I spend most of my days sitting down in my wheelchair …

Or sitting with my legs up on the couch …

Or sometimes sitting in my racing chair.

But it turns out that motion still makes a big difference to how I feel.

How I think.

How I relate to my world.

Motion is important to my writing process.

And more and more I am convinced it has been part of a quiet, subtle, nuanced kind of shift in the way I feel about life.

Because you see, motion makes me come alive!

Why motion?

Why now?

Because as fall turns to winter around here – as I watch the weather turn from rain to snow and back to rain again in the few minutes it’s taken me to write this post – I know there are a lot of folks out there who may start to feel trapped and stuck and stagnating.

So as you think about your plans for your weekend, I’m going to encourage you to think of a way to get up and move.

Maybe it’s putting some tunes on and having a dance party.

Maybe it’s putting your shoes on and going for a jog.

Maybe it’s getting outside and raking the last of the leaves, or taking a walk with some friends, or going for a swim at an indoor pool.

Maybe it’s moving through some supported Yin Yoga poses.

But I encourage you to move, and as you do, feel yourself come back alive.

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