I’ve been detoxing for the last two weeks. It was actually really manageable (read: I wasn’t hungry and didn’t feel deprived or even a little bit sad). I did however spend an inordinate time in the kitchen cooking and washing dishes, feeling like a much less sexy version of Nigella. I’d suggest the broccoli soup, lentil and sweet potato stew, broccoli and chickpea salad, oat and banana pancakes, and insist upon the blueberry and mint smoothie and mango and tahini smoothie. Delight.
My chocolate and caffeine cravings didn’t really abate though and I do find a very early morning practice a thing of wonder when I’ve got a shot of espresso in me. Hello focus. Hello energy. Hello prana. So, you could say that I’m re-toxing (and this guy is in my kitchen’s future).
2013 has so far been a whirlwind – new job, new adventures, a feeling of things falling into place (and a whole new life in a matter of days!) – and my ever present anxiety kept at arm’s length, despite some considerable change and stress. My ball juggling skills are at an all time high (and my to do lists at an all time extreme length), but my goals to keep some perspective and not think too far into the future seem to be mostly intact.