I found this amazing documentary shot in Mali about the process of shea butter making.
You WANNA live longer, like I do.
Few recommendations :
- SLEEP ! Take NAPS :
people who sleep longer tend to have less coronary heart disease.
- Stop Worrying About Being Late :
Mama used to say " our time is not God's/The Universe's time ". Take this stress out your shoulder
- Grow a Garden, Nurture it and EAT from IT !!!! :
even in a city, you can grow your little edible garden. I live in Brooklyn and grow indoor Thyme, Thaï Basil, Arugula, Purple Basil, Aloe Vera ... and I use it EVERY DAY for cooking or teas. Not to say that the less meat and dairy products you eat, the better is is. Vegan and Vegetarian people are proven to live longer.
Also, home gardening, connecting yourself and your home with nature will give you precious clues on the health of your house and of your family. If plants don't look great/dry out/die whatever care or water you give to them, you should wander about your own feelings, or about those of people living in the household .... someone might be a little down or sick ...
- Always find and Know the Good Reason Why you Wake Up in the Morning :
A sense of Purpose is offering you a better life projection and a profound feeling of accomplishment.
- DRINK ALKALINE WATER :
Yes ! It works ! Alkaline water is known to be an elixir of youth and health.
- Take a Placebo once a Day :
Is it a spoon of honey once a day, an orange a day ( keep the doctor away ...), propolis, a glass of hot water or lemon water in the morning, whatever your own daily practice is, KEEP IT ! If you believe this habit will make you better, IT WILL !!!! thanks to the relaxation-inducing effects of this positive belief.
- Exercise ! Dance ! Move ! Shake it ! :
You know why !!! Michele Obama reminded you, Beyonce helped our kids ( and ourselves, the mothers ! ) with a song and a choreography ...Heart, Blood flow, Stamina ...you know it all ...well ...DO BETTER !!!
- Be Tribal :
Be part of a community, a family, or of your own created tribe to alleviate loneliness and extend your life up to 10 years !!!
- Have a Spiritual Practice :
Yes, Faith, Meditation, Yoga, Gospel get you to Live Longer !
- Surround Yourself With People Who Share With you a Healthy Way of Live:
for it will become part of you, at close reach, you will feel more inspired and willing to act toward a longer, healthier life.
And live up to your NÜ healthy standard !