I have a vision. It is straightforward and basic.
- It is the way I guide the health and growth of my children in the most natural and unobtrusive way.
- It is the way my family and I eat based on a nutrient dense whole foods diet.
- It is the way I face problems as they arise and handle them with grace and dignity.
- It is the decisions I make everyday.
But, the decisions I make everyday are not consistently falling into that vision. More often than not lately they have not been within range of that vision. Change is hard and in the past year my family and myself have had a lot of big life changes. Not all bad, but changes nonetheless.
My goal going forward from here is taking these changes and handling them head-on. Working each hour to fit the decisions I make everyday into the vision I have every night.
Today I took a few steps towards that vision.
1. I took a long hot bath with essential oils and epsom salt tonight.
Since the car accident I was in this past January I have suffered from headaches, back and neck pain pretty consistently. Chiropractic care and Massage therapy has helped a great deal. The past few weeks though I feel like I have reached a hump, my pain and headaches have improved drastically but I am still consistently feeling tightness and soreness through certain areas of my neck and back, which turns into headaches if it goes on too long. At my last massage I was reminded again how important it is to take care of myself everyday. To take time to relax, to stretch, to concentrate on me instead of everyone else. I am going to work harder to do this each day now. After my bath I drank a glass of water with lemon in it and sat and relaxed (and blogged – which is something I enjoy!!). Let the routine begin.
2. I made an appointment with a Craniosacral Therapist for BooBoo next week.
I have always been on the bridge, between modern healthcare and traditional/alternative/holistic medicines and care. I often want to take a more holistic approach, but I am not always sure how and where to look for the right answers or the right doctor or the right whatever. This has led me to fall back on the modern medicine which is so readily available and recommended in our mainstream. I have felt for awhile that Betty has something going on. Overall her health is very good and she is thriving, but she gets irritable to a point beyond the “terrible twos” often. She sucks her thumbs obsessively, to the point she has had severe blisters that needed to be bandaged and I feared infection. And honestly ever since she had two broken bones within a few months of each other I have just been over-sensitive to everything. But, after much reading and research through other trusted bloggers and books, I called a local craniosacral therapist today and explained the basics and she said it sounded like something that could be very beneficial for BooBoo and I made an appointment. I will keep you all updated on my experience with this!
Wow, just in writing this little entry I am again reminded how much I enjoy to blog. I enjoy sharing, I look forward to feedback, and I just feel good getting it all “out.”
Please feel free to share your visions vs. your everyday life with me. Or any experiences that this brings to mind for you.
Thanks for reading and for being a part of my life.