My next door neighbor had an attempted car jacking in our alley. There have been over 660 car jackings in 2021 in Minneapolis and over 3,000 auto thefts. Living through the George Floyd riots, the pandemic and now the rise in crime can really tax the nerves and leave me feeling run down and anxious. A lot of us are probably feeling a sense of uncertainty and exhaustion.
So what am I doing for self-care? Yes, my tai chi and qigong is a huge part of my daily routine to calm my nerves and release the tightness in my body. Another thing I have been trying to do is to take walks and capture the beauty of my neighborhood. Here are two photos that I took on one of my walks.
I am filled with wonder, gratitude and awe for the journeys we travel and for the teachers we meet along the way.