I’m so very sad to hear this news. Dealing with serious mental health & alcoholism/drug use issues in my own family over the last 10 years, I can tell you that it is NO JOKE. If we allow life’s pressures to build up with no release, or if we ignore or try to cloak them with substance abuse, the outcome will ultimately be the same as a full pot of boiling water left alone. It will overflow, and eventually burn out.
Struggling with chronic pain which had led to some very dark thoughts - I was in that overflow stage for quite some time before late one night about 2.5 years ago I decided to commit to making some major life changes. I made my mental, & physical health the #1
priority in my life. I realized that if I didn’t do this, if I didn’t follow through, there would be no way that the overflow of pain wouldn’t eventually burn me out, causing nothing but negative effects to myself & to those I love & cherish the most. I took up a Hot Yoga yoga practice which positively changed every single aspect of my life. It was extreme & it changed my thinking from top to bottom. And 3 months ago, after tons of research, I made the switch to a fully plant-based diet & have begun seeing & caring about others and our world in a very different light than I ever have before. I began to, and still am forcefully peeling off layer after layer of hypocrisy, fear & discontentment that have built up on my soul over the years.
I can only share things that have truly helped bring a piercing light through those clouds for me, & I hope & pray that it helps someone reading this. After all that has gone down in my life, I have never been more passionate about anything. Physical , mental & spiritual health are all connected, more than we even understand. They are the key to stability & I am an advocate of making them the #1
priority. I firmly believe that everything will change if you do.
R.I.P. #anthonybourdain #ripanthonybourdain #renegadechef
If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed to the point that suicide is crossing your mind…Stop what you are doing right now & call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org