An aphorism from the business world may help on the path to Healthy Survivorship: The current system is perfectly designed to deliver the results it does.
So if you don't like the way things are going under the circumstances, change something! Today I am blogging about changing how you walk.
For anyone who walks as their primary means of mobility (i.e., does not depend on a wheelchair or scooter), you might be thinking, "Huh? How can I change how I walk?"
I've just started reading a new book entitled Healing Walks for Hard Times. Carolyn Scott Kortge, a breast cancer survivor, has developed an 8-week program to "quiet your mind, strengthen your body and get your life back."
I met Kortge when I spoke at Miraval last year. Hers is a provocative thesis: We can use our everyday mode of getting from here to there as a healing measure. After finishing only the first chapter, I'm already thinking differently about walking.
Kortge writes, "Unllike most walking books, this one does not dwell on walking for physical fitness or health or weight loss. The focus here is on walks that heal -- walks that help you bridge the chasm from helplessness to healing -- from victim to survivor." (page 2)
In my next post I'll share one simple suggestion she offers that has already made a difference for me.
Think about it: "Nothing changes if nothing changes." (page 5)