Grief & the Healing Power of Nature

In the weeks following the death of my beloved Oma, I found myself struggling to navigate through the unfamiliar world of funeral arrangements, burials and settling of estates.

Anyone who's been through this process will understand just how taxing it is, on both body and mind. With so much involved and so many decisions to make, it's hard to find time to allow yourself to grieve.

With "my person" Dan, stuck on the other side of the world, I found some solace and time for reflection, during a short solo break in Queenstown. 

Having the time to clear my mind and just take in the beauty of nature, was incredibly healing. 

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”  -Anne Frank