Do you have a morning routine? One that doesn’t involve spraying your hair with dry shampoo and flying out the door with a bagel hanging out of your mouth? I’ve been really interested in other people’s routines and have been reading Daily Rituals by Mason Currey, on the things that novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and more do each day to set themselves up for success.
Have you ever wondered why we switch from peanut butter to almond butter when we’re trying to be healthy? It’s often one of the first changes people make, but a lot of them don’t even know why they do it, and it’s not often explained. ⠀
In my past work life, I’d either be running around all day or on the computer all day – better yet, I’d combine the two and work on my phone while in an Uber going to my next client. Meals were not a priority – and having one away from my computer? Please. I loved my job but constantly being on-the-go was eating away at me, I was depressed, tired all the time, moody.
There is no fat on this earth more precious to me than ghee. If I could eat it with a spoon like ice cream, I would, letting it drip down my face into slick, emollient pools on my thighs, which I’d rub in because on top of being a great nutrition source, it’s actually a pretty moisturizing ingredient to add to homemade natural beauty products. Fun fact!
But that’s not why we’re here.
You don’t need a whole lot in your kitchen to make healthy meals, but there are a few essential items I recommend everyone have in their toolkit to make meal prep a breeze.
The American Health Care Act was passed by the House this week, which will repeal and replace much of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). If you’re concerned about your health insurance (as I am), coverage, medication costs, etc., now is the time to educate yourself on how you can take control of your own health.
You don’t need coffee.
HEAR ME OUT. Before you come at me with your pitchforks and large iced Dunks, I am not demonizing it or saying it is strictly forbidden all the time forever. I’m saying that 5th cup of coffee you desperately needed to stay awake and finish out the work day? It’s not doing you any good.
Release the death grip on your stainless steel tumbler because chances are, you already kind of knew this.