Moving can be traumatic. It's common to do a house blessing or throw a party when you move into a new place, but I have found it really helpful when you are moving out! With family and close friends, in each room share a memory (happy, sad, or otherwise) and offer a hope for the new people who will soon occupy that place. It brings a lot of healing and helps with letting go for the whole family.
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A year ago my arthritic knees had gotten so bad I was barely walking. It was a vicious circle, it hurt to move so I stopped moving which made my joints worse so I moved even less. The doctor recommended a round of physical therapy and regular pool exercise which got me moving again. I still have pain but I can walk and move normally through daily activities again. The lesson I finally learned is to keep moving to keep moving, especially when you don't feel like it!
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