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Two Writing Teachers
Digging through the drawer, I found my earplugs. The sound of swirling air filled my ears. Sleep came again.
When I woke, I helped one daughter rush off to work. I made breakfast, pushing down the anxious feelings. I tried to tell myself, the decisions are not yours. You offered help.
As breakfast settled in my stomach, I charged into high gear. Cleaning, vacuuming, chatting with the bird. Then I decided to try a new yoga routine, "For Change and Drain."
Adriene's calm words and encouragement helped me calm my anxious mind. "Be mindful," she coached. "Notice the tightness in your body."
I grounded myself to the earth, setting my intentions. Breathing. Accepting that I had done all I could in a tough situation. I would continue to offer support.