General Health Inspiration Journal Quotes Tea

Re-Fresh Your-Self – Day 3


There is a story that an engineer performed some aerodynamic calculations on the wingspan, body weight and shape of a bumblebee and concluded that bumblebees should not be mathematically capable of flying.  And yet…we all know that they can and do.  How is this possible?  Because nobody ever told them that they can’t.  This is one of my favourite stories and one I try to remember when I hear the words ‘you can’t’.  

Think of that as you wake up and give yourself your five minutes of quiet time.  Stretch and start your day.



Smile at a stranger today.  Not a cashier or a sales person.  I mean a random person that crosses your path on the street.  A real smile – smiles don’t count if you don’t look the person in the eyes.



I’m going to go for a run today – 5km – but I’m a runner and don’t expect you to suddenly start running.  Put on your sneakers and go for a walk – 30 minute brisk walk.  Put your favourite music in your ears and walk in the clouds!

DRINK DRINK AND DRINK.  Water or tea.  Make sure there is no sugar in what you’re drinking.  Add flavour with my favourite Genmaicha Sticks in a bottle of water.


Hot water with lemon
Whole wheat toast with almond butter and sugar free jam
Fruit Salad

Blend 103

Spinach salad with grilled skinless chicken.  Make your own dressing:  Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt & pepper

Sencha Kiwi Garden

Green Drink:  Combine kale, apple, grapes, cucumber, 1tsp agave in a blender, fill half with cold water.  Blend well.

Vegetarian Chili  – click for recipe

Sunburst Raspberry iced – sweetened with 1tsp of agave and a splash of club soda






Yes, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday.  The quiet little celebration between Victoria Day and Canada Day.  A sometimes forgotten holiday that has us spending $5.2 billion less on gifts than we do on the other parent…our mothers!  There has been all sorts of pontification about why that is, why we celebrate our mothers more than our fathers, but let’s face it, pontification is all it will ever be.  The holiday was started in 1910 to a not very receptive audience.  It was mocked mercilessly.  Let’s face it, even the poor tie has gotten a bad rap as a gift of any sort as it has been associated so poorly with the ‘standard Father’s Day gift’.

So this year, we propose you throw out the go-to necktie gift, forget the million gadgets dad has…and give him the gift of tea.  Pay tribute to the man who is the strong silent one.  The man who pulled out the thesaurus at 11pm to help you with your science project you forgot about.  The rock who looked at you and didn’t quite know what to say when your heart was broken for the first time.

Say thank you with the same strength and silence that he has shared his love for you with.  The quiet peaceful strength and wisdom of a cup of tea.