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They are the financiers of this expedition. King John of Portugal, my king, said no to this grand opportunity, as did the kings and queens of many other countries. It took nineteen years to find sponsorship. Change is bad. Remember when they changed the mum on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air? The reasons for interrupted sleep are numerous and nonsensical: past trauma, sleep disorders (obviously), side effects from new medication (a general rule, which we will come back to in a later article, is that if you start on new meds always give yourself two weeks of self-care as those two weeks are usually a wild ride of bizarre symptoms), addictions to coffee, nicotine or alcohol. It can even be down to being sat on your phone before attempting to sleep. It turns out that flooding your brain with information two minutes before trying to rest is a bad idea, but we all do it. My reasons for poor sleep derive from past events that my brain feels the insatiable need to investigate in depth, even though there is no way of reaching any sort of closure for these problems. It's the mental equivalent of a bad cop drama, where the renegade rookie ignores protocol and opens up the cold case to find the killer that no other cop could ever catch. But with less excitement and more embarrassing yourself in front of your peers, and the rookie always solves the case in the end, even if the angry captain never believed in them. The three most common reasons my anxious brain disregards my need for sleep are: The rugby incident I try not to distract myself from what I sense even when I experience unpleasant physical sensations. I am attuned to when something does not feel right in my body. I can distinguish between pleasant and unpleasant sensations in my body. I can pay attention to my breath without being distracted by things happening around me. I can pay attention to my posture while also having a conversation with someone. When something is wrong in my life, I can feel it in my body. I notice how my body changes when I feel happy or joyful.

When I bring awareness to my body, I feel a sense of calm. When I am caught up in my thoughts, I can calm my mind by focusing on my body or breath. I listen to my body for information about my emotional state. For nineteen years, I endured the agony of public humiliation for my convictions. What convictions? Michael asked. The conviction . Columbus grabbed Michael by the shoulders and shook him once as he said, My friend! The world is a sphere! It is not flat! We are sailing around the earth on the smooth surface of a sphere. We will not fall off some imaginary edge! And you are the only person who believes that? The fact that I am crazy The bully one is an obvious one. A fantastic human trait is the ability to come up with snappy retorts five years after they would have been helpful. In my case, I was fifteen and a boy at my secondary school, in his infinite wit, announced to the entire PE class that I had - and let me remember this correctly - bigger tits than his mum. A fairly obvious attempt at undermining my self-esteem. I was a big kid and my man mecs (most people call them moobs but I prefer a portmanteau of man-breasts and pecs) were large. At the time I just stood on the school basketball court feeling utterly defeated, but in the years since, at 3 a.

But my personal favourite is, Well, none of your mates have seen mine', which would have been brutally crushing. <a href=''>You</a> know you're not doing well at life when you can't sleep so you try to articulate devastating insults to a fifteen-year-old moron. <a href=''>The</a> thing is, this is nowhere near the worst bullying I received in my youth, or the incident that should stick out predominantly in my mind, yet this is the one I fixate on. <a href=''>When</a> I am upset, I take time to explore how my body feels. <a href=''>I</a> feel my body is a safe place. <a href=''>A</a> very high score makes you akin to an interoceptive wizard, peering deep into your inner world with a crystal ball. <a href=''>You</a> are comfortable noticing and being present with whatever happens in your body, whether it feels pleasant or unpleasant. <a href=''>Your</a> greatest power lies in your ability to surf the waves of life--even through the rough storms--while remaining centered and true to yourself. <a href=''>By</a> all means, continue to enjoy the deep relationship you have cultivated with your body and spirit. <a href=''>With</a> a high interoception score, you are like a great yoga master who is typically in tune with their mind, body, spirit, and nature. <a href=''>Occasionally,</a> you might slip into that human place of confusion and disconnect but, overall, your interoceptive capacity is excellent and you can generally handle it when it falters. <a href=''>A</a> medium score means that your interoceptive skills are a bit hit or miss. <a href=''>Imagine</a> a psychic who foretells a few pieces of your future with eerie accuracy, yet somehow also ignores the bright pink elephant in the room. <a href=''>Michael</a> asked. <a href=''>At</a> this moment, yes, Columbus admitted, but that bothers me not in the least. <a href=''>Truth</a> is truth. <a href=''>If</a> a thousand people believe something foolish, it is still foolish! <a href=''>Truth</a> is never dependent upon consensus of opinion. <a href=''>But</a> don't you care that people think you are . <a href=''>My</a> friend, Columbus said with a smile, if you worry about what other people think of you, then you will have more confidence in their opinion than you have in your own. <br /><br /><a href=''>Poor</a> is the man whose future depends on the opinions and permission of others. <a href=''>Columbus</a> put his hand out to silence him. <a href=''>Please,</a> my friend, he said, quiet for a time. <a href=''>It's</a> not the physical batterings but the emotional ones that stick with you into your adult life. <a href=''>This</a> is also an excellent segue into the whole sticks and stones nonsense: instead of teaching our childrenSticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me', it should be changed to the more realistic Sticks and stones may break my bones but words are quite psychologically damaging and can really affect my adult life, career and relationships. <a href=''>As</a> anxious people we live with a closer relationship to our emotions, and when our self-confidence or self-esteem are trampled, we take it to heart; <a href=''>Embarrassing</a> night-time thought evaluation number two: The rugby incident. <a href=''>Now</a> this event really sticks with me, as it's more of a public humiliation story. <a href=''>We've</a> all been publicly embarrassed at some point. <a href=''>It's</a> a part of life; <a href=''>This</a> can be as simple as telling a joke to a group and no one laughing, or peeing yourself at the class assembly in year 3 (. <a href=''>feck</a> you guys). <a href=''>Different</a> things stick with different people. <a href=''>You</a> have a relationship with your inner world, and sometimes you are very in tune; <a href=''>Perhaps</a> you sometimes ignore your inner voice, only to later realize, I knew that was going to happen! <a href=''>Celebrate</a> when you can be present and trust your body, and have empathy for the times you are disconnected. <a href=''>Enhancing</a> your interoception may help you nurture and expand your capacity to listen deeply. <a href=''>If</a> you score low on interoception, the image of a floating head might be an apt depiction of your inner experience. <a href=''>A</a> mind severed from its body will not be able to hear very well. <a href=''>Unfortunately,</a> your body has many things to say, yet you are likely not hearing them, so many other aspects of your life may feel off. <br /><br /><a href=''>Remember,</a> this is not your fault; <a href=''>Practicing</a> interoception should help you begin to notice sensations and emotions in your body, be more present, and ultimately lead you to a place where you can use your body and breath for self-soothing. <a href=''>A</a> very low interoception score indicates great room for improvement and an exciting adventure ahead. <a href=''>Michael</a> did as he asked and followed his gaze into the western sky. <a href=''>The</a> sun was just beginning to rise, creating miles of a glim-the mering ocean. <a href=''>Columbus</a> peered ahead and for one full minute, he didn't move. <a href=''>Two</a> minutes . <a href=''>Only</a> his eyes shifted as he scanned the line where the water touched the sky. <a href=''>After</a> almost half an hour, Columbus straightened his back and rubbed his eyes. <a href=''>Michael</a> whispered. <a href=''>Yes,</a> something, Columbus answered. <a href=''>Michael</a> looked around. <a href=''>You</a> see land? <a href=''>Mine</a> is the first time I ever got to play for the A team in rugby. <a href=''>Unfortunately,</a> being in the A Team didn't mean you got to drive around in a black van and defeat bad guys, it was just the best team out of the players who were available to the school in that year. <a href=''>There</a> were A, B and C, and I fluctuated between B and C because I was a big lad and therefore worked well as a sort of human bollard; <a href=''>The</a> first time I got to play on the A Team was when a lot of the other boys were ill, so I was filler, not killer. <a href=''>As</a> any kid with low self-esteem would, I instantly thought:This is it, this is how I prove that I am someone. Ten minutes into the second half, I got the ball. I didn't know what to do with it, so I ran.