One of the themes of YOU’D BETTER NOT DIE OR I’LL KILL YOU is the need for caregivers to take better care of themselves. After I’d written the first draft of the manuscript, I took my own advice and sought out Christine Gordon, who teaches yoga here in Santa Barbara. Not only does she give me a great workout twice a week, but she guides me through various relaxation meditations at the end of each practice. No matter how stressed I am or what thoughts are running around in my head, Christine enables me to take some “quiet time,” as she puts it, and go inward.
I’ve made two videos of Christine, the first of which is above. I urge anyone – caregivers and non-caregivers alike – to grab 10 minutes and watch/listen to this meditation (and the one I’ll post tomorrow). I guarantee that you’ll emerge feeling more rested and relaxed, which is no small thing.