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Tuesday’s Temptation:  Turning Away

Tuesday’s Temptation: Turning Away

prayer
I have been feeling kind of -meh- for the last few days.  Most of us know that feeling.  Not good enough to do our best work but not bad enough to actually be able to label ourselves as sick.  My nose is beginning to be stuffy but I can still breathe through it.  My ears are also weirdly stuffy but not too bad.  My energy levels are decreasing.  For real.  I slept for 12 hours two days in a row. So I know something is going on with my body.  It is -meh- for a reason.  It must be fighting off a genuine cold virus.  Or something. The temptation I face is to power through this and get all my work done.  We all probably face this temptation.  Our worth is often measured by our productive output.  The temptation is to turn away from our body's knowledge and call to slow down and turn towa
Gratitude for Unexpected Healing

Gratitude for Unexpected Healing

Gratitude
This past decade has been a long and sometimes utterly perplexing health journey for me. Most of the time that has meant more restrictions and illness. I am happy to report that is not so today! I have recently discovered that both my asthma and my environmental allergies have disappeared. I have been intentionally exposed to triggers for both and I am completely unreactive. This is amazing and totally unexpected. I have probably been allergic and asthmatic all my life. So much so that my family laughed that I was truly allergic to mornings because I spent the first hour of every day in sneezing fits as a kid. I constantly had hay fever and I lived on Sinutab as a teen to get through high-school. So I am extraordinarily grateful today to not have environmental allergies or asthma at all...
TGIF: Gratitude for Good Timing

TGIF: Gratitude for Good Timing

Spirituality
This week we were supposed to shift from our old health insurance to the new health insurance. I was not excited about this change because I don't know what it means as far as my PCP and my six specialists. So I've been anxiously waiting to receive the new information. It was supposed to be here August 1 and I am still waiting. Six days without health insurance is a big deal in my world. Everything is going well though. I have all the prescriptions I need to last me until the health insurance gets sorted out. I am not sick and I am home so I have control over my food.  If I have to be without insurance, now is a great time for it to happen. I feel held in mercy by the Divine.  I am really grateful. "It is health that is real wealth not pieces of gold and silver." --Mahatma Ghandi