Do you have a spiritual self-care routine? One that includes more than weekly church attendance? Find out how to improve your spiritual self-care in today’s podcast.
Spiritual Self-Care? Isn’t That Just Going to Church?
Almost 20 years ago I sat in Pedro’s critical care hospital room and poured my heart out to God in my journal. I’d traveled with him via air ambulance the day before, and spent the night with him as he hallucinated and had convulsions. No one knew why, but they suspected it had something to do with the rapid die-off of cancer cells in his spinal fluids after they administered an intrathecal chemotherapy drug.
I didn’t know how much longer I could take setbacks and relapses. Over the past four weeks, Pedro had shrunk from 190 lbs. to 130 lbs. He looked like a walking skeleton, and I felt like he looked. I hadn’t darkened the doors of a church for several months. Not because I didn’t believe, but because I didn’t have time or energy to attend a church while my husband circled the drain.
I learned the difference between being religious and having a relationship during those critical months when my husband’s life hung in the balance. In addition, I’ve discovered the need to nurture our spirituality to avoid hypocrisy. Join me on today’s edition of Self-Care Hacks to find out how to improve your spiritual self-care (and it may, or may not involve going to church).
Click here to read Army Training Circular 25-20 (aka, A Leader’s Guide to After-Action Reviews).
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The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
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Ideas on keeping a gratitude journal for spiritual self-care.
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