Welcome to the Year of the Horse! If you did not like your New Year last September, or your New Year earlier this month, you can start all those New Year's Resolutions TODAY!!! So, enjoy yourself as you gallop through the year! What does that mean? You can either meditate on that by yourself or find a friend to share a cup of coffee (see previous posts) or a warm deliciously fabulous cup of tea. Be Well.
Is this the End??? No, just the end of my 30 day Blog Challenge and the beginning of regular blogs with awesome tips and thoughts on Acupuncture and Life in general. As Elton John once said "don't let the sun go down on me..." What the heck does that mean? You can meditate on it or discuss with a friend over a cup of coffee (see previous post) or an awesome always caffeine free cup of tea! Click on the pictures below to enlarge. Be Well.
I was going to call this post Shut the #$%@ Up! But cooler heads prevailed. What am I being so harsh about? Hiking with your music on without head phones. There are so few places to enjoy the great out doors in Southern California and a surprising amount of people think this is a great place for them to share THEIR favorite playlist. I say NO! Your music may be YOUR inspiration, but for the majority of us out on the trails, Silence is Golden. I am not saying you can't listen to your favorite jam while you are hiking, walking, or running on the trails. I am saying I (and most of the people sharing these resources) do not want to hear it. Take that opportunity to hear your breath as you walk up the hill. Maybe you can hear the cry of the hawk circling above, or the deer rustling through the brush. What a great time to contemplate the wonderful world of nature. What the heck does this mean? Well you can either meditate on it or find a friend to enjoy a cup of coffee (see previous post) or a wonderfully awesome delicious cup of tea and discuss. Be Well.
Eating well does not have to be boring. It just takes a little creativity and a little time (and in this case someone else making it for me :) ) to make eating healthy delicious! This Home Made Father's Day French Toast has bananas, black berries, blue berries, pumpkin seeds, home made whipped cream, and organic maple syrup. And yes it was fabulous! This would go well with a hot cup of coffee (see previous posts) or a great cup of tea.
Take a little time for yourself and enjoy! Be Well.
The light from the full moon on this clear southern California night is illuminating on many levels. This is the first full moon of the year or the last if you go by the Chinese calendar. This moon is lighting the way of my new addition to my product line. A wonderfully potent Pine Pollen Tincture! Spring has hit early here and they are now ready! I have gathered enough for three batches. It will be a limited run. Come back to the site shortly to be invited to pre-order. It will be ready on the next Full Moon! Valentine's Day! May the light of the Full Moon guide you through the dark and show you something amazing! Be well.
Orange you glad I didn't say banana? Ha, Ha, Hee, Hee, LOL and all that other stuff. Oranges are an excellent winter Pick Me Up. Or you can use an Orange related Pick Up line like "Hey that is a good looking Navel you've got there". Oranges brighten the mood with their warm color and enliven the palate with their sweet taste. Consider it food therapy in every bite. They are filled with vitamin C and deliciousness! So, go out and get an Orange by yourself or with a friend. Take a bite and enjoy!
You need to find your Happy Place! The place where you can be you without question or hesitation! Not just a flitting moment but a state of being. Whether it is at the ocean or in the forest or a big city, only you know where that is for you. Enough about me thinking about you, it is time for you to think about what is best for you! Here is a link to "Happy Gilmore's Happy Place". Be good to yourself, it's the only one you have! What?
Yes, I am talking about the four basic food groups! This trend started after I completed my first half-marathon. My training partner said she wanted to make breakfast after the race with all the four basic food groups to which I responded "Cool, Sugar, Fat, Caffeine, & Alcohol!" (we had bacon, eggs, pancakes, coffee, and tequila sunrises). Many years later during the introductions in my nutrition class, which quickly turned into a dietary confessional (dear father forgive me for I have eaten a doughnut last year during a moment of weakness....). People were claiming that they wished they would eat less of this and more of that... wanting to be vegetarian, vegan, raw, detoxed, or the ubiquitous "eat more healthy". I was tired of hearing people whine about the burden of having abundance of food choices by the time my turn came. When it was my turn, I said "I am an omnivore, happy to be on top of the food chain! My four basic food groups are (you guessed it) Sugar, Fat, Caffeine & Alcohol!" I received a round of applause for that. We live one of the most abundant times on this planet. I am grateful for all the choices I have. When a patient asks for advice on diet, I say eat as much real food as you can. The simpler the better. The least processed the better. The more local the better. Organic is better! Enjoy your food, enjoy your life! Eat well 90% and the other 10%..... Enjoy guilt free then get back to what is best for you!..... Food is not meant to be Dogmatic, it is meant to nourish, replenish and to be enjoyed! Here is a link to a "food" that contains all 4 of the basics....
Chocolate Bourbon Balls.
My semi-decade round of golf with my brothers is one of the great pleasures in life. A great cup of tea is also one of my greatest pleasures. I can't always get a round in with my brothers but I can always get a rounded tea spoon of my favorite teas from Lady of the Lotus Botanicals! Okay, that was a stretch. I love my coffee but nothing beats a great cup of tea. My favorites are Sage Advice or Heart's Content. By clicking on any of the pictures of tea below, you will be transported to the page that describes the wonderful organic blends available! Whether you are Teeing Up or taking time to sip some Tea, remember to relax, breathe and enjoy the moment!
As we continue our New Year celebration, remember to jump in with both feet into whatever you have resolved to do for the New Year. It really that time to go Go Big or Go Home! I say GO BIG, and when you finally make it home, remember to buy my Sage Herbal Products.
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Charles Reading, L.Ac