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Chocolate  Spice  Girl

November 30, 2020

By: Marsena E.

R aise your hand if you voted for chocolate spice as a winter blend!🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏿‍♂️ We love a brand that listens to their customers. With au naturel ingredients like cacao nibs, cacao powder balanced with the spice of cinnamon and ginger, and a woody hint of chicory root, this is a perfect after dinner blend that will suffice your sweet tooth. I enjoy mine as a latte mixed with vanilla creamer and a drizzle of honey.

Speaking of honey,

How are you doing, really? How are you feeling? 2020 has been a never ending roller coaster of emotions. Please do not recommend any amusement parks for the next 4 years because this year alone has felt like that one ride that wore you out and had you ready to find your family so you could go home. But despite it all, I am still breathing, healthy, and employed.

If this year has taught me anything, it is to appreciate what I currently have and actively focus on the present. As Badu said this world is so dramatic. There have been many days where I’ve focused on the chaos that it left me feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, and aloof.

I have this exercise that I picked up and use intermittently to help de-stress and reel in the present moment. I’m sure you all have heard of it, the 5 Senses Technique. I like to do it outside or in front of a window with plenty of sun light. It’s something about feeling the rays of the sun on my skin that energizes me. But any who, with this technique you will:

Notice 5 things you can see.
-I would try to spot something that you don’t regularly notice. I.e. one time I noticed that the light from my window bounces off my mirror and hits a corner of my room.

Notice 4 things you can feel.
-Perhaps the texture of your clothes, the prickly stubs on your legs, or your beard because it’s no shave November.

Notice 3 things you can hear.
-Try not to let this one irritate you as it does me when I hear an appliance humming.

Notice 2 things you can smell.
-Maybe your plug in or the smell of the winter air if you’re outside.

Notice 1 thing you can taste.
-In this case, a cup of chocolate spice tea will do.😉

Honestly, when I’m in frantic moment it can be hard to do, but that’s why it’s important to remain consistent during the exercise. Also, if it’s your first time trying this method I recommend either adding the steps as a pinned note on your phone or on flash cards. It’s an ideal grounding technique that allows me to be grateful to experience what’s around me.

Happy Holidays

Marsena E.

Marsena is a part time blogger who finds comfort in expressing herself through her personal style. Her writings are a reflection of intimate experiences that she hopes readers can relate to and find solace in knowing they’re not alone.