This week has been hard.
I embarked on an elimination protocol prescribed to me by my naturopath @feliciaassenzand 🌱
I’ve removed many of my food related crutches that I rely on, so heavily, I have found. .
I expected it to be challenging. But I still wasn’t prepared for the depth of this physical and emotional experience. I wouldn’t have been remotely prepared for this switch even a year ago. .
My mind has grown so much more resilient. My capacity to watch my mind has expanded deeply. And even still, this week was miserable. .
I realize this is a first world problem, to be able to choose what not to eat, instead of wishing for more to eat. I acknowledge my privilege to be able to have resources and choices like I do.
What I have come to after this week is gratitude for my body. And more so for the connection I have with it.
This week I had to slow way down. I napped. I rested. I went to bed early everyday. I needed to; to cope with the restlessness, the headaches, the flu like symptoms, the irritability, the erratic emotions, the fatigue, the night sweats, the insomnia. .
The body is built to sustain. The rejuvenate. To acclimate. It is literally a magical, ingenious machine. Trust, listen, and it does the work for you. And through this experience, I have never been more grateful for its capability, and for my physical and mental strength. .
What will grow from this place, I wonder? It feels so fitting for this time of the year with the birth of spring. .
I also feel grateful for my people, the people I have connected with over the last year who fill my heart with so much. Community is everything. .
And lastly I feel more connected to food and nourishment. This process is purposeful, and intentional. It has kept me right here in the present moment, where I always wanna be. 🌞
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