The holidays – times of goodwill, serenity, and joy. And if unprepared – times of physical and emotional stress.
I didn’t know what was happening to me.
I could not retain simplistic thoughts in my brain. I would even immediately forget what I was saying. I was under a lot of stress. I knew my short memory was due to that. But my left lower leg was so tight, and I could feel the sore tension whenever I walked. My skin was peeling, and I got little bumps on my fingers that my husband would dismiss as nothing, but I knew it was a sign that there was something wrong.
From rock bottom to the highest plateau, Roll changed his life in every conceivable way. There was nothing left of him to roll. I heard his story on the James Altucher podcast; purchased Finding Ultra, The Plantpower Way and subscribed to his podcast. He is now as much a part of my life as coconut water, and just as sweet.
The opposite emotions of compassion are hatred, mercilessness, indifference, and cruelty. It sounds harsh, but this is how we can speak to ourselves. Think about this for a minute. When the cruel talk starts we laugh it off, and numb out that unpleasant feeling with a swig of alcohol, eat junk food, or maybe even do the opposite of spending the whole weekend in the gym. This form of punishment takes place when there is no self-compassion.
I’m not an animal lover. I shout at my parents dogs for being happy. I used to scream at my cat for telling me she was hungry. I don’t like it when animals lick me because I know they lick their balls.
Steve from Bridgend wants to know: “How can I change my son’s diet. He only eats what he is familiar with and won’t try new things.”
She asked me the scary nine-word question “What do you want to do with your life?” I panicked immediately and felt the sweat on my palms emerge. How did I know? Wasn’t that why I was here to see you? Immediately, I blamed her for not being a good life coach.
I was a meat eater in 2013 and could have ingested horse meat. I don’t know how horse meat tastes, but I should know how pig and beef tastes.
This weeks questions is from Steve, from Bridgend.
When I was younger, I wanted to save the world, and I needed super human strength like Pippi Longstocking.