After a busier day yesterday, I was tired today. I have to really ensure that I spread out my activities over the week so that I don’t deplete my body too much on any one day.
I started off the day with a coaching call with Danielle. We looked at why I find it so easy to blame myself for other people’s mistakes and why I internalise and take responsibility for everything, whether it’s mine to or not. This is a huge piece of work for me as it’s something that I have done right from very early childhood and it has created a well of toxic emotions, which I need to let go of. Truly expressing myself is something that I find very difficult to do as my default is to internalise everything and keep smiling. Sharing this stuff with you is a gigantic leap for me.
I then spent the afternoon with my youngest brother Tim, my Sister Becky and my gorgeous Niece Eva-Lily. Eva-Lily is 8 months old and is starting to get a real little personality. She loves her Auntie Hannah and we had lovely cuddles. Babies have a way of making everything ok with the world, they have such wonderful innocence. I am going to go and spend some time with my sister in Suffolk in the next few weeks. I miss spending quality sister time with her and being around Eva-Lily is so good for the soul. She loved Ioannis when she met him at the hospital, but wasn’t quite so sure today, although was fascinated by all the funny faces he was pulling at her.
We popped over to Harley Street to see Carlyle and he did some work with me on the messages that my brain is giving to my body. We found a few blockages and so he worked on correcting those. It’s all fascinating stuff, which I don’t yet fully understand but it makes sense when Carlyle is working on me.
When I got home from Carlyle’s I was tired. My friend Cerys came round to see me as she was in London seeing a client. We chatted for a while but then my body had had enough and needed sleep. I had a long nap for about 3 hours, which I really needed so that my body could readjust itself after Carlyle’s work.
I have been meaning to make a recipe that I found on the Mind Body Green website and this evening I got motivated to do it. Sweet potato and quinoa cakes with avocado-lime dressing. I have linked to the recipe so that you can have a go at making them if they take your fancy. They were dead easy to make and tasted delicious. I didn’t put scallions in mine and my dressing only consisted of avocado, lime and olive oil. I just cut the skin off a lime and put it all into the Vitamix with the avocado and olive oil and so it was a super zingy dressing. Among the many books that I have purchased over the past couple of weeks, one that I have started to read this evening is a book called Honestly Healthy by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson. It gives loads of advice and information about foods and how you can start to create a more alkaline environment in your body and eat in a much healthier way. It also has loads of great recipes, which I shall start to work my way through. It explains which foods are acid and which are alkaline and which food groups provide what nutrients. It’s a beautiful book with lots of stunning pictures of the food. The absolute worst culprits for acidity are wine, coca-cola and coffee, closely followed by beer and meat…. One of the most alkaline foods is a lemon, which will come as a surprise to most people as they assume that citrus is acidic but it’s how it is digested in the body that determines whether it is considered acid or alkaline. I can thoroughly recommend the book and I will pick out bits and pieces from it to add to my blog over the coming days and weeks.
Time to rest and recharge my body some more…..