There’s nothing like a weekend of anatomy and physiology to make you appreciate the human body. It’s a startlingly complex system and it’s amazing that that vast proportion of the body’s processes work pretty much perfectly in so much of the population. A little page turning in an anatomy and physiology textbook is enough to get you over your cellulite (just about).
What a week! Female hormones cannot be underestimated, especially those caused by the body readjusting itself after a good 10 years of being on The Pill. It’s been messy, to say the least, and I’m not sure the next few months are going to be any better. Here’s what I learnt (in between the crying):
- I prefer aggressive to passive aggressive
- I am a freelancer and have my own businesses for very good reasons, many of which relate to being unable to tolerate micromanagement by control freaks and office politics
- I’m good and proper tired. I managed to relish in eustress for a good while, but now I’ve hit distress
- I’m about to embark on a little dietary experiment – I want to cut out all processed goodies and sugar and stimulants, and see what happens to my practice and my mood. I’m loath to begin the process though – I know it’s not going to be too much fun – but hopefully the benefits will reveal themselves asap
- I have a brand new business idea buzzing around my head and I’m getting excited – this might be just the thing to tie everything together (and it’s awesome that it all feels like it’s coming together as I approach 30!)
- The need for physical contact cannot be underestimated
- I love this exhibition: HORSE. It’s the stomping hooves, chomping jaws, soft muzzles, liquid eyes, twitching muscles, flicking tails, hot breath and clip-clop of horse shoes on tar roads that I miss
- It’s only when people are real, in all their vulnerability and insecurity and fear, that we feel like we really know and love them. And it’s only when we are real with other people, even if we worry that they’ll think less of us or that we’ll be ‘too much’ or ‘too exposed’ that we become fully present and real ourselves
- My practice is my number one priority
- Craniosacral therapy is so very odd – I hate that I’m not “good” at it, that it works almost fully in metaphors that I don’t really get it just yet – CST is based to some extent in medicine and the body’s physical structures, but also so much of it is allegorical, layered, bizarre and inexplicable, while at the same time being sometimes tangible and revealing real results. It’s straight weird!