoy being outside because of a health condition. But I still get out there every day to maintain positive wellbeing.
I’m a huge fan of nature connection and you’ll often find me enjoying a mindful walk or some nature photography. Perhaps even splodged on the grass admiring clouds scudding across a windy sky. It keeps me sane!
But the best part of getting outdoors for me is being closer to God. I feel peace and joy when I’m surrounded by His creation. Connecting with my Creator and the natural world is a great buffer for life’s demands.