Hey Mike - you're spot on with the doctor analogy - it's all about what drives us. Although, knowing myself, I'd probably doubt that doctor, just as I'm doubting myself when trying to stick to anything. I may find a reason as "present" Adriana, but "future" Adriana might disagree, which often leads to broken habits and broken promises to ourselves.

As for orthodox monks - only men can be monks in orthodox christian monasteries, I'd be a sister :) I never was one, we were just guests over the weekend, as students, helping out with the chores and participating to services. It was actually more fun than it sounds.

In the process of GYST’ing and following my intuition. Gave up a career in medicine to pursue writing, blogging, and, most of all, living.