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How to Not Suffer

Yesterday I got a Covid booster shot in one arm and a flu shot in the other. Double whammy! And boy, am I feeling it now. Sore arms, achy body, and all-round blah-ness.

I’m resting, eating comfort foods, reading and listening to my favorite conversations with Byron Katie. She created The Work, which helps people alleviate suffering by questioning painful thoughts and beliefs. 

On my Uprooted YouTube channel, I pair her conversations with road trip footage I’ve taken over the past couple of years. 

In When He Doesn’t Make Time for You | Creating More Love in Your Relationship, Katie shows a man how to build a better relationship—and life—by questioning thoughts such as “I need him to spend more time with me.” (Video footage from Batchawana Bay, Ontario).

When He Doesn’t Spend Time With You: How to Create More Love in Your Relationship

Overcoming Fear of Running Out of Money | How to Cope With Financial Anxiety is one of my favorite Byron Katie conversations! It’s both funny and serious; it’s a great place to start if you’re worried about money. (Video footage from Death Valley, California).

Are You Scared You Might Have Cancer? How to Cope With Health Anxiety – Coping with cancer and chemotherapy is painful and scary in real life, but thinking you have cancer is absolutely terrifying! Our thoughts can be worse than reality. (Video footage from a road trip in Saskatchewan, Canada).

Are You Scared You Might Have Cancer? How to Cope With Health Anxiety

If you struggle with painful thoughts and beliefs, I encourage you to listen to Katie’s conversations. She also wrote Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life and I Need Your Love – Is That True? How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation.

With a sleepy nod and a gentle wave,



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1 thought on “How to Not Suffer”

  1. Hi Laurie,

    The lesson was about,
    “To question why we made the decision we made.”

    This is brilliant. Helped me so much. I started journaling like crazy and it helped me. I have a way forward and unloaded a load of unhelpful thoughts.

    Not sure if you are still travelling, but wherever you are, hope you are having some pleasant times to yourself and thank you so much!