Hello. My name is Devra, and I am flawed.
I’m getting older. (Spoiler: so are you!)
Bodies change as they get older, cells fail to reproduce at the same rate or quality as they did when the body they live in was younger, recovery time slows. The genetic gifts of one’s parents show themselves with time – so does sun damage!
I haven’t talked about my own personal stuff very much on this blog. That’s probably going to change.
I’ve put a lot of energy towards slowing the effects of time on my body. I’ve done special diets, I’ve fasted, I’ve mixed my own skincare concoctions – I’ve done a hell of a lot of yoga.
Here’s what I’ve learned: you don’t actually slow the effects of time. You just do the best you can with what you’ve got at any particular point IN time.
I have some genetic gifts & I have some genetic weaknesses. We all do. We all get a mix of things we like and don’t like.
I have a few health issues. I mentioned aging for a reason. I seem to have hit that point: the point where the genetic lottery shows what kind of numbers you really pulled. Most of my numbers are good, and I appreciate that.
A few chronic issues have become a bit more pronounced – and that tells me something: I didn’t beat my genetics, and I didn’t beat my environment. Genetics and environment made me – but genetics are a hell of a lot more powerful than I gave credit for, when I thought yoga & special diets would protect me from cancer and chronic pain.
Genetics mean I am prone to a few things: anxiety, depression, rosacea, fibromyalgia, high risk for skin cancer.
It’s not the end of the world. It’s just LIFE. It’s what life is about: you get what you get, and you manage it.
So that’s what I want to talk about a bit more: how to manage it. How to manage LIFE and your stuff and your chronic shit that you still have to deal with even on the really bad days.
I plan on future blog posts about fibromyalgia & movement, depression & anxiety, and my latest fun experience: basal cell carcinoma!
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