Bringing Back Dating (+ Fall Equinox, Keto Diet)

Hi All,

How have you been? 馃

I decided to bring back artist dates聽into my life. Artist dates are dates that I plan with myself, and then force myself to go on.

You’d be surprised to find out just how difficult it is to show up for a date with yourself.

After four rounds of dates (one round is 12 weeks/dates), however, I’ve learned to ignore the resistance, by realizing that I never regret聽going on one.

As soon as I finish drafting this letter, I have another date scheduled. I’m off to a cafe in the hood for a pot of tea and to watch a masterclass by Gordon Ramsay.

馃敄聽Artist dates and morning journaling are the two main exercises in The Artist’s Way

September Equinox

My last week’s artist date was a guided meditation. It was quite a special meditation as it aligned with the September Equinox.

As I came to learn, this period is the perfect time for reflecting on our achievements for this year so far and also for planning new goals.

And so, I did just that and revisited the goals and decisions that I set at the beginning of this year.

I soon realized that I already checked off most of my goals. And although I did sharpen a few decisions, I left them mainly unchanged. I also planned ahead but decided that these new ideas and commitments belong to the year to come.

Thus, I’ll be using these last few months of 2018 to finish things and tye up some loose ends. But mostly though, I’ll be winding down and appreciating everything that I already achieved.

馃崄 You might also like: Try This Simple Gratitude Ritual For The Upcoming Fall Equinox

Current Favorites

I found out some pesky cells are lining up my cervix. It’s not cancer and treatment is available. Nevertheless, before I commit to a procedure, I’d like to try and fight these bad boys myself.

I decided to start following a ketogenic diet, combined with full-on fasting days, and intermittent fasting for the next three months, to try purge the abnormal cells.

I’ve only been looking into these metabolic therapies for a few weeks now, but the bit of research that is available is promising. The health benefits seem more than worth the try.

As I’m still at the beginning of my research, I don’t want to get too much into some of the resources below. Instead, if any of this sounds interesting to you, I encourage you to start your own research.

猸愶笍 Update and related reading tip: Everything I Know About Fasting and Going Keto

Currently Reading

馃摉 Keto for Cancer: Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy as a Targeted Nutritional Strategy聽by Miriam Kalamian

馃摎 Tripping over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine’s Most Entrenched Paradigms by Travis Christofferson

Keto Tools

馃搵 Cronometer 路 App for tracking your diet. It has great support for the ketogenic diet and also syncs with your Apple Health App.

馃尅 Keto-Mojo聽路 The device that I use to measure my glucose and keto levels

馃嵆 DietDoctor聽路 For keto recipes that don’t look disgusting

馃ゥ Perfect Keto聽路 I’m using the MCT Oil Powder聽and Exogenous Ketone Base. The company’s marketing is off the charts, no doubt, but I’d like to think that I chose them because they use far less crappy ingredients in their products than their competition.

App I’m Loving

馃憫 Flo
Now that I’m off the pill, I use Flo to track my period. I also use it to track my weight, mood, symptoms, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and any other parameters that I find noteworthy. Furthermore, Flo is helping me to understand my reproductive system, of which, I’m ashamed to admit, I had very little knowledge about.

Purchase I’m Crazy Excited About

馃 Vitamix S30
A long time ago, when I thought I’d be starting my first office job, I promised myself that I would get a Chanel 2.55 with my first salary. But it turns out, years later, that I’d much rather have a Vitamix.

Quote I’m Currently Living By

馃敄 鈥淚f you don鈥檛 have cancer and you do a therapeutic fast 1 to 3 times per year, you could purge any precancerous cells that may be living in your body.鈥 鈥Dominic D’Agostino in Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

With my body full of ketones, and love,
Mirha
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