Feel the Pain and Breathe Deep

Do you breathe into pain? I am generally reluctant to take pain medicine. I even gave birth without an epidural so you know I am committed. (Or should be committed!) Yesterday I had the norovirus or something like it. It was brutal, but at first, I didn’t take any painkillers. I just breathed into the pain to experience it and learn from it. Rather than get up and try to move mountains, it can be useful to ride each painful wave. Some say pain is a map, directing you to new places.

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