"Now you don't want to feel the pain, but you must. If you don't feel the pain you will try to numb it. Do anything to escape it and not feel it. When I lost my mother in 2009, I tried to numb my pain with starchy carbs, overeating, alcohol and yes, smoking...the big taboo. I felt that as long as I was doing one of these things, I was escaping the pain. It didn't work, but I didn't care. I hurt so badly at the time that ..."
From my book Real Health Real Life
Book reading & signing Sat Oct 12 at 3-5pm Blue Awning Books