These days tired moms and dads are often tempted go and go until they drop. When we are in the “race” for the long haul, pacing is critical…. Or we may end up crawling to the finish line. Only you can decide what your spirit and body can take, but it is the healthy person who stops to refresh along the way. A 5 minute meditation, a short walk around the block, even pausing to take a 5 minute mental trip to the mountains has shown to lower blood pressure. Listen to a soothing DVD on the ride home in the car; take care of yourself first. Taking care of our battery makes the “ride” much smoother! How can you nurture others when you are running on empty?