Oh, my. This was one rough week. I tried to tough it out and go to work. At times the pain from my tooth extraction was unbearable. I really don’t remember the healing of my wisdom teeth being this painful.

 

Through all that discomfort, I’m still grateful.

 

I’m grateful that I finally listened to what this ache was telling me. Even though it took me five days to listen, I finally took myself off my trip and came home.

 

Self-care is something that is easily overlooked. I know what I need to do for me, and yet, I still have a tendency to put me last.

 

Self-care for me includes a healthy lifestyle of eating, exercise, prayer, meditation, introspective work, and connection with friends and family.

 

Balance and harmony.

 

The pain I was feeling this past week reminded me that I was out of balance. I was placing the needs of my job and the needs of others over my own personal healing. I’m grateful that it may take a while, but I’m learning to listen to what Little Phoenix needs.

 

When I listen to my inner child, I give myself a huge dose of Self Love!

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