Brain Hygiene

A friend on Living Sober posted this update and it resonated so deeply I just had to put it on my blog.

Lately I’ve been seriously working on some “brain hygiene” (to quote Dr. Dan Siegel). He reminds us that it’s not enough to simply brush our teeth daily. It’s equally important to cleanse our brain as well to get rid of brain plaque that we’ve allowed to build up (meditation/mindfulness). In that regard I’ve found that sometimes you have to let some people go from your life because they are toxic to you. You have to let them go because they take and take and take and leave you empty. You need to let them go because in the ocean of life when all you’re doing is trying your damnest to stay afloat, they are the anchor that’s drowning you. Some people are anchors and are determined to drown and despite your best efforts and love they want to pull you under with them. You need to find the strength to cut the cord holding you to that anchor and just Let It Go so you can finally breathe. ❤

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