Category Archives: Lifestyle

Activation Energy

AINT GOT TIME TO WASTE… moping around or whatever. Get up and chase your dreams, as cliché as that sounds, but do not settle for a life that just happens…because if we die today, will we be satisfied with what we leave? Are we living a life true to our heart? Are today’s decisions contributing to our dream(s)?

Pass on these five phrases from a lecture by Adam Braun and start acting on the life that you intend to live:

-Get out of your comfort zone. Greatness comes out of areas of struggles.

-Challenge your assumptions, so you can find your truths.

-Speak the language of the person you seek to become. Project ideas to the universe and it starts to manifest.

-Make the little decisions with your head, and the big ones with your heart.

-How can you create the most positive impact on as many lives as possible?

“Every person is a revolution being carried within a vessel. Find your purpose and activate it. If your dreams are not scaring you, then you are not dreaming big enough.” – Adam Braun.

Make every minute a fruitful one.

Make gains.

Make your dreams unfold.

Do not entertain unproductive bs! 🙂


With Mad Men being over 😦 and The Walking Dead (TWD) on a brief hiatus, I thought tuning to Fear the Walking Dead (FTWD) would be comforting to a TWD fan. It’s entertaining to watch the apocalypse evolve… “How it all started.” There are still unanswered question(s): if the zombie microbe incubated everyone, why dying people (without bitten) did not “zombify” until now? Maybe the science-fiction will be addressed as the show progresses. The acting is okay– most intense acting is by the dude going through meth withdrawals, one of the main characters, whoops! Totally engaged in the suspense and spookiness of the show, however, can I afford to be emotionally attached to a new set of characters in the apocalypse? Haha. I might not have the time nor the DVR space (?) once TWD season 6 rolls around next month; the little bit of leisure I have, it will be watching TWD. I will always be loyal to Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes, ya’ll.

Speaking of studs, while I patiently wait for TWD season 6, I found myself binge-watching People of Interest starring Jim Caviezel. An action drama about a team saving lives of those involved in impending crimes, using artificial intelligence, “the machine.”  It starts with single cases and later, one discovers that a lot of these cases are related. It traces back to one clever villain. The suspense leaves the audience hooked! Flash-backs of the characters’ past also keeps it interesting. Not all revealed, just a tease. Still on season 1 and loving it! Because it’s half-way through season 1, no major character dynamics are noted. Jim Caviezel plays the ‘hero.’ Almost like a comic book hero, where he is at the crime scene before the authorities (most of the time). All I know is that if it was not 1 AM right now, I would be watching the next episode or writing a more thorough analysis!

Hmmm…Jim (Cavi)ezel… Henry (Cavi)ll…Weird. Am I attracted to these men because I subliminally relate their last names? Ha, maybe not. Just thought it was funny.




Who’s Got The Herb?

herb3After work, my co-worker and I had herbal lemonade from the local farmers market’s urban+ade in DC. Perfect for a hot summer day– so yummy and refreshing! It prompted an investigation for more recipes. These recipes are so simple and a great healthy sipping choice.

Seriously, the best things in life are gifted by mother nature! Basil, mint, rosemary, sage and thyme have antioxidant and therapeutic properties. It delivers digestive, nervous, endocrine and immune (just to name a few) system benefits. Let HERBS be thy medicine.

Of course, it’s been known for centuries that herbs are great remedies and why not add a little yummy twist to make it an herbal lemonade or tea… all year round, lol. So Joan and I made herbal lemonade (freshly squeezed lemons) with berries. I added rosemary, sage, thyme and honey. Joan added basil, mint and rosemary:

And on a kinda-related note:

Reminder from Voltaire: Cultivate Your Garden

Because the last couple of years have been tough, I was not able to cultivate my garden. Thankfully, this spring/summer, I am able to start all over again and yesterday was the perfect day to do so! The soil temperature was auspicious and so was the weather– low-70s, clear skies and sunny. (Mother Nature kinda owed us a beautiful warm day after such random low temperatures in May!)

It was so silly of me not to garden the last two years. Gardening it is so therapeutic! It is a moment in harmony with nature, surrounded by the earthy scent and sound of male birdies singing to potential mates, ha. Ralph Waldo Emerson explains it well, “Nature is made to conspire with spirit to emancipate us.” I know…it is only a small garden in my front yard, not the wilderness, but it is a small part of nature that I am able to nurture. Butterflies and hummingbirds will soon be able to nurture my dahlias too, hopefully.

This year I planted “Sweetheart” and “Decorative” mix dahlias, comprised of Trengrove Jill, Alva Supreme Figurine, Glorie Van Heemstede, and Porcelain, just to name a few. (I will be posting pictures when they start to bloom.) In addition to the fertilizer, I added to my plants the very talented fungi, Mycorrhizae. It colonizes the roots and increases the plants’ absorption of water and nutrients. This also increases plants’ survival (by promoting healthy roots) and improves the quality of the soil. Symbiosis! God’s beauty right there! 😉

This is a very expensive ounce of Mycorrhizae!

My dahlias in full bloom two years ago. This one I  gave to Joan bone.