This is bloating that hurts like a mutha! This is ALL from the flipping crap & soda I've been consuming the last cpl weeks. Yes, it's my own doggone fault! I admit it. My husband is gone am I'm an emotional eater. It gets hard, it gets lonely, it gets chaotic with 4 kids and food/soda makes my heart happy for a short amount of time. Is it ok? No, because I've had migraines ALL week long. People...THIS IS A STRUGGLE and if you have this problem YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Thankfully this is stopping and I have much better control over it than I used too. However there are times I crumble and lose. I'm human, you're human and we were not created to be perfect. Lean on those you love & trust. Try NOT to let it RULE over your life. Emotional eating can be comforting to a certain degree but then it can be damaging after a certain point. Know your limits and be mindful. I'm just a stubborn person at times. My stomach doesn't listen and then I get migraines. I'm paying for my bad choices. Point of this post besides rambling...YOU ARE NOT ALONE if you're an emotional eater. I get it. It's FLIPPING hard at times. Reach out. This is something I personally know I will likely struggle with forever. This is my struggle.
A few months back I travelled to Janwaar, a small & remote village in Madhya Pradesh where Ulrike Reinhard, a German has set up 'India's First Rural Skatepark' in the year 2015. She has done a tremendous job by not only building this park but also bringing two communities, Adivasis and Yadavs together. Most importantly, Ulrike managed to get education back in the village by enforcing a rule "No school, no skateboarding". I had the pleasure & honour to meet & live with these Adivasi & Yadav kids in their village.
Here is my work for The Christian Science Monitor magazine for the next week's issue.
Thank you, Ulrike, Anveer, Michael & the kids.