Who is with me for a challenge? No computer past 6pm? Or whatever cutoff time you choose in the evening? The goal is to take care of our eyes by limiting the time in front of the computer screen. Moreover, having a cutoff time a few hours before bed ensures a good night’s sleep sister. Last great tip: I love the app called Flux because it makes the computer screen colors warmer and easier on the eyes.
Doing a transition between fasting and resuming eating solids is so important. I love doing monomeals for instance eating only coconuts, apples or grapes for a whole day. Take care of your beautiful body sister. Be gentle.
Loneliness may be a necessary step towards more freedom. If I choose to consciously surround myself with people I feel good with, it is possible that for a moment I find myself all alone. My intuition tells me that it is only a preparation for meeting beautiful souls in the future. Moreover, having space in my life means I can do introspective work, which feels like a requirement to experience more freedom on our life path.
I have done around five little fasts of three days each time. The more I fast, the easier it gets. It is a victory for me because I have been very bulimic in the past so food is so emotionally charged for me. I love how fasting helps me to feel better in all areas, physical and emotional.
I was very inspired by Teal Swan’s video entitled “School Shooters (Understanding School Shooters and What To Do To Prevent School Shootings)“. There is a lot of emphasis on connection with our children. She very well explains that sometimes some traumas get unnoticed because society does not recognize these events as traumatic. It can be the case with the arrival of a new baby. The big brother or sister can feel very isolated at this time.
I remember reading and rereading so many times a great children book called Little Rabbit’s New Baby by Harry Horse. My daughter was three years old and my new baby was born premature. Although I was raising my kids alone and needed to focus a lot of my son, my daughter was extraordinary kind and gentle with him. There is some jealousy between my children even today but nothing extreme. I hope it gives you the courage to do it. Raising a toddler and a baby is such a challenge that anything helpful is worth mentioning. This is the case with the book Little Rabbit’s New Baby. It can help us start a conversation with our child about the newborn, feeling less important, hearing her cry and so on. I highly recommend this beautiful book.
Read Little Rabbit’s New Baby by Harry Horse here.
Are you game for it? Shall we try this week to read for 30 minutes each day as part of our daily routine? Reading is such a nice way of opening our mind, gaining valuable knowledge and spending nice relaxing time.
I created a great playlist for you called Extraordinary books which changed my life.
At the moment I am reading The Clarity cleanse:
The great book by Tama Kieves is also featured on this post. I love it so much and it is entitled Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work!
One of my friends explained to me that when you are on a motorbike, you must avoid focusing on the danger. Indeed, if you look where the danger is, the motorbike will move towards that direction. Being aware of the danger while choosing to focus on the direction you want to go is safer. Isn’t it a nice metaphor for our life my friend my sister?
More than ten years ago after the end of my food addiction, I still find deep inside me the shame of bulimia.
I go through it now. I do not avoid it anymore.
I release it. I become free.
The amazing helpful books written by Geneen Roth were such a great support to overcome bulimia, notably When food is love:
Breaking Free from Emotional Eating:
Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating:
I was unable to communicate my needs and convinced of having very low self-worth. I was not sincere because I was afraid to lose the people around me. I was desperately seeking validation and love in all the wrong places, so I was manipulative in that way. Thus, I was trying to behave in the way others expected me to. It is only logical that I attracted a manipulative narcissist man who was feeling good when destroying me.
Learning to speak our truth is not easy and requires bravery. We need to face the possibility of losing people. However, not being sincere is manipulation. Sacrificing ourselves to please others is manipulation. May we have the strength to express what we want and what we do not want. This is self-respect, having boundaries and self-love.
It is the story of a lost shopping trolley. It is the story of changing our mindset from pessimism to optimism and discovering all the beautiful things life has to offer. Sometimes we just have to look, to act and to believe.
My mic is the SmartLav+ from Rode: