Dear Steve: I am a 45 year
old woman, living with my husband and two children.
My marriage seems to be fine. Our first child will be
going off to college in the fall. Our second child,
a son, is a junior in High School. After finally leaving
a boring managerial job I'd had for 10 years, I got
my real estate license about 8 months ago, and things
are going well in that area. About 4 months ago I would
waken with stiff ankles. Then after stretching, they
would feel fine. But after being up for a while and
walking around, my lower legs would start to hurt. I
saw my chiropractor, and he diagnosed me with shin splints.
I really haven't done any high-impact exercises since
I was in my twenties. I quit after having similar problems
back then, and they did heal. I don't know why the problem
has returned. But I do want to get back to hiking and
more regular exercise.
Tired of hobbling around, Shana, Minnesota
Dear Shana: The words "coming
down too hard" come to mind. I feel that the job
change you made 8 months ago was very positive. However,
I wonder if you needed to judge your past employer for
not following through on promises in order for you to
leave the job. You didn't need to get angry at him or
the job in order to move on to something better.
I feel you were in a restrictive personal relationship
in your early twenties when the problem first surface.
You needed to come down hard on him as well in order
for you to leave, and to move on to something better.
Bless both your past employer and your past boyfriend.
Also, a question - did you need to get angry at family
members in order to leave home and live on your own?
It's not what you do that counts, it's how you do it.
Forgive others for seeming too restrictive and forgive
yourself for your past judgements.
Positive Thought To Manifest:
I forgive __ for the pain I thought he caused. I celebrate
Thank others for helping
you be free! Steve
Steven Rogat is a
metaphysical consultant, Spiritual & Shamanic Healer, Licensed Professional Counselor,
personal growth facilitator and author of Healing Thoughts, Therapeutic Shamanism:
A Bridge Between Metaphysics & Psychotherapy. Along with his wife Marcia, Steven co-ounded the Creative Thought Center (www.creativethought.org)
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