I’ve got a cup of tea in my hand and lots on my mind. Usually when this happens I just shut down. But today I am writing it out.
You see, I’ve been meaning to write this post for a good while now. But things came up and my priorities changed and, well, I delayed it. The funny thing is this post was suppose to be about my wellness TEA challenge. I signed up for the Celestial Seasonings wellness TEA challenge back in December and started incorporating more daily tea ASAP.
Now, the goal was to incorporate one or more of these teas into your daily routine and then report back and the end of the month. For me, it was breeze! I love tea. Hot, cold, fermented (kombucha), haha you get the picture. But tea allows me to sit and slow down. You just can guzzle tea like coffee. It’s meant to be steeped and enjoyed slowly.
Anyway, I got hooked on the detox tea pictured below and have had it every afternoon or evening. I even got the hubs hooked on the sleepytime tea at night. It seemed be a great detox for our busy “schedule” as well. And we went through our samples pretty fast!
That’s when it hit me. I needed to keep the WELLNESS WALK going. Not just the tea, but the overall lifestyle! But not just any wellness walk, MY OWN!
It’s taken me a good 5 years to figure out which way to go on my own wellness walk, which path to follow, which path to trust. Don’t get me wrong, each path has been rocky, narrow, and scary at times, but they’ve all lead me to a better place NOW!
My wellness walk started off by following other’s foot steps but now I am standing FIRM in my own. My wellness walk used to be a sprint. Sprinting after things that didn’t matter, but that just left me tired and weary. I prefer to stroll or walk briskly now on my walk. You get to see more that way!
Here’s what you’ll find on my walk….
Quiet mornings and God’s word. And Quality time meeting a BLEND
Trying new VEGAN snacks but still enjoying organic MEAT and cultured Dairy.
Taking a day or two to relax more but also get some fresh air.
Making random snack plates some days and just juicing in the morning and/or between meals on other days.
Teaching spin on some days while enjoying some WOD (workouts of the day) on others. Not every day, not all day, just some days.
And last but not least.. taking time for time. Time to sip on a glass of wine with my husband, to cook a good meal, to watch the sunset or sunrise, etc. etc. etc.
I’m not saying that this will be where my walk leads me forever. Who knows! But that’s the point. The point is to take time to make it your own. Find out what makes you feel WELL and go from there. Am I right?
So cheers to Walking in Wellness and cheers to detoxing the mind! Celestial Seasonings is letting me giveaway 4 boxes (2 winners, 2 boxes each) to any of you US readers. I actually asked if I could do this because I liked the tea so much. No joke!
- Tell me how you see your wellness walk today. Is it changing? Is it just right?
- Check out the Celestial Seasonings Tea Challenge on Facebook
- Tweet about it with @CelestialTea and @LCCotter
That’s it. I’ll pick a random winner Friday, sound good? I know i just did a giveaway, but I really want to share this one too!
Update: The winner of the Love Grown Hot Oats and granola is Bre from Canada!!! YEA BRE!