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  1. Doranne Long, PT, MS
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

    well said 🙂

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  2. Doranne Long, PT, MS
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 5:15 pm

    As a physical therapist, and author of Your Body Book Guide to Better Body Motion with Less Pain, I can not separate our physical from our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Bodies need time to heal, for example, for every “down” day, give yourself 2-3 days to recover. So too, we need to allow ourselves to refill/refuel. If we are running on empty, we have nothing to give.

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    • Salina Christaria
      Oct 12, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

      Thank you for your insight, Doranne. You are so right. If we aren’t taking good care of ourselves, we won’t be able to care for others very well, resulting in a lose-lose. But when we have a full tank, it can’t help but run over into a win-win! ~ Salina

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  3. Addie
    Oct 10, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

    Your last reminder is a good one!

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    • Salina Christaria
      Oct 12, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

      Thank you, Addie. I hope I remember to remind myself regularly. I still find it a challenge, even after living through such difficult lessons. I guess it’s my Type A personalty. I have to keep reining in it! ~ Salina

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  4. Laura
    Oct 11, 2017 @ 9:05 am

    This very much sums up what I’ve been learning lately. I am not my best self when I continue to push through, ignoring my need for rest in all its forms. Thank you for the beautiful reminders!

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    • Salina Christaria
      Oct 12, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

      Hi Laura. You’ve been learning it, too, huh? I have a note on my wall that reads, “Don’t push yourself to do anything.” That has helped me not be so pushy with myself. Why is it we tend to be gentle with others and harsh with ourselves? I’ve really been working on creating win-win scenarios in every area of my life, so I don’t end up feeling like such a loser. One way is to be my own best friend. I hope you are being your own best friend, too, Laura! You deserve it! ~ Salina

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