Balance

Self-care is, fundamentally, about bringing balance back to a life that has grown imbalanced from too many commitments or responsibilities.

Robyn L. Gobin, The self-care prescription

School was one of my favorite things as a kid. I loved two things about it: eating school lunch and recess. Let’s talk about recess.

Recess was synonymous with freedom. It was the time that I didn’t have to sit still in my desk either listening to the teacher or working through an assignment. Recess was my time to do what I wanted. On the playground, there were so many activities to choose from. There was tetherball, foursquare, wallball, handball, and dodgeball. There were chalk drawings, swings, monkey bars, and hopscotch. And of course, there was that one play structure only the weird kids played with: the seesaw.

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