As a result:
- I seem to have become a bit more creative. I entered three pieces of my art in the Sonoma County Fair and received a first, second and a third place. And I really enjoyed the creative process while I was painting these pieces.
- I feel improved sleep, digestion, skin, memory, energy and overall aging issues in general.
- I feel more confident; I mean there is nothing like knowing I could be called on in an emergency late at night after a party.
- I feel more available to my loved ones and more present in my daily routine.
- I feel powerful as a role model to my children and others.
- No longer have the "monkey-on-my-back" syndrome. ("Did I say something stupid last night? What did so-and-so say again? I wouldn't be feeling like this if I didn't have that last drink at the party. Oh, gawd! Did I really do such-and-such?"
- I do not count calories.
- Feel a bit leaner around my waist and face.
- Love seeing the bright whites of my eyes when I wake early (feeling refreshed and not groggy).
- I cannot dull the anxiety of stress from my roles in life and relationships (with the wonder drug of America!)
- Have learned to cope with the hard edges of life with a new found attitude; I like myself and and I do not need to fix everything right now. I am OK today!
- I am more calm.
- I am more patient.
- I am more forgiving of myself and others.
- I bounce back from my monthly, long (airports, cancelled flights, delays, on my feet non-stop) weekend, travels seamlessly and ready to train and teach upon my return.
- Feel a new high! Clear energy!
|I have become a fan of the San Francisco Giant's. Now Randy wants me to go with him to the games.|
He is still far more intense and into the actual game. I like the personalities of the players...and the food!
I also know the flip side of the overall "benefits" of drinking alcohol. We are all different in what we want for ourselves and how we spend our time on this earth. And we will change our priorities with age. Alcohol simply ceased to work for me anymore. It became more of a nuisance than a pleasure.
I never thought I had a problem with alcohol and I still do not think I had a problem with it. I didn't go through withdrawals or anything physically uncomfortable, but I did go through a period where I had to make the conscious choice to not drink. It wasn't that difficult and it is really OK if it were occasionally. I don't have to be comfortable all the time.