The Persevering Practitioner

Wife, mother, grandmother and nurse practitioner. My usual day  begins with me walking and feeding my two small dogs, making sure my daughter is up and ready for her day (if it’s a school day) and then getting ready for work myself. Self care for me includes the usual hygiene routine, but it also includes eating breakfast and preparing a lunch that coincides with my dietary goals. Eating right throughout the day helps me to prepare for my evening.

Monday through Wednesday I’m at the Dojo. This provides me with the vigorous exercise my body needs. It isn’t easy for me, I’m not only obese, but have ankylosing spondylitis. The karate is what keeps my body moving!

Now that I have physically established a routine that works for me, it’s time to start nourishing the soul! I have focused in this area on and off throughout the years, but have never truly made this an active part of my life. I had spent the majority of my life trying to finally get control of appropriately nourishing the body. Now in my 40s, I’m learning just how important it is to do things to nourish mind and spirit. You will not be complete without nourishing all three!

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