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Healing and Renewal in the Agricultural Reserve

Nature boosts my well-being. It helps to inspire and to restore my resilience, sense of purpose, creativity, spiritual growth, physical health, and contentment—some of the key elements on a “wellness wheel” according to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Wellness is a way of life, a process of developing awareness that health and happiness are possible in each moment, here and now. John W. Travis, M.D., describes it as “…the integration of body, mind, and spirit. The loving acceptance of yourself.”

When I was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, nature was my medicine. Today, nature is my vitamin, and the Ag Reserve serves as my go-to place for beauty, peace, and comfort. As a Mayo Clinic trained wellness coach, I am mindful of the healing potential it provides for me and countless others. The Ag Reserve brings out the best in me, in many ways.

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