Vacation or Just Sick Time?

I could hardly wait for this past week off. It has been planned and I have been looking forward to it for two months. I was to spend one whole week in Santa Fe in a beautiful home, and that week was just for me and 2012 business reflection.


I did not plan to be so sick I couldn’t get out of the lovely bed in this beautiful home the entire week. What started as a sinus infection in October hung on and never really went away. Now I am in the process of healing from pneumonia and bronchitis. And as if that wasn’t enough, I threw in conjunctivitis.


As I lay here coughing and coughing some more, I had plenty of time to think. And I think many of the women in my life suffer from overcommitment like I do. We are so driven for our causes and passions that we miss the point altogether: to enjoy life. As I move forward, recovered and committed to family, friends, Live At Choice and my clients, I promise this:


I am in inquiry about what I cannot see that has me make choices that put me in illness rather than choices that have me celebrate my passions, care for others and CARE FOR SELF. I move forward with a commitment to be healthy.


I ask that all you incredibly powerful women join me in this commitment to self care.  One thing I do not want is to pass this lack of self care on to the young women who follow us. Will you join me on this journey?


  1. Melody Bizego on November 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing such an intimate and .sincere message

    I’d like to join you in that in quiry…. Tell me when and where and I will be there

    • Belanie Dishong on November 21, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Melody, thanks for your comment. There are a couple of things you can do. You can follow my blog as I share my own progress to self care. Also I am thinking of providing a women’s retreat this spring for the purpose of self discovery for self care. If you are interested in this retreat please let me know. I believe we, as women do not NATURALLY gravitate to self care! We have decided we are the world’s savior and we drop self out along the way.

Leave a Comment