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Spending without Ending

Don’t leave the site…I’m not going to talk about money although it is on many people’s minds and causes stress.  I’ll leave that for another post.  I am talking about the fact that any form of energy can be spent including our own healing energy.

Take a moment and think…Where am I spending without ending?  Maybe you aren’t getting enough sleep.  Maybe you aren’t eating right.  Maybe you haven’t been as diligent taking medication (I’ve certainly fallen into that category at various times in my life).  Every time we spend we are racking up bills and eventually we’re going to do one of two things…pay it back or declare bankruptcy.

What would bankrupting our bodies and our health mean to you?  In the money world there is a huge blip on your credit rating for seven years, but do you think you can get off that easily with your health?  What’s the real cost of spending without ending?  How many more hospital visits will you have and will they be longer as a result of your personal energy spending?

The idea that there are no free lunches is true.  Every action has a consequence and unfortunately when our bodies are the collateral we can be in big trouble.  Let’s start a revolution for those facing health challenges and find a buddy who you can share your wealth with, meaning that you share of your gifts and talents.  Each of you can also encourage each other to put money in the emotional and physical bank for a rainy day (Just don’t invest with the idiots who created the financial crisis).

Create a persona energy budget for yourself and try and stick to it.  I’m realistic, we’re human, we’re all going to overspend, but keep it within limits.  Don’t let your energy system and your health have the “big crash”.


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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