Continuing with the theme of energy, how do you protect yourself from being affected by the negative energy of other people? We’ve always been dependent on each other to survive, so it’s no wonder that we tend to align with each other closely to fit in. 

I would really love to know the secret, for sure! Being from the Third World and having seen people really struggle for the most basic things, I find it hard to respond in agreement to a lot of complaints that people around me make – the bus is late, the queues are too long. But what I try to do is respect that each person is on their own journey. I give myself the permission to distance myself from what they’re going through and then check-in with myself and how I’m feeling. And that allows me to listen and empathise with them without being drawn into the drama.

How do you protect your energy, chef?

Energy II

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