Let yourself be open and life will be easier - Buddha
I've been on a journey for the last two years toward regaining balance in my life between health, happiness, creative fulfillment and satisfying the basic needs of the body.
The BIGGEST thing that I have learned is that you create your own experiences. Loving yourself and surrounding yourself with love and only loving positive people is the only way to live a healthy life. Meditation, prayer, exercise, being hugged and laughing are daily needs, not something that you do if you get around to it when everything else is done.
Parents especially often leave themselves last in the list of people to nurture.
So today I'm reminding everybody to nurture themselves first, it's not selfish, it's just good common sense.
Fall is a great time to explore new things. To let old habits die off with the leaves falling from the trees, to take winter as a restorative time for the soul and to look forward to the renewal of spring.
He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise - Lao-Tzu
Take time to know yourself and be happy.