LIFE LESSONS: The Path of Life

By Denise O’Malley, founder and the Healthy Living Maestro at You Define Wellness

I search for life lessons in everything around me… especially when bad things happen or I’m surrounded by something less than beautiful.  Today the alley behind my townhouse was my teacher.

I found myself staring down the alleyway this morning and my first thought was how ugly it’s become with patchwork fixes, broken curbs, and a little trash here and there. It occurred to me that the alley is a metaphor for life and I suddenly saw its beauty.

Life gives us speed bumps, pot holes, and a path for drainage.  The speed bumps slow us down (or wipes out our chassis if we take it too fast) and we spend our lives filling the potholes.  Of course we could tear everything out and do a complete re-surfacing but the rules of life mean we’ll eventually see potholes again.

So what’s the lesson? 

What if instead of quick fixes we focused on consistent maintenance? 

What if we spent a little time every day lovingly taking care of our life?

It takes far less time and money taking care of ourselves every day than it does fixing what breaks.  When we feed and nurture all eight dimensions of wellbeing, the wheel rolls smoothly down our path.  

Where are the potholes in YOUR life?  Are you repairing them or patching them?

How is your self care practice? Are you paying attention to what your body needs?

When was the last time you really looked at your spending?  

Are you fueling your body with healthy food, or junk?

Are you stuck in a rut and you don’t know how to get out of it?

We can help!  Join us for…

  • Transitions 2021: a Wellness Experience for Business and Self a WellFAIR event by You Define Wellness on Aug 26-28, 2021;
  • WellTALKS bonus sessions on 8/31 & 9/2, 2021; and,
  • WellWORKSHOPS (Sept-Nov, 2021).

We will be delivering great education that can help you discover the tools you need to repair your path… you don’t have to attend everything, simply come when you can and leave when you want.