Day 65: Teaching to learn

I am a trainer by trade – not the fitness kind, the leadership and communication kind. I am good at my job and I think that’s because I believe wholeheartedly that anything is possible. That said, I didn’t realise until recently that I believe that much more about other people than I do about myself….

Day 64: I’m going to get very good at juggling!

Managing emotions with food and booze creates very bad habits. Of course there’s the obvious one – running away from emotions – but once you learn to eat without hunger and drink without thirst, those habits embed all over the place. Every time I hit a snag in my writing, face a challenge at work,…

Day 63: Sugar withdrawal feels awful!

Now I remember why I’ve never succeeded at quitting sugar. Withdrawal feels just like depression. In fact, according to healthline.com depression and anxiety are two possible symptoms of sugar withdrawal, along with changes in sleep patterns, cognitive issues and cravings. Yup. Check. Check. And check. My brain feels like it’s offline. I wake up exhausted and stay…

Day 62: Facing the fears behind the beliefs

I cut alcohol and sugar as an act of self-love and self-respect and to learn more about the demons and gremlins I’ve spent my life running away from. The demon that’s with me today is anxiety – the anxiety I experience when I no longer feel the compulsive need to push myself and ACHIEVE things. This…

Day 60: The power of a compelling reason

Woo hoo! 60 days alcohol free. Now to do the last 40 without alcohol or sugar. Day 1 without both. I literally don’t know how many times I have tried to cut sugar out of my life. I was 11 the first time and 41 the last time. Neither can I tell you how many…