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! 🙂


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 birdies singing to the ladies, 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.