I recently took a few days off from work. Despite having an ever-present list of to-dos, I decided to ignore many of them. Instead, I
- took a long, slow walk along the river with one of my oldest, dearest friends who recently returned from overseas. We had a wonderful time, slowly strolling and catching up on each others’ lives. It felt like medicine.
On one of the mornings off, after I dropped my son off at his camp, I
- drove to a nearby nature reserve. I meandered the trails, breathed fresh air, bathed in warm breezes and basked in growing and wild things. This, too, felt like medicine.
On the day leading up to an annual, traditional camping trip with friends and each of our families, I
- spent much of the day prepping food, sorting supplies and anticipating nights by the fire roasting marshmallows and enjoying the moments. Although the camping trip hadn’t happened yet, it ALREADY felt like medicine.
Maybe it was the triple dose of these medicinals – all in a row – that caused me to feel their healing effects so profoundly. Maybe I just needed it bad. Whatever the case, I couldn’t help but notice that each of these experiences made me feel a little healed.
Tiny doses of medicine are cumulative.
Regular doses provide a steady, healing impact.
What feels like medicine to you?
For some it’s
- being in nature
- connection with friends or family
- deep breathing
- stand-up comedy
- and on and on.
Your medicine is awaiting you.
What tiny dose of medicine awaits you today?
with healing, medicinal wishes,
Mara Wai, M.Ed. is a body-mind coach who supports her clients to connect to their inner wisdom to cultivate clarity, discern their own path and take decisive action to improve physical health, establish emotional well-being, clarify energetic boundaries, improve relationships, and experience greater overall life satisfaction. Mara also teaches Mindfulness-based Stress Management for the Penn Program for Mindfulness. To learn more about Mara go to www.marawai.com.