Lately, I’ve spoken with many individuals who are bouncing between states of overwhelm, confusion and helplessness, myself included. With the current global climate erupting in what seems to be an uncontrollable fire of discord and hurt, it’s easy for us to feel like deer in headlights, unable to move, think or act. Or to feel extreme urgency and guilt around caring for others.
This isn't an argument about doing laundry or good hygiene - it's an examination of over-preparation. I want to draw attention to the area(s) of our lives where we are holding ourselves back and telling ourselves we’re not ready. Read on for an exercise to examine where you're doing this and to help you break the habit of starting things and not finishing them.
Detoxes are certainly not for everyone, nor do I think they are unequivocally appropriate for me. However, I do think there is value in taking stake of how all our systems are running – mind, body and spirit – and looking at what we’re fueling ourselves with. So I took one for the team and went for it! Have a gander at what I learned through my experience.