5 THINGS TO DO

in August

5 THINGS TO DO

in August

 

 

by  Anna Mackenzie

 

 

-01

SUMMER COOKING

This is the time of fire energy of the five transformations. Eating more salad especially dark green watercress with lettuce and other veg. Stir fry’s satisfying too, and hot weather also requires inner strength so good whole-grains or creamy long cooked butterbean stew with onions and carrots seasoned with white miso, lemon juice, chopped spring onion.

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SUMMER COOKING

This is the time of fire energy of the five transformations. Eating more salad especially dark green watercress with lettuce and other veg. Stir fry’s satisfying too, and hot weather also requires inner strength so good whole-grains or creamy long cooked butterbean stew with onions and carrots seasoned with white miso, lemon juice, chopped spring onion.

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HOT WEATHER DRINKS

Fresh peppermint tea, grow the mint on your balcony or in the garden, wash it and put a generous bunch of leaves into a strong glass and cover with hot water. Allow the flavour to come out and then enjoy. As you see in middle east countries, stay cool by sipping a warm drink, mint, camomile or fennel.
Have coffee with a glass of water.

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NO ICE

A wonderful strategy for wellbeing to is no ice, ever! Iced drinks and creams shock our intestines, digestion and thinking. Intestines thrive with soft warm foods inside them – truly nourished, not frozen. Then we are comfortable and grounded with less stress, anxiety and fear. Even after a long run or hoovering the flat, or caring for children….drink warm tea, organic juice, warm beer.

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NO ICE

A wonderful strategy for wellbeing to is no ice, ever! Iced drinks and creams shock our intestines, digestion and thinking. Intestines thrive with soft warm foods inside them – truly nourished, not frozen. Then we are comfortable and grounded with less stress, anxiety and fear. Even after a long run or hoovering the flat, or caring for children….drink warm tea, organic juice, warm beer.

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HOLIDAY THINKING

We go away for a few days to a beach. This year remember Blue Planet 11. We are part of nature, what we do to the environment we do to ourselves. Leave the car to bus and walk, make all the picnic food at home, fill the thermos and avoid packets of salty crisps and plastic tubs of humus – NO straws, café latte or smoothie takeaways, sit in the café, drink from a glass. It’s more fun, more relaxing, more digestible, better for all living creatures that we love.

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HYDRATING

Most sunshine is strong for babies eyes and very hot for their skin, keep them well shaded with a sunhat and under an umbrella in the heat of the day. Give them and toddlers plenty of water especially in crowded places, shopping, on the train. Crowds of people are often overwhelming for young people under three years old. They need the comfort of parents and when they stay hydrated their nervous system remains calm and without anxiety. This helps them to develop natural resilience that serves them throughout their life.

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HYDRATING

Most sunshine is strong for babies eyes and very hot for their skin, keep them well shaded with a sunhat and under an umbrella in the heat of the day. Give them and toddlers plenty of water especially in crowded places, shopping, on the train. Crowds of people are often overwhelming for young people under three years old. They need the comfort of parents and when they stay hydrated their nervous system remains calm and without anxiety. This helps them to develop natural resilience that serves them throughout their life.