The path to wellness includes a constellation of lifestyle changes. And so over the last week as I reflected on what would be the next best topic to write about for our journey to wellness I was quite conflicted on the subject matter.
I considered first writing about the benefits of salt baths (an activity which saved me on a number of occasions), or perhaps a list explaining the symptoms of adrenal fatigue … there are so many us who, if not at stage three of adrenal exhaustion, are working diligently toward it. From what I’ve read in comments here, and on Facebook, none of us feel really great.
Whether or not you have beaten yourself up to the point of adrenal exhaustion, as I did, I think wellness tips are especially relevant as autumn falls and the long winter nights set in.
Sometimes things turn out exactly as you hoped, but not at all in the way you planned.
Years ago – well, not so many years ago – before I moved to Sweden, I would entertain thoughts about the wonderful new opportunities living in Scandinavian would bring to me. As a woman of a certain age, I had raised two sons, dealt with the realities of home ownership, and experienced the distress that comes from having two parents with Alzheimer’s disease.
Now that my kids had grown and my parents passed away, moving to Sweden was to be my time. Finally, I was going to be able to make the mosaic table I had always wanted to design. I would be strong and healthy and embracing a clean natural Scandinavian lifestyle. I’d be working as an international writer or correspondent for a great news publication or two, and my guy and I would travel to Norway, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Poland … of course, there would also be regular visits back to the United States.
Some of those things happened. And some of those things I still hope for. The journey I’ve traveled over the last three years has been rewarding, sometimes excruciating, and more of a self-awakening then I ever anticipated.Read More»