Hey folks...it's another standard Friday morning here in The Six. And I'm up. No, literally, I am up.
I know that last post was a bummer. But in that moment I knew I had to share how I was feeling. There's always a back story as to why I do what I do and that last video just hints at part of the reason why I do the work. I've always said that I wanted to make this blog about all things acupuncture (and more) but as this blog evolves, it feels more and more like a candid conversation with friends as I write. And I'm so thankful I have this "outlet" of sorts to share, be myself and to give YOU out there (THANK YOU so much for continuing to follow me in my daily adventures in acu-land!) a glimpse of what make me tick - and poke...hahah!
Anyway, if anyone has been following me in FB land, you'll know I did (or rather tried and burned up as I entered the stratosphere of the reality of tech-ups and freezing due to nerves) I did a video for Darou Wellness on diseases of the autumn. And I epic...
It's been a crappy day. Hell, it's been a crappy week and a half (and counting) so far. I've been doing everything I can to try and hold myself together and keep up an appearance of zen-like "I have my shit together folks". I've been doing my health practitioner part by eating good, soul nourishing foods; taking myself out for walks / meals / time with friends; talking kindly to myself like a good practitioner would to a patient; and just being patient with myself on my less than stellar morning starts.
And the last minute cancellation that happened a few hours ago was that last shoe to drop this week and I'm finding myself sliding into a pretty %#* headspace and feeling bad that I just can't seem to resist the gravitational pull of sitting in a puddle of tears and tissues while wrestling away the lid of a pint of ice cream (which has to be vegan now that I can't eat eggs or dairy - crap!)
I was supposed to start the week off with a triumphant radiant glow, havin...
Nope, it's not the name of a master meditator/martial artist/holy monk who lives in the woods.
It's a concept; a philosophy of living; and when practiced on a daily basis, becomes part of the fabric of your daily routine. It isn't really a singular task that you do and check off at the end of the day. It's really more of the way you approach your tasks and the mindset (or your attitude) that you take when you go through the mundane, daily motions of living. And what powers the beating of the heart of the concept of Yang Sheng? The idea of nurturing and self care.
OK. Maybe I'm making this sound a little too simple. Or so simple that it just becomes downright confusing (sorta like when Mr Miyagi tells Daniel in the Karate Kid to "wax on, wax off" in typical zen-like fashion, while teaching him karate - and poor Daniel wonders how the heck any of this stuff even relates to real life!)
This is where I come in and do my typical filibuster...