While this is undoubtedly true, I would argue that it was not my medical knowledge that helped me make wise decisions in this crisis but my staying calm and listening to my inner voice. I think this is at the heart of the question, "Who Am I?"
I tried and failed to exercise. I struggled with infection in the surgery wound and I re-started my vigorous fitness regime every other week before I understood that I needed something different.
In this era of overwhelming digital and electronic technology, we can all benefit from a day or more of unplugging and taking a nice break from technology.
I'd like to share something wonderful that I do for myself every chance I get that I enjoy for holistic self-care. I'm a
"Who am I?" can be answered in so many ways from the profound to the mundane. While each is worth considering, many of us skip over paying attention to ourselves on even the simplest level. For instance, does this food agree with me? Do I need six hours of sleep or eight? Does it help to exercise?
I think it's fair to say that I've had my share of knocks over the years. Falling out with my boss despite being recognised as a talented individual in my field, started the ball rolling. But what then followed was a cascade of life-changing heartbreaks.
Remember when your mother told you to "sit up straight?" Apart from what your mother may have considered proper decorum, good posture appears to have many surprising mental health benefits.
My understanding comes in large part from my over 30 years of training in Aikido, a modern Japanese martial art that teaches