Madhyatmika means balance. The middle way. I am making a conscious effort to change my life in many, many ways, to find that balance in my health, in my spirit, in my mind. The first step was leaving a job that had become toxic for me.

You know how they say God closes a door, but opens a window?

On the last possible day before I would have to go back to that toxic job after an extended medical leave, I found a job. Not just any job, but a dream job. Doing something meaningful. Something where I can stretch my mind, learn things I have always wanted to learn. In an environment of health, support, spirituality.

So I took this as a sign. This job change is just the beginning of my ridding my body and my soul from the toxins I have allowed to build up. I am changing my diet, changing my expectations, moving ahead, with great hope and promise.

I am using Ayurvedic principles to help me with the specific changes I should make to optimize my health. I am very committed to this and have decided to eliminate all dairy (no ice cream!) and all red meat. I am giving up coffee (me? who’da thunkit?) and eating mostly vegetables and fruit, with some whole grains. I have been doing it for five full days, and I can already feel a difference. My lungs are clearer, I’m not wheezing with minimal activity anymore, and most importantly, my outlook has changed.

This blog will be a journal of my path down this road. I hope you will walk it with me, and we can support each other. Life is too long to be unhappy and too short to be afraid.

Addendum:  I was laid off from the dream job.  I still think it was meant to put me on a path though, so my new plan is to go back to school to become an Ayurvedic practitioner.  Meanwhile, I’m knitting, dyeing, spinning, making jewelry, and selling vegan baked goods to keep the family in groceries.  Check out my website to order! (Website under construction.)

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Doug
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 09:07:06

    Hi Cheryl,

    Happy birthday to Murphy. I’m glad you’re feeling better.

    God bless,



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