Nettle Leaf Tea on my cosy rug this morning. It's a day for thinking about how to move past the mindset of "illness" and into the mindset of "health". We speak of both like they are separate things. And I'm not so sure they are. I think they are one thing: one path. One we come from and one we come into. Time, love, and nourishment keep us walking. How far along my path am I? It depends on what I call "health", right? What is the end that I am looking for? One day I want to climb a mountain or volcano or something wild & natural & strong with complete ease, no wheezing, no worries. That is my goal. But when I think about that goal, I realize I have already done that. I've climbed an active volcano, I've hiked for 4 hours incline, 4 hours descent. And I did it "before" I was ill. Before I had cancer. So maybe it's not a path. Maybe it's a circle. Maybe I already have my health, because I have the realization that those physical goals have already come, and will come again. Ebb & Flow. We will always have setbacks, whether body related, finance related, relationship related, or whatever it might be. But we will always loop back around as long as we keep moving forward day by day 🙃.