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Re: What do you do to survive the isolation in the country?

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Posted by Ole Cuss on April 06, 2002 at 07:35:27 from (

In Reply to: What do you do to survive the isolation in the country? posted by WallSal55 on April 05, 2002 at 16:01:31:

Sit down and think about what you feel like you're missing from being isolated. Do you crave some human contact, more than the internet can provide? Try to get do a little volunteering or just help out a neighbor; if you don't know your neighbors well, gently make some approaches and get acquainted; some baked goods are always a great introduction. Does you area have a community college or YMCA that offers courses or trips? Sometimes just a few hours reading quietly at the library with other folks around can be a tonic.Do you feel a need to accomplish something? Gardening, cleaning up alongside a county road, clearing a fencerow, working with crafts, etc. can keep you busy and have something to show for it afterwards. And it can be wonderful just to enjoy what the Great Spirit has put all around us. Long walks and hikes just for the heck of it, to drink in the beauty, to sit quietly in the woods and listen to nature and observe the other creatures; bring along a camera or notebook or sketchbook. Let your mind be still and calm there, and you will be amazed at how much you can learn about yourself and the world simply by keeping your eyes, ears, and mind open. No one should ever be bored in the woods.

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