The earth and myself have been getting a lot of extra care and attention. As I focus on my physical health, naturally as a heathen witch, I focus as much on the Earth. Today I joined the environmental group at work. I was surprised how dedicated and intelligent this group was and how committed they were to making our site an example of environmental responsibility despite the fact we are in the oil business.
Working up a camp where there is a lot of pollution (probably cancer-causing) I learned a few interesting things. I’ve learned that if you cut yourself the wound takes longer to heal. I burned myself badly last Sunday at home and the would still is fresh. It’s slowly repairing itself due to my careful attention. I’ve also learned that the lack of daylight, constant pollution in the air and unhealthy food makes vitamin supplements necessary to maintain an acceptable level of energy. The cleaning ladies are forced to use highly toxic chemicals to clean the bunkhouses so I’ve denied them access to my bunk and do all my own laundry and cleaning with environmentally safe product.
In an extreme environment such as this coupled with the fact it’s a construction site that our bodies get worn right down. There is stress from being away from friends and family, work stress, environmental stress, physical stress so it’s easy to really damage our health. My new found health routine has already paid off in a big way in less than 10 days. I’m surprised that most people don’t/won’t take care of themselves. I can only imagine the years they are adding to their lives by inattention.