Wellness Wheel

In the Aftermath

  • He who is master of his thirst is master of his health. ~ French Proverb

Although for four-plus decades I have lived in the mountains where winter always seems never ending , this was the longest of my life. I was called out of the mountains to be primary caregiver to my two elderly parents.  Little did I know I and they’d be facing their last days and chapter on this earth. It has been a stress-filled six months but if I had to do it over, I would in a heartbeat. It gave me the opportunity to spend vitally important time with my mom and dad, whose seventy year marriage will now continue in heaven. They died in March within twenty-three days of one another.

Naturally, I am feeling depleted physically and emotionally. However, it is my spiritual faith thats getting me through all I am grieving.

Thanks to our parents, I and my siblings have strong skills at cooperative behavior with one another which came in handy with medical decision-making. We are also a resilient lot with a solid sense of rootedness.  Friends, associates, soulmates in faith, healthcare and hospice professionals have been a godsend too,  showing in so many ways they care.

I’ve made a vow to myself. Now it’s time to be a little selfish and take care of “me.” I am attending a few workshops at a place called Well for the Journey and will share what I am experiencing while restoring myself to well-rounded good health. It will be accomplished through a multi-faceted approach – spiritual workshops, writing, art, walks with faith, good food and more. See you back here soon. I hope you’ll come along for my journey which will be a blog trip on SowtheHeart.com.


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