Nurturing Thursday is the heart child of Becca over at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea. It’s a day, a moment, to “clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend…”
Seriously. Nurturing our self is something we should take very seriously. Many of us were not nurtured as children, many have not been nurtured as adults. Time, now, to nurture our very precious self and to nurture those within our circle of life. Each one of us needs some of that, ya know?
Seriously. 30+ years my sweetie has been on high blood pressure medication. This morning his BP was way, way too high. Again. 30+ years of medication, of adjusting, of changing, and this is the best the doctors can do. Well, that, and suggest he have surgery to remove his adrenal gland, and maybe both, since one of them as a teeny tumour inside it. Seriously?
My sweetie has a science background and we are both Certified Health Coaches. We have spent the last year, pretty much, researching, reading, researching, reading, attending classes, researching, reading………We are convinced there is a way to solve this problem once for all, naturally. And wonder of wonders, the doctor that replaced our elderly Scotsman, is younger and is trained in nutrition as well as a natural health. She rocks! So, onward we go.
Seriously. Beginning tomorrow we are following, for six weeks, two healing modalities, that work together, have been used together and which, we are convinced, will yield the results we are looking for which is normal Blood Pressure without medication. Seriously! So this is my nurturing agenda for the next six weeks because it involves a lot of work such as fresh juicing every hour. He is putting himself into my health coaching hands and will be, along with everything else, writing in a journal for the first time in his life, listening to visualizations, going for a short walk each day, and so on and so forth. I haven’t decided yet, but I may blog about this journey on my crowingcronebewell site. You’re welcome to join along there if you like. Tomorrow would be the first post, yes, I think I will do this as a record for us, if nothing else.
So that will be, me, nurturing my sweetie for the next six weeks. But what will I do to nurture me? Well, one thing that comes to mind is that I am on the hunt for making some gluten-free bread that can be used to make a sandwich or to toast and have with a cup of tea once in a while. And it ain’t as easy as you might think because I don’t want to include sugar, or xantham or guar gum or milk or eggs! But I really, really, want a slice of bread once in a while. So I’m going to have some fun finding a recipe, creating a recipe, that works! And when I do, you can bet I’ll be celebrating that.
A little different post for Nurturing Thursday today as it’s all about me, me, me!
Take care of your self, please do!