Living a Whole Life
Care For Yourself--Body, Mind, and Spirit
Many of us – most often women – tend to put our own needs last. Often, we are consumed with other obligations, and we neglect ourselves. We may even convince ourselves that we are being better Christians by disregarding our own needs. But this is not what God wants for you. God wants you to care for this body that he called a “temple of the Holy Spirit within you” (1 Corinthians 6:19). Pause now and say, “I give myself permission to take whatever time I need to care for myself!”
From the book Your Whole Life: The 3D Plan for Eating Right, Living Well, and Loving God by Carol Showalter and Maggie Davis, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, CDE, published by Paraclete Press, 2008.