“For, after all, every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the hill difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.”
I chose " Royal" as our word for One Word Wednesday because I kept seeing it everywhere (or words related to it) when I was in New Orleans. I had no clue how it would impact my week and today it hit me...there is no royal road to health and well being. It is a day to day, moment to moment set of choices that yield results and set backs along the way. You just have to stay the course.
Today I start a 30 Day challenge to explore healthy eating. I've been taking better care of my health for the last two years after I got a huge wake up call when my parents experienced some health challenges. In working with my family to find solutions for my parents, I realized how little I know about my own body and health. I discovered family health histories that I had no idea about and suddenly I needed to monitor in my own health profile with a lot more rigger.
I had to stop relying on "experts" to tell me what I should do to take care of my body. I had to get interested in how the human body works. I had to work with my doctors to create a healthier body!
For the first time, I'm learning how my body reacts to specific foods and supplements.
The result is that I am experiencing more vitality than ever before. I'm sleeping better and I have more clarity in the day. My body clock wakes me up earlier.
Taking better care of myself has created more quality time ...for my family and for my creativity.
What lessons have you learned on the winding road of life?
This week's word is Communication.
Allow this word to inspire you in your journal.
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