WHAT I STRUGGLED WITH AS A TEENAGER
I can’t even remember how many social occasions in my teenage years were overshadowed by cramping, constipation and bloating. NOT COOL when you are 16 years old and other awkward teenagers are at the center of your universe.
At the time I was trying to treat these IBS symptoms with a fiber-rich diet, whereas I now believe the main cause of my IBS was simply the stress of being a teenager.
I know, irritable bowels might not sound like something you’d expect in my ‘two-minute treat’ email, but I want to use this little anecdote as an invitation for you to think about your own physical discomforts from a mental, maybe even spiritual perspective.
Sure, you can treat your headache with a pill, and your stiff shoulders with some quick office yoga moves, but what if you’d treat the stress or anger that might be underneath it?
If you’re intrigued, this might be an interesting book for you.
WHAT I MISSED LAST WEEK (NERD ALERT🤓)
I was working from someone else’s office last week, and I noticed I was missing my own, recently upgraded, setup.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t enjoy spending time on researching these things and just want to copy-paste what someone else is excited about, so here we go😬
I’ve got this webcam and this microphone and this key light.
Go get it and thank me later😉
WHAT I LISTENED TO ON THE WAY BACK HOME
On our 9-hour drive from the Netherlands to Switzerland, we listened to no less than 3 episodes of Tim Ferriss. What I love about these podcasts is that they are unapologetically long because in every podcast, Tim explores many aspects of his interviewee’s person and profession.
So if you’re into 15-minute podcasts, this is not for you, but if you love digging in, I highly recommend listening. Let me know which episode is your favorite!
For me, Anne Lamott, Jack Kornfield and Esther Perel were definite highlights.