Sharing what it feels like to be so much more grounded in the body...at last; having put that to the test in the city for two days that turned out very differently for this highly sensitive person. So what made all the difference? Offering hope to others with sensitivities that keep them from taking part in life.
Travelling away from home can be an extra-challenge for those of us with health challenges and sensitivities of any kind because it takes us out of our routine. It's not so much the distance but the upheaval that can be difficult to cope with (on top of the extra tiredness that comes with travel) when you probably have well-established survival tactics in place at home that enable you to cope pretty well with your health most of the time. Booking a holiday can feel a bit like planning to blow all that carefully created homeostasis to pieces in the name of having fun and there have been times when I wonder why I do it; is it even worth it (the answer, by the way, is yes). Changes in sleep arrangements and diet can throw health into disarray when maintaining that balance has become a finely tuned thing.
Is "gluten free" a distraction from health as suggested by this article? I think so; not that its a bad idea but its the way we go about it, focussing on the avoidance and not on what is actively most healthy for us to eat. There's such a core life lesson in this....a reminder to focus on what we DO want, to embrace what is POSITIVE for us, rather than being in resistance mode, avoiding what doesn't work.
If Fibromyalgia or similar long-term health challenge is part of your experience, its likely that you also experience some degree of food intolerance as the two seem to cross over so very often. In my own case, I have gradually come to notice (and acknowledge) in myself a degree of intolerance to gluten; and then to recognise … Continue reading The bread of life