My Health Care Crusade

At the  center of my personal campaign for improvements in health care for our nation is a daily walk.

I also write to my Senators and Representative, and I have improved my eating habits, but it is walking every day that is the core of my campaign.walkers

As Jonathan and I walked together this morning, and as we met various neighbors and dogs on the road, my spirits lifted. We came to a small hill and I lengthened my stride, pushing myself and feeling the endorphins kick in–and I felt as if my feet would soon leave the ground. Then, we encountered our neighbor Rebecca, and I believe I did rise above the earth. 

I thought to myself: I want everyone to have this opportunity, to walk or engage in some activity that pleases them and helps them be more healthy.

Yes, everyone needs access to adequate and affordable insurance (the debate should be over how best to do this, not whether we can do it), but most of all we each need the personal commitment and socio-economic opportunity to take good care of ourselves.

I know the Creator of Life wants that for us. What can you do today to make that more possible for yourself and others?

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

2 thoughts on “My Health Care Crusade”

  1. I gained a bit of a “push” from your blog today. What a wonderful way to embrace….exercise (after your blog I am struggling to call it exercise. Exercise is truly so vital to us mentally and physically. In many ways it is true blessing to have the physical ability to do any sort of exercise. Thanks for the blog….I needed to read that. I am ready to start my daily strolls now.

  2. Robin, thanks for writing this. It is kind of ironic to read this today as I have had 3 people tell me that I need to take steps to take better care of myself (I am suspecting my lack of self-care is showing up somehow). I think God may be sending me a message…I always have a hard time making myself exercise….but maybe walking is a good first step for me and I need to embrace it. You are my inspiration for the day!

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