This is a positive health update and potentially an unpopular PSA to make self care part of our daily lives. To be clear, self care (not selfish care) is building self and collective resilience every single day.
First, the update. As I wrote in March, I have been struggling with hemi-facial spasms for the last 18 months. The spasms were 2-8 minutes at a time and sometimes 4-5x an hour.
It impaired my vision and slurred my speech. It was annoying at best and there were times I wanted the day to end so I could go to sleep.
Being trained as an organizer, I dug in deep and treated this as a campaign (for and on myself). I analyzed the conditions, mapped out my short and medium term goals and assessed what would shift… me. I was the organizer and a key target….