The Soulful Artist

Life. Art. Transcendence.

Day 9 of 28 Days of Love!

They say it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village to maintain me. Aside from yearly medical maintenance (physical, labs, mammo, etc.), and dental maintenance every 6 months … I beat my body up pretty good with rigorous workouts and working 12 hour shifts, so there’s monthly maintenance.

Enter my most amazing team: Shawna Muscle Mobility Body Worker (aka masseuse), and Dr. Shapiro, my Chiropractor. Those two have their work cut out for them! But it’s important to me to maintain my spinal health and alignment and to maintain my muscles so I will gladly go every month, and even more when necessary. I have a standing date every month to have an adjustment and to get a massage.

I don’t believe that people understand the importance of maintaining your body in general. I also know that people don’t take care of themselves as they should. You only get one chance at this being human thing, at this life. We should be doing all that we can to maintain ourselves. Yearly physicals, dental check-ups every 6 months, physical therapy especially for athletes, chiropractic care, massages, mental health care, wholistic medicine. ALL of it.

Maintaining your body is a form of self-care. Self-care is NOT selfish! Self-care is a necessity and it’s a must. You cannot fill from an empty cup. There’s NO shame in caring for yourself.

Anyhow, today’s painting has the triskelion- the symbol of past/present/future; creation/preservation/destruction;father/son/holy spiritual. And today’s love shoutout goes to Shawna and Dr. Shapiro. They’re my favorites!

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