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Fijian Kava, Gandhi and more...

My Friday Five. Five things I've been implementing and exploring this week.

Health idea I've implemented: Lyposomal Vitamin C

I listen to and read a lot about supplements because I want to know what is best for my patients and me. There's so much information that even with a PhD I get confused. I've known about Lypsomal Vitamin C from my days working in a health food store. I chose to try this brand since It's the one I remember people raving about at the store. As with most supplements, I don't notice a difference after two weeks, but I trust it's beneficial.

Product I'm discovering: Kava

I returned from Fiji yesterday without ever tasting the Kava. It wasn't on purpose. I was on Fiji time. I have known about Kava for many years and been fascinated with the Fijian elders that sip on it all day long. It does have a nice sedative affect and makes my tongue numb. This is another herb that should be discussed with your herbalist. The concentrations available are much higher than the fresh version in Fiji and can cause liver damage if not used properly. Bula Vinaka!

Quote I'm meditating: Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you — all of the expectations, all of the beliefs — and becoming who you are. – Rachel Naomi Remen

Book I'm reading:

Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mohandas K. Gandhi

I read this in the 80's when I was starting to explore who I was and what direction I was planning to take my life. His intelligence, his calm and his honesty helped form the groundwork for how I was going to strive to live my life. I appreciated his honesty about his mistakes because I was still living a life where I thought I was suppose to be perfect in everyone else's eyes. I'm enjoying going back and reading the same words from my 20's and learning more about who I was, how far I've come and how much further I have to go.

Music I'm listening to:

These Days by Rudimental feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen

This one keeps me dancing and remembering those relationships that were wonderful (albeit painful) learning experiences.

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