Color of the day: Scarlet
Incense of the day: Basil
This period of time over the holidays, with kids out of school and workplaces holding those dreaded parties, might leave you in need of peace and quiet and some time alone. But maybe your home is still filled with people, or perhaps you are visiting relatives in their space.
Put on the kettle, choose your favorite mug from the cupboard, and get ready for the power of tea. Black tea has antioxidants and other compounds that improve cardiovascular and neurological health. Plus it provides comfort. Pour boiling water on a tea bag and let steep for five minutes. Mix in milk, sugar, or lemon, then pause.
Wrap your hands around the mug and feel the warmth. Close your eyes and inhale the fragrant steam. Now sip and taste and appreciate the tea, knowing that even in this busy season, there are moments of comfort, safety, and ease. And you’ve made one.