While going through a stressful and dark time in my life I discovered that nature had a healing eﬀect on me. I felt supported, peaceful and free while spending time in the wild – my mind went quiet, as I was noticing the details and listening to the sounds around me.
I was also lucky to ﬁnd my passion for nature photography during that time.
In this article I would like to share my photos and poems with you. My aim is to show the healing process that occurs when we are out in the wild and inspire others to spend more time in nature and experience it in a deeper way.
A growing amount of research shows that spending time in nature is very beneﬁcial for our physical and mental health, creativity, attention etc. Even looking at images of nature reduces the amount of stress hormones in our bodies.
I hope that I can spread this message through my photography and raise awareness about nature therapy, which is now gaining popularity.
The photos are self portraits.
Oh, how could I put words on
The vastness of the ocean?
And never ending motion…
The longing for freedom
In a world so controlled
Seems to originate
In the depth of my core.
Spreading my wings,
Learning from birds –
Perhaps the captivity
Is just in my thoughts?
I’m one with the wind,
It’s ﬂowing right through me.
Transparent to its force
I’m ﬂying and crooning.
I’m one with the sky,
It’s glowing right through me.
Transparent to its glory I’m ﬂying and crooning.
Name: Anna Isabella Christensen
Author Bio: Photographer & writer at www.annaisabellaphotography.com. MSocSc, nature & art lover, environmentalist, mindfulness practitioner, healthy lifestyle advocate.
Link to social media or website: https://www.instagram.com/byannaisabella/