The Tuesday Two © – February 13 2024

This is an important week in my life.  It is Random Acts of Kindness week, and Valentine’s Day which is also my anniversary. This year we are celebrating our 21st anniversary.  Here are my two things relevant to wellness for this week.

  1. RAK – Random Acts of Kindness benefit not only those who receive them but also those who deliver them.  In a world where division is prevalent, it more important than ever for us to make kindness the norm.  Pay it Forward day is another similar concept and it occurs on April 28, so you have another chance if you miss this week.  Better yet make kindness your new norm and find ways to weekly bless others.  I have created a list of my favourite ideas for random or not-so-random acts of kindness.  Let me know what your favourites are by sending me an email. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has many valuable resources for individuals, teachers, and businesses.  Their contact link is at the bottom. 
  2. Spice – Spice up your life this Valentines Day by using healthy herbs and spices that have health benefits.  My morning hot water and lemon has expanded to now include ginger and turmeric.  Herbs and spices have been used as a holistic type of remedy for a variety of ailments.  Chinese Medicine also recommends the use of herbs and spices for a variety of conditions.  I have also started adding cinnamon to my coffee, which I really enjoy. While there is limited scientific evidence to support that herbs and spices can directly cure serious diseases, it does show that they can help to mitigate certain symptoms.  If you enjoy the taste and they can help your body function better, then why not try them out.  Here are a few of my favourites:
  • Turmeric – anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.  Add to hot or cold beverages.
  • Ginger – anti-inflammatory and remedy for nausea.  Add to hot or cold beverages.  One of my favourite ways to use it is with lime and sparkling water as a mocktail.
  • Peppermint – antibacterial, respiratory benefits.  I use it as an oil to mist and apply on the skin when I have a respiratory concern.  One of my favourite products is Peppermint Halo from Sage© for muscle aches and headaches.  Peppermint tea also helps to calm the stomach.
  • Cinnamon – has been used since 2800 BCE.  It is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic.  There is research currently being done to see if cinnamon is an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  I add it to my coffee every morning and to my oatmeal and occasionally yogurt.
  • Oregano – This is a powerful antioxidant but can also aid in blood sugar regulation and improve insulin resistance.  I have started to use this herb in many of my recipes but also the oil version in my diffuser.

How will you spice up your life this week?


The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation | Random Acts of Kindness Week