40 Days of…Living and Loving

I’ve been off for a couple of days.  I can say I’ve been incredibly busy, swamped even.  I’m self employed, so that’s a good thing.  I had some good workouts, ate some good meals, and seemed to have worked on more than my share of injured necks. 

I also made a visit to a friend who was moved from the hospital in to hospice care.  When I received a call from a friend on Thursday evening I knew I would not get to visit until noon the next day.  I would start to think.  And anguish.  What would I say, how would he feel, would he be awake or medicated….just questions.  I’d quickly decide not to sweat it, but to just visit.  Each time a question popped back into my head I’d just let it go and know that the visit would go fine.  I mean…I have the easy part.  All I have to do is go visit. 

Keeping the main thing the main thing:  Life is worth living.  We can undergo transformations, stay on our diets, put ourselves through living hell, train like dogs…but we need to take some time to just live our lives.  Of course I like living a healthy lifestyle and competing and racing and getting it done.  But it sure is nice to just live.  And enjoy.  To that end:

19/40     Breathe.  We talked about this before.  Breathing is good, and better than the alternative.  Enjoy breathing today, if only for a few minutes. 

20/40     Tell someone you love them.  Not “love ya'”, but I LOVE YOU.  Tell a family member, a friend, someone going through a tough time.  Even if it surprises someone, they are sure going to be glad they hear it!  If you need to, practice with actions first…eventually it will be easier to say. 

Can you do it?  Everyday, at least for the next twenty.  A life worth living and loving.

breathe, just breathe
take the world off your shoulders
and put it on me
breathe, just breathe
let the life that you live
be all that you need
let go of the fear
let go of the time…
you’re gonna be fine (Ryan Star)

About Lisa Jamison

Welcome! I'm Lisa, and I specialize in Integrated Somatic Therapies. I'm a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, Coach/Trainer, Body Worker, Yoga Therapist, Breathwork facilitator, educator, and all around great gal (not necessarily in that order!). I thrive on watching people move, both in sport/activity as well as how one maneuvers the world. Professionally I can help you do that with more grace, ease, and efficiency...AND help you determine those pesky limitations, often from adverse experiences/trauma. It's about eliminating the stresses on your body and teaching you a new way. Physically. Cognitively. Emotionally. Body, mind, and spirit.
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