Take the Stairs
Caregivers, given the challenging times we are going through, we might be facing a steep uphill battle to heal and return to a baseline wellness. The ups and downs of the past few years can impact our lives in the way we now perceive the meaning of life, our relationships and our sense of place. Negative patterns might have developed and created destructive and distressing elements in our lives, such as addiction, self-sabotage, and lack of control of our emotions. Experiencing these high levels of disruption can cause us to react in negative and harmful ways if we don’t tend to our threadbare bodies and emotions.
Each one of us must make the decision to do whatever is necessary to let go of past pain and suffering, and allow our lives to move forward in a caring, loving and kind way. We must reignite our passions in life, and accept that, in healing, we are whole once again. It takes work, but the rewards are well worth the efforts.
Our need to heal and recover is very real and has never been more dire and timely. Never has there been a more consequential time than now to introduce the Healing Arts into our lives.
In a nutshell, a Healing Art is a creative practice that promotes healing, wellness, self-regulation and personal change. The Healing Arts include art, music, writing & reading, meditation & mindfulness, dance/movement/drama, nature, gardens & gardening, pet therapy and culinary arts. Spending time engrossed in any of these activities translates to the self-care that enhances our sense of wellbeing and happiness. It is within these simple, yet profound, modes of human actions that we surrender our trauma and embrace the higher quality of life we were meant to live.
The Healing Arts are all encompassing, holistic. They engage body, mind and spirit in tandem. Healing Arts call into play the five senses that color our earthly presence: hear, smell, see, taste, touch. With these five senses at work, we heal naturally, both at the superficial level known as enjoyment and pleasure, but also at a deep life-altering cellular level.
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