I’m hitting the milestone of turning 30 today! So that calls for a listicle! In no particular order, here are 10 things my 30 years of living have taught me so far. If only I could go back in time and tell 15 year old me. But then again, what’s life without the lessons? Sometimes … Continue reading 10 things I learned in 30 years
The one question I always get when I tell people about my food intolerances is "So what CAN you eat?". It's a very understandable reaction 🙂 But while there are many things I cannot eat and drink (alcohol, coffee, wheat, cow’s milk and all its derivatives, citrus, soy and pork), there are also plenty of things … Continue reading So what can I eat?
I hate crying (must not show weakness!) but occasionally I do break down and cry. I cry when I’m sad, when I’m angry, when I’m frustrated and even sometimes when I’m happy. I always feel better, often relieved, after crying but also slightly ashamed. Crying makes me feel weak. There’s such a stigma around crying. … Continue reading In defense of tears
So I managed to get through a whole day of work on Monday. But Tuesday was not fun. Tuesday was seriously crappy. It was a public holiday so I didn’t have to go to work. I slept until 11:30 (12 hours!). I set my alarm for 7:30 but I don’t even remember turning it off. … Continue reading Life is like a dance. Take a step forward and take a step back.
I don’t get my body. Some days I feel good; others not so much. On Monday I had headaches all day and had to take a three hour nap. On Tuesday I again felt quite tired, but still managed to do an hour on the elliptical machine in the evening. Wednesday I felt fine, but … Continue reading How am I doing? I don’t really know.
Every morning, as soon as I get out of bed, the first thing I do is 15 to 30 minutes of yoga. My mat and yoga clothes are always ready and waiting. Making it as easy as possible to get out of bed and start really helps in getting me going. And I've come to love my … Continue reading Morning Yoga Sessions
Homeopathic medicine is quite controversial. According to some people it has no scientifically proven benefits other than a placebo effect, others swear by it. I’m curious enough to give it a try. Here’s what my doctor prescribed: Gelée Royale (vial) CurcuDyn (pill) Bupleurum complex (2 tbps) Ribes Nigrum (20 drops) Prosymbioflor (30 drops) Trias C (3 … Continue reading Homeopathic medicine
I miss coffee, and wine. I’ve now gone about a week and a half without coffee and a week without wine. Tea is my replacement for both so I’ve been drinking copious amounts and all different kinds, but it’s just not the same. I miss the boost I got from coffee and the zen I … Continue reading Feeling the void
You know how I didn't think citrus would be a problem? I was so naive. It is a big problem. Citrus is in freaking everything. Sauces, drinks, ... I can't have most ice teas or fruit juices, because they almost all have freaking citrus in them. Even the tropical frozen fruit mix I normally get … Continue reading Citrus lands a sucker punch
I now know I have to deal with food intolerances, but what are they and why do I have them? What is a food intolerance? A food intolerance is not the same as an allergy. They both cause a physical reaction to a food but that's where the similarities end. A food allergy is when your immune … Continue reading Tolerating my food intolerances