Might As Well Face It, You’re Addicted to Balm

Quote of the day:

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding.”

Christiane Northrup

 

My name is Taylor and I’m an addict.

I’m addicted to lip balm.

And it just hit me””I gotta go cold turkey. The Universe has been sending me signs for a while, but I didn’t listen.   If I didn’t have lip balm in my pocket, I’d feel a moment of panic. When I went to buy some yesterday, the store didn’t have any. Well, they had some, but not “my” flavor.

And just now, as I was writing and reached into my drawer to grab some to slather on my dry lips, I realized, I have to quit. My body needs to remember how to moisten its lips on its own. And I gotta amp up my omega-3s.

So, off I go to Vitacost.com to order some flax seeds, and use deliberate creation and the focus of my mind to distract myself from the dry, crackly, uncomfortable feeling on my lips.

What’s your body telling you that you’re not listening to?

Have the best day ever!

Namaste!

Taylor plus 5

Taylor Wells, M.A., M.Ed., RYT, owns Prana Power Yoga, Inc., super-mom.com and Prana Super-mom Consulting. She is also a Boston Herald columnist and blogger, United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador, activist, and happy Super-mom of 5 kids.

 

Taylor Wells

Taylor Wells, M.A., M.Ed., RYT, owns Prana Power Yoga, Inc., super-mom.com and Prana Super-mom Consulting. She is also a Boston Herald columnist and blogger, United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador, activist, and happy Super-mom of 5 kids.

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Taylor Wells, M.A., M.Ed., RYT, owns Prana Power Yoga, Inc., super-mom.com and Prana Super-mom Consulting. She is also a Boston Herald columnist and blogger, United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador, activist, and happy Super-mom of 5 kids.

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4 comments on «Might As Well Face It, You’re Addicted to Balm»

  1. Katie says:

    I am also addicted to balm (specifically Burt’s Bees pomegranate). If I don’t have any, I also experience that momentary feeling of panic… and I have to constantly remind myself not to lick my lips. But if I didn’t *know* I was out of balm, I’d be OK. Ah, the crazy human brain. It’s always good to stop focusing on things you don’t have… whether it’s balm or something else.

  2. Liz Lotts says:

    I just panicked, because I didn’t have lip balm and thought I was going to have a picture taken. (Luckily, I dodged the picture.) But this did make me stop and realize that I didn’t have balm in my purse yesterday and changed bags again, so I’m without it for a second consecutive day! Gasp! The reality is my lips are fine. I just miss the sensation of balm moistening my lips. Physical signals are such strong messages of what we need and what we don’t! Although I like Katie’s lesson of not focusing on what we don’t have – Life does go on! :-)

  3. Jorie says:

    I think you guys are all doing pretty well if your one vice is lip balm! I’m a caffeine fiend!

  4. Liz Lotts says:

    One vice? I wish!

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