I’ve made a major life decision in the past month…I am no longer a coffee drinker!
It started while my life partner was away visiting family and I had no reason to continue brewing a full pot of coffee every morning. At this point I was already drinking tea during the afternoons and evenings.
I started drinking tea because I was experiencing heartburn, irritability and upset stomach in the afternoons and the only culprit I could think of was coffee. This first shift was positive but nothing incredible.
However, my full switch to tea has been excellent and with very little side-effects (I really just reduced my caffeine intake rather than eliminate it). I haven’t experienced any cravings or withdrawals. I haven’t struggled with irritability in the mornings or lack of focus. Generally, everything really is humming along smoothly.
For Father’s day I was given a fancy loose leaf tea bodum and I have been brewing a variety of wonderful teas from Teaopia (Teavana) as well as some local blends picked up at the farmer market. This has been a very positive life change!!
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I’m been so incredibly occupied with school and family stuff that I haven’t
found made the time to write on this blog. A few occasional pictures on my tumblr feed has been all that I’ve been able to manage.
I’m hoping to being blogging regularly again. I will not be able to maintain a blog post a day though. I’m shooting for 1-2 posts per week. I’ll still try to vary up the content rather than drone on and on about school.
Here’s hoping I can regain my discipline for posting.
This hill/staircase is a monster climb! As I think about how shitty this would be I know that there are a dozen boot camp freaks who are licking their meaty chops.
I have to know what this advertisement is selling!! I can only think of one product that this could be. According to the ad there appear to be several uses but come on…who are are kidding?
Here’s to you Facebook and your poking, liking, time lining, duck face profile pics and awkward photos!!
This week’s major academic focus in my Health 200 class – Introduction to Health. This was supposed to be my “gimme” class and it isn’t disappointing.
I’m not even officially allowed to start submitting work until May 1 but I’ve already completely 1/3 of the course. My goal is to have everything finished by May 1 and book my mid-terms and final exams within the first 15 days of May.
Plus – know I can amaze and annoy my friends and family with random health facts. Did you know that approximately 50% of all women will have an abortion once in their lives? Did you know that a characteristic of FASD is a thin upper lip and overly large space between the upper lip and the bottom of the nose? Did you know that a rose pedal balm has been scientifically proven to stimulation sexual arousal in post-menapausal women?
I found this pick on tumblr and it really did capture how I often feel when I’m helping put on a Local Library show. Not always mind you… but there is enough similarity that I realize I’m well within parenting mode nowadays that I just don’t value the 45 minutes of “lost time” between when the show was supposed to start and when it did. I don’t quite get excited about hearing the newest song from an upcoming album. That’s it… one night only.