“Nature, I Reclaim You”
Nature. I reclaim you.
I reclaim your sweet smelling grasses, your sappy stalks.
I reclaim your golden, radiant warmth, and cool, refreshing breath.
I reclaim the musky scent of earth beneath my feet, the balm of your salty oceans.
I reclaim it all, all your majesty, majesty I have quaked from in fear of one life-altering parasite, the one that stole my health without so much as a thank you, and left me bereft in the dark.
Too long have I let fear keep me from your life-giving beauty.
Too long have I denied myself the restorative serenity of your face.
Today, I reclaim this right.
I will be incarcerated no more.
I will feel your life on my face.
I will let your breezes fan my skin.
I will imbibe the ancient and breathtaking beauty that is you.
Nature. I reclaim you.
…..Bug spray. You’ll come too.
I’m overwhelmed with how well my animated children’s book “Once Upon a Lyme” is doing! Today, a doctor in Virginia reached out to me and asked for a version of the video without the added author’s note feature I included in the original. I was more than happy to comply, and wanted to post the remastered version here. This is just the children’s book. Please feel free to share it with your schools, family, friends, school districts, and any other organization where children mingle and mix and play.
It’s the beginning of May, which is Lyme Disease Awareness month. Last year I created and put out an educative children’s flipbook to help teach kids what to look for and how to stay safe while doing what kids are meant to do… play outside! This year, I took it a step further and created an animated video. Please share this with as many people as you can, and get the message out so hopefully the 300,000 new cases of Lyme reported annually in the U.S. will become far less! Knowledge is power!!!
Download a PDF of the book for free here.
Check out the links below for more information:
General Information can be found at the link below, including best safety practices, where ticks like to roam, how to remove a tick, protect your property, and even your pets.
Think you may have Lyme? This fabulous book by Lyme expert Dr. Richard Horowitz “Why Canʼt I Get Better?” provides all the information and scientific research youʼd ever need.
Get Dr. Horowitz’s book here.
For those already with dealing with Lyme, check out the positive and integrative website “Lyme Less, Live More,”designed to help you overcome chronic illness so you can, as the name suggests, Lyme less, live more!
I hope you enjoyed this video! Please don’t forget to share!