As I've written previously, I've suffered from bouts of depression over the years and twelve years ago I spent six months working with a fantastic psychologist who taught me all about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which I use to this day. Every time I would see her, she would be very calm, very collected and it would be easy to imagine that her life was sheer perfection, just by the way she carried herself. However, during the time she saw me, she was going through a separation, trying to keep her business going etc etc.
Today I want to bust the illusion that all coaches, teachers and mentors have perfect lives and that we handle them brilliantly . Instead of feeling eager to get up and get going, TOM decided to inflict me with more pain and sent in some IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to set up camp for the day as well. After taking some Colofac, Nurofen, Panadol with a good measure of peppermint tea, I could see that fighting the above combination was not going to bring me any joy whatsoever - so I gave in and decided to have a rest day (on reflection, that was a brilliant decision!).
Instead, I took the girls to see "Enchanted" at the movies today - Patrick Dempsey really is McDreamy!
I took the girls for lunch at Sumo Salad and found a big horse fly in my salad (which I coolly and calmly returned, but what rotten luck!)
I'm exhausted, crabby and tired. The best part of my day will be curling up with The New Rules of Lifting for Women. Cassandra, if you're reading this - "I'm in love" - my head is about to fall off nodding in agreement!
Instead I took the girls to see "Enchanted" which we all enjoyed immensely. Patrick Dempsey really is McDreamy!