The Healing Power of a Cup of Coffee

Good morning friends and happy Monday!  I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend!  I had quite the busy one, working on a play with some great friends.  One thing I’ve come to appreciate (which I think many people do appreciate very much) is a good moment in the morning with a cup of coffee.  This weekend was proof of that, waking up first thing and basking in sunshine and good conversation with a nice coffee.  This morning I stopped in at Startbucks (in my defense I’d rather be at the local coffee shops but none of them are open before I get to work…or are on my way…and it was raining) and with my “Grande” I feel a whirl of refreshment.

This is the kind of refreshing that usually accompanies a cup of tea or coffee for me on a regular basis.  Despite it being the first bright and early morning of the week I now feel at ease.  After my morning meditation (which I would love to do with a tea but am trying to work myself up to being able to drink lots of water or anything that early but it wasn’t happening today) and now this cup of coffee I believe that my heart, mind and body is ready to be productive and tackle the day!

I say the “Healing Power” of Coffee (yes, CAPITAL C!) because there is something in this culture that we associate with Monday morning that is so apprehensive.  I didn’t sleep well last night because, I kid you not, I was worrying about what to wear in the rain today.  Needless to say, I went to bed with the intention of a half hour yoga practice this morning and woke up with the capacity of a ten minute meditation instead, but there is something so simple about the healing powers of meditation that are only enhanced by drinking something warm to follow it up.  I feel my heart at ease and my body literally “warming” up, which is good on this rainy day.

Coffee encourages me to be social, it encourages me to be productive, it takes away the headache of a long or potentially stressful day.  It escapes me of my anxiety and apprehension of the elusive “Monday,” and the best of all: it tastes great.

If you’re feeling blue today grab a cup of coffee, take a deep breath, and think that things could be a lot worse.

xx Jess

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