top of page

Finding Inspiration

Stressors are an inevitable and a frustrating part of life. When the brick wall comes calling, leave it your calling card. Find your place of peace, and come back later with the tools to dismantle it.

We've all done it--hit the proverbial wall. In my instance, I was (am) battling a bit of writer's block. When this inevitably happens, or when life throws in an unexpected curveball (or two or three), one of the places I tend to go is out into nature.

By now, you all know I love trees. But add in some water and I'm at another level of peace. At a certain point in my life, I have come to realize that it is futile to keep pushing against the brute force you are being faced with at any particular time.

The best things you can do are:

  • Accept that you have met something you cannot push through at this exact moment.

  • Understand that if you do try to keep slogging through, you are wasting your time (cue the download circle that never stops circling).

  • Remind yourself that you will get through this.

  • Retreat to or find your specific place of peace and rejuvenation.

  • Turn the phone off and distance yourself from distractions.

  • Focus on your version of happy.

I don't want to oversimplify things. Slowing the racing thoughts or training your body to react in different ways to stressors takes time and effort. It's difficult to step away, resolved to pick up the issue another day. More often than not, when I step away I find a solution or path foward, and much more swiftly than if I had sat and stewed on it.

Your time is valuable, but more importantly, so are you!

We were not meant to have heavy burdens all the days of our lives.

And so, if you are reading this and you can't get to a place of peace right now, here is another video. No words, just the sound of a babbling brook.

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page