Yes!!! to Susan posting a joke!!! lol thanks Susan for the chuckle!
Sorry to hear about the stress you are experiencing Stavia. Makes sense that you are changing up your food plan to suit your current needs. I support you in your journey.
If you are looking for ways to de-stress, I have been experiencing wonderful benefits with Kundalini mantras and dance movement.
1) Kundalini - there are mantras that can help clear energy and help with brain cognition as well.
Ganpati Kriya - exercise utilizes the primal sounds – and is meant to be practiced for greater attention, concentration, focus, improved short term memory, and better mood.https://rama-tv.com/classes/ganpati-kriya/
You don't have to do the full 20 mins. You can just start with 3 mins. Just take a break from your day and tune in.
2) This one takes a little more courage and letting go.
At home, play one of your favourite songs, really loud (is how I like it) and just dance away. Just let your body express how it wants to move. Don't judge it. Just let your stress and emotions move through your body. And let go.
I went on a women's retreat to Guatemala earlier this year, and I learned this type of dance movement. The idea is to Remember. When we are in our bodies, we Remember that we are Wild, Wise and Free.
I love it so much! I would like to teach this dance movement to young girls.
If you need a little video to help get you started, here is the founder of this dance movement called Qoya.
If you need any help with these, please let me know. we can dance together via Skype!
Wishing you some days ahead with ease.