10 Minute Recharge

The kids are finally back in school after what seemed like an eternity of them being home!  Doesn’t it seem like moons ago when you were shopping for Christmas gifts? Well, they’re outta the house for at least a few hours! While it may seem like the task you have at hand now is getting your household back on track or looking at that pile of work that you left hanging before the end of the year on your desk at the office… don’t feel like you have to tackle it all just yet!

This is what Michelle & I like to call the 10 Minute Recharge.  It’s a great way to find your balance, get your mind in a good frame and just recharge your body to go out there and get ’em tiger! (I’m giving you my best Tony Robbins encouragement!) Now, GO GO GO! Try this easy fix this morning and go face the world!

All it takes is 3 Ingredients for the 10 Minute Recharge!

Fresh Mint or Peppermint Tea

Lavender Oil

2 Slices of Cucumber

In a small tea pot, bring water to a boil.  Throw in a handful of fresh mint.  Allow to steep for 2-5 minutes.  Strain into a tea cup… add a little bit of agave if you want it sweet.
Slice to pieces of cucumber.
Put 2-3 drops of lavender oil on the insides of your wrists, the pressure points right behind your ears, and one right on your forehead in between your eyebrows.

Now, go grab your tea… sit on the couch, lay in the bed, go to the kitchen table and sit there… doesn’t matter… all that matters now is that you’re going to put those cucumber slices over your eyes, inhale the relaxing aroma of the lavender and you’re going to drift far, far away…. for 10 minutes at least.

No thinking about what you’re going to be doing today, the kids, practices, music lessons, dinner tonight, clients you have to deal with… NONE OF THAT.

Be free. Be open… and allow yourself this time.

Now you’re ready to take on 2013 like nobody’s business! 

Why this works:


Mint has been proven to heal many types of stomach ailments & indigestion.  It has natural calming properties and contains fiber, iron, calcium, folic acid, omega-3 concentrates and my friends, it’ll give you good breath.


Cucumbers have an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces puffiness. The vegetable not only has a high water content, it but it’s often stored in the refrigerator and comes out cold. This means that the water hydrates your skin, and the cool temperature decreases the flow of blood to the space around your eyes. Together, additional hydration and reduced blood flow can sooth the skin around your eyes and alleviate swelling…. and that comes straight from Discovery Health.


Ok, so do I really need to tell you why lavender is amazing.  I mean, just take in a deep breath. It just takes one whiff and already it’s like you’re transported on a cloud.  But really, lavender while it’s able to reduce anxiety and nervousness… did you know that it can be used for pain and inflammation.  Got a little bump or bruise? Just rub a little oil on the site and it will calm it almost instantly.  Lastly it’s a fabulous antiseptic… so if after all this you feel like cleaning the house, put a few drops in a water bottle, fill it with warm water and start spraying like mad!  Hey, at least you’ll be relaxed when you’re cleaning.

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