Our long-term health and longevity rests in our hands. Genes play an important role, but it’s the things we do every day which add up to long-term health and wellness. Our day-to-day living carries us to good health throughout our lives.
I’m happy to share this secret with you. My daily breakfast is the most important meal of my day. But, it’s not just any old breakfast. It’s my muesli breakfast! Not just oatmeal. Historically, Muesli was a specific cereal blend which kept the Swiss healthy in World War II when food shortages were common.
So, what is Muesli? Muesli is an easy-to-prepare-and-serve meal made up of rolled oats, seeds, dried fruits and nuts.
My Morning Muesli
1/2 cup muesli mix
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 scoop collagen peptides protein powder – I purchase mine at Village Apothecary here in Woodstock, NY.
1/2 cup of half-and-half or juice or whipped cream
Scoop ingredients into a small bowl and cover with liquid.
I eat this cereal at room temperature.
When I began eating this breakfast, I bought boxes of muesli in the cereal section of the grocery store. It wasn’t long until I was mixing my own blend from raw ingredients I found in the bulk section of the grocery.
Now, my Muesli includes rolled oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, crispy rice cereal, raisins and other fun raw grains and dried fruits. I make large batches of my breakfast mix and just scoop it into a bowl or cup.
I enjoy adding chopped apples, bananas, blueberries, etc.
When I work all night, I prepare my muesli breakfast before I go to work and then eat it on my 4:00 am break.
I love this breakfast because it’s easy to fix – no matter what the situation. I also like it because it sticks with me. I never get the before-lunch hunger pangs. I also like this breakfast because my experiences with it have taught me that the ingredients are magical.
The oats and other raw grains found in Muesli are filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidents, protein, iron, and omega-3’s.
The ingredients in my breakfast muesli help me fight off diabetes, and high blood pressure. They encourage a good energy level and they motivate my immune system to work better.
What more can I ask for? The cereal is easy to prepare, fun to eat, and keeps me healthy! This is a win! win! win!
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When I’m at the weekend Mower’s Meadow Flea Market in Woodstock, I always take a short walk around the grounds to see what treasures and goodies are available. Last weekend, I found several handmade asphidity bags in the back corner booth.
They were just sitting there on a table among the Western Boots, Turquoise jewelry, pre-owned furs, and pillbox hats.
WOW! – I haven’t seen one of these in years. No, I correct myself. It’s been decades. I immediately bought three. I’ll fill them with herbs and spices and give them to my daughters this coming December.
Actually, I shouldn’t wait until December. Summers are really hard on everyone. Maybe I should give these bags to them now. After all, today’s challenges are very real and December’s worries aren’t yet on the horizon.
When I was growing up – a long, long time ago – my grandmother had an asphidity bag. She filled it with herbs and spices which she changed to meet the needs of the season, or the situation. She kept her bag tied to her underclothes.
Fasting forward to today, my daughters are having trouble sleeping this year. An asphidity bag can be created just for this situation.
Do you have trouble sleeping? Well, make an asphidity bag just for yourself and your situation. Here’s how:
Begin by describing exactly what a perfect night’s sleep means to you. How long do you want to sleep? How deeply do you want your sleep night to be? What do you want to dream about? How do you want to feel when you wake up?
In Step 2, you select the herbs which smell fragrant and calming. For me, these herbs include lavender, chamomile, rose petals. I also include peppermint and lemon in this list. Your list may be different. (That’s the beauty of the asphidity bag).
Now, make a cloth square measuring about 5 inches.
When your square is cut, place your herbs in the center of the square. Using a ribbon, tie the herbs as well as your good intentions in this bag. Visualize all the good things you need for a successful night’s sleep. Draw these elements toward your sleep as you tie them in your asfidity bag along with your herbs.
Place your asfidity bag inside your pillowcase. Or keep it in a pocket in your clothes. Wherever you keep your bag, when you go to bed at night, close your eyes and visualize the details you’ve gathered for your best sleep. Focus on your breath and the scent of your asfidity bag to launch you into your intentional sleep.
Finally, embrace your sleep!
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P.S. Whenever I use an aspifidity bag, whether it’s for sleep or combating an infection or offering solace to my intestinal system, I schedule reflexology and reiki sessions.
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Take a little time each morning visualizing a successful day. These few moments will create a mental picture you can use to create your real-life action throughout your day.
Take a few deep cleansing breaths.
Perhaps you may want to listen to meditation music.
For a few (3-5) minutes, use all of your senses to visualize your dreams and desires coming to life.
End this short meditation with a few more deep breaths.
As you practice this daily visualization, it will become more powerful. The visualization will become bigger, brighter, and louder.
When you have made this morning visualization a habit, you may notice that your visualization becomes more real to your mind.
At the end of each day, write down your observations. Are you feeling more positive? Are more opportunities coming your way? How is your visualization becoming more real?
With these morning success visualizations, you will be on track to achieve the success you visualize.
Support your visualization intention by taking an action each week to help you progress. Your inspired weekly action toward your goal of a successful day will energize you to achieve your goal.
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