Hepatica. The smallest things matter. To distract an anxious mind. Focus on the normal. I found it challenging to focus on work today, but once again, nature provided a reprieve from the doldrums. The last time I was at Aunt Molly Trail, the water, the dirt and the dry grass were frozen. I went by…Continue Reading
I was having a bad moment. My eldest went out for a walk with a college friend, something my wife later told me she had been doing all week. I flipped out. Screamed at my child about the meaning of physical distancing, lost my cool and went on a rant about her killing the whole…Continue Reading
Bhavna and I ventured out to another trail in Lambertville we have not visited before. This one was a bit odd in that the trailhead starts on private property. We passed an old barn and some cars. It was a bit strange. It had rained the entire week and the trail was more than just…Continue Reading
Last week I ventured into the woods near the Sourland Mountains in search of wildflowers, more specifically hepatica. I didn't find any. The rains on Monday and Tuesday kept me close to home and out of the woods but today I returned to look. I chose a trail, the Rockhopper Trail in Lambertville, where another…Continue Reading
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that some 40 million U.S. adults deal with anxiety disorders every year — but that only about 37 percent of those suffering receive treatment. Part of the problem is that there is still lots of stigma around talking about and seeking help for mental health problems.
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