These days it seems more and more difficult to focus. The main reason for this can be partially blamed on today’s hyperactive digital content. Humans witness more data, websites, television shows, video games and instant gratification technology everyday, and it’s only increasing. Sometimes we need to take a breather and just slow down. Stepping away for as little as a few hours to a couple days from our electronic devices can produce positive benefits.
Happy Spring Equinox! As the frosty winter winds start to die out. We begin to welcome the renewal of life all around us. I’ve chosen to start my Spring cleaning in a very literal way: decluttering my space at home, work and stream lining the way I pack when travelling. My intention is to surround myself with only the essential items I need, to create a more balanced, focused and purposeful life.
Today, I felt like experimenting with matcha (finely ground powder from green tea leaves). You’ve most likely seen it used often in hot or cold lattes, ice cream and other desserts. I decided to incorporate it into some cookies and they turned out quite lovely!
Have you ever stopped to scan the tags attached to your clothing “MADE IN (fill in the blank)” and speculated about the lives of the workers who manufactured them? Or perhaps thought about what their working conditions are like? Are you aware that it takes approximately 2700 litres of water just to make one cotton t-shirt? Even more unimaginable, that 20% of the industrial water pollution is due to manufacturing clothing, while the world uses 5 trillion litres of water per year just for fabric dyeing alone?
As long as I can remember, my Mother has always had a classic looking recipe book on a shelf in our kitchen titled “Muffin Mania”. It has an inscription written by my Grandmother inside, presenting it as a gift to her. The first muffins I ever baked were from this very book, the recipe was titled “Best Ever Banana Muffins”.
Dr. Yuval Noah Harari briefly summarizes the history of human kind.