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How to Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself

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“You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breath. You are worth the time it takes to slow dow, be still and rest.” ~Morgan Harper Nichols “It’s great to see you without three laptops and two phones,” my cardiologist quipped.

I nodded, remembering how, a year earlier, I’d sat in the ICU tethered to my to-do list while having a heart attack. Even as the doctors were attaching wires and monitors to me, I couldn’t put my laptop down.

I believed that everything would fall apart if I stopped to . It had taken two years—and a lot of work—but I was no longer the same person who’d sat in the ICU, unable to disconnect from work. “Your EKG looks great,” my doctor announced. “You are perfect!” “I’m not sure what you are doing, but keep doing it,” he added, after letting me know that my blood pressure was back to its baseline (which, for me, runs lower than average).

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