Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Feelin' Good!!

I survived my first year as a teacher and managed to remain feeling good mentally and physically. I noticed that the overwhelming majority of the work force gets through each day on coffee and sugar. I got plenty of weird looks as I ate my staple of quinoa and kale each day for lunch. This has been the first time I have had to really balance all aspects of life in order to feel happy and I know nutrition plays a huge part in the mix. Feeling inspired and full of energy to run or surf before and after school has been the mission at hand. Drinking yerba mate’ has been a real joy for me and helped me sustain energy. I feel like drinking the leaf helps me whether I’m delivering a lesson, gardening, running, or just relaxing.

Sometimes maybe it brings too much joy, like when I hear students saying “Mister must have been drinking his special tea, he is acting crazy again.” That’s when I try to explain what it means to be feel happy and passionate but I guess that is not much different from crazy? I really like Guayaki mate’, they use the highest quality leaf, practice good business ethics, and are doing great things. Lots of cool info at:


Anonymous said...

Hi Billy, I enjoy your blog. I just wondered if you were aware of the potential dangers of yerba mate & what your thoughts are regarding this? https://www.caring4cancer.com/go/cancer/nutrition/questions

Billy Barnett said...

Hello! From everything I have read and my experience drinking mate' there are no dangers, only benefits! Maybe if you drink boiling hot smoked mate all day long for 10 years it will cause cancer. :)