I tested positive for anemia (the most common sign of celiac disease that can be detected by basic laboratory tests) when I was a 8 or 9 years old. I never really thought about why I was anemic. I just was. So, this diagnosis, unfortunately, did not lead me to investigate anemia, nutrient malabsorption and ultimately discover my celiac disease or any of my other food allergies. But that's not to mean that I didn't learn a lot from growing up anemic. I did.
Today I am grateful for Ask Amy (Ask Amy is a series that Amy Poehler does on her Smart Girls At The Party youtube channel). If you want to hear incredible advice, watch Ask Amy. If you want to be inspired to be a better person and know that it is indeed possible to be better, watch Ask Amy. If you want to be reminded that no matter who we are, how old we are, what we’ve done, or what we look like, there are human struggles that we all wrestle with, watch Ask Amy. For real. Do it.
Sometimes more effort isn’t actually helpful. Sometimes all more effort does is make me feel like I’m doing something, when in fact I’m doing very little and helping no one, least of all myself. Sometimes the most helpful thing I can do is to let go and do nothing.
You are one of the manliest men of whom I have ever heard. What is your morning routine that begins a day of badassery?