July 29, 2010 12:30 AM
i am grateful for the tools : i have been doing yoga, meditating, deep breathing, using essential oils, going to the park , reading, researching, working on music to stay connected to who “i” was before everything turned upside down and i began to see all before as a distant memory of someone else’s life. at least i think i am emerging into a state less overwhelmed by the sum of all i have had to deal with of late. words to describe it are just out of reach. as far as this summer , i have never felt so completely alert to what may be the effects of global warming : unusually intense toxic plants and biting insects and blistering weather. for me, it is learned : making every effort not to take “me” for granted and to be good to myself now. everything ultimately has an impact upon the immune system.