Woke up each morning last week wondering where I would find the energy to managing everything? Exercise, diet, music, family time, work, blog, other professional endeavors, medication, massage, acupuncture. Feel like my health depends on fine balance of all these things. Made me wonder how people do it who don’t have the good fortune, the family, the health team, the opportunities, the cognition I do. How do the caregivers find the motivation, the strength, the stamina? What helps stoke or bank the fire needed to keep moving forward in the difficult moments, hours, days, of our health journey? Reflection, laughter, meditation, exercise, sharing, rest, relief, distraction, silence, recognition, and unexpected appreciation. My grief counselor said that so much in life can’t be controlled. You find the strength where and when you can. In the meantime, he focused me on the things I could control-many of the magic levers of best health-rest, diet, exercise, other stress reduction. Now we’re back to the beginning.
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