“Wellness offer something for everyone.” Kristin Meekhof
During this stressful and uncertain time, it is important to remember what we can control. And our wellness, how we relate to ourselves and others is one of those things we can control. We can control hand washing (as recommended by the CDC), how often we engage in social media, and we can control our breath which is part of wellness.
We can also put some simple things in place to give a sense of routine, which will anchor our day in well-being. I created this Wellness Guide (plus video ) , for Katie Couric’s Wake-Up Call newsletter, to help us feel grounded. My hope is that it will nourish and strengthen both our bodies and minds but to cultivate a sense of calm. Each day offers a different aspect of wellness to focus on. This guide provides healthy habits, and it is important to get your doctor’s approval before beginning to use this guide. As you know, there is no quick fix to feeling safe, but taking care of our bodies and thoughts can create healthy empowerment and enhance resilience.
My wellness journey began in college (in 1997) when I took my first yoga class. I remember feeling a sense of calm, and my college roommate said she could tell whenever I went to yoga class. However, I never kept up with the practices once the class ended. Fast forward ten years . I was 33 (in 2007) and facing a nightmare. My husband of four years was diagnosed with advanced adrenal cancer, and there was no treatment available. Shortly after the diagnosis, I remember seeking refuge in the hospital bathroom stall for a few minutes. Tears were running down my face, my heart racing, and I could hardly catch my breath. And then I remembered what I learned in my yoga class. I slowly started to practice controlling my breath. It was at that moment, that I realized I couldn’t control the diagnosis, or when he was going to die, but I could control my breath. And that made all the difference.
During this uncertain time, I hope that you will be able to find a few moments that you feel safe and at peace.
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