What can I say, it has been a big few weeks (#understatement!),

After my relationship came to an abrupt end, as usual, I looked at my options, and the options in my mind appeared to be: sink or swim; No surprises, I chose swim.

I like that I can laugh about this..but it was kind of how I felt :)

I like that I can laugh about this..but it was kind of how I felt 🙂

Literally sitting in the park reading and taking on board my own words of wisdom from the book I had written in this city two years ago, The Clean Separation, after a couple of days of endless tears, I brought the rational side of my brain to the forefront, reminded myself what I have to offer this world, and what I truly deserve and want in a partner, and decided to implement as many of the recommendations from my book as humanly possible.

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So what has my last month been filled with:

1. ClassPass – This amazing passport into a huge array of the top group exercise studios around the city has ensured that I have exercised nearly every day. What can I say, the endorphin release serves one well. From day one when I performed an incredibly weak downward dog in a yoga session (it was pretty comic), I progressed to sweating it out in a dance cardio class (by sweat I mean jump and punch as forcefully as humanly possible), to finally making my abs rock hard in a number of barre class (I think I’m hooked on this one).

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2. Surrounding myself with family- Yep, my family is incredible…mum got on a plane and came straight over to be with me..Amazing, right? My dad – Well I just burst into tears whenever I hear his voice for some reason when there has been a disaster in my love life..I think it might come down to him being the one man in my life that never lets me down, and always believes in me…With the tears come a lot of comfort though, he’s a good man; And finally my sister – Big sisters always seem know what to say, at least in my case they do! Supposably I wasn’t meant to miss this integral part of the The Clean Separation plan. Thank you, and I appreciate you all, has got to be the biggest understatement of the century!

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If/Then on Broadway  = Amazing!

If/Then on Broadway = Amazing!

Stomp off broadway

Stomp off broadway

Pippin on Broadway

Pippin on Broadway

ABC Kitchen

ABC Kitchen

ABC kitchen

ABC kitchen

ABC kitchen

Eataly at Madison Square Park

Eataly at Madison Square Park

Craftbar

Craftbar

3. Surrounding myself with friends – Wow..I have never felt more supported by both my Australian and American friends as I did the past few weeks..from waking up each morning with my Aussie counterparts checking in on me, to my American friends making sure I was constantly in someones presence, I have genuinely been taken a back with how incredible my new and old friends have been.

Colleagues too from around the globe have all been amazing…I guess sometimes you don’t even realise how many people genuinely care about you until something like this happens; Again – Thank you probably doesn’t do justice to how I feel..but you all get my drift!

Rooftop party watching the world cup

Rooftop party watching the world cup

Concerts in Brooklyn

Concerts in Brooklyn

Cuddles with my friends puppy

Cuddles with my friends puppy

Birthday celebrations

Birthday celebrations

Birthday celebrations - Aussies getting a meat pie and a beer prepared randomly by a Thai chef at a Thai restaurant?!

Birthday celebrations – Aussies getting a meat pie and a beer prepared randomly by a Thai chef at a Thai restaurant?!

Healthy dinner before drinks.

Healthy dinner before drinks.

July 4th - My style

July 4th – My style

Home cooking fresh seafood!

Home cooking fresh seafood!

Amazing cake produced by my friend - every layer had a different flavour! Mint / chocolate / cinnamon and vanilla!

Amazing cake produced by my friend – every layer had a different flavour! Mint / chocolate / cinnamon and vanilla!

The sword my friends open beer and champagne bottles with now..hilarious.

The sword my friends open beer and champagne bottles with now..hilarious.

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4. Eating good food – From day one when I completely lost my appetite, to forcing myself to fuel my gut health with prebiotic and probiotic rich foods, as well as consume as many omega-3 rich fats as possible; I have been sure to follow all my words of advice and consume as delicious and healthy a diet as ever to make sure I am in the best mental and physical shape of my life.

Kefir with hemp hearts and a natural sweetener - omega 3s and probiotics in one.

Kefir with hemp hearts and a natural sweetener – omega 3s and probiotics in one.

A new product I found that is VERY rich in prebiotic dietary fiber, and tasted incredible too!

A new product I found that is VERY rich in prebiotic dietary fiber, and tasted incredible too!

Delcious fresh food from Hu Kitchen

Delcious fresh food from Hu Kitchen

Ethiopian food - one of my favourites - prebiotic rich meal!

Ethiopian food – one of my favourites – prebiotic rich meal!

Salmon..cant even begin to explain how much salmon Ive consumed!

Salmon..cant even begin to explain how much salmon Ive consumed!

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Gramercy Tavern

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ABC Kitchen

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5. Vitamin D – Yep, I swear this vitamin deserves a dot point of its own! I didn’t bother trying to boost it solely through food..I went straight for the sunshine source; Key West, the southernmost tip of the USA was a bucket list destination of mine, and so off my mother and I went! Four days of pure bliss..Yes please!

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6. Focusing on my own personal goals – Gosh has it been a busy month for work developments; Honing in on what I want to accomplish professionally, and putting into action many of the required steps to see things come to life…lets just say things are definitely coming to fruition with both my American and Australian projects..and it feels really good.

I may have added in a glass of wine on this particular day whilst I finished up my work!

I may have added in a glass of wine on this particular day whilst I finished up my work and scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed!

7. Putting things into perspective through ample thinking time – Each day I have given myself time to walk, think, rationalise and come to terms with the ridiculousness of what has just happened. I’m not a believer in burying your feelings and then acting out later..I let myself feel things, as raw and painful as they might be, but then I clarify where these feelings are stemming from, and work out what needs to be done to resolve them and bring about a positive turn in my emotions.

All in all, I genuinely am surprised at how resilient I have been, but I think funnily enough I am going to credit following my own advice from The Clean Separation to have brought me here so quickly (..some people say everything happens for a reason…maybe this was the real reason why I wrote the book, who knows!).

Thinking time on the grass in the morning.

Thinking time on the grass in the morning.

Feeling okay!

Feeling okay!

How I feel!

How I feel!

So there you have it, a big month, but I seem to be pulling through exactly as required.

As easy as it would have been to skip this post, I think it wouldn’t do my relationship with you my readers fair if I only shared the ups, and didn’t share the bumps that clearly happen along the way.

What is coming next…I swear I am back to having no idea!..But as usual, I am open, excited, and can’t wait to see both who enters my life, and what comes next in this hilarious adventure I call my life!

I hope everyone else has had a smoother month than me,

For now,

TD x

About The Author

Kara Landau aka "Travelling Dietitian" is an Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian based in New York City. She is a world explorer, healthy foodie, social butterfly, and barre class lover. When she isn't trying new cuisines, researching new product innovations in the health food space, or speaking to the media on behalf of her food industry clients, she can be found quietly conjuring up her next idea in how to make this world a healthier and better place.

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