"Self-love is the source of all our other loves."
Thank you for making last month’s newsletter my most popular newsletter to date! I see that you share the same enthusiasm about the Mesentery as I do. I got so many responses it was hard to keep up and I’m sorry if you haven’t heard back from me! Missed it? Here's the link: goo.gl/gtoH45
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m hoping your biggest gift of love will be toward yourself. Because in the past few months, I’ve seen firsthand the incredible power of self-care. For the first time in my 19 years of practice, it really hit home. When clients give back to themselves, something magically inspired and incredible begins to happen. I've been in awe with some clients’ transformative stories. A couple months back, some of these clients came in for sessions with low energy, and as I worked on them, I could see that they were primarily needing some good “ME” time. I shared this idea with many of them and some of them took me up on it. Self-care. When applied, this task alone goes far beyond what I can give, or even what any other person could give you for that matter.
One client who decided to carve out more time for self-care is a busy mother. She recently told me that she now has more physical and mental energy for her own kids, and is even volunteering and giving back to the community. Some people have reported feeling better in their work environment. They say they’re feeling more settled and confident, less nervous. To me, this is very important because a lot of people are at the office for up to 8 hours a day. Sometimes people even spend more time with co-workers than they do with family/friends on a given work day. What a gift to be able to settle in, relax and enjoy that time more!
So what things could you do to support giving yourself self- care/love/maintenance?
Below, I’m posting links to articles that can help you to achieve the healthful you that you’re seeking. Those of you that I know -- I know that you’re instrumental to your community/family. In a selfish way, I’d like to see more of you taking better care of yourself because having you well means more of you to offer.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the brain is paired with the organs Liver and Gallbladder. When in a healthy state, the Liver, called the "root of resistance to fatigue", is self explanatory. Here are some ways to care for the Liver (liver also assist: eyes, nails, tendons, ligaments and planning): https://goo.gl/qH5QSW
How can you glean wisdom from the Spleen? In TCM, if the Spleen is in a weakened state, it shows up emotionally as ‘pensive/anxious/worried’. The spleen is responsible for the muscles and four limbs, as well as controlling blood. It ‘opens into the mouth and manifests on the lips’, meaning it has a lot to do with digestion, transformation, and transportation. Read more here: https://goo.gl/ljghSS
This is only a snippet of 2 of the 5 elements presented in Traditional Chinese Medicine. If you feel moved, I encourage you to read on.
Thank you, for the growth and all of the learning. The lessons with you are invaluable and I’m grateful. Happy Valentines Day!
I'm on a mission to finding my true self. Letting go of the old identity I've created to find the new. I would love to have you there to witness and to share the experience.