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Went on a second nature hike today was fab

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I had to be careful of my knees but nature and hiking are so important to my mental health im in love and I have a coat nice enough to keep me warm...

P.a. Hope all are well if you are not okay (I was not yesterday)please pm me if you want a listener... I’m here for you

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I love to get out and hike, too, but my knees are also giving me a little problem these days!! Have to make sure that it’s not too long and in this cold weather I think my knees get achier. Summer is not as bad.

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Starrlight in reply to Hope4me1

Oh cool. I never have thought of the weather affecting the knees.

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Dolphin14 in reply to Starrlight

Unfortunately as we age arthritis kicks in from years of pounding on our knees 😢. Weather can be a big factor with the pain. I've heard some people say their knee pain is like a barometer.... they can tell when it's going to rain.

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Starrlight in reply to Dolphin14

Oh yeah I forgot about that yes I remember now. Happens with all the joints, right?

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Dolphin14 in reply to Starrlight

Ya it can :(

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Starrlight in reply to Dolphin14

Blah 😬

I love to hike in nature. I walk daily., Mostly around my neighborhood . Very cold here for 2 daysso I

didn't walk yesterday and I really feel anxiety more.

You've inspired me to bundle up and maybe get on out there.

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Starrlight in reply to Marysblue

Yeah I got the warmest coat I could find and even though there is snow and Ice on the ground I’m not at all cold,... didn’t even feel the cold in my nose now that I think of it. Well I wish I could invite you here, there are really nice wooded areas around. Yes! Get out there, you’ll feel better.

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Marysblue in reply to Starrlight

I did, I got out and walked. You inspired me.

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Starrlight in reply to Marysblue

You’re awesome , good job!

I love getting out and walking. Got a foot of snow last week so I haven't been doing as much as I'd like

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Starrlight in reply to RemySue

Yeah it’s great isn’t it? It beats down the anxiety and lifts my mood up.

I went into the forest today for some therapy too. Didn't walk but i decided to take a friends suggestion and try to scream some anger out. Lol, i have no voice left. I thought it would be weird but i think it helped move some stuck emotions......my poor neighbors though. The woods is a great sacred place. Great for the soul.

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Agora1 in reply to Abysswalker

I'm glad it worked. I did it at home once and scared the hibbie jibbies out of my daughter lol xx

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Abysswalker in reply to Agora1

lol. Was an interesting experience. Felt pimal, i recorded the sounds. Doesn't even sound human. Gave it all my wrath. Vocals are shredded now lol. Was very liberating

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Isinatra in reply to Abysswalker

Arthur Janov was a psychotherapist who believed in primal therapy. He’s a pretty good subject to google about.

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Abysswalker in reply to Isinatra

lll have to give him a look. Thankyou!

Will you do it again? Make time out to go scream? Just curious. I really think it’s therapeutic

I don't know, im a bit scared, it felt too good.......even now i want to go back out there and grab a tree branch and hack and slash at dead tree branches and tear the fabric of the sky open with vicious screams of guttural pain. I may have released a monster

😱

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Imaaan in reply to Agora1

Looool....thank God she didn't have a heart attack

I do it all the time in my car. I try out all sorts of screams and growls lol. I’m so glad it was liberating!

I just jam to the latest angry song or music video I’m watching, sometimes I sing along. Sometimes I’ll just dance around by myself when no one else is watching. I don’t want to do any loud yelling or screaming, I’m crazy enough already.

Glad you understand. Still waiting for the men in white coats and nets to come and get me......if they ask....i ran back into the forest k?

Ok got it 🤣

Glad to see you enjoyed your walk and equally glad to see yo good looking face ;)

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Starrlight in reply to Imaaan

Aww thanks I’ll probably take my face down as usual whenever I have ...so you are lucky to have seen it before it’s too late lol 🤣

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Imaaan in reply to Starrlight

Lucky moi ;)

Hi starlight so happy you enjoying your hike and nature that helps me too alot

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Starrlight in reply to XoxoFaith

Hi Xoxo!!!!!!! Yes we are blessed to get to go out. There was a time when I was to scared to venture out of the house. Now I go all over the place by myself. Yes nature- it’s so healing. I want to do it every day

Glad you feeling better Iam always here to listen to you too💕🌴🌲🌳

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Starrlight in reply to XoxoFaith

Thank you sooooooo much!

You are beautiful and you look so snuggled up on your coat. I've been using my treadmill to get my knee ready to get out there again. Looking out the window in my quiet neighborhood is not cutting it.

I'm happy to read so many people are getting out.

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Starrlight in reply to Dolphin14

Thank you so much my best Dolphin. Yes I was so warm the entire time like 45 minutes each time. This coat I have I’m tellin ya

Your knees are almost ready, eh? Do you have parks or wooded areas right near your home to walk to or do you drive to spots?

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Dolphin14 in reply to Starrlight

I have both. I can drive or walk. I like to change it up. Yes, I'm working my way back up to my 5 miles on the treadmill before I go out. The treadmill is so much easier.

I hope you can get out today :) it's snowing here now. So beautiful

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Starrlight in reply to Dolphin14

5 miles!!! Go you!!! How long does that take? I’ve been switching it up a lot too ... hiking, indoor bike, yoga... today my exercise will be major cleaning I think

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Dolphin14 in reply to Starrlight

I can do a 15 minute mile. Unless my friend comes with me. We laugh so hard he slows me down to 18 minute miles lol It's great to switch it up. Get all the muscles in there.

Cleaning is a good one. Put in your air buds and dance while you clean :)

Looking Cosy there, Starr!

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Starrlight in reply to Dubba61

Yes I was! How are you Dubba?

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Dubba61 in reply to Starrlight

I'm not too bad, thankyou Starr. Having difficulty in getting used to, not being able to Walk much now. As I used to so enjoy a Nature walk. But keep telling myself at least I'm able to take care of myself and that's a bonus.

So glad you are doing something that makes you happy.

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Starrlight in reply to Mrspjsmom

Thanks it’s amazing that hiking makes me happy. Nature is just so calming. It makes exercise easy. How are you doing?

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Mrspjsmom in reply to Starrlight

Doing ok. The cold weather has drained me. It's -10 degrees this morning. Going to do my best to stay indoors and keep moving.

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Starrlight in reply to Mrspjsmom

Oh wow that’s a bit cold 😬 do something nice for yourself today!!!

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