A Walk Around the Lake is a Gift that Keeps Giving

Take a walk around the lake…

What do I mean when I write about taking a walk around the lake?

The phrase comes from one of my favorite quotations about the fundamental value of self-care.

For me, it highlights the simplicity and accessibility of any act of self-care. And it also underscores its importance. The poet Wallace Stevens wrote:

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

Making time for yourself and for self-care is one of the most important, and most-often-neglected, tasks that we have as human beings.

Through the years I’ve written about how vital it is to slow down and make time to refresh and reconnect with yourself. And I’ll continue to write about it in the months and years to come, too. 

It’s just that important.


Self-care is the foundation on which everything else you do is built.  The quality of each of your moments depends on how you care for your body, your mind, and your spirit. 

Each of these aspects of your being affects the perspective and energy that you bring to your life. And, in turn, your energy and perspective affect your actions. 

It’s a circle that begins and ends with self care.

So, take a walk around the lake.

When you create the space in your life to “walk around the lake” you are giving yourself the space to access your truth

And this is not a luxury or an indulgence. I see it as a personal responsibility.

Nurturing and refreshing yourself, mind, body, and spirit, is one of the foundational tasks of living.  Finding the time to do that is an important priority that often requires a good bit of self-discipline to fulfill.

How about you?

How often do you find time to take a walk around the lake? 

And how will you make more time for yourself to do this? 

What will be your first step today?

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