My One Word: BREATHE
I chose BREATHE some months back because I was so busy and so stressed that I realized
that I often was holding my breath instead of breathing! Then I fell, and crushed one of my lumbar vertebrae, spent 6 days in the hospital and 82 days in a skilled nursing care facility where they helped me learn to deal with the severe pain and where I had to learn through physical therapy to do things differently due to my new limitations. I now have learned to BREATHE as I can’t do much else! Seven months later, I still have severe pain and have lost32 pounds due to the severity of the pain, but whereas I wasn’t able to slow down before my injury, now I have learned to slow down due to necessity, and to just BREATHE and be.