QUITTING

All my life I’ve been busy quitting things and so I have become a self-proclaimed quitting expert ; ) Alcohol was the first to go. Alcohol was easy for me, it was not an addiction. The fact that I had given up alcohol was harder to accept for those around me than it was for me.

MEDITATION, COFFEE AND LIES

I often hear that people strive for silence in meditation; the ambition to be thoughtless, to silence the mind. My starting point however is being with my thoughts. Look at the thoughts that pass by; what issues are thoughts associated with? The subject of your thoughts is what occupies your mind but you can look at them, research them, as they are the ones you have not yet found peace with.

MEAL PREP

Preparation is crucial with my way of eating. After years of trying and figuring out stuff, it’s now a state of being. It no longer feels like a task, it comes naturally and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Because it is integrated within me, I find it difficult to write something about it that can help you. But I’m going to try.

DEPRESSION

If I pretend I’m not feeling what I’m feeling I will be fine. Little did I know.  

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PAIN

I choose to approach my physical and psychological pain differently. I choose to be with my pain, I choose to give pain the space it deserves.