Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wishcasting: Health and Wellness

Wishcasting badgeIt's Wishcasting Wednesday so the gorgeous soul Jamie Ridler is inviting us to cast our wishes into the universe. This week Jamie asks, "What do you wish for your health and wellness?"

Jamie has this way of asking questions that at first glance may seem simplistic, but if you really think about them, you realize how big and revealing they really are.

This week has been rough... and it’s only Wednesday. My temper has been short and my bounce back has been long. By bounce back, I mean that period of time it takes to go from angry to content.

Like the stereotypical woman, I sometimes have trouble letting things go. Once I’m angry, I’m angry about every detail of every past instance of whatever it is.

For example, my teenager has trouble getting through his morning routine on his own. Monday morning was no exception. I’d had it. There was yelling. Lots of yelling. And it wasn’t just about Monday morning, it was about EVERY morning. Further, it was about everything I’d ever had to say more than once in any situation on any given day.

He finally made it out the door and I was still seething. My mind was racing, mostly in expletives. My body was jittery. It was barely 7:00 a.m. and it was a very bad day. Meanwhile there he was laughing with his friend on the way to school, like nothing had happened. The nerve.

And what, you may ask, does this have to do with health and wellness? Everything.

Did you notice how I said my mind was racing and my body was jittery? I had an actual physical response to a situation. A situation that I have relatively little control over. And for what? What good did it do for me to be that upset?

So, I wish to be in control of my own attitude. I wish to not get in the way of my own wellness.

How about you? What do you wish for your health and wellness?

6 comments:

  1. Knowing... is part of growing. As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you.

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  2. Thank you for sharing so transparently! As you wish for your self, so I too wish for you as well:)

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  3. Ahh.. letting go.. I totally understand you.
    As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you.

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  4. Ah, I know what that feels like! "Bounce back," what a great way of explaining the trip back to center, to content, to letting go. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

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  5. "I wish to not get in the way of my own wellness." A powerful and insightful statement.
    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

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  6. Awww.... you are on the way. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

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