Ah the art of tea. I love cold tea! I love hot tea! I love citrus tea! I love sweet tea! I love black tea, green tea, purple tea, red tea. Maybe there is a tea for each chakra! All in all, it doesn’t matter what the tea is, I will love me some tea! One thing that really steeps my tea (haha…ha) is cute pictures of cute tea! I hope you have some cute, lovable tea today!
When I was afraid for my health, I sucked down so much tea. You can have too much of a good thing. A little tea can go a long ways. Even if you are just microwaving some hot water, you get an instant hug. Space your tea out. Look forward to a tea. If you have it all the time, then it’s nothing special, nothing to love so much. Use your tea, don’t abuse your tea. I hope you have a wise week ❤
The plan was to get to Oregon within 3 months of beginning the Trans American Bike Trail. The reality was that my body needed more freedom than scaling the country on two or three or however many wheels. My “meat puppet” needed yoga and the infinite bounds that wringing yourself out provides. Until being able to connect through yoga photos, here are the epic Panoramas of Yorktown, VA to Pippa Passes, KY. If you are indoors, I hope these photos bring sunlight to you!
^ Vesuvius, VA
^ Almost to Blacksburg!!!
^ Sunset from beautiful Oshin’s beautiful balcony!!!
^ Paved switchbacks of hell.
^ One of these hills got speed over 40 mph.
^ A valley overlook at Breaks Interstate Park.
As the internet becomes a bigger part of our lives, the availability to vulnerability increases. We post things we end up regretting. We may find ourselves fearing the potential for negative response. We gotta keep shake shake shakin it off. If it is difficult to shake it, take notice of your breath and see how you may improve it. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00521/three-breathing-exercises.html Get some fresh air! Get legs and get leaves!
Find ways to love yourself so much that even if you get ONLY negative responses, you know that you can still be okay. See only the beauty in the world around you, especially when others don’t. Recognize what you can be doing instead of feeling fearful or sad.
(I no longer juice, for the sake of fiber, but if you think you feel better juicing, then keep doing it! Do what you believe in, but be open to what others think helps them.)
Pick up crystals that you see in nature. Remind yourself of the love you gave yourself one day by walking in the woods. If you have allergies, intolerance, or food aversion, keeping the crystals nearby during a meal may lower your fear of eating. Although the healing mechanism of the crystal itself is very pseudoscientific ( http://sciencebasedlife.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/crystal-healing-magic-cures-or-just-rocks/ ), if you believe they can potentially help, the neuroplasticity of your mind will respond accordingly. http://www.letslivenice.com/2012/01/neuroplasticity.html
“Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Until next time ❤
Juicing is great, it tastes better; it’s easier to swallow. But is it as effective? Is it as realistic for the average American? It may be too wasteful, especially on the wallet. Many people need more fiber, we really can’t get enough fiber. More of the plant would be utilized. Fiber assists the natural cleansing processes in the liver and kidneys and other organs. It gently stimulates the walls of digestive system, like a gentle massage. It also acts as little toothbrushes.
When we listen to the methods of healing by those observed before us, we learn survival.
Here I have Organic Black Bean Spaghetti by Explore Asian: Authentic Cuisine. It’s what you want on a clean diet and it tastes f*****g amazing and you don’t feel the need for more carbs or sugars. On top is an Indian-type sauce I have invented. I don’t measure anything, I just pour. So get your kitchen goggles on and just eye-ball it.
Fill up a pan on very low heat and taste when it is warm, but NEVER bubbling because we don’t want to ruin the nutrients, but we want our tummies to not have to work as hard during digestion. If it’s cold and you need to heal, more energy is going to digestion, where it is less needed.
Get your organic pumpkin
Himalayan pink salt
Neem powder (salt, honey and spicey to taste until the bitter is masked)
Curry or Turmeric
-Use whatever herbs really, but if you go with Neem be sure to balance out the taste.
-You can throw garlic and onion in there too!
-Don’t forget the FATS!!!!!! We need our Omegas (coconut oil, whatever sustainably sourced organic nut oil, if you get Red Palm Oil get Nutiva) You could also just buy the whole nut, ya nut!
-Chop up a fresh bell pepper and I have sprinkled cacao nibs on top or you can sprinkle on some flax seeds, or hemp seeds, or hydrated fenugreek seeds (just put them in water in a jar in your fridge).
En-freakin-joy my friends! ❤