There I said it. Despite the fact that after the last restrictions I really put extra effort into making sure I managed this lockdown and came out of it with sparkling lights, fairy dust and glitter, I still failed. You see on Thursday night we lost our power for three days. And with the loss of power I lost my s@#t…
At first it was all sparkly rainbows and unicorns as my three boys spent Friday morning snuggled under a doona chatting. A truly lovely unforgettable moment. Then it went downhill very quickly and I tipped over the edge into the chasm of despair and I lost it. It was ugly. I was ugly. I'm talking really ugly.
And when I went down I took everyone in my household with me. It was epic!
It is funny when we spend time reading and working on areas of our life it is like the universe tests us. Oh the irony! I failed big time!
I had been reading Bene Brown’s book on a guide to wholehearted living - “The Gifts of Imperfection”. She talks about how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is one of the bravest things we will ever do. We do this by practicing courage (being vulnerable and open about who we are and what we do), compassion (accepting and being kind to ourselves and to others) and connection.
So this is me owning my story with courage and compassion with the hope this connects to all the other adults who are just tired, worn out, feeling “blah”, fed up, and had their own epic fails with their parenting and partnering. You are not alone.
It has made me think about what I have been letting get in the way of what is best for me and what I have been using to take the edge off.
I had already decided to spend September as the time to clear out and re-set with a 4 week cleanse. After 6 months of restrictions and lockdown (and time spent in close proximity to the ones I love, trying to make sure they were surviving too), surviving for me has meant letting a few habits sneak in to numb the boredom and take the edge off - like sugar and gin (probably more gin than sugar). Spring is a great time to clean out and when combined with the last few weeks of lockdown, it is a perfect time to reset some not so healthy habits.
I am making the time NOW to improve my energy, cease bad habits and get my body back into balance.
The foundation of my clean out will be changing my diet. Specifically I will be eliminating troublemakers like sugar, alcohol and foods that are difficult to digest and instead eating “real foods” that are easy for my digestive system to absorb and will flood my body with the nutrients it needs. This allows the elimination pathways (liver, bowels, lungs, kidneys and skin) to function efficiently. In turn my health and vitality will improve. In fact, in the 20 plus years of my personal and clinical experience of “detoxing", I have found everyone feels better after a clean out - without exception.
The benefits of cleaning out are across all levels of our wellbeing - physical, spiritual, mental and emotional.
Less digestive complains
Farts that don’t stink out a room
I had planned to launch this as a program for everyone with the start date to be September 1st. That idea faded away with the loss of my power on Thursday night.
So instead I am going to try again.
If you would like to clean out and reset I am offering my 4 week program across September and October.
When you sign up you receive a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid plus an optional pre cleanse assessment and goal setting.. Each week you get access to a webinar to watch in your own time, as well as the information in two formats - “At a Glance” and “In Depth”. For those of us who are busy with kids, work and home schooling “At a Glance” gives you a snapshot of what the week is about just so you can get started. Then, when you have time to sit down with a cuppa and really focus, the “In Depth” gives you more detailed information.
The program includes all the information you need to get started including weekly webinars on topics that I know improve our long term health:
Week 1 is just getting your started with the how and why
Week 2 is all about digestive health and the gut
Week 3 is about sleep, alcohol and women’s hormones
Week 4 looks at stress and anxiety
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within”
If like me you are stuck in a rut suffering a chronic case of the “Blahs”, or if you are feeling underwhelmed and overwhelmed at the same time then this program is for you.
Hit the reset button.
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