I've had a few "moments" with friends on social media the last few months.
A glance at a post, something knots up inside of me, I begin a rant reply in my head, then stop.
"Reset, girl. It's not the mountain you want to die on."
I let it go.
No doubt, we are in some of the most challenging times of our lives right now. We are being split down the middle, asked to take sides, pointing fingers, snubbing people we would otherwise love or honour.
It's destroying the very thing that we need to keep going and win this fight.
It's the simple foundation for your health and happiness.
Better than any tea variety, calm music, new fandangle health diet.
You already know it.
In an 80-year old Harvard study, scientists explored the health of a group of 268 Harvard sophomores, beginning in 1938.
It resulted in incredible insights into happiness. While the participants had remarkably different life trajectories, careers, incomes, successes, and failures, there was one strong overriding conclusion.
The remarkable conclusion, although not surprising, was that close relationships, more than money, fame, or other material success, through good times and bad, were what kept people happy throughout their lives.
Your happiness is protected in human connectedness.
I personally believe connection remains strong when we look to the needs of those we are connected with. When we sacrifice our own needs, even our own desire to be "right", we are rewarded with the happiness that thrives in connection.
It's a simple message but an important one.
And yes, tea does get a say in this message.
Because having a cup of tea with another human being creates a space where you can connect. Whether in-person, on Zoom, over the phone. Mark my words, your desire to be "right" will dissolve behind the desire to feel love and connectedness as you share a moment together.
Indulge in life.
by Rebecca Domorev June 07, 2022 3 min read
You've probably noticed how your enjoyment of life takes a serious dive when you don't get enough sleep.
A couple of restless nights and your sunny self makes way for a mask of misery.
The good news is it's not you. It's the sleep.
Or lack thereof.
Sleep is one of the most underrated contributors to good mental health and the world is only just starting to wake up to this truth (excuse the pun).
by Rebecca Domorev May 24, 2022 2 min read
You're closing in on the start of your day and feel like you already need a break.
Conversations out loud with small people buzzing at your feet.
Conversations in your head with big people who are most certainly wrong.
You've sorted them all out. You don't feel any better for it.
Where did all the energy go?
by Rebecca Domorev May 10, 2022 1 min read
You've probably noticed how your day flows better when you start with a cup of tea.
Time for yourself. A moment of clarity.
Your morning cup sets you on a good path for the rest of the day.
Combine that with a mid morning cuppa, early, late afternoon sips and an evening herbal and your day is broken into approachable chunks of time.
It's no secret that habits form the basis of success, and a day built around habitual cups of tea creates a perfect framework to organise your day.
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