Reflections

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  1. F
    Filip

    Going to the gym and eating healthily

    9 months ago
  2. Antoinette

    Swim laps and go into the sauna – then ice cold shower ! So fun ! My body loves to move !

    9 months ago
  3. Sunny

    I recently underwent complex surgery on my foot and now that it is almost summer, I want to be out and moving around and walking with friends and taking long walks in the woods, mowing the yard and working out in the garden, but I have learned through trial and error that less is more with regard to the ability for my foot to heal. So today, I will listen to the gentle messages my foot is sending and will take it easy instead of being impatient & pushing the envelope of healing.

    9 months ago
  4. Robin Ann

    By making a commitment to taking care of it. I will traveling to Scotland in Oct and I want to be in shape for lots of walking : )

    Happy Mother’s day weekend all!

    9 months ago
  5. O.Christina

    go to bed on time and get enough sleep! Just about to leave all attention for to rest now. May you all sleep well and may you wake up to another beautiful day. Sweet dreams, dear friends!

    9 months ago
    1. Michele

      and the same to you!

      9 months ago
  6. pkr

    I can show appreciation for my body today by being mindful & honoring it.
    Eat nutritious food, think good thoughts, meditate, do some yoga & walk. Be aware when negative “crap” enters my space & make the conscious choice to not partake of it; keep my vibration high. ✨

    9 months ago
  7. Charlie T

    I’m doing it right now, by eating a
    healthy breakfast. I will make time
    for stretching and a quick walk, before
    I go to work.
    My body has paid the price for a
    lifetime of stress and anxiety.
    My daily meditation and gratitude
    practice is equally important for my
    mind/body health.
    Thank you for the reminder. 🙏
    Happy Friday everyone! I hope the
    warmer weather is coming to all
    of you here in the northern hemisphere.
    Here in the California wine country, it’s
    quite spectacular.

    9 months ago
    1. Michele

      It’s hot and humid here in sunny Fl … waiting for our rainy season to arrive.

      9 months ago
    2. Robin Ann

      One place I would love to visit some day!

      9 months ago
    3. pkr

      Yes Charlie the weather is quite beautiful here in my part of California too, finally!
      We certainly have paid our dues! Enjoy.

      9 months ago
  8. Barb C

    In the past my body was often the thing I sought to change to conform to some externally created notion of beauty. Over the last two years reading work by Virginia Sole-Smith has given me new eyes with which to recognize the ways I’ve internalized norms that have nothing to do with what my body does for me every day, or what I enjoy. (I’m on the waiting list at my library for her new book Fat Talk and she writes a wonderful column on Substack called Burnt Toast–highly recommend!)

    Today I can appreciate what my body did yesterday, since it is informing me in no uncertain terms that my gardening activities involved a lot of movements I don’t make every day. I’ll enjoy the feeling of the sun on my skin and hugs from my younger daughter; they’re leaving today for 2 months in Colombia and I get to have a goodbye dinner and lots of hugs. I’ll feed my body well, which includes treats. I’m going to Seattle for the day and may spend some time walking and paying attention to my body as it moves, for a walking meditation. Tonight I will give my body restful sleep with the cool night air blowing through my window, and perhaps the sound of an owl from the nearby park. I can feel myself relaxing as I type this.

    9 months ago
    1. Michele

      I enjoy your reflections Barb – you’re a good writer:)

      9 months ago
  9. J
    Jenifer

    By being present with it. By noticing how it feels when it gets anxious, sad, or stressed, but reminding myself to simply sit with these thoughts and feelings. Acknowledging their presence with love and compassion while being guided towards the next step.

    9 months ago
  10. Yram

    Thanking each system for its part in making me as healthy as possible. Giving it proper care with nutrition, movement, and rest.

    9 months ago
  11. Carol

    “And I said to my body, softly, “I want to be your friend.” It took a long breath. And replied, “I have been waiting my whole life for this.” Nayyirah Waheed

    I realize that I have not always been my body’s friend but these days I do my best to take a walk daily and do my Physical Therapy exercises. I give thanks daily for how my body has weathered all the demands I have made on it. Maybe it is because I’m in the winter of my life but I believe our bodies to be our greatest gift. After all, without them, where would we live?

    9 months ago
    1. Barb C

      What a beautiful quotation! Thank you so much for sharing it. Yes.

      9 months ago
    2. Yram

      Well said. I, too, am in the winter season of my life but enjoying the spring time.

      9 months ago
  12. Pilgrim

    Start with coffee and heating pads, followed by yoga. With my history, it is a modified form of yoga that helps my flexibility and balance. Stay with my low fodmap eating plan (restrictions) and get outside as much as possible.

    9 months ago
  13. Josie

    Today’s question intersects well with two aspects of my present moment experience. After a fall last week which resulted in a broken patella, I am learning to live with a knee immobilizer. Gratefully & of necessity, my pace has slowed. Adjusting to my new limits offers me precious time to rest, reflect & honor my body for all it has enabled me to do thus far.

    Today also happens to be my 77th birthday. I intend to listen well to my body as she guides me in how to go forward more mindfully. Thanks for honoring my story by reading this reflection. 🕊 to each of you today.

    9 months ago
    1. Nannette

      Josie, wishing you a good recovery! I hope you had a wonderful Birthday! Wishing you all good things in the coming year with many Blessings. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us.

      9 months ago
    2. Michele

      Happy birthday Josie!

      9 months ago
    3. Laura

      Happy Birthday! Hope it’s been a lovely day for you.

      9 months ago
    4. Robin Ann

      Happy Birthday Josie!

      9 months ago
    5. pkr

      Happy Birthday Josie. 🎂
      Have a blessed day. 🙏🏻✨🌸

      9 months ago
    6. Charlie T

      Thank you for sharing your story,
      and HappyBirthday!

      9 months ago
    7. Yram

      Continue on the healing athletics with trust and patience. Happy Birthday!

      9 months ago
    8. Carol

      Happy birthday, Josie! Blessings to you and yours always and all ways.

      9 months ago
  14. sunnypatti

    By giving it proper nutrition, resting when needed, and appreciating it for all that it can do.

    9 months ago
  15. Nannette

    Today, I will be more mindful of what I am putting in my body and make this a daily and mindful practice. I will continue to be active in my home; and resting when I need to. Being grateful that I can do the things that I still want to do. I can walk, and bike, and hike and work around our land. I am 71 and thankfully not infirmed. I am grateful.

    9 months ago
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