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  • Writer's pictureJamie Elmer

Being sick and giving in (Fall, 2022)

Dear Community ,

Here we are…December 4th already! Wow.

You know I’m a big proponent of movement. Obviously. AND, in our pursuit for balance (which never really exists), it’s important to know when to take a break. I say this to you as much as to myself. A lesson I’ll probably be working on forever.

Two weeks ago I had to have minor oral surgery. It was painful, and the healing process was longer than I imagined. Then, a week after, I got sick. I went through my usual cycle: “I’m not really sick. I’m sick, but fine. I’m angry that I got sick. Okay, I’ll finally stay in bed and rest for a couple of days and admit I can’t keep going as usual”.

So, this winter and holiday, I simply ask that you stay SUPER HONEST with where you’re at, what advice you’d give someone you really care about or love, and make yourself follow that advice.

*Have you been a slug and need to get some movement and breath happening? *Have you been exercising “no matter what” and could perhaps just use a nap and a few days off? *If you’ve been sick, don’t push it. *If you’ve been making excuses for overdoing it, or under doing it, be honest and hold yourself accountable.

So, if taking some time off is what you need this week to Feel Better In Your Body, save the below recommendations for next week. If you haven’t been getting enough movement in, read below. Put your practice time in your calendar, commit, don’t overthink it, and get going.

My best to you this week.

Let me know how you’re doing.

And, if you’re giving gifts this season, consider gifting this streaming site. You can gift it for a month or longer. Questions? Email me:

XO, Jamie

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