As consumers, we have power. I'm glad people are calling out Starbucks now, but how many of them will be drinking a PSL this fall? Every dollar you spend is pooled with everyone else's dollars. Collectively, consumers do have the power, but we must have the will too.
For those of you who live with others or who have a 'quarantine family,' imagine 10 weeks of not being kissed, hugged, having your hand shaked or being touched in any way by anyone? Humans are social creatures, and we need physical contact.
I keep saying that in many ways this a the perfect time to start a new practice, develop and existing one, make a change for the better and care for ourselves. Embracing mornings has been one way I have been doing that. Each day brings new energy, opportunities and adventures. Just because my day doesn't start at daybreak doesn't make it any different.
“I ask no favor for my sex; all I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.” -Sarah Moore Grimké, as quoted by Ruth Bader Ginsberg, 1973
Getting your head lower than your heart and getting your legs up is a really good thing to do for a couple of minutes a day. There are a number of benefits to getting inverted:
The whole dish can be done in less than 30 minutes, and it is great leftover, so it is a nice hearty meal for a weeknight and perfect comfort food on a fall night.
Balance is purely about the mind working in tandem with the body using a good technique. The body is important, but a perfectly fit and healthy body may not be able to balance if the mind is not focused.
EVERYONE…well, every human who lives on Earth, anyway…needs to work on keeping their spine healthy. For me, that means two things primarily: A strong core and a supple spine.