I invited my whole self to securely reside within me. “Come back into my body,” I silently requested, declared, intended.
CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a technique used to save someone’s life. It can be used in situations like heart attacks, near drowning, or when someone’s heart has stopped. Since I’ve worked in social wellness and health care fields, providing medical care for people, I am CPR certified. During the CPR course, I realized that the saying “keep your chin up and just breathe” contains life-saving truth!
“Better keep yourself clear and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world” ~George Bernard Shaw. While cruising through life, we may be enjoying the sunshine and admiring surrounding views from a sparkly, clear windshield. Yet grime can quickly speckle and smear, even posing a threat.
There was a time I was taking medications--for anxiety, depression, PTSD, rheumatoid arthritis, and what became severe digestive issues--including steroids, cortisone shots, and a pill that was recalled for causing heart attacks. I experienced horrifying side effects from anti-anxiety and anti-depressant prescriptions. While I appreciated the temporary relief, I was ready for a permanent change.