Archive for March, 2015

Desert living = drinking more water

I just got back from a wonderful week in Death Valley National Park: the Hottest, Driest, Lowest place in the country (as they call it). Despite its name, however, we did find a lot of life there. We even found water: creeks, waterfalls, ponds. Who knew?! We also found lots and lots of salt (dehydrated salt water!).

But for sure, it was DRY. I was more thirsty there than I had been anywhere in my life. Naturally, I drank more water because my body demanded it. I felt parched from the inside out: it was rather bizarre.

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In an effort to stay hydrated, my family lived by the motto: “Drink before you’re thirsty!” throughout the week. We imagined ourselves as plants that would wilt in the hot sun (it was in the 90s during the day!). We were never far away from gallons of water. And ice.

Ironically, somewhere in the middle of the week, I came across this article that peaked my interest in this drinking more water thing. I don’t know if I can drink THAT much water a day, but I can certainly try to drink more than I normally do.

It’s again back to the Yin-Yang theory. Water is Yin. Heat is Yang. If there is too much of something, then there is an imbalance, which can end up in a dis-ease. Nourishing the body with water is one easy way to┬áre-balance the Yin.

I am all in!

When a healer needs healing

I don’t get sick often, thankfully, but when I do, I fight it until I lose.

Today is that day. I am grateful for the understanding on the patients’ side. Thank you for allowing me to cancel on you the morning of your appointment. I need this day to heal, and hopefully, heal quickly.

A few things that I am learning from being a patient myself:

1. Listen to my mother. Thanks to technology, I am able to stay connected with my family who is 10,000 miles away on the other side of the globe. Within a few seconds, I am comforted and reminded by my mother’s words to: rest, drink warm water with lemon, and not work too hard.

2. Let the children take care of you. My sweet children covered me up in a blanket, made me tea, and rubbed my feet. They even walked the dog!

3. Sleep. Possibly the best medicine, if you can get it uninterrupted.

4. Get acupuncture. What else would I do but turn to what I know will help me best! I have an appointment at my previous home in Clintonville this morning. Looking forward to moving that Qi, and getting tonified.

5. Be patient. Of course I wish that I could wish this virus away into the thin cold wintry air, but it’s not as simple as that. Patience patience patience. You all show me that everyday, and now I get to practice and live it, too.

Stay well, and warm, and healthy, everyone!

With Gratitude,

Kit