My Sober Year - Day 4

Hello Day 4 of My Sober Year! Things just keep getting better…and got a little worse, briefly.

Other Eliminated Foods

It’s worth mentioning again that I’m also off sugar, refined carbs, processed foods, and caffeine for the first 30 days. I’m also going super light on the dairy. I know the removal of these pesky foods are contributing to how great I feel.

Mixed Bag of a Day

The day started off glorious with me feeling so well-rested after yet another night of good sleep and this beautiful sense of vitality. The only way I can describe it is that I feel “open” to all that’s available to me instead of blocked…and I mean this energetically. I kept the same protocol as outlined in Day 1 and all was great until about 5 PM when we started to prepare for a monthly potluck we host. My hubby and I had both hopped on the cranky-train and I had to reach into my bag of tricks to manage through an evening full of alcohol, cookies, and fresh-baked...

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My Sober Year - Day 2

Day 2 of My Sober Year and I woke up feeling great and even did a little meditation, but now I have a headache and am feeling emotional - a little teary and overwhelmed. Mrrrrrrt. While this isn’t completely out of the norm, I am noticing it and am being very introspective about my body processes that are causing these symptoms.

For one, if I do have a Candida overgrowth, going through a healing crisis could be happening as the yeast dies off and the body is fighting to clear it out. I’m focusing my efforts on staying super-hydrated with no less than 3 liters of water per day. The lemon water and Milk Thistle supplements will help with that too.

I expect tomorrow will be quite challenging so I’m preparing ahead of time and getting some of the not-so-fun housework done today so I can have plenty of time for quietness tomorrow if need be.

For now, I remain excited about cleansing this body of mine and took joy in packing up the wine and liquor that is to...

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My Sober Year - Day 1

Preparing to Start

Last night my husband AJ and I held a little ceremony to celebrate this journey we’re embarking. We wrote down all of our hopes and dreams on wishing paper for what we believe to be an amazing year, sober. We lit them up into the air sending our messages out to the Universe. We then shared a bottle of very expensive bubbly and talked about our excitement and fears for the next 365-days.

Day 1

I woke up feeling GREAT! It was bizarre. I was consciously aware that I felt this was connected to giving up alcohol. It was like my brain understood this was happening, believed all the goals I’d outlined, and already my body picked that up and started to feel it.

As as I write this at 4:50PM, Day 1 of My Sober Year has been really, really, really good. Of course, it’s the first day, right? It’s easy to imagine the roller coaster about to ensue so it’s an opportunity for me to practice presence. And right now, I feel...

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