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Cheers to a Happy and Healthy Summer!

“In every walk in nature
one receives far more than he seeks.”
– John Muir

Cheers to a Happy and Healthy Summer!, Cloud Gate Acupuncture and Healing Arts in Broomfield, ColoradoJune marks the beginning of summer for us: school is out and the official first day of summer is June 21st. But for some of us, we can get so caught up in our work that we miss out on the vast opportunities that living in Colorado (and nature in general!) offers.

While hiking near the flatirons this past weekend, Josh and I (and the Fluff) stopped to talk to a couple ladies on horseback. I made a comment that I thought that it must be really fun to be able to take a horse along such a beautiful trail, and she replied that she was lucky, but then aren’t we all for being able to live in such a place. I agreed with her whole-heartedly.

I am very thankful to live here and thankful for the wealth of outdoor activities that feed my soul and keep my body healthy. It’s a wildflower (blue, purple, magenta, orange, yellow, red, white!) and bird (we saw a few yellow birds with red heads – apparently we spotted Western Tanagers) paradise out there. Clear streams cut through valleys while music surrounded us – from the wind in the trees to the grasshoppers in the green meadows.

I even spotted a new (to me) herb on our hike called cinquefoil. It’s quite plentiful along the trail we were on. Yarrow, my current favorite local herb, was in bloom as well. All of these things give me great joy and help to keep me healthy.

I write all of this as a reminder to get out there and explore nature. There is always something new to discover. Nature has a wonderful way of grounding you, helping you to gain perspective on your life, and healing you – from the outside in and inside out.

Have an amazing summer – be happy, be healthy. Let nature help heal what ails you. She is there for us. All we have to do is show up!

 Cloud Gate offers Acupuncture in Broomfield, Colorado

Josh Schneider, Me, and the Fluff