not to be dramatic, but this book changed my life

Let me be clear: I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. I think it is great for those who use a new calendar year to implement a different health regimen, or stop gossiping about their friends. But for me, the most i’ll do is head to Paper Source for a new day planner.

That being said, this past January I was inspired to pick up a book of daily meditations called The Daily Stoic. Without being dramaticccc, I can honestly say this book has changed my outlook on life.

the book: The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman

The Daily Stoic was published in 2016, and has recieved a significant amount of press, so apologies if this is just old news to you, but it just didn’t feel right having a blog about books and not including the only one I read daily!

If you are interested in learning more about TDS, here is a link to some information. Basically, each day there is a quote from a stoic philosopher, along with an interpretation/breakdown from the authors.

the bite: the daily elixir

Google “daily elixir” or “daily tonic” and you’ll get enough information to send you into a tizzy and forget the whole thing. My philosophy is… simple is always BEST! So forget the juicer, the fancy peptide powders, the collagens that promise you’ll grow a mane long enough to make a horse jealous…and stick to what ya know.

This recipe is a combination of popular little potions you’ll find through your daily elixir research, using tried and TRUE ingredients like lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger. REMINDER: I AM NO NUTRITIONIST but from what I gather, these ingredients are anti-inflammatory, and are meant to both detox the body and boost your immune system.


  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Add the tea bag, lemon juice, honey, ginger and cinnamon to boiling water
  • Stir until well combined

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