How to disappear completely

by Bonnie Pockley

I haven’t written here for a while. Not really. Not in a way that opens the doors and welcomes you in. It’s been an interesting switch to being a raw vegan and I’ve wanted to keep fairly quiet throughout and in the upheaval of such a dramatic transition. There were a lot of things I didn’t expect from this. I became very sensitive, very open and was overwhelmed at first by how much buried emotion surfaced – another process, I guess, of detoxification. For better and worse, my psoriasis cleared up completely after almost 10 years of being rash-y, sore and irritated but I also broke out all over my face in what I can only presume was yet another form of toxin elimination.

After two weeks like this, I may look a little worse for wear while I plug through my healing crisis but I feel fantastic. My digestive system has settled, I’m feeling energised and I’m having a lot of fun with the creative side of preparing food that looks great, is healthy and tasted delicious. So, forgive me for my absence, for not answering the phone and being hopeless at most real forms of social contact, I just needed a little time to feel more fortified, to get through this, to adjust.