Week #52 – Love

20180625_211436Everything is about love. And that has always been the case.

Everything has always been about love.

Everything.

We tend to think of love as this thing we feel (or not) for other people. But we tend to forget about Continue reading “Week #52 – Love”

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Week #51 – No idea

pray-537646_1920Yep. Week #51.

I am writing these words and still I have no idea what I will do after I will complete a year of sobriety in a week.

So why do I think I want to start drinking again? What’s tempting me?

Here are a couple of reasons: Continue reading “Week #51 – No idea”

Week #50 – I am spending the equivalent of $1m a year taking care of my body…

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One of the things that has been going through my mind recently is the importance of taking care of my body. It is probably because I am getting older and also because with my baby daughter I appreciate even more the importance of being in good shape and easily full of energy but, yeah I recognise how important and precious my body and overall health is. Recently I read an article about how Continue reading “Week #50 – I am spending the equivalent of $1m a year taking care of my body…”

A year with daily meditation…

On May 30th 2017 I did the first free meditation session on the Headspace app. Then the following 9 days, I did the next 9 sessions. Then, after the end of the free trial, I said “I should continue. I should make it a thing. I should meditate every day so I can develop some skills that will help me with my anxiety.” Of course I did not want to pay for a meditation app (but I was more than happy to pay for alcohol… go figure…) so I found a free meditation app.

Today, on May 29th 2018, this meditation app is telling me Continue reading “A year with daily meditation…”

A nice little chat with my heart

meditate+with+penI recently completed a 21-day writing meditation program. Whatever that means.

It was not at all what I expected and I was rarely enjoying doing the exercises but, when I look back at it, and if I’m honest with me, maybe (maybe!) it was useful in some ways.

I thought I would share one of the exercises I did, during which I had to imagine I was having a conversation with my heart… so here it is

“I am going to be honest with you heart. I feel like I am doing the same fucking exercise everyday. Continue reading “A nice little chat with my heart”

Week #41 – How are you doing by the way?

so-how-you-doing-hippoI know a guy who suffers from depression and anxiety. I am not sure he knows I know. I know because his wife told my wife and my wife told me.

He also just had a baby and is quite stressed at the moment. The other evening, we met with two other guys for dinner and I could see that he was the most keen on drinking. He was the one who wanted to order a ‘last’ one while the other three said “not for me, I need to go soon”. He eventually managed to convince one of us to order another one.

This. Reminded. So. Much. Of. Me.

When I came home afterwards Continue reading “Week #41 – How are you doing by the way?”