Wednesday, May 29, 2013


The jury's still out.

I woke up in the wee hours of the morning feeling SICK!

I use the exclamation point because this rarely happens to me. I take pretty good care of myself (abstaining from beloved milkshakes and bowlfuls of mac and cheese on the regular) to avoid that unfamiliar, unpleasant tickle of the throat. In addition to the foods I eat, I try to keep my thoughts positive and my routine anxiety-free.... which makes all the difference when you're lookin' to stay healthy.

All things considered, am I the only one who finds it sort of odd that 3 days after I stop drinking coffee, I start to feel icky throat sickness coming on out of nowhere?

Not to fear.... I went straight to Naturewell (an aptly named "wellness bar") and took a double shot of... The Face Melter:

Looks exotic, no?

Lemon juice, oil of oregano and cayenne pepper down the hatch.

I left with a couple of these bad boys... (2 gallons of water not pictured here)

And was on my way to start the day.

Luckily, all my "day" consisted of was a quick read through for an upcoming short film.

After which, I came straight home to chill. Like getting sick, just chilling- doing nothing- is something I don't allow to happen too often in my daily life.

Maybe it's actually not the lack of coffee making me sick, but the universe calling out for a bit of stillness...

Like I said: the jury's still out!

Welp, 3 days down. Not feelin' great but stickin' with it nonetheless.

Here's hopin' tomorrow I'm all better!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Hi friends,

Woah.....ummm.... so I haven't posted in over 2 years. It's pretty insane how time flies and things change.

I'll spare the deets for now and get right to the point: I'm getting off coffee.

It feels so official now. Good.

Why am I kicking a drug that I'd hasten to bet MOST of the world uses and [sometimes] abuses?

the FUN reasons:
1. I'm bored and feel like challenging myself.
2. J is out of town for a couple of mornings days at the moment, so he will be spared the wrath of coffee-less moi.
3. It just seems like the right thing to do.
4. I miss doing this ol' blogging thing and thought it'd be a nice way to get back on the bandwagon.

the SERIOUS reasons:
1. I'll admit it: Sometimes.... when I drink a strong cup of coffee in the morning.... I forget to eat actual food until, say, 4pm. NOT OK! It is speed to me and since everyone's body is different (as I've come to find during my 2 year hiatus away from forcing my way of eating down voluntary readers' throats), I'm going to experiment and see if maybe my body works more proficiently off the coff.
2. I've been reading a good deal about adrenal fatigue and while I don't necessarily think I'm suffering from it to a T, I definitely experience some of the symptoms pretty frequently. The most obvious one to my dear friends and loved ones being what I like to call GRANDMA SYNDROME. AKA, I can fall asleep as soon as I'm finished eating dinner. No problem- any night, anywhere, no matter how fabulous the company. Hel-lo! I'm still in my 20's and would like to have some fun past 9pm.

Maybe kicking this whole coffee addiction will be the cure-all!

Or maybe not.

But a girl can try.

2 days down.

When will I know it's official? When I get through 21 days without a drop of coffee.

Only 19 to go.

Come along for the ride if you'd like. I'm pretty sure I'll be sharing some other fun tips and tricks along the way.