Life Happens

a mixed bag of experiences

The Good Men Project
Change Becomes You

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By Edie Weinstein

I am well aware that life gets lifey sometimes and in the midst of joy, there is sorrow and in the midst of sorrow, joy. Somewhere in the mix is blank space, silence, seeming nothingness. In that reprieve, it gives us time to rest. I’ve not been adept at that last part. As my 10th cardiaversary is coming up on June 12th, I have been speaking a lot about the experience of an unexpected heart attack at the age of 55 and the life changes it necessitated. Change in diet, activity, expectations for myself, cardiac rehab, respecting my body’s needs, especially for rest were on the forefront of my mind back then. Admittedly, they have slipped out a bit and I have gotten lax. That’s when my body reminds me that it isn’t havin’ it. In the past month or so, I have experienced an exacerbation of asthma and COPD which has meant staying home a lot and taking an assortment of treatments. My kitchen countertop reminds me of my parents’ at the end of their lives. I have a morning routine that involves ingesting the little pills, using an inhaler and as of last week, a nebulizer treatment as needed. I have temporarily traded gym workouts for pedaling on my recumbent bike and using hand weights in my living room. Looking forward to getting back to The Judgement Free Zone, a.k.a. Planet Fitness.

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The Good Men Project
Change Becomes You

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