So you’ve made it to day three of #SoberOctober. In my experience 72 hours is when shit gets real and your body starts really feeling the detox. Are you waking up drenched in sweat? Perfectly normal. Massive headache? Foggy brain? Normal. Are you exhausted? Let yourself rest. Detox can be exhausting and it’s okay if you need an extra nap or a bit more sleep than usual. Your body is healing. Let it.
Make sure you’re nourishing it with good, clean foods and not McDonald’s. You should do this anyway, but it’s very important when you’re detoxing.
I concocted a Detox Witches Brew to help support the process a little bit. You can play fast and loose with the recipe. It depends on how sour, sweet and spicy you like things, but I gave you the general structure.
Detox Witches Brew
6-8 cups of water
Juice of 1-2 lemons
Half a fresh ginger, grated
Dash of cayenne
Combine the water, lemons and ginger and bring to a boil.
Reduce to simmer.
Strain the brew (or don’t, I love ginger so I leave mine chunky)
Add honey and cayenne to your liking.
This is also great if you feel like you’re getting a cold.
Make sure you’re drinking a shit ton of water. Day 3 is a great day to reach out to the group for support and accolades. Use us. We are cheering you on from the sidelines.
If you’re partaking in #SoberOctober, how are you doing today?
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It's our 200th episode of #WalkInsWelcome! Cousin Maggie and I reflect on what a long, strange trip it's been. This was a fun one.
Never forget--these are the good old days.
Thank you, Pham. I couldn't do this without you.
Today on #WalkInsWelcome I had a great talk with comedian turned political commentator Lee Camp about his political awakening, why we should turn off all mainstream corporate media, how the Democrats are not really a left-wing party, and so much more.
Maybe we should just focus on TV show reviews.
Grandpa's letter home after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Maggie is back! Also: The "No Complaining" challenge.
Some of you have been asking if we have a list of our promo codes for all the Dumpster Fire & Walk-Ins Welcome sponsors. We made a list and you can find it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11ErjcLnuDxjb4FibbeY3yh97UOUyfeqr5xz6zKV57mw/edit?usp=sharing
We'll do our best to keep it updated.
Sundown today marks the end of Yom Kippur - the holiest day in Judaism. It's a beautiful and solem holiday, a day of reflection, repentance and atonement. To our Jewish Phamily, "G'mar chatima tova" (pronounced gih-MAR chah-tee-MAH toe-VAH), which means "May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for good."
Hello new followers, I hope I don’t disappoint you. I want this place to feel like home, where we can escape the Thunderdome and process the world. Where we can post dog pics and recipes and book recommendations. Where we support each other as we get sober, lose weight, embark on new business opportunities, creative endeavors, relationships and travels. I want this to be your oasis of sanity and laughter in an increasingly mad world. A creative outlet where you can share your spirit with us.
We might not have any control over the news cycle—but we can control our habits and attitude. It all starts with us. And hopefully a little piece of that will start here.