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Signs the Mind Body Connection is Missing

Surprisingly, the mind and body disconnect every day.  We lose awareness, grow tired, and lose our sense of self the further and further mind and body separate.

Surprisingly, the mind and body become disconnected every day.  We lose awareness, grow tired, and lose our sense of self the further and further mind and body separate.  I go through on a monthly basis, everything time I work on a new play.  Suddenly, my life isn't my own.  Self-care goes by the wayside as my number one focus is the actors, their clothes, and the wardrobe crew.  My body grows tired, but my mind screams "soldier on!"  This leads to sleeplessness, poor eating, and a sadness I just can't quell.  

How to Love Your Body

 We are never taught how to love the temporary state of our bodies, but we forget: every state is temporary.  So, I start with a hastily crafted apology.

Dear Body,

I'm sorry for all the names I call you, and times you make me cry.  I know you want to do good by me.  So do I.  Truce? 

xoxo

Amy

In order to find peace with the current state of my body, I have to find some perspective, through the body dysmorphia crippling my rational mind. 

Finding Your Self, Finding Your Worth

Since college I have not lived in a single place for more than 11 months.  I moved between California and New York 4 times in the first 2 years after college, lived in New York City for a year, worked and lived in Massachusetts for a couple of summers and lived at home on Long Island with my parents for a year..  In June 2016 I decided to take a leap and move to Denver, CO where I knew 2 people and didn’t have any type of job lined up.  So why all the moving?  Jobs mostly.  Sometimes it was my choice to move and sometimes it wasn’t but I always thought that in order to move up you needed to keep moving.