Here, no one really knows me, so I can finally be myself, no more trying to impress others, and no more worries about others’ opinions.
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Keywords: aging , falling , hiking
I have friends who have stopped going for walks in winter, afraid of slipping on icy sidewalks. I’ve given up ice skating, and other friends have given up skiing. But how do we balance our need for exercise and getting outside with being safe? I was talking to a friend about this, and we agreed you need to find a balance: be more careful and more aware but don’t let the fear stop you from doing things you love. It’s a hard balance to find, but one that’s becoming increasingly necessary as we gingerly step into a new phase of aging.
Keywords: Mental Health , Wholistic Wellness , abuse , attachment , change , healing , integrity , joy , love , narcissism , trauma , trauma healing , wellness
I’m realizing I’ll have to give it to myself awkwardly. Flailingly, insufficiently… but, at least consistently. Semi-consistently. Enough to show me that I am here most of the time.
Keywords: adulting , community , country life , great plains , kansas , lifemadeotherplans , midwest , missed meds , moving , small town life , smalltownkansas , spider mom , to the farm
[This home is a] reflection of the community of wonderful, wonderful humans I have known throughout my life. At some point, I will bring this community full circle with a gathering. And hope that new friendships will begin between them.https://lifemadeotherplans.com/2021/05/22/a-small-beginning