Is it the coffee?

June 10th, 2013

June 10, 2013

A Nutritionist’s musings on coffee…

So, I’ll admit it. This morning I am missing my coffee. I am in the middle of one of my cleanses, day 8 to be exact. It’s not the caffeine. I’m not tired, I don’t want a buzz…It’s just a dreary New England day outside, and it’s a Monday, and that smell of java just warms my soul. I think I may just pop the bag of beans open and take a sniff. Take a moment to breathe it in. I finally realized what this coffee thing is all about for me. Back in grad school, we’d sojourn three towns over on our 20 min break to make a mad dash to Starbuck’s for an afternoon latte. Back then, we said it was all about the pomp and circumstance associated with it…the smell, the warm cup…the long sips…now, as a mother of four young kids, It’s my permission to breathe. It’s my opportunity in the morning to sit, if even for just a moment and take a deep breath. Yes, yoga does this for me, but the coffee reminds me to breathe. To slow down, take that deep breath in and exhale slowly…and do it again, and again. Five minutes of mediation. Heaven. So, I guess the answer is breathe. Don’t forget to breathe.

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