A full week has passed since I experienced an unfortunate mishap where the road literally rose up to meet me.
Thank you for sharing your concern for my well-being. I am healing well. The swelling is slowly subsiding, but I think the various shades of purple and green may linger a bit longer. The good news is there are fewer instances of strangers averting their eyes when I’ve caught them staring, so that tells me my appearance isn’t as troubling as it was.
For the past few days I’ve been drinking a warm turmeric tea in an attempt to soothe my very sore mouth. You might not immediately think of turmeric as a calming component, but mixed with honey, it really is! I’ve read about the healing properties of turmeric for many years, but this is the first instance where I’ve been enticed to test the claims.
This bold spice is purported to have broad anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects as well as taming the inflammation leading to Alzheimer’s. Studies also indicate turmeric may have a more positive effect on arthritis than many pharmaceuticals.
My central nervous system certainly took a violent blow, so I have reasoned I might want to find a way to calm my own inflammation. I have developed quite a taste for this warm, spicy liquid! I can’t swear that it’s providing healing properties, but it is somehow very comforting.
Just mix turmeric and honey into a paste and add a dollop to hot water. Don’t forget to top it with a little black pepper–I know, it sounds improbable, doesn’t it? But the pepper somehow enhances the properties in the turmeric. Curious? Read all about it.
I’ve also tried to compensate for my body’s intense jarring by resting a bit more than usual. Slowing down doesn’t come naturally to me, but I’m practicing. Resting meant some disappointment.
I was VERY unhappy to pass on our final Hollywood Bowl performance for this season.
All summer I’d looked forward to a major party at the Bowl. Earth, Wind & Fire has been performing for more than four decades and they do know how to pull out all the stops and entertain a very enthusiastic crowd. I enjoyed them at the Bowl two years ago, and they’ll probably headline again. This time it wasn’t wise for me to brave the energy of the Bowl just one day after the accident–but I’m still sulking just a little bit.
Fortunately we did have a special time at the Bowl just one month ago and I’m glad the season ended with a personal favorite.
Yo-Yo Ma, perhaps the world’s most famous cellist, is known for his musical versatility. Many months ago I wrote about an exclusive event broadcast LIVE from Boston’s House of Blues to hundreds of theaters across the country. “The Goat Rodeo Sessions“ featured Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile.
I enjoyed this performance from a theater, and that much more to see the artists perform LIVE at the Bowl.
I was sorry to miss out on a long-anticipated event, but it was a wonderful summer and I did enjoy other Bowl events.
For now, I think my best course of action is inaction.
I’ll take good care of myself and be ready for the next time. I don’t stay down very long!
- 10 Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric (naturalblaze.com)
- How to Optimize Turmeric Absorption for Super-Boosted Benefits (naturalsociety.com)