Have you ever heard of Golden Milk? It’s an incredible, anti-inflammatory powerhouse that Health-Esteemies like you and I should be drinking on the regular! But I have one teeny, tiny problem… Golden milk is served warm, and I am not a fan of hot drinks.
I know, I know, tea is such a wonderful thing and hot chocolate is where it’s at… but when it comes to tea I like it iced. Even when I enjoy my own Hot Chocolate Recipe (which you can get your hands on here) I let that baby cool down. A cozy cup of something delicious and warm may sound like heaven to many, but it’s just not my cup of tea (I’m chuckling at my word play like a dork right now, just fyi!)
For that reason I’ve been hesitant to enjoy the wonderful qualities that I knew Golden Milk would provide. Golden Milk is made by boiling your favourite dairy free milk with turmeric, ginger and honey and letting them simmer. You end up with a nice, warm, golden drink full of all of the nutritional goodness that turmeric and ginger have to offer.
The warm part has turned me away from the idea… but the turmeric part kept pulling me back in. Which is why I decided to turn it into a delicious, cold golden milk smoothie!
The sweltering heat of summer has found us in Atlantic Canada. And I don’t know about you, but I personally like to find ways to cool down with healthy, delicious foods! My typical go to is nicecream… I mean, it’s dessert, it’s healthy goodness, it’s filling… it also makes a fantastic breakfast, and I think anytime you can make dessert for breakfast and still support that wonderful body of yours you need to take advantage! Here are three of my go to nicecream recipes! Trust me, you’ll love these easy treats!
Did you know that you can eat carrot tops? That those lovely green things that you rarely even see attached to your carrots by the time they make it to your home are edible?! I totally didn’t! And I’m bonkers excited about it! So I obviously had to make a carrot top pesto!
Give carrot tops a chance and treat yourself to this carrot top pesto too:
How many hours a day do you spend staring at a screen? If you’re anything like me your eyes are often locked onto a computer, TV or cell phone (especially with the recent introduction of Pokemon Go – where have you been all my life!) It’s the digital age; even if you limit screen time at home, it’s nearly impossible to escape hours in front of a computer at work. All that time can take its toll… the digital age may have simplified many aspects of our lives and connected us like never before, but all of that awesomeness may come at an unfortunate cost: Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
Computer Vision Syndrome affects millions of people every year. Creating frustrating symptoms like: dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision, neck and back pain, and headaches. Worse still, if left unchecked CVS can lead to long term vision issues and even eye disorders! But no need to despair – you don’t have to renounce your relationship with technology entirely…
Here’s an Infographic that will help you to protect your eyes from Computer Vision Syndrome:
Have I ever told you about the time that I was swindled? Seduced by an impossible idea and so enamoured with it that I caused myself inevitable hardship? It really all boiled down to a word, but the grandiose and appealing idea of that word meant everything to me. The word in question is cure. The hope… that Graves Disease could somehow be cured if I did the right things…
Admitting to myself that this word, this idea could not belong to me was more difficult than dealing with the actual consequences of my reality, living with Graves Disease.
What’s your self love prescription? What do you do to take the best possible care of yourself, to comfort yourself, to create and maintain a loving relationship with the incredible being that you are? It doesn’t have to be complicated – there are so many ways to ensure that self love is second nature.
Unfortunately, dedicating time and creating rituals that truly nurture our souls isn’t always easy. Think about it – we are taught not to put ourselves first; being selfish is looked down upon and the idea of falling wholeheartedly in love with yourself is bizarre. But it shouldn’t be. We are all so dedicated to our jobs, our studies, our spouses, our friends, and our families… and while it is wonderful to be as present as we can be for others we need to learn to be just as present for ourselves. When we don’t make ourselves a priority and continue to push and give of ourselves without rest we wind up exhausted, unhappy and unwell.
I vote that we make taking the time to nurture and care for ourselves so incredibly normal that it’s second nature! You are worthy of your love and should be at the top of your priority list. So why not create a daily self love prescription that you can, well, fall in love with?
Need help getting started? Here are 20 Acts of Self Love to incorporate into your routine: