Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Giving myself medicine first


There is a process during Choices training where we focus on the importance of taking care of ourselves first in order to be able to take care of others.

I’m practising giving myself medicine first today.

For the past two days at the office there has been little heat coming out of the vents. Even with a space heater by my feet, (which I can’t put on full because it blows the fuses)  my body has been chilled and I am feeling the worse for the constant chill that has crept into my bones. I came home early yesterday, climbed under a kazillion blankets (okay — maybe just 3). C.C. made me tea, I slept and read and still, I have not regained my equilibrium. My body aches, my nose is running and I am under the weather.

Time to take care of me.

And, because my mind is foggyish, instead of writing a post, I’m sharing what I found to be an inspiring and hopeful video about well-being and medical outcomes . I’ll be back up and at ’em tomorrow.

May your day be filled with honouring your worth. May your thoughts be filled with joy and may each moment unfold in the beauty and wonder of all you are shining out for all the world to see.



Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

14 thoughts on “Giving myself medicine first

  1. LG, sorry to hear you are under the weather(and the covers) ..

    Since you have some time on your hands, you might want to check out a new service (and its free!) – http://medium.com … a start-up by the guy who started Blogger.com and one of the founders of Twitter … for people who can’t say what they mean in 140 characters. I’ve started using it to post my daily columns. Have a look at : https://medium.com/@MarkIsMusing

    get well and stay warm.




    • hey Mark — not sure why your comment got put into my pending file waiting for approval… oh well… such is technology. Thanks. I shall check it out — looks fascinating.

      Thanks for the well-wishes. Feeling much better now!


  2. Hope you feel better soon!


  3. I’m really glad that you are taking time out to take care of yourself. Not so glad that you’re feeling so under the weather, hope that you feel much better very soon. Thinking of you, Love x


  4. Feel better and take good care, Louise!


  5. Always a good reminder to take care of oneself– after all, you can’t help others if you’re not well! Thanks again for your continued inspiration.


  6. Be kind to yourself you need to get better for all of those who need you as well as for yourself


  7. Thanks everyone! I am feeling better today — slept a lot. Drank lots of tea and read and stayed warm! 🙂


  8. Yes, yes, yes. It is SO important to put yourself first and get strong.


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