I feel like I’ve been slacking a little bit the entire January. Since my 3-week vacation in December I’ve felt the need to take it slow and not attack my goals-list for the new year immediately. I’ve been just looking at it from the distance, letting it brew in my mind and getting to it when I felt like I was filled with excitement and passion for it. That time is now that we’re entering the second month of the brand new year.
Yesterday I got to be home alone for a couple of hours and started listening to all my favorite songs from my early teenage years, that I still very much love, but haven’t listened to much at all. These include Pink Floyd, The Doors and Billy Idol. I had a little dance party while blasting the music (luckily we only have one neighbor), and my ideas just started flowing like never before. Here’s some of them:
I will start drinking medicinal mushrooms more regularly. I have reishi powder in my tea box that I occasionally sip before bed. Reishi has a calming effect, but that’s not all: it also helps defend against tumor growth and cancer (important to someone like myself with cancer in family history), improves liver function and detoxification, balances blood pressure and hormones + fights diabetes, and more.
There are so many other mushrooms like chaga, cordyceps and lions mane, all with magnificent healing benefits. Learn more from Four Sigmatic’s informative website HERE. They make “just add water” mushroom mixtures with coffee or cacao for your easy mushroom fix. Plus get 10% OFF when you use code KATARIINA10.
It wasn’t love at first sight, but I’ve grown to love sea vegetables aka seaweed. There are so many different varieties (just like mushrooms) and ways to enjoy them. I like to sprinkle them in my savory foods instead of salt, crunch the toasted ones on top of my salads, or just simply eat as snacks. In NYC my spiritual mentor introduced me to a macrobiotic restaurant called Souen that had amazing seaweed salads and that’s when I started to get over my fear of seaweed. I like to use THESE seaweed and sea salt mixes from Maine. I should also mention that make sure you’re getting your seaweed from clean waters (like Maine).
I want to go to more concerts with my husbands. We live right next to Oakland that has the Fox Theater as well as Yoshi’s, both famous concert venues that feature quite big stars every now and then. I would love to see this year: Roger Waters, Robbie Krieger, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Alice in Chains.
Not just RSVP yes, but also go, no matter how my social anxiety tries to keep me safe at home when it’s time to go. Meetups, friend’s events, workshops at yoga studios and community centers. I need to do it all. It’s going to be a year of YES.
I want to make more videos! Even if they’re questionable quality shot with my phone and edited with iMovie on my phone. As a kid we made so many videos with friends dancing, acting, singing and I was fearless in front of the camera. Now I feel super awkward and shy, and stumble with my words. What happened to the brave child that just went with it without overthinking everything?! I want her back! In an effort to be that little girl again I will start making more videos about everything and nothing. No matter how bad I think they’ll be. Subscribe to my Youtube channel to get notified.
To make life just a tad easier, I started ordering a weekly farm box that brings local, organic veggies right at my door once a week. That way I don’t have to go to the supermarket (I so dislike going grocery shopping!) or remember to go to the farmers market (I tend to forget!). I can skip deliveries and substitute items freely. Every box comes with recipes I can use my produce to cook. Simplifying things is what I’m all about. Use code KATA2423 for discount!
This is a tough one for me. Every year I make a list of 12 books I want to read during that year, giving generous 4 weeks to finish one, but yet, I keep falling off the wagon. I’m still reading The Tao of Inner Peace that was on my list for September last year. Oh, come on girl! I will make my list for this year soon so you can see it.