Slo-mo Is My New Mojo | Edie Weinstein

July 23, 2014 6:44 PM

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Slo-mo Is My New Mojo | Edie Weinstein

Writing this while listening to the soothing sounds of the surf, grateful for some time away from the hustle and bustle my life had become. Wishing that my toes were sunk in the sand, feeling the sun beaming down, warming my weary body and the soul that has been aching for peace. Instead, I am at my dining room table, listening to a YouTube video with ocean waves lapping against beaches. For now, this will suffice. I haven't taken a real vacation in years and even when I would go to retreat centers, it would generally also involve teaching, which I love. Toward the end of their lives, visits to my parents' Ft. Lauderdale condo meant some caregiving, which I was honored to do. At one point, my mother lovingly booted me out of her hospital room and told me I had to go to the beach. I can see a true get away in my near future.

I am beginning a new life after a series of health crises that sparked a re-evaluation of every aspect. For 55 years, I assumed that I was doing most of what I could to take care of this body temple I was given on October 13, 1958. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs (unless you count chocolate). I wor...

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