Nature’s Wisdom: Path to a Life shift


Today I’m excited to tell you about a brand-new book I’m part of: 365 Life Shifts: Pivotal Moments That Changed Everything. It contains 365 inspiring, true-life stories from over 250 beautiful souls all around the world and I’m so happy to share my words in it!

In my story, I share about a challenging time in my life that is titled: Net-Worth Loss, Self-Worth gain. This story is about gaining personal value and self worth. You can go here to find out more about this amazing book.


In this blog, I want to share how nature helped me go through a roller coaster ride of emotions and the shift that came from the time I spent with nature.

I felt broken, scared and full of worry, which led to judgment and self-doubt at that time in my life.

The adversity

Observing nature, I recognized that she has faced adversity. She has transformed and lived through transition. From this realization, I began to trust that this was happening for me.

This didn’t mean that I liked it. Nature has very little choice but to face the storms and the clear cut forests and whatever else happens, yet she does what she knows how to do. She grows around this and through this.

The scars

Even with this scar from almost loosing the branch, this tree still grows. I am like this tree. I carry the scar of my past yet I do not carry the burden of the story that has been part of my journey.

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." ~ Khalil Gibran

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ~ Khalil Gibran

Trees like this showed me the way to grow. Whatever it looks like externally the work took place internally in tiny increments. This tree’s beauty comes from the scar.

The roots

Any tree that has lost a branch has had to rely on its roots for nutriments. The parts that are visible are affected yet the roots and the ground that this tree is held in, holds the key. They are hidden from view. And without them, the tree would not survive very long. They hold everything together. They anchor the structure down so that this tree can get through whatever comes its way.

With this as my inspiration, I looked at my anchoring in myself and gave myself kindness, compassion, understanding, grace and time to heal through this reality that was part of my path. Recognizing that my roots were my connection to myself, my nutriments were self care during this period.

The permission

Nature was there to support me and show me her way of growing and getting through her own adversity.  What I had to do was give myself permission to believe that there is growth after hardship as long as I allow myself to get beyond the current situation.


Most of all, nature shows me how to BE and cope with my life so that I can have a journey that is unique to me and recognize that my life is happening for me, not to me.

If you would like to learn more and read other stories in our amazing book: 365 Life Shifts, you can see these other collaborators blog post.

Lisa Hutchison:

Marci Kobayashi

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