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Life As a Solitary Green Witch!

Laurali
Hi, I'm Laurali! I live in a tiny, seaside fishing village in Florida where I nurture my plants, go hiking in the woodland, and wear flowers in my hair.

A Slow Living Prompt to Go Wildly and Slow

An aloe vera plant and monarch butterfly flat lay with dried flowers and nature-friendly elements
Lately, I've had no shortage of creative ideas for vegan recipes, imaginative articles, and stories, but I've been in a place of in-between, where I haven't felt like writing much.  I am winding down from my summer vacation in New England, which you can read about here, and with that comes a slow living prompt to go wildly and slow.

So, that's what I'm doing.  The ideas are there.  I'm just not ready to run with them yet.  Right now, I'm focusing on tying up loose ends and packing the last of my suitcase in preparation for the three-day trek back to Florida.

I'm also listening to a message from my body.  My body is telling me to slow down and take a rest.  I've even been doing some intermittent fasting to expedite the healing of my gut health and digestive system.

Sometimes, let's face it, our minds move faster than our bodies.  Such is the case with me.  This is the time for me to be gentle with myself and heal.  It's okay to listen to your body when it tells you to slow down.

Right now, the only thing that feels good is to slow down, lay in bed, watch The Good Place, and just relax as much as possible.  I'm eating almost nothing, detoxing all the bread out of my body, and fasting in the evenings if that's what it takes.

When I feel well enough, I head outdoors into the hygge style heart of nature to gently explore.  I walk the dog for my mom and stepfather, I look at all the mushrooms that have sprung from the ground from the last rainfall, and I just let the breeze ruffle my hair.  This helps me to go wildly and slow.

It helps to ground my energy and clear my chakras in ways that are effortless to me.  Here are 5-Tips for Grounding Your Energy on a Nature Walk if you'd like to try this at home.  Taking a gentle hike in nature can also help move your digestive system and work to get things on track again if you have inflammation.  To give your immune system a boost and to ease the pain, double up by wearing a bloodstone with skin-to-skin contact.

Bloodstone will help ease the signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing and works as a first aid kit for absorbing any pain.  That, in addition, with taking a forest bath or earthing barefoot in the grass, will work to heal you in no time!

What I've found is that when I'm at my worst, my body forces me to slow down and be more gentle with myself.  It tells me that sometimes it's okay to not push myself to be productive.  All of those things on my to-do list will be waiting for me when I'm ready.

It's nice to know that our bodies and higher self know exactly what to do when we need it the most.  To go slow, try spending some kinfolk style time in nature.  Surround yourself with houseplants.  Let yourself heal from the inside and out.
A nature-inspired flat lay with butterflies and preserved rosebuds and dried flowers and herbs

A Slow Living Prompt to Go Wildy and Slow

Last week, it was time to get things done.  I was filled with renewal and creative energy.  This week is all about living life at a slower pace and preparing for the onslaught of change.  I've got a lot of changes coming up and it's understandable that I need to be gentle with myself.

I'm pretty sure stress is what caused my colitis flareup to begin with.  Stress and eating a lot of bread items that my body doesn't agree with.  It's a time and season to detox, do some fasting in the evenings and practice restorative yoga.

During times when I feel well enough, you can find me in the forest, absorbing the greenery of my surroundings, which help me to learn to destress.  I'm learning to manage my stress.  There was a time in my life where I would have kept pushing myself to the point of a nervous breakdown or well-deserved hospital visit, but those times are no more.

I'm learning to relax, take it slow, and be kind to myself.  A lot of it is just listening to what my body needs and following the divine guidance it provides to me.

What going wildly and slow means to me is always finding the opportunity to attune to mother nature.  Sometimes, it might mean taking a nature walk.  Other times, it might mean wearing gemstones in my bra or drinking an herbal tea.  I just follow my natural guidance wherever it leads me and let things unfold organically.  Thanks for reading! xo

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