Just like love, like friendship, like my writing process, I reap the most rewards when I do things slowly, steadily and thoroughly. I don't always do this, but my goal for the day is to slow down and let myself make mistakes, be angry, eat too fast, etc. and not beat myself up for it.
I spent this winter on Kaua'i, and survived Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter without taking a single drink! I enjoyed delicious Ayurvedic meals, surfed on Thanksgiving Day and went through plenty of realizations and transformations. It was one of the happiest seasons of my life so far.