Time and Money

I love to write to in my life I have always tried to find ways to indulge this passion. On the other hand, I do need to make a living. Acupuncture is something that is very important and I am good at it. I only work a couple of days a week but other practitioners know this and call me to cover for them when they go on vacations.

In the last several months as I have worked hard to heal my digestive system I have been cooking 80% of my food at home. This last week, when I have been doing vacation coverage I have had little time. Lunches haven’t gotten made and even dinners have had to be planned with a little more attention to detail than I normally have to worry about.

I noticed that my food bill doubled for the week.

Patients often come to me and complain they don’t have the money or the time to eat well. I think it is more about making the time. One question I have to ponder is how much is my time worth? If I am saving half the food bill by working a little bit more in the kitchen, it is worth the time I am not going out to work? What at that point is more important? Is it good food that keeps me healthy or is it rushing off to be helpful and work with other people. Each time the question arises, no doubt the answer will be different. I will need to keep myself on track and keep working to maintain the balance of valuing the time I take to cook food that will keep me healthy.

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Bonnie Koenig has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1999. She is passionate about helping people find real healing and real health. In the process she keeps asking about our attitudes towards sickness and health. Only by being clear on what sickness is, can we ever find health.

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