I love fall! Pumpkins, apples, cool days, festivals, colors and… corn mazes.
A few weeks ago my family went to a farm where they had a corn maze. My daughter and I had so much fun making our way through the corn maze taking wrong turns, going around in circles and eventually making our way out. I couldn’t bring myself to tell my daughter that we hadn’t actually found our way out of the maze. We had simply made so many turns we had just doubled back and exited the same place we had entered.
I was thinking about this in relation to my health journey over the past fifteen years. I have taken a number of turns on my path to better health. I was a vegan, a vegetarian, gluten-free, an avid hiker, a committed gym goer, a calorie and step counter and much more. All of these health paths worked for me at the time but aren’t part of my daily life now.
What occurred to me is that we all have our own “corn maze” of health. No one path will work for everyone and our paths can change over time to adjust to our needs and circumstances. No one way will work for everyone and no one way may work forever and that is not only ok, it’s exciting. This means we get the joy of new challenges and creating our own way- the way that works for us. This is but one more beautiful thing about the journey to better health.
So, best of luck in your corn maze of health. I hope this fall brings you a healthy dose of sunshine, gorgeous colors and delicious autumn treats!
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