Feb 25, 2020
Quotes from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist
"When we enter the natural world everywhere we turn we experience billions of shapes, colors, hues and rhythms. Ever-changing, Nature is persistently at work crating new life forms."
"We are part of this creation that throbs at the center of our being. We were meant to live surrounded by Nature's abundance."
"Nature provides us with innumerable gifts of beauty and creativity."
"Creativity and Nature are close companions. An artist friend gardens when she is not painting. Her garden and her paintings intertwine with one another in a constant process of creation."
"The Creative Power of the Sense of Place"
"For millennia artists have used a sense of place to shape and deepen their creativity. The impressionist painter Claude Monet envisioned and built with exquisite detail his estate and gardens at Giverny on the right bank of the River Seine. Monet's profound sense of place inspired his great masterpieces."
"What is your sense of place? Is it located in the memories of your childhood, a product of your imagination, scenes that inhabit your dreams and fantasies. Our sense of place can be made out of any experience. ...Reaching back, we evoke the colors, sounds, aromas, tactile sensations, tastes of these events long held and cherished in memory, sweetened by the imagination. Your travels, near or far, concrete or imaginative, remain with you, ever-present for recollection and re-living. Your sense of place solidifies psychological grounding and promotes emotional security."