Do you know of anyone that has never had a cup of coffee in his/her life? No? Than you do now! For some reason I can’t stand the taste of coffee. I sure had a sip, I tried it a few times over numerous years but I can’t.. I do enjoy the wonderful smell of grinded coffee beans and “meeting up for a coffee” is part of my life too, but I drink tea instead. . I love tea, all sorts of tea and I drink it at all times of the day. I pick the tea that suits my needs; in the morning I like green energy tea or echinacea which supports my immune system. During the day some lemongrass or a chai tea (a favorite) with some honey and milk. After dinner, peppermint is great for digestion and if I need to wind down before I go to sleep chamomile is the best choice.
Have your ever tried rooibos tea? The rich smells of Autumn will fill your home when you brew this bountiful blend. Rooibos (pronounced ROY-BOSS), means literally red bush in Afrikaans. Although the bushes themselves are green, once fermented the leaves turn into a rich dark red color. Rooibos has numerous health benefits;
1) It’s caffeine free
2) Contains powerful antioxidants
3) prevents against some cancers
It also contains nine trace minerals including iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, calcium and sodium – making a great thirst quencher and ingredient in sports drinks. Rooibos is also as hydrating like water, therefore counts towards your recommend 8 glasses a day!
Add a little bit of honey to bring out the natural sweetness and try it with a splash milk!
My hubby and friends call me “purity”. It suits me well; I thrive when I’m surrounded with people who are real, I mostly eat organic food, I love being in nature and treat myself and others good. Being pure also means that I’m really honest, if you ask me for an opinion I’ll tell you exactly what I think. Watch out LOL! When you ask me why I didn’t respond to your message I won’t tell you that I didn’t get it, instead I’ll tell you the truth.
I admit being honest is sometimes scary, it might be confronting, painful and/or not exactly what the other person wants to hear. But there’s also something disarming when you say/hear the truth.. It’s quite refreshing to get a real answer to your question, so you can stop making assumptions cause you now really know what’s going on in the other persons mind. And when you tell the truth you won’t get tangled into a lie that might come out one day. Much easier, right? It might not seem like it at first, and sometimes a little twist of reality (read; lie) can be more suitable..But trust me in the long run it is. Don’t be afraid to be honest but be gentle when delivering truth.
But what to do when someone is telling you the truth you feel that you’re being accused of something ? As hard as it may be, don’t take it personal; the feelings expressed are that persons feelings and even though it might seem directly related to you or your actions just let it be. Hear it out. Remember; we all live our own truth. What you feel is as valid and real as what the other person is feeling. Stop pointing fingers and try to understand where he/she is coming from. When you can understand the other persons emotion without feeling attacked you’re half way through this. Then if there are any misunderstandings or apologies to make, clarify and apologize . That’s how simple it CAN be
Have a magical week in which you speak and receive truth!