What being sick for a month taught me

What being sick for a month taught me
What being sick for a month taught me

What happened?

I have been sick for a whole month. But this has never happened to me.

I have given birth twice without an epidural and I take cold showers. Yet this time, I was crying in pain.

What did this difficult time teach you?

Being sick for a month taught me the importance of taking extra care of myself by taking breaks.

But it’s obvious!

Of course taking breaks is the basis of a balanced life, but how many self-employed women and possibly mothers as well don’t have time to take a break?

On a pragmatic level, what does your break look like?

Sincerely my friend my sister, I sometimes force myself to stop my work and lie down while listening to a 20 minute meditation. I come away refreshed.

The lesson

Take care of yourself. Add one break per day to your calendar and honor this moment dedicated to you.

Souvenir of a past love or what remains after a relationship has ended is strength and hope

Souvenir of a past love or what remains after a relationship has ended is strength and hope

The souvenir of the relationship that abruptly ended and left me so very sad is now positive.

I kept in my heart a souvenir of love, like a new strength I have.

Honestly my friend my sister, I never thought I could say such a thing in a relaxed way one day!

I guess I have now overcome the post-breakup sadness and the anger.

When his image pops into my mind, or rather the feeling of him, all I want to do now is to take exquisite care of myself as a way of honoring him and the good times we shared.

What remains is my love for him, my love for me and the possibility of a new love story with a great man.
More about relationships, the toxic ones and the magnificent ones in my book The Knot in the Spiral my friend my sister.