Whenever I feel too stressed or emotionally tired, I go for a run. Exercise gives me incredible pleasure. The combination of expanding my lungs, fabulous music and a nice surrounding is a real gift for me. I am a hardworking mom and a scientist. Some days are very busy and stressful, but I have identified that exercising is the best way to make my body and mind feel good again.
In the last couple of years, I think we’ve all been better at sharing our struggles and offering guidance to one another. The best thing you can do is open up and be honest about what you’re facing, in my opinion. Fungus grows in the dark and shedding light on our problems can instantly diffuse them.
I will always carry my grief; it connects me to my son. But I learned to find grace, peace and even joy again by committing to one self-care task at a time. If I could do that after my most devastating loss, I like to think everyone can.