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Saturday, April 21, 2007

In response to last week's post, one comment was: "The beach and playing with grandkids sounds great. But what if you're not close to either and you're working a 9 to 5 job that you hate? Not being woken up by hot flashes during the night puts me in a zen state."

No doubt this reader echoes what a lot of women feel. It's a challenge to find the time, energy or resources to get into taking care of yourself in the ways you might want. Sometimes the support of a friend is a start. Or has to be enough for now, as another reader wrote:

"I love spending time talking with good friends, over coffee or taking a walk. Even connecting on the phone works when our busy lives have us going in different directions."

If nurturing you is hard to do - for whatever reasons - make a commitment to take some time, even if it's only ten minutes every other day this first week. Put your feet up and read a book or just close your eyes and take some deep breaths. See it as a beginning - you owe it to yourself.

2 Comments:

Blogger Garden of Eden said...

This is Amrita from India. Inspired by you and another blogfriend I started a journal and a blog! Thank you

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Anonymous Wicking Sleepwear said...

I really enjoy this blog. It's wonderful to have a resource for issues that affect real women, living real lives.

Regarding the hot flashes mentioned in the post, I have found much success with moisture wicking sleepwear, It's pajama sets, gowns and daywear made from the same material as running shirts and is designed to 'wick' away perspiration keeping skin cool and dry.

Good luck.
Cynthia VanWinkle

1:54 PM  

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