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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday Musings: giving up some things I love
On Friday I went to the mineral spring resort for the first time in about two years. The day was lovely and I was relaxed and happy. Until my heart started beating irregularly for the first time in months. At first I tried to ignore it, thinking maybe I was just imagining things. But it persisted into the night and the next day as well. By Sunday it had started to calm down. But I hadn't. I really thought, because it hadn't happened in so long, the issue was resolved. So I went on the internet and googled hot tubs and arrhythmia. Lo and behold, there are articles that caution against using them if you have heart issues. Something about the blood vessels contracting and diverting their energy to the skin, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance.
Although I am sad that I no longer feel comfortable soaking in hot water if it is going to cause my heart to go awry, I am grateful that I think I found the reason the irregularity started up again. Keeping my fingers crossed that my system will get back in balance and stay there once again.
How about you? Have you had to give up something you love?