March 29, 2015, Jerome- After a difficult morning, largely due to my dealing with a few internal conflicts, I headed to this mountainside former mining town-turned-tourist mecca. Jerome, as a whole, and my chosen lunch spot, Haunted Hamburger ( a bar and grill), are not the sorts of places one goes for emotional support. Those who live here are a tough breed, so the affirmation I got from the wait staff was- “Yep, tough it out” . I chose that route, anyway, so I found the meal enjoyable and left right after eating, as the place was way full of tourists- another reason the locals tend to be short, in the listening department.
Driving back up Mingus Mountain, I decided to explore the north peak of the mountain a bit. A four-mile round trip hike along Woodchute Trail was what really restored my equilibrium.
A restoration project, Powerline Meadow, is found at the beginning of the trail,just east of the road that makes up the first half-mile of the route. Livestock and vehicular traffic are banned.
About a half-mile further, I met a couple and their two children, with an eight-week-old puppy, who had walked with them to the nearby ridge, from which there are exquisite views of Sycamore Canyon, to the northeast.
I wonder how much the little dog saw. Nature seems to like togetherness, at any rate.
I know what I always enjoy seeing, besides the greenery.
I also find, when my chemical imbalance gets in my way, as it did once yesterday and a bit this morning, is taking a few drops of a soothing essential oil, and rub it on my neck or forehead. The return to equilibrium is almost immediate. It is a blend of frankincense, patchouli, Roman chamomile, sandalwood and lime oils. I find that, the more severe the zoning-out or disconnect, the faster the blend works to bring me back to where I need to be. I don’t mind sharing this here, as anyone else who is autistic, or someone who has OCD, panic attacks, or even mild schizophrenia, can benefit from applying this oil blend. As with our other products, there are no side effects and it does not counteract medication.
Now that day is done, I feel like, between “Haunted Hamburger’s” get-with-the-program tough love, my walk in the woods and the doses of this blend, I am ready for a busy and successful week.