And So…I’ve been going through this cleanse for nearly a week, now. It’s been quite the experience. I don’t think I could carry on if it weren’t for Mr. Al, the 30+ women who are doing it, too, and my body. Yes, my body. She’s been talking to me and she’s ecstatic that I’m doing this. We (my body and me) are getting clear and I’m loving it. I’m loving it through the mood swings, the physical weaknesses, the mental weaknesses (oh M&Ms, where art thou?) the brain fog (thank the stars that only lasted 2 days…OMG! It was like I was stoned. In fact, I kind of went with it and got into the spaceiness…I mean, why not?
A legal and organic high.
I’m not dieting. I’m not hungry. I’m just eating lots of good, pure, organic food that makes it easy for my body to digest. No sugar. No caffeine. No grains. No sniff chocolate, although we can have some cacao, and that’s mostly working for me.
I miss my morning coffee ritual. I miss the taste, not the caffeine, tho. I like the feeling of waking up and not needing anything to get me going. I bought some decaf so I could still have that morning ritual.
Mr. Al hasn’t been on the emotional roller coaster. Not sure if he’ll get that pleasure, although he told me he’s opening up more…deeper conversations with friends. I loved hearing that he’s getting some benefits from all this,since he offered to go on this crazy ride with me.
What else in my world, since this post seems to be one of those “transparent” posts today (must be that emotional thing happening.)
BTW, I think that word “transparent” in the way it’s being thrown around these days is silly. All I can think of is saran wrap.
I’m wrapping up my interviews.
That’s been a wild ride, too.
Started comparing myself and finding myself coming up short. They’re all so goshdarned accomplished!
Hello, self-confidence, you can come out from hiding now. You’re necessary.
My coach, Wendy Collier, gave me some amazing advice and support about that—remember your areas of expertise and borrow from that feeling. She said more, gave examples and some tools on how to do that, but that’s the gist of it.
I’m a big connecter. I love to connect with people. Some of the women I interviewed aren’t like that. I couldn’t connect with them because they didn’t want to connect with me, which is really okay, but it made it difficult for me, and I felt those interviews suffered.
(this is big…)
the gems of wisdom…
All came through loud and clear in the recordings.
It doesn’t really matter if I don’t connect with ever expert in the way that works for me.
What matters is that
- A) the listeners benefit from the wisdom, and
- B) that I connect with my tribe—those I serve.
I leave you now with a drive-by view of Mt. Rainier who wasn’t really in the mood to have his picture taken. (He must be on a cleanse.)
Have a great week peeps!