|photo by Mike Schmid|
You can’t forget your fellow travelers. Spouse/partner, family, friends -- they’re all along for the ride. They’re only doing it for you. And you can’t do it without them. So what are they getting for this trip they didn’t choose? You, living longer? Let’s assume they want that. But do they want the same old asshole, only now who’s more self-absorbed? OK, relax, if you’re saying “I’m not an asshole”, I’ll take your word for it. But the point is, maybe these folks deserve a little more return on their investment. As disclaimered often, I’m reporting from one perspective, that of a 50-something, Texas-born, (ex)beer-guzzling, sarcastic, all-about-me kind of guy. For me, it’s about becoming a little kinder, because that will reduce stress, both on my body, and on those around me.
Your challenge may be opposite, but equally difficult. Maybe you’re too kind, too self-sacrificing. Different source, but it produces the same stress that’s killing you and affecting your world of those that care. Both your body and your community will breathe easier to see you take charge of yourself and just do whatever it takes. The benefits of your drastic lifestyle changes will far outweigh any confusion, concern, or inconvenience to anyone. Know that it stresses anyone out to be around a victim. And I’ll repeat often, you can’t succeed at this if you haven’t sent your victim packing.
Now if you’re neither an asshole or a victim, the cause of your stress may be from being a little too perfect, and we’ll need more than the space allotted here to walk you through your penance.
Refusing The Needle: A Diabetic’s Natural Journey To Kick-Ass Health by Russell Stamets
ebook available for all devices at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145608
and for kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007P6L5C4
tags: type 1, type 2, autoimmune, diabetes, lada, natural, alternative, diet, supplements, acupuncture, meditation, lifestyle