Eight+ Wise Actions

February 19th, 2020 | Posted by Dee Ryder in Gather the Women

Eight+ Wise Actions

By Barbara Belknap, Juneau, Alaska


Three years ago on June 15, 2017 I wrote a blog titled “Health and Healing”. An American woman in GTW named Rose had shared her practices to weather the storm. She wrote about “a tornado-like energy swirling around fraught with disaster, impending doom and fear of “what could happen next.” Yesterday I spent an hour in the tiny Northern Tea House over delectable scones and jasmine tea with my dear friend Darcy. We did talk about the political maelstrom we are in now, but we moved on to news about our adult kids and grandchildren. I want to share the eight wise actions Rose suggested:

  1. Rest your body
  2. Quiet your mind
  3. Eliminate the noise
  4. Get out in nature!
  5. Laugh
  6. Reach out and touch someone
  7. Find the joy
  8. Breathe
  9. And my own advice to myself is to keep painting. It’s fun. It’s something I do when I don’t think about anything else, and those of you who know me well know that is rare indeed!


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