Ayurvedic Life Immersion
What a coincidence - my partner came to me this evening and said "Honey, I need your help. Can you keep me accountable to start eating clean again?" He has ulcerative colitis and it has been flaring since Vegas. He's back to using the suppositories, to his chagrin. So! We're both going to start the cleanse on Monday! Here's what I've translated for our lives (Kayla, please weight in!) - Wake, scrape tongue with copper - Lime water - 20 min yoga/meditation - Handful raw watercress before Coconut milk chia seed pudding (can I put some vanilla in it??) with some fresh berries (there are tons of blackberries in the yard - is that ok?) - Apple for snack - Lunch is an avocado, saurkraut shot, and green soup - Another apple for snack - Dinner will probably end up being vegetables, soaked rice, and a meat (is this Ok? I don't think I can get Kipp to go full vegan quite yet) - In bed by 10pm - Snacks of apples and hummus+veggies We leave for Baltimore on Thursday night ( - a red eye flight. I figured we would stick to this schedule Monday-Thursday, then stay gluten and dairy-free once we get there. Anything to help me maintain stability while traveling - I have a tendency to get soft of hypomanic (mostly insomnia, anxiety, anorexia) and physically sick on long trips like this! Especially since it is immediately followed by going to California for a week-long deep dive into my childhood programming, patterns, and trauma. I've spent the last two days completing the homework for this (It's called "The Hoffmann Process" - Dr. David Hanscom, a mentor handed to me by Dr. John Stracks, is making me do it). I'm feeling very apprehensive about all this, but I do think it is probably what I need- I know I need a detox, I'm looking forward to having a week of one-on-one time with my partner, and, if my pre-process homework is any judge, my childhood was super jacked up, so I really need their help too! And then I get home the weekend before August 31st, which is my formal opening day! Wish me luck everyone! Mid-August is going to be quite the trip!