Not having health insurance for a number of years now, I’ve learned to take care of what I can and to leave the rest… worrying and agonizing over health-related issues has not served me well so I don’t do it anymore. Well, okay, I try not to do it. Then I’m reminded of Yoda’s words: “Do or do not. There is no try.” So I don’t do it. Thank you, Yoda!
All my adult life, I’ve been a “vitamin/herb/health food” kind of responder when health-related issues have arisen, even when I had insurance, so looking towards other ways to resolve “issues” is second-nature to me. I’m constantly aware that healthy living costs more money in the short-run (for example, 99 cent burgers at McD’s and $4.99 for a salad; locally-grown avocados at farmers market – $2; imported avos at grocery store – $1.59) and right now, finding myself at a time when money is “tighter” than it’s ever been, makes it more challenging to eat healthy, take good supplements, and to explore natural ways of taking care of myself.
So yesterday, when I discovered a new foot massage place nearby, I immediately went in – and found out that a 30-minute foot massage was only $15! I think I can find fifteen bucks, thanks to some angels who helped me out with some additional gas money this month. I think this is a worthwhile investment in my health – I do know what a good foot massage can accomplish!
A foot massage (and accompanying face/shoulder/leg massage) done by a well-versed technician works wonders! It was a half hour meditation of mind and body, allowing the massage technician to work on the body while allowing my mind to meditate and mantra. And now, 24 hours later, my body is still saying thank you and take me back again soon…. and I will!