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Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

Read. Pray. Stretch. Breathe. Cook.

About five years ago, my therapist at the time took me outside during one of our sessions and instructed me to sit down on a step and close my eyes. “What do you hear?” she asked. “Um, cars on the road?” I said. “What else?” I listened. “Birds.” “What else?” “The wind.” This went on for a while then she asked me what I could smell. “Grass…flowers…” Then, she told me to open my eyes. She handed me a leaf. “Look at this leaf,” she told me. “Describe it to me.” I didn’t know what the purpose of…