When life gets you down…
So it’s November and I’m wondering how I got here as life has been a whilwind lately of emotions, change and learning how to adjust. As you know from previous emails, in September my Mum had major surgery to remove her kidney with cancer and is now on dialysis for the rest of her life. Whilst I was prepared in some way for the logistics of my Mum’s surgery and the changes that would entale, I was in no way prepared for the emotional trauma and stress myself and my family have gone through. Yes I am strong and resilient thanks to my work and practice of Reiki and Mindfulness, but sometimes life just gets you down.
Self Care & Top Tips
In the mist of all this I did reach out to my very trusted friends and work colleagues. I also attended the National Women’s Enterprise Day, with Limerick Enterprise Office at Adare Manor in October and to say it was inspirational is an understatement. All the speakers had compelling stories to tell about their lives and the stuggles they have overcome. What struck me most however, was all the speakers gave ‘top tips’ and everyone of them had ‘self care’ as a priority. With all that was going on I forgot to care for myself. What was I thinking? I live and breath to ‘Just Be’ and here I was worrying about everyone and everything before myself.
So I let go of the outcome and trusted that my Mum and all of us around her would cope and adjust to our new normal. Yes there has been immense change but here we are now in November and all is well I’m delighed to say.
I’ve also observed some of you have been through similar truamtic feelings, especially those of you who have lost a loved one. One regular visitor to my clinic, who recently lost her Mum, told me about the book ‘Bringing Dealth to Life’ by Patricia Scanlon, Dr. Mary Helen Hensley, Aidan Storey and Pamela Young. It’s a beautiful book exploring life, death and the afterlife. If you or someone you know if going through grief or an emotional challenge, I strongly recommend this book.
I guess the important lesson from all of this is to always continue self care, as that is what pulls you through the good and the not so good. So if I can help you this November please book now or call call/text 0868968409 for an appointment.