Ask an Author – July 2020 – Learning Lessons From a Sparkling Stream

A frothy white waterfall cascades into a deep blue lagoon dotted with lilypads.

This may be the perfect month for you to explore this strategy! It’s summer after all and it is the time when if you are within hailing distance of a stream, you could spend a few minutes to discover this unique strategy.

I have tried this strategy and it has proven to be a very effective one. Here are some tips to get you on track.

Visit the stream either first thing on an early morning or in the late evening.
Sit close to the stream and take a minute to drink in your surroundings.
Make sure that all is quiet around you.
Allow your sense of smell to pick up the fragrance of fresh water, green grass around you, and any other fragrances such as flowers and whatever else that mother nature has to offer.

Next, allow your sense of hearing to bring you the sounds of singing birds, chirping crickets, and whatever other sounds are around.

Then you need to turn to your sense of sight. Look intently at the fast flowing water or maybe it is a stream where the water flows gently. Allow your eyes to drink in everything around you. Pay special attention to activities in the stream such as swimming fish, crabs scurrying along the banks of the stream, or anything else.

Trust me when I tell you that this strategy surely works! It is all about using your senses of smell, hearing, and sight to help you rejuvenate your imagination, creative juices, and propensity to think more clearly.

To contact me please send an email to!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan (sight loss coach and accessibility advisor)

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