Then there’s my underarm flapping wings, the new lines I discover on my face each day, and the lovely age spots on my hands.
But, I can breathe our refreshing mountain air. I can walk around the block, see the sunrise as I feed our horses and smell chocolate chip cookies baking. Our bodies are miraculous and though they face tough challenges we (and the universe) throw at them, they most often fight back and recover. Even those who face really difficult illnesses can witness their bodies come back from dire straights.
Of course, taking care of our bodies requires a lot of dedication. I’ve been blessed with good genes, but have been taking my body for granted. While I don’t drink or smoke and get pretty good exercise, I eat too much sugar and too few vegetables. (Does anyone out there really love kale?) My sweet husband and I also struggle with the all-too-familiar dilemma: too much to do and too little time. Luckily, working at TallGrass is incredibly helpful. Our healing treatments (every one of the massages, facials, nail services and even hair cuts) keep us feeling more balanced and healthier. And, being around our incredible team of dedicated, smart-eating, healthy-living staff is very inspiring.
In December, my husband and I are taking a full week away from work to focus totally on our health, with special emphasis on a healthful diet and stress reduction. I’m going to try to kick (or at least greatly reduce) my addiction to sugar.
Oh my! I’ll keep you posted, and if you want to join me, just let me know and I’ll keep you in the loop on how I’m doing. Perhaps we can support each other. And no matter how your body looks – or feels – please remember that miracles are occurring inside all of us every day.