This year, I want to be present. I want to live and I want to be. I want to fully experience every moment, every high and every low. I want to move away from this idea of perfection and move into becoming more and more of myself. Dr. Seuss once said, You are you. Isn’t that pleasant? So yes, this year, I will be present; I will be my imperfect self and I will be there for every moment of my imperfect life. Will you?
What better way to wake up and warm up with the easiest, tastiest, and arguably one of the healthiest breakfasts (and lunches, and sometimes dinners)? I realize that oatmeal might sound quite bland to some, but I assure you that these four classic recipes are anything but.
I’d prefer things to be sunshine and starry nights all the time, but I know that life doesn’t work like that. And I know that this next month is going to be horrible – assignments, essays, last minute this and that, and of course, finals. So that’s why it’s even more important to make some time for yourself and show yourself some love.
It’s Tuesday but it feels like it should be Friday. I know, I feel it too. Take a deep breath, put on some of your favorite tunes, and try out this yoga sequence to open your heart and embrace the week. You can stick to just this sequence, or you can add in whatever you heart desires!
“The best way to clear up muddy water is to let it be still.”
At this point in the year, we’re all kind of in muddy water. We’ve been stirred up – from school, work, dropping temperatures, you name it. Just take a second to feel what you’re truly feeling, not what you should be or want to be feeling. Feel the frustration and the fatigue and the discomfort. Acknowledge that it’s there. Let it stay. Let it be.
We’re not supposed to be happy and walking around like a ball of sunshine everyday – it’s OK to feel straight up crappy. But don’t ignore how you’re feeling; the first part to finding the bright side is acknowledging that you are so not seeing it right now. Be still, and let your muddy water settle.
While breakfast is 110% the best part of (and best start to) any day, it’s nice to have a little something extra to warm us up from the inside out. And what better way to start this chilly fall weekend than with a few classic and très simple drinks…