Do you give your teeth the gift of your time and care?
I am blessed to have great teeth. Straight and strong. No cavities! One crown (my inner princess loves that!).
As I get older, I realize how much I've taken ALL of my body parts for granted.
Of course, my body reminds me of that on a more regular basis now - thankfully.
And I know what to do, but I have a hard time maintaining GOOD habits! What is up with that?
Although my teeth are great, they seemed to not ever get very white.
Then one day, I happened upon a new piece of information - Fluoride can discolor some peoples teeth (not to mention it's actually quite toxic!)! Ah ha!
Now that I've switched to Fluoride -free toothpaste, I am noticing less discoloration.
What cracks me up about myself is that I can waste hours at a time doing nothing worthwhile, but to spend the full 2 minutes brushing my teeth (my clever toothbrush has a timer) is nearly impossible! Seems like forever.
So I'm reframing it. It's a convenient time for a 2 minute meditation - another good habit I'd like to add in.
I tried it- and it only seemed like half of forever. Noticing my breathing, letting go of thoughts, brushing my teeth...
I am so grateful for my wonderful, beautiful, healthy teeth. I'm excited to give them (and me) the gift of 2 minute meditations!
What a gift to be able to move! And, physical movement is also is crucial to good health.
As a CMT I know that just the movement of muscles helps with other vital components of life - like helping to pump blood to the heart and other organs and limbs.
As someone who loves to dance I know it 'just feels good' - yoga too.
Then why do I constantly battle with inertia?
When I do yoga, or dance or take a walk I always feel better- and when I do these things for a few days in a row it's rather remarkable how much better I feel- even when I sleep.
After many years of starting too hard, I am actually pretty good at just doing 'some'. A little. Something that feels good but doesn't strain my muscles.
My guess for the moment is that self care, and opening into my body, my self is emotionally scary to me. In so much of my life, I'd rather hide.
Yes, there's a battle. In my relationships, my career - I know it's good, I know I can do it (probably better than I think) and yet, I just would rather hide. Is this just a fierce habit that won't let go?
As I get older, I NEED to move - to help my body feel better. If I don't, it just feels worse. Oiy!
And so I will remember that dance, and yoga, and a walk in nature are all to me a spiritual connection - a body prayer - an actual delight!
This is the frame I'll put around this practice of movement - a frame that inspires me to get moving!
What will your 'frame' be to inspire you to move?
THIS is what happened to me from my 10 day Transformations!
Do YOU want this kind of result for YOU?
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