My biggest problem is the shit I forget. The stuff I remember I pretty much have in hand. But somewhere in my brain are a whole bunch of unaddressed sticky notes and I need to take care of them.
Reclaiming memory is a way for me to 1) be a better person 2) be a better writer 3) inject more healthy foods into my diet 4) not be so fat and 5) remember what had happened to me, because it is important for identity, spirituality and understanding of the long strange trip its been.
What did I do about it all this forgetting? Not much at first. I lay around on the couch ingesting chemicals and THINKING about it a lot. Then, I was standing in K-Mart and called a roll of paper towels “hair clips” and knew it was time to get myself in hand.
My regime for remembrance? Three things I do everyday, no matter what. Though these 3 things seems small, it has changed every aspect of my life:
1. 20 minutes of stretching, yoga, etc
2. 20 minutes of meditation and breath control
3. A big honking smoothie
When the noise left, my brain settled back down into my body. It didn’t matter how crazy anyone around me was, I was focused, amused and on track. How you ask? My three moves above.
I learned that a little memory work a day made me feel like a super hero. I knew how I felt about things again. My values and sensibilities came forward again. I felt good. It felt focused and most importantly, centered.
Try it for a week. Tell me to go to hell if you don’t feel better. But I swear, these simple changes will work on your unconscious – why does this food taste like a petroleum product? Why is everyone in this bar screaming? You just float away from the unpleasant, more toxic elements of life.
Here’s my gift of beginning for you. Everyday you get up and begin again. Tomorrow, do it with a Brain Bomb and begin to remember who you are.
BRAIN BOMB GREEN SMOOTHIE
The brain is made of good fats such as Omega 3 and 6 and needs to be fed. Coconut oil assists in making a glucose the brain must have to function and blueberries are full of phytonutrients that flush out toxins. Chia seeds have omega fats and dark chocolate is full of flavonoids that improve blood vessel function. And finally, the superstar spinach, a super green that prevents DNA damage and slows the effects of dementia on the brain.
Have you ever heard of a pill doing such things?
1/2 avocado, pitted and flesh scooped out
1/4 cup coconut oil, highest quality available
1 cup fresh blueberries or frozen, no-sugar added
2 teaspoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder
2 cups spinach
Water as needed
1. Put the avocado, coconut, blueberries, and chia together and process.
2. Add the chocolate, spinach and water and process, dropping ice through the top to create cool and thickness.
NOTE: For a really sophisticated Brain Bomb, melt 2 ounces of high fat content fine unsweetened baking chocolate. Let it cool somewhat before adding.
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