I'm not sure that I'll do this again simply because I may not be the best person for the job. I know that I have a young outlook, feel young in my spirit, but dang--my back has been giving me a fit since I got back. I am not as limber as I once was I guess! I liked the comment that maybe my thing would be to have a science and sailing retreat. Somehow that feels more like me.
I did commit to the 21 day cleansing diet which means that I give up eggs, wheat, sugar, peanuts, dairy, soy, and and corn. I don't feel hungry which is good, nor do I want to rush out and eat a pizza. And I have been doing the yoga poses for an hour each morning. My wife smiles at me and continues to have her coffee and normal heart healthy food. I also detected a bit of a smirk when I had trouble getting up from a chair this morning!
I think that it's a good idea to be open to new things. I've learned in Al-Anon that I can work through the discomfort of being in a group where I am the student. After all, one of the hardest things that I ever did was to walk through the door of my first meeting and say that I was there because I needed help. Just mustering up the courage to go to a meeting, pick a sponsor, and trust that person enough to guide me through the steps was revolutionary in changing my life. Maybe this is another path to be on that will also be life changing.
May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light that’s within you
Guide your way on