I am grateful that I finally decided to return to Yogaville, putting my health and well-being first. It will all work out. I am so excited for the opportunity to return there and renew: my focus on and commitment to yoga practice, my emotional resilience, physical health, spiritual practice, and mental health. It's such a sacred space and it's a place where I will be surrounded by support and people, rather than so alone as I've been--even in China. I am sooooo grateful and so looking forward to returning; it will be so very healing and nourishing and will probably save my life!
I've been off caffeine since Jan. 26, and off sugar and wine since Feb 15. I know it will take time for my body to restore itself, but it will. I am so grateful I've made these changes. Staying off caffeine is relatively easy, thank goddess! My energy level is fine and I don't feel adverse withdrawals or slumps. I actually feel better! I still drink my delicious Chinese Hong Cha (red tea), but weaker and throughout the day, so I don't get a caffeine "kick" in the morning. Now, I drink one or two cups of Golden Milk in the morning, which is milk (for me, soy milk), heated with turmeric and a touch of stevia! Delicious! Sometimes I miss my afternoon cuppa, but I also figure, I've been drinking coffee on and off for the first 50 years, so I have had enough. Same with sugar and booze. I've had enough and it's time to end those habits. I can do without the wine and drinking-- I've abstained plenty of times. It's the sugar and emotional eating that is my biggest challenge. But I will persist. I am grateful to myself for my efforts.
I am grateful!