Privacy is my bitch.
Walking up four flights of stairs, I was faced with mirrors all around me. I tried to ignore them, but as I passed each flight I would check myself out, sport my mirror face (a.k.a. raised eyebrows and puckered lips) and try to get to apartment 402 – my IndependaDen. I would pass the small Goth 40-something year old neighbour, the quiet single white female and hear faint sounds of the banjo and harmonica from the Music Man (who thankfully is getting better). I would try to go to sleep that evening but would hear groans from the woman who despite thinking she was in her 20’s was actually in her 50’s and was getting more action than me. Somehow this whole floor of characters displayed their business through their own adventures as I made an effort to remain quiet. Which begs the question, when you have a blog all about your own life of love, sex and food, how do you maintain privacy?
The idea of privacy for many of us in this day of age is foreign as social media begs for transparency and complete authenticity to create powerful brands based on a sense of connection. However, when do we say it’s enough?
Despite writing Sexy Food therapy for three years, I’m surprisingly quite private with most of my life. Sure there will be bits revealed in my upcoming book, but due to timing and possibly sensitivity of varying subjects, I had to remained tight lipped. On the flip side, the explicit details of varying subjects I’ve written about has made some gasp and others wanting more. So where’s the balance?
I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I found myself beating my ears into pillow submission not only from my screaming thoughts but also from my 50-year old horn dog neighbour who just wouldn’t quit. Thankfully I managed to fall asleep and the world finally went quiet.
The next morning as I woke 4 hours later without a biological choice, my nerves were shot and I swear I needed a little Sexy Food Therapy.
EGG WRAP STUFFED WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO & AVO LOVE
3 eggs scrambled
3 sundried tomatoes (rehydrated)
½ an avocado
1 handful of spring mix
2 tbsp chives
Sea salt & cracked pepper as needed
Add eggs into a non-stick frying pan to ensure a thin even coat adding a pinch of sea salt. Cook on medium to low heat covered. Remove once fully cooked and lay onto a plate. Add sundried tomatoes, spring mix chives and top with goat cheese. Crack pepper over top and roll until you’ve created an egg wrap.
Generally I hate omelettes. I know hate is a strong word, but it’s never been my thing, but in an effort to get rid of carbs during this lightened spring season, I decided to use eggs as my wrap. Not to mention, the whole recipe takes about 15 minutes to make. If you’re an egg white person, this isn’t for you. In my opinion the egg is the perfect yin and yang food, you can’t have the yolk (the yang) without the white (the yin). Eggs provide a significantly high amount of lecithin which helps to coat nerve fibres providing nourishment which is essential during times of stress.
Which brings me back to privacy: Sexy Food Therapy in the world of health broke the rules when I went against advice from my peers and mentors when I was told that practitioners should never divulge their life. However while I’ve revealed intimate details (which truthfully gave me a lot of therapeutic power through words and food) I’ve also been learning to create a set of boundaries. Both have empowered me. And while I can’t stop the jack rabbit next door, I can use my magical ear plugs, tune out the world of OH YES’s around me and dream of the day that I can call to the heavens much louder than her.
Did I mention I was competitive?
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