Sunday, October 5, 2008

Practice what you preach....

So, I got to do this last week, practice what I preach I mean. I got sick (as expected) after a few too many nights of burning the midnight oil to get "everything" done. I could feel it coming. So a week ago Thursday I was down. I did mega vitamin C doses, eucalyptus, tea tree and thyme oil steams, epsom salt foot baths, other supplements for viral support and stuck to good foods and lots of sleep! I did have that luxury, which I know many don't. The day was pretty easy for my husband and he was able to take Matthew to his therapy and our awesome sitter/surrogate family member was able to watch Emma for me so I could get a nap. Then I went to bed at 7 pm after the kids were down. By the next day I felt SO much better. Had I pushed through Thursday, I would have been sick for days. Sleep is my achilles heel. If I start losing sleep, my immune system takes a BIG hit. I know this and yet I still scrimp on sleep. I guess my lesson is to listen to my body, ignore those last few chores or that nonsense show on TV and hit the sack!

2 comments:

Shari Goodman said...

Thanks for your great comment! I agree we are blessed to be "forced" into learning more with our special boys.And, like you, we need to spread the word. We all have to in the end make the choice even if it is hard! As per the oils you mentioned, I have recently really started using them more and love them! I swear by them, even killing strep throat in two doses! I am going to start selling Forever Young essential oils for anyone who wants them. They are pure oils. Thanks for all of your good blog messages.You can tell with Matthew that everything you do is working! He looks great!

M and Ems Momma said...

Thanks Shari, I take your comment as a very nice compliment, especially coming from a mom who is living it too! It is so hard to do the "right" thing for our kids in today's world. I am blessed to be on this journey though.....and I want to talk to you about Young Living oils....