This week is the theme of life balance. Oh man, I am right in the middle of it — a little bent in the direction of out of whack on work and not quite genteel enough with my own self in my personal world. I need to take care — the message has been delivered to me mightily. For 2 weeks now, I am fighting some virus that has robbed me of the strength of my voice.
I take a little rest here and there but I keep the pace, keep the schedule. Finally, this evening, it hits me hard — my voice needs for me to rest, my body is crying out to me that I need to quiet down and allow myself rest and time to heal. This is not an easy prescription for this ambitious psychologist on a mission to be helpful each and every day and to get one major project after the next tended to successfully.
As of this evening, I am on a hiatus to take another look at coping strategies. We all need help, I am not exempt. I’ll do spa time i.e., steam and sauna and body wrap treatments and juicing, rest, not talk, instead I will text and e-mail, and write and reflect about healing. I’ll continue my traditional prescriptions and my natural supplements, I will go visit my massage therapist and also my Chinese acupuncturist.
First time public announcement — I am very uncomfortable….and disease is exactly that — dis-ease. Time to find my comfort zone again….cannot tap that inner strength without wellness.