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The holidays are upon us. It seems to come earlier every year but I accept that the caffeine fueled days and nights that continue to be my way of life are here to stay. I love my thriving jewelry company but its frequent demands for my alert and undivided attention at times mean bypassing sleep, exercise and occasional meals. I may have sold my soul when I allowed coffee to become my remedy of choice for assistance in maneuvering through my crazy world. I’ll admit I fell hard for its notorious reputation for having an almost immediate impact on your psyche, for giving you a somewhat false sense of power, that blast of seemingly endless energy. But then there’s ultimately that dreaded crash….
There are times when I’m able to do everything the right way. I was in the midst of one of those rare moments a couple of weeks. I got 7-8 hours of sleep, I worked out consistently 5-6 mornings a week. I ate 3 balanced meals a day with 2 healthy, nutritious snacks. (OK, that one I may have slipped up on) I drank lots of great herbal and artisan teas for the wonderful taste and slightly less abrasive caffeine jolt. Upon awakening, I sipped a simple green tea with ginseng tea chaser. Mid-morning, I would indulge in a delightful cup of white tea. After lunch, a rich full bodied lapsang souchong would set a soothing tone to the rest of the work day. Bedtime would mean soothing chamomile blend.
And let’s not forget all of the recent medical news that includes glowing buzz words and phrases like antioxidants “could be filled with cancer-fighting ingredients”, “helps to prevent heart disease”. So I’m bringing tea back because in this exciting, insane and complicated world we live in, anything that helps to make sense of it all makes perfect sense to me.
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