I wonder how many of you are forward thinkers when it comes to your health and well-being. I’ve been on this path for myself for quite some time but often I run into people who show a huge lack of thinking forward on an issue. This morning I feel like being completely honest with you because I believe it might be helpful to at least one person. ~ Back in October I suffered a head injury. It was bad enough to have me visiting the ER. I was scared but got through all the tests and was released to go home with instructions on how to take care of myself. Even though I was super cautious; eating a lot of protein, drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated, taking my vitamins, using the target essential oils, and getting the rest I needed, I still had two other falls after the initial one. It is so scary to feel yourself falling and not being able to do anything about it until you crash to the ground…very surreal and a big wake up call to the reality of how our bodies work. Or don’t work. Anyway, the reason why I bring this up is because yesterday I read about a young man who passed away from complications from a head injury that he had suffered with four years ago. FOUR years ago… this made me shudder. And recently when I was up on Cowles mountain, a man asked if I would take his picture next to the marker stone. As I fumbled with his phone I looked up to see he had climbed up on top of it and was making some ridiculous pose. No helmet, no padding, and obviously no thought to what could happen if he fell from there. I quickly took the pictures and headed down the trail just scratching my head. Because of what has happened to me I guess I am overly cautious. But I actually know now how fragile our brains are and they take some time to snap back from an injury. We have to be aware of this and treat our bodies with the respect they deserve or we won’t have the use of them for long. ~ Anyway, I just wanted to share this because my brain has become very, very important to me. And I don’t want to see anyone else go through what I’m going through if possible.
Have a safe day… Jana
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