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Tea-time

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On of my favorite times of any day, is my “me” time when I get to sit down with my mug of tea, put my feet up, and relax.  The reason I love it so much, is the tea itself.  It comes in m+any varieties that offer different soothing properties.

Superfruit Teas – they serve as a bodily detox.  When I started drinking superfruit tea’s I did notice myself seemingly having more energy and just feeling more healthy.  It could be in my mind, but you know what they say …. Mind over matter!

Passionfruit  – Relaxation with a burst of Vitamin C.  This is my personal favorite because the smell of mandarin oranges and the warm taste of the tea mix to really pick me up in a soothing way.

Sleepy time teas – Help relax and sooth you for a better nights sleep.  I was skeptical of this tea, but it has worked for me where sleep aids have not.

Honey in your tea – Sore throat soother.  Great if you have bad allergy attacks, a cold, or just finished cheering on your favorite sports team!  I love putting a little honey in a plain green tea base whenever I need a quick throat soothe.

Raspberry Leaf Tea – During the Unfortunate time of the month, this tea can help you soothe cramps, bloating, and all those uncomfortable feelings.

Those are just a few of my favorite teas.  When buying tea, make sure you look and make sure it’s a fair trade tea so that you can sip away with a good conscious. (check out http://www.fairtradeusa.org/products-partners/tea )

 

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Put your brain power to the test

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Lately I’ve been feeding my kids a lot of fish because of the omega-fats that are said to be a super-food for your brain.  I started thinking, I’m so focused on their brain function – but what about my own?  As an adult our brain tends to do more slowing down than it does speeding up.  I read some interesting studies on how to keep your brain sharp!  Some suggested writing a sentence in cursive every morning, other suggested doing a cross-word or Sudoku with your morning coffee.  While I do enjoy Sudoku, a friend of mine showed me this website – and then I found some others on my own – that really put my brain to the test, pushing it to “wake up” more.

This particular brain test is about multi-tasking.  You can find it @ http://open-site.org/blog/the-multitask-test/.  It allows you to see how well your brain multi-tasks on a basic level, and then compare your score to gender averages as well as where your average age score lies.

Some other interesting ones are:

  • This one is recommended by Forbes – and after completing a quick goal orientation and profile you can begin “training your brain”.

http://www.lumosity.com/landing_pages/188

  • This is a website that’s name says it all!  Get that brain in shape!

http://www.fitbrains.com/brain-games/