Posted in Self-Nurture

How Available Are You?

Many of us who are caretakers on this planet are taxed even more when confronting a life-altering illness.  For the first time in years, maybe ever, your personal health can concern for self must come first.  If you’ve been the one who everyone calls for advice or the person that everyone calls to volunteer for some activity how will that change.

The key is not only self-preservation but participating in your own healing and hopefully a cure.  In our age of technology we’re by nature very connected.  It’s been a long time since it took weeks to get messages from one person to another.  Technology allows us to reach another person in second and no matter where they are located.  With mobile technology you’re never far from a phone or e-mail.  Latest technology will allow you to access Internet while flying in a plane.  How accessible do we need to be?

When walking this world as a pilgrim, caring for your own health and well-being it’s important that you find ways to disconnect.  The disconnection from being available is so that you can begin to connect deeper with yourself.  It’s important to tune into what makes you feel better.  It’s imperative to reduce levels of stress as researchers continuously find that stress aggravates most health conditions.

Don’t give in to temptation and sacrifice yourself for some cause or because it makes you a better friend.  You’ll be the best friend or family member in the world by showing by example that we can all be more connected when we make ourselves less available to the outside world and infinitely more available to our internal world.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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