My back is still a little off. Let's put it that way. I don't want it to hear me. I keep telling it...you're healing. I love you. It's ok. I know I fell and you got thrown off - so just take a little time to heal.
I'm doing lower back stretches - going a little easy on it - and doing A LOT of kind self talk. I believe not only does my subconscious hear - but my body hears as well. So I'm being supportive, kind, considerate and encouraging.
Doing all this stuff takes energy. When I'm feeling a little...blech, out of sorts, sore, sad...you know human stuff - I get that feeling of wanting to just plop and say "time out." I think taking the time to heal and repair is very important - but I've come to experience and have proof - I need to still do the healing work. If I go plopping - all sad and mopey for too long - the healing takes longer. If I acknowledge my feelings, listen to my body and do those things that feel good- the healing speeds up.
I spoke a little about it in my podcast today.
I had a nice walk this morning. The weather is overcast - my favorite. It's a bit crisp and cool but guess what? I wore a long sleeve shirt! Yep. I was on it this morning. I didn't go too far. When my back said - okay - can we go home now - I said all right. I was observant while out - noticing things. Check on Clickity Clak. I took some cool pictures of a building I like.
Most people around L.A. get really down when overcast weather shows up. I don't know why. I love it. It's a change. It's nice. I'm especially surprised when they get down in the dumps and they come from places that are freezing cold and challenging. We have a really nice mix of weather here - but L.A. can't possibly commit to sunny every day. We need the mix. We need the downtime. That good, delicious downtime, where you acknowledge your own "humanness". (okay not a "real" word - but you get it, right?) You look around and you say - there are lots of people - going through this "human experience". I'm not alone. You are not alone.
I love this picture. I actually was taking a quick picture of that building I liked - I was doing it quickly because a girl came out of the building and I didn't want her to think I'm some kind of paparazzi lady. When I got home and looked at it - I cropped this section out. I didn't notice I was walking under the trees. I was looking at the cool building - the plants growing up the walls - okay - I looked at the windows - but I wasn't peeking! It came out really cool - it's like I'm going under and through - and the sky is so gray. It's just...lovely. To me.
I got my coffee this morning and ran into a neighbor I know, while getting my coffee, who is also a celebrity. He's super nice. His name is Fred Stoller. He's a funny guy. I've bought his books. He's not only a funny comedian and actor - he writes. Check him out. He doesn't know I'm giving him a plug - but I just feel like it. I think he would appreciate it. Actually I know he would. He was so funny. He told me about the book, and said, "If you don't like it, I'll give you your money back." That's Fred. Okay - here's the link. Here's for you Fred.
All right - onward and upward. I will post some cool pictures I took of that building I was chatting about to you a few minutes ago. Well, I'm assuming - you've been taking sips of your coffee while reading my blog or you put your phone down for a second to look something up. Whatever...I'm rambling.
Have a great day. Thanks for your support. Thanks for reading!