|Stasha Health Catalyst|
How many of you out there are an INTJ? We female INTJ are less than 1% of the population! Which explains, in part, why so often I've felt like an outsider looking in at the human race. Women have a hard time connecting with me because I have little to no emotional reaction to events, men are intimidated, often for the same reason. I've been called cold more times that I can count, and I once called my mother from a bar at 2am to ask her to look up Stoic because I had been called that for the third time that week by perfect strangers. I needed her to settle a debate about whether that was an insult or not. (Before the time of smartphones, and I didn't take it as an insult before or after the definition).
I don't make friends easily and I don't care to. I have great friends and would rather spend time with them than be bored at a bar. This makes me weird. My lack of interest in getting drunk and listening to people talk about things they don't know and/or won't do makes me an outsider. I can't resist correcting people, it's physically impossible, neither can my mother. I've always wondered why my outlook was so very different from others. This profile really connects some serious dots for me. I wonder if it will for you too? Perhaps you are an INTJ, or know one... Let me know!
We INTJs often excel at world domination, and while a male INTJ is considered Decisive, a Leader, Calm, and Reasonable, we females are called Bitches, Cold, Calculating, Stubborn, Stiff... ahhh equality. Have I mentioned sarcasm yet?
The translation of Yin and Yang is the sunny side and the dark side of the mountain.
You are the mountain. This means you are both Yin -inward energy and Yang -outward energy.
You can't be one without the other. There is no Yin without Yang, because you can't be inward if there is no outward. You can't be outward if there is no in!
I know it sounds very pointless. Monks on top of a mountain meditating have no idea what life is like. So let me, a woman living between super rich people in spacious lofts and super poor people living in tents on skid row in downtown LA share some perspective.
... and it was supposed to!
I had the privilege to participate in the Big Shift, a networking event for heart centered businesses recently. One thing that Bill Barren spoke about was the idea that the first draft always sucks, and if it doesn't then you took to long!
I was speaking with someone who is currently in chemo (if you can't tell I work with cancer patients fairly regularly, sadly). I mentioned that The Detox Summit was happening at the time for free. I figured, during chemo you're trapped in a chair for hours, plus there are days that you just can't get off the couch or out bed. Considering the amount of toxins being pumped into the body during chemo I thought this person would be all for it! The response was 'I eat well, and the body detoxes on it's own anyway'. A totally valid response.
For the sake of simplicity let's assume a cleanse and a detox are the same beast.
Then I was thinking about how often I see Cleanses and Detoxes being offered. As a coach I get emails for Done For You Cleanses, where all I have to do is insert my own logo! Now, I have to be honest, while those are tempting I have researched, tested, and written the cleanses I offer here myself. This of course takes A LOT of time. But I think you're worth it and I think I'm worth it!
All of this has got my wheels turning...
what my dear reader do you think about detoxing?
I live in la la LAnd. It's great for hiking and beach time, it's terrible for traffic. I love my clients, cooking Clean Dinners, skateboarding around, and watching the Steelers in action! Keep an eye out. You never know where I'll be next!
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