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#reverb10, day 19: Healing

Another overdue prompt:

Healing. What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011?

Once again, the newageyness of the prompt’s vocabulary has initially overcome my ability to think seriously about what it’s asking me. Have I really been healed of anything this year? Did I need healing?

If I let go of that initial cringe, however, I can see that there has been some healing of sorts in my life this year; for instance, I’ve experienced a huge reduction in my stress levels through a promotion, an at least temporary hiatus in my chairing duties, and a year’s leave.

What I’d like, going forward into 2011, would be to translate that stress reduction into actual physical feeling-better. I want to get the thing that’s been eating away at my stomach under control, first and foremost. And I want to learn how to maintain that stress reduction when I return to the hassles of my regular life off leave.

A boring set of answers, I fear, and one that recovers much the same terrain as earlier reverb posts, only under the guise of a new metaphor. But I’ve already noted (probably several times) how necessary repetition is to getting me to learn anything, so perhaps this exercise is not in vain.


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