“Nature provides great stress relief by enabling us to remove ourselves from the things that cause us stress in the first place. So if you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, visit a forest and focus your senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch on our natural surroundings.” -author unknown
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” – Khalil Gibran
“I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs
There are beautiful places in these islands that I do not particularly want to share, and have been hesitant to do so. These are serene spots you just want to preserve and protect yet at the same time you want others to feel what you went through.
“Sometimes you just got to take time to recharge. The world can wait.”
“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.”
“Stay true to your vision even if you’re the only one who sees it.”
I seek the light in every dark situation, and wait for better things to come.
– Jojie Alcantara, on life and photography
Spending time in nature is healing energy.
On an assignment for a photo shoot for another coffee table book and went back home happy after so much vitamin sea and grounding with Mother Nature.
“Actually, life is beautiful and I have time.”
Captured sunrise in my childhood playground and cousins’ Whitesand Beach in Manay, Davao Oriental.
I’ve found that there is always some beauty left—in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi
There are hidden spots in paradise, of peace and tranquility, that you crave to visit again.
Not everyone was privileged to see another sunrise like you did, so before you start complaining; remember that the breath of life, is not for sale.
“If you’re having a bad day, catch a wave.” ~ Frosty Hesson
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.” Vincent Van Gogh This is my childhood beach, back in our ancestral home where we live so close to the sea, we smell of salt and ocean all day long.. © Jojie Alcantara Ferrando Whitesand Beach, San Ignacio Manay, Davao Oriental In photo swimming : Kuya Meric Yumang * * * *
This Centennial Dao Tree in Brgy. Magdug, Governor Generoso of Davao Oriental stands over 260 feet tall with massive branches — quite an imposing 300-year old character by the highway.
“Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.”–Muhammad Ali
“I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.” ❤