I talk to my mom on the phone almost every afternoon after work. Inevitably, during our conversations, she tells me about something she saw on Dr. Oz at some point during the week. “You really should watch, Jen… he has good tips sometimes.” The problem is, that I can’t STAND Dr. Oz, but after about the fifth time we had this same conversation, I broke down and DVR’d several episodes that looked promising. I zoomed through the episodes in one sitting (since I kept my finger on FF through the majority of it) and deemed most of it useless. However, I watched one segment about how to gain more energy (something that I desperately need), which featured a woman named Kimberly Snyder, author of The Beauty Detox, who shared 4 different beverages geared, not only to increase energy, but to make you beautiful. And since there are few better motivators for me than the promise of energy and beauty (mostly beauty), I rushed right out and got the ingredients for the beverages.
I’ve managed to integrate some of the beverages into my daily routine – my most enjoyable is a cup of ginger and cayenne tea first thing in the morning. Dr. Oz and Kimberly suggest using fresh ginger, but I use Yogi tea. It’s much easier and it comes with lovely words of wisdom that start my day off on the right note.
So while I’m not likely to tune in to Dr. Oz again, it turns out that mom is right, he does have some good tips sometimes. And so does Yogi Tea. Today’s nugget: “Delight the world with compassion, kindness and grace.” Something to strive for, indeed.