Saturday Serenity: It’s All About Nature, Chicago Style.


The Chicago Files


It’s Saturday morning, my freshly poured large cup of java sits in front of me, and I am feeling quite relaxed this morning.  This past week wasn’t nearly as stressful as the previous few have been.  And here is one reason why this is so.

The above photo is that of a lovely little park just steps away from Lake Michigan in Evanston, IL.  I took this photo while on a walk simply to, ‘relax’ and to, ‘de-stress’.  And guess what? It worked!  I walked along the path of this calming park space while listening to the birds chirping, the wind blowing through the trees, and the sound of the fountains as they sprayed into the air.  Simple gestures which made the world of difference in my state of mind this past week.

This got me thinking about coping with stressful times/moments, and how we have access to either the…

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