This was her last stop after a long work day, child care, food for dinner.
She could not get out of the car. She could not move.
From this experience she wrote a book
She heard quickly from thousands of women and mothers who "got it."
Each of us daily attempt to work from long lists, achieve more, do more in our cars than driving.
Hope & Healing Place has younger women staff and volunteers.
; Daily they carry bags, kids, lap tops.
Many of these great leaders are tired, burdened with over-loaded calendars, rarely stop moving.
Regularly I tell these moms and spouses to leave...go home...I changed the locks!
Perhaps a grief and loss center attracts the performing, achieving mothers more than other places, but I think not.
We are daily attempt to put 16 oz of tomatoes in an 8 oz jar....and wonder why that never seems to work...why we can't catch up with the "Now" that drives us all,
So, if our lists will never shorten, what to do??? A few small starts to a balanced life.
-- Take 10 minute breaks, walks, be still
-- Go to that exercise class...value your health as "your time"
-- Tell your supervisor you need help and support so you are not setting in your car and not be able to move
-- When you know you are blurring the lines with lists, tasks, calendars, have a sort list of true friends who will share a latte in a moment's call.
Hard to admit but we each can, really, only achieve or do so much each day, night, weekend.
We are now raising a generation of younger women who have learned from us to do more, be more.
Now, together, we can also show these younger women health and wellness....OR, maybe these younger women can show us the better path?????