May 21, 2019 2 min read

Rituals are sacred.

There is something to be said about finding a routine for yourself that works. We are all creatures of habit and not only do routines help us develop some consistency in our daily lives, it also helps free up some space in our brains, so we can process more advanced intellectual information!

BREAKFAST:  steel cut oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, oatmilk, 1 banana, and 2 spoons of almond butter

+TCM TIP: It’s warm and it’s gelatinous. Starting your day with something warm and soft is like giving your belly a hug from the outside in. It helps active the gut and distributes Qi throughout the body. 

LUNCH:brown basmati rice cooked in ghee, turmeric, and black pepper. Arugula hummus and falafel. Topped with toasted pumpkin seeds

+TCM TIP: Having a larger lunch means you have energy to go about your day, and you will train your body to spend most of its time digesting during the middle of the day.

SNACK:  white ear fungus mushroom soup, date, goji. I make a batch of this ahead of time and store it in a 1 L mason jar. Then I scoop out a portion and add some warm water and honey to it to bring it to room temps

+TCM TIP: White ear fungus mushroom is nourishing for the Yin. This concoction is especially great for women and supporting inner beauty.

DINNER:Steamed white fish, a side of salad with pine nuts olives and cucumber

+TCM TIP: Cucumber is cooling, and salad is raw, and also cooling. Adding some healthy fats from fish to nourish the brain

EXCERCISE: Power Yoga.

Stretching has been one of the most important things that has been keeping me sane this month. With the workload piling up, I know my hips are collecting more and more tension daily. I spend at least 30 minutes 2-3 evenings a week stretching my hip-flexors, my back, and trying various breathing excercises to restore some flow to my body.

What are some of your routines this Month?