Ever hear about "The 5 Love Languages" book? Dr. Gary Chapman discusses in his book the different ways to express and receive love, specifically through: acts of service, receiving gifts, physical touch, words of affirmation, and quality time. I’m always asking my husband for more quality time! That’s how I connect best to him.
Our bodies have their own language, and they’re speaking to us all the time. One of my body's love languages is physical touch with loved ones--hugs with friends and family, giving or receiving a hand on the shoulder for assurance, tucking my kids in at night.
When we feel good, our bodies tell us what we’re doing right – that we’re going to bed on time, eating the right food, surrounding ourselves with the right people. When we don’t feel well, our bodies are telling us – and sometimes screaming at us – to tell us that something isn’t right. These signs can come in the form of pain or muscle aches, and even fatigue, or anxiety.
Take a moment to listen to your body and learn your body's love language. Below are some examples of the love languages our therapists have with their bodies!
Being active, especially biking and climbing. -Bryn Zolty, PT
Spending time being outside and exploring. -Katelyn Sheehan, PT
Yoga, being in the woods, and walking barefoot directly on the Earth. -Marzena Bard, PTA