“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Friday, January 26, 2007

Friday Five: RevGals

Self Care: list four things I do for self care and one thing I'd love to do but never have

1. Meditate: I use to do this twice a day for twenty minutes. Now I do it once a day for 30, usually in the afternoon.

2. Exercise: I use to (before I got sick and landed in the hospital) exercise about 40 minutes a day. Now I am working that back into my daily (almost) routine, I work out about 20 minutes. Once winter leaves I'll increase it because we can go back to Dog Park, which is just too muddy these days.

3. Afternoon Tea and Chocolate: most days I stop for a cup of Earl Grey with skim milk and a few pieces of dark chocolate. I usually blog while I sip the tea and eat the chocolate

4: I am seeing a Chiropractor for the first time in my life. He is doing acupressure and various adjustments to help my body heal from being sick, and build up a healthier me so I don't get sick again. Usually I get monthly massages but I haven't been able to afford that lately. And I do have a tremendous amount of stress right now...so I appreciate the chiropractor who is treating me without really charging me full price (a true doctor!).

5. What I've always wanted to do but never have: take a three or four month sabbatical to study and travel and for renewal. I'm due for one in the next year, but will probably change jobs ('cuz I may have too since the church is running out of money and can't retain a full time priest)...and if I change jobs it will be at least a few years before I could leave for a sabbatical.