My life is more than my body

My life has to be about so much more than what my body can do.

That’s what I’m thinking as I lie awake. A storm is rolling in as I’m waiting for the marijuana to kick in and easy the pain so I can go to sleep.

I’ve fought back against the physical decline of my health for years. I wanted my story to be a comeback.

I’m realizing that is unlikely.

I’ve tried dozens of things over the years. Everything from copper socks, supplements, lifestyle changes, etc.

With some of those options I felt small, short lived improvement.

What I have yet to discover, is the acceptance that my body isn’t getting better. But I’m getting there.

That doesn’t mean I’m giving up on it. I’m just means I’m changing my relationship with it.

I’ve been a relentless drill sergeant in my own head. On myself for not finding a way to continue doing all the things I once could.

I’m going to reflect instead on the idea that the physically able and active chapter of my life is wrapping up.

What’s next is no doubt deeply spiritual and a practice of profound self compassion.

My head and my heart have always been my strongest muscles any way.

Best of all I can keep working with all the Moms I live to serve.

How do you feel about change?

Listen to this post … One assumption many parents and professionals make is that people with Neurodiversity aren’t motivated to improve their lives. It isn’t that they don’t want to change, they may not believe they’re able to change. They often have difficulty finishing what they start or getting started at all. Struggle with creating

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Getting things done when you don’t know how long it’ll take

Listen to this post … One of the challenges with time blindness is when you have a long to do list. It can be anxiety inducing because estimating how long it’ll take you is a shot in the dark. I don’t feel time passing unless I have a clock or clouds to watch, something that tells

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Nipping IMPULSIVITY in the bud!

Listen to this post … Not thinking before blurting out an embarrassing comment. Doing things that upset others as a matter of habit, only to regret them later. The seeming inability to learn from any of this is a hallmark of ADHD. I used to get in so much trouble because of this. The reason for impulsivity

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When a neurodivergent person seems controlling, they may just feel unsafe

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Movement can be help you work through your emotions

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