Good day everyone. I hope this message finds you all well.
Despite the fact that leaves have been falling from the trees for several weeks now, it is still a beautiful, golden Fall day today.
These photos were taken just a few steps from our home….in the second photo you can just make out the amazing Rocky Mountains in the background. So lovely.
I’ve been struggling with an ailment for many, many years, but lately the symptoms seem worse and are encroaching into my everyday life way too much. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is insidious and creeps into life with all its outstretched tentacles. I’ve been dabbling in so many different remedies at one time and it has become so exhausting. I figure it’s time to really concentrate on healing my digestive woes, once and for all, because I now understand via my naturopath that it is possible to heal and tame one’s IBS symptoms.
This morning, I’ve made a very conscious decision to turn my attention inward, so to speak – turn over a new leaf. Stress is a huge component of IBS, and while I feel I do much of what is expected to mitigate the stress of everyday life, like yoga, half-hearted attempts at meditation and exercise, my efforts are clearly not nearly enough to turn the tide. I think part of the healing is going to be “putting myself first” which is so very hard to do. Today, though, I am sure that if I don’t do that I will not solve the uninhibited symptoms of IBS. Natural remedies, pharmacological remedies, supplements and a great diet are not going to completely do the job. My full attention has to be directed towards healing. It’s so odd, but I also know that it is true.
So, as a result, I’m going to only quilt for personal reasons. (I have such a great fabric stash that it simply must be used!) My web lady, Shelly Caldwell is going to build me a bright and new website that deals more with writing than with quilting. I’m excited to see what she comes up with.
I will keep you all posted on my progress. Wish me luck!