Alternate title: “Eclipse Weather.” Yep, we’ve got a full moon lunar eclipse tomorrow night, so aside from the usual crazy, we’ve got, like, mega-ultra full moon weirdness.
Great example: Saturday morning, my muscles were begging for yoga before my shift at the hospital, so I unrolled my mat, turned on some music, and hit the white noise machine by my bed. About fifteen minutes in, the machine turned off by itself, across the room. I’ve had the thing five years, and it’s never done that.
I joked, “Okay, ghost. Very funny. Can we do this after I finish yoga?” Guess someone was sick of hearing this song. I turned the machine back on and finished my solo vinyasa class.
Literally four minutes after I was done, the machine turned off again. I think it was more busted than haunted—it turned off again as I was trying to fall asleep. It was just the timing that amused me. Things always break for me during an eclipse, so go figure.
Speaking of broken, my big toenail on the other foot is not sure it still wants to be attached to me. I am giving it time to decide and being extra nice. We will see, but What. The. F.
I was speaking with a client recently about how important it is to nurture ourselves during stressful or busy times when things are very much in flux. One of the most basic ways we can do that is by feeding ourselves balanced meals at regular intervals and not pushing ourselves too much. So, with that in mind, here are a few (or okay, a lot) of my favorite basic “healthy comfort foods”:
- Plum oats with tahini
- Savory oats
- Zucchini bread oatmeal
- Baked/steamed sweet potato with goat cheese
- Sliced banana with peanut butter
- Greek yogurt
- Poached eggs on basically anything
- Egg-white omelets
- Big salads
- Avocado toast
- Butter beans in spicy tomato sauce
- Soup and chili, especially this one, this one and this one
- Scallops with red lentils and greens
- Pulled pork/chicken (from the slow cooker)
On another note, I re-watched 20 Feet from Stardom the other night while folding some brochure’s for tomorrow’s Athleta event, and just well, wow. Now all I want to listen to is David Bowie’s “Young Americans” and the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.” On repeat.
What are some of your comfort foods?