Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Time of Recovery

To say that life has been stressful for our family in the past couple of months would be a gross understatement !  So, now that things seem to have calmed down, and Mei-Ling is doing so much better, its time for me to treat myself to some recovery time.   As you age, you handle stress differently.  I found myself having tension headaches, which then turned into aches and pains that apparently wished to "take up residence".   Heading to the Fitness Center for a nice swim aggravated the tension in my shoulders.  Working out, did the same.  A nice hour long massage, resulted in the masseuse telling me, "your muscles are balls of tension".   I needed to take care of this problem as it began to manifest itself in what I call, symptoms of old age !
A trip to the chiropractor resulted in the same consensuses as the masseuse.  Twice a week adjustments and deep massage are helping.  At home, I have been treating myself to long leisurely breakfasts on the porch, reading favorite books, and listening to music that soothes my soul.  I am beginning to feel younger every day !   
I haven't felt very inspired to write which is why you are not seeing many posts by me, but as I get my "groove" back, then that too will change. 


Roses around the door... said...

Oh patty i miss your daily blog, but its to be understood that you need time out and a soft cushion to land.
Wishing you and your family best wishes. x

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

It is wise to pay attention to your body and what it is telling you and rest and relax now when you are able to do so.........Peace be with you and may you walk in beauty again as you seem meant to do.

Rejoice in all that you have to rejoice in! Praise!

aimee said...

I'm glad that you are taking care of yourself Patty and feeling less stressed. Take your time and may God bless you + yours.

Janette said...

"let the stress flow out of your fingers and toes" a friend used to tell me. I'll send some prayers your way to help those knots untie.

Maggie said...

Stress can lead to more serious health problems. It is good that you are taking the time to get it under control. I have taken up yoga and meditation recently and it has helped me a lot. A long relaxing breakfast sounds lovely.....I think this morning I will treat myself to that. Thanks for the idea.

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