Penny toss wishes for a happy and harmonious Monday!
Today marks the beginning of the 4th week of my book tour. Two more weeks to go and then a small break, which isn’t really a break because Brian and I will be shooting special features and cutting deleted scenes for the DVD’s. But I digress. Living in hotel rooms and trying to take care of myself on the road has been challenging to say the least. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to a few waltzes with lady Starbuck’s on occasion. It’s easy for me to maintain my health when I’m in a controlled environment. But when each day brings a new city, schedule and experience the balance zooms off kilter like a tilt-a-whirl gone wild. Though I have been able to stick with my veggie diet and lots of green drinks from juice bars, I have barely done any exercise and I feel it.
I remember this one teacher I had during the height of my healing college days, she asked “out of diet, exercise, and meditation, which helps you heal the most?” Naturally I though diet, as healthy chow is my sun and my moon. “The one you’re not doing” she said. Technicolor light bulb explosion!
As I was sitting on the plane designing my post tour detox yesterday I took an inventory of my weekly energy deposits and jotted down where I’ve been cheating myself. Right now, it’s exercise. My yoga mat is perched on top of the TV which is blaring Alan Greenspan’s economic Bush spank on CNN. Sadly, om-ing just ain’t on the agenda today. But the biggest area of absence in my arsenal of healing navigation is touch. My little inner voice shouted so loud that I swear the other folks in row 47A heard her quack. It’s been months since I had a massage or some cranial sacral work and my body is making some gentle (yet demanding) suggestions. Massage not only takes the stress factor down, it also breaks up toxins and moves the lovely lymphatic system. The lymph system is the only freeway in the body that doesn’t have it’s own pump so it relies on you to move and groove it. Exercise, massage, dry brushing, and/or some sauna time invites the sunshine in as the darkness oozes out.
Time to make more time. Time to spend less on crap and invest more in my future- aka my longevity. Where are you neglecting yourself? What tip or reflection rests in your cup? Share and uplift another canSer cowgirl today.
Isn’t life just Buddhaful?
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