We choose how to think about ourselves, other people, other species the world and the planet. Our thoughts which are transformed into words have power to influence what we belief, how we feel and what we do. When we repeat the same unhealthy patterns of thought, emotions and actions we contribute to a toxic cycle which imprisons us at a personal and or collective level in society.
We become victims of our own thought patterns resulting in higher levels of stress, anxiety, feelings of powerlessness, which affect our relationships with our partners, family, friends and the workplace. We forget what role we play in what we perceive is going wrong in our personal life or in the world.
Freeing ourselves from the toxic chain of stress allows us to transform ourselves and transform our life.
The 4 Elements Natural Reflections and Relaxation is a series of sentences which help us use earth, water, air, and fire as a mental guide to free ourselves of unwanted stress.
Our inner peace has the power to transform ourselves and transform how we relate to other species and the Earth. Self awareness allows us to remember the natural energy within which we were born with and which is within us now.
As we remember that energy, that spirit, that life force, we can improve our self-perception and how we relate with people, other species and the earth that sustains us.
What we think about ourselves, other people, other species, and natural resources, impacts how we feel and the choices that we make. The earth has a history of being an irreplaceable biological, adoptive, foster parent, grandparent or caregiver by being present, caring, cleansing and renewing itself to sustain and nurture all species. Hence here we are today.
This process has resulted in the preservation of life on earth as we know it even during the most catastrophic global challenges. Let us learn from such a great role model and be grateful by caring for our mental, emotional, spiritual selves w...
We get caught up in the holiday frenzy as if life is interrupting the holidays. When in fact our unrealistic expectations and demands interrupt our life. We forget to live daily and especially during the holidays. “Each one of us is Life.” Let’s remember to be the best gift, which is you.
The Holiday Spirit is peaceful, caring, and joyful. This means we get to rest, nurture ourselves and others, and celebrate life. Unfortunately, we have created such an intense societal pace with unrealistic expectations for everyday and for the holidays. Causing stress, anxiety, or depression ending in disappointment, hurt feelings, and anger.
Instead, let’s remember to be the natural peaceful spirit and energy that we are and reflect it in the holiday tradition that you will share with others.
Each morning remember the best in you
Take three deep breaths to revitalize yourself
Hydrate with water before each meal
Eat fresh fruits, vegetables, and a variety of nut and plant-based protei...
Hello, I am Tania Garcia a licensed clinical therapist at the Back2Nature Center in Punta Gorda Florida and co-founder of the Green Living Green Planet not for profit organization.
History shows how the human species attempt to mold the earth to our “wants” continues to destroy its natural resources and habitats which are essential for the survival of all species including that of human life. Instead let us choose to adapt to the earth, be thankful for its resources value the diversity of life in ourselves, other people, other species while co-existing.
All species living on planet earth are interconnected and interdependent. Just like “a man is not an island”, humanity is not an island in relation to all species. This means that for life to survive and thrive in the human species now and in the future, we must learn to share or co-exist. After all we all benefit from the water, air, earth, fire and each other.
But the question is how do we do this? How do we adapt i...
Today this one invites you to Save the Earth from Us! Each one of us can be part of the solution to reduce our chemical impact on land and sea. We can be part of reducing red tides, algae, global warming, land-slides, and destruction of other species. We speak as if all of these problems have nothing to do with us, but it has all to do with us.
History shows how the human species attempt to mold the earth to our “wants” continues to destroy its natural resources. Our behavior impacts ecosystems thereby destroying natural habitats which are essential for the survival of all species including that of human life. Instead let’s choose to adapt to the earth, be grateful for its resources, value and co-exist with other species.
All species living on planet earth are interconnected and interdependent. Just like “man is not an island”, humanity is not an island in relation to other species.
This means that for life to survive and thrive in the human species now and in the fut...
Master the five steps of Listening, Acknowledgment, Observing, Clarifying, and being Selective to become a master communicator.
Listening. The best way to keep a conversation alive is listening. How many times have you found yourself using the time the other person is speaking to gather your thoughts and points for when it is your turn to speak. Don't speak at people, a conversation is between two or more people.
Although most people can tell when they are not being heard, we often don't acknowledge it as to not be considered rude. Which leaves us feeling trapped in which case we then avoid those people or they avoid us. This can lead to a fragmented conversation that lacks real connection.
How many times do we walk away from a conversation that was too superficial or one sided and feel that it was all a waste of everyone's time and energy.
"We are talking but not connecting" -Tania M Garcia
Acknowledgement. Most of us will end a conversation quickly if we feel that we are no...
How can we deal with adversity in the middle of a personal storm while remaining peaceful, elegant, and composed?
Sometimes when facing adversity or challenges in life we may feel alone although we are all connected. We all have been touched by the recent hurricanes and tragedies causing loss of live, profound sadness and a sense of uncertainty.
It is natural for us to feel overwhelmed during high peaks of stress due to tragedies or situations related to our health, overall wellbeing and relationships. Depending on the situation or event, we may not know how to cope with the physical, mental and emotional exhaustion that follows.
I like to share with you a self-awareness process that can help people thrive; cope with crisis, sustain health, and enjoy life.
Reconnecting with “the best energy in us” or qualities, brings out the inner strength to acknowledge the adversity and our feelings. Are we dealing with a health crisis, difficulty in a relationship, or loss of a loved one? A...
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius
Pumpkin spice is in the air and colorful leaves are falling to the ground, that can only mean one thing… FALL IS HERE! Many people love autumn because of the beautiful colors the leaves change. They go from green and yellows to orange and reds. However, most people don’t know why they change. Some think the leaves change due to cooler temperatures or due to a cycle the trees go through.
Simply, leaves change colors because of STRESS!
In autumn, the daytime shortens and the trees receive less sunlight. Trees need sunlight for photosynthesis, which enables trees and plants to change sunlight into their food. Therefore, due to the reduced amount of sunlight the trees need to work harder to survive, and to also conserve food for the winter.
Therefore, the trees are going through one of their most stressful times and they look better than ever! As Bianca and I spoke about this topic she said, “I wish I l...
"We bent with the storm like a tree and are bouncing back with the sunlight. This is the beginning of a new day and new possibilities. Be the sunlight in someone's life today!"
This series began while on a road trip to Rhode Island. My husband was driving and I couldn't help but see the trees on the side of the road. Some of which were in clusters growing together side by side and others standing strong by themselves.
My gaze was interrupted by that one tree that you see on a mound on the far side of the road by itself. Their age and their resilience withstanding the impact of the cars driving by, which, showed a wisdom that one would be a fool not to notice. I wondered how these trees could still stand after all the toxins they breathed in with the ongoing on-slaw of the human storm spewing smog. This inspired me to find how they could withstand all of that and still be green and beautiful. What was the tree's truth? What could we learn from them? How can we relate that tru...
At Back2Nature we believe that Earth-Friendly Self Awareness can help people thrive; be healthier, and enjoy life.
There is an ongoing disconnect from the best in us and in nature. As “intelligent beings” a coming together of the mind with the all knowing spirit in this natural human body is critical for survival. Our constant effort of becoming more “mind technical”, disregarding our natural basic needs results in ongoing pain.
Unknowingly we may ignore our natural needs for survival as humans living on planet earth, causing undue pain. Life then becomes an ever ending search for health and happiness. Life in humans is naturally interconnected with life in other species, and life within the planet earth. Hence the importance of being part of an earth-friendly self awareness process which promotes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
At Back2Nature we welcome you into a peaceful atmosphere where you can find the way to a serene, he...