Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Ali. I had a nice morning sitting outside with the dog with my coffee, then a little exercise to follow. I am reflecting on my health today, my personal improvement progress, and my writing journey. Grab your favorite beverage of choice and pull up a chair!
In book news, Malachi, Ruse Master, my latest book, got a 5 star review and seal from Reader’s Favorite. It is a sort of cross-genre, and while it certainly fits the Young Adult genre, it would be well-love by readers of any age from teen and up. See reviews details at my earlier blog post: https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2020/05/07/malachi-ruse-master-earns-a-readers-favorite-5-star-review/
Limiting words and thoughts: Hmmm, like pain, stress, anxiety, tired. I am not a sufferer, but rather, victorious and resilient. I know I can do this even when I falter. I am still working on it, a work in progress , we could say.
On the topic of health, mental and physical, I have finished the Prednisone medication for my shoulder (rotator cuff impingement) and received an x-ray order. I will go in the next two weeks. At the start of this week, I was feeling so weary and pained, and the medication he gave me along with a higher dose NSAID made me feel loopy. Afternoon naps were necessary on Monday and Tuesday. It was slightly better at the end of the weekm though. I am still working on the mind/body connection when it comes to chronic pain and just finished reading a book on the subject. It really involves looking inward at your stresses, pressures, or past negative emotions. It is called The Mind Body Prescription by Sarno. I am sure to read more books on the subject. It encouraged me to make a list on the things that bother me. I now have another book on the subject but can’t recall the title. I will share as I start reading.
All is well with my family, and I am still teaching online. There are just short of three weeks left now. A lot of students sent me kind messages in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, and I loved it. I miss seeing them. The computer is not the same, but we will all grow this this, and I hope they know I am still there.
I do hope you all will enjoy Mother’s Day tomorrow! Mom, my son, and I are planning on having a seafood meal and perhaps a walk in the park, not too close to any crowds. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!