The "Crown Pouch" from the new HSFT gift line.
HSFT is growing and changing, too. We've expanded our vision to include a new gift line and are cooking up new ideas every day. When we make space for new ideas, we open the door to new opportunities.
Life Lessons From an Acorn
Last minute invite to to London for the weekend? Yes! A new job in New York City? Yes! Take a chance and say yes to new possibilities; that's the HSFT philosophy. An acorn holds a single seed and when it falls to the ground, it has the power to become a tree. That's some serious potential! What do we have the power to do when we let go?
Let's Get Deep Over a Falling Leaf
Leaves begin to fall, air is cool and crisp, and autumn is the perfect time for self reflection. It's kind of like the New Year's resolutions you made with that glass of bubbly in your hand back in January, except it kinda makes more sense in September. What's happening outside directly correlates to us inside, even if we don't know it. It's a time to let go, move away from the excesses of summer and move inward.
The earth around us is prepping for winter and storing energy new growth in spring. What if we took a cue from Mother Nature and looked at our lives like that? Thinking of taking that class to learn something new? Have some health and fitness goals for your body? As the season slows down and gives pause to winter, we too can catch a breath, put away the sunscreen and beach towels and reflect on what's next. All that from fall foliage.
So now what?
Okay, so leaves are piling up and it's getting colder, what are we supposed to do with that?
Cultivate moving inward and see what you are capable of! Take a yoga or meditation class, meet with a friend weekly for coffee and talk about your goals, keep a journal and write down goals for yourself and things you want to accomplish. Giving ourselves a time and a place with a little quiet and our own thoughts can be powerful. You can conquer the world if you want to, the only question is, which world?
HAVE SOME FUN TODAY was founded on the very principles of honoring life, taking a chance and living life to the fullest. Yeah, we make fabulous t-shirts, chic accessories, and just launched a beautiful new gift line, (have you seen the new gift line?) but what we're really selling is a philosophy and way of life that we hope spreads like wildfire. Live. Love. Wear. Share. It's way more than t-shirts. Peace, love and acorns.
The Beauty of Fall
The season of fall upon us means shorter days, a nip of cool weather at night, and pumpkin spice everywhere you look! It also means a big change for our body.
At HAVE SOME FUN TODAY, we believe beauty starts on the inside. Clean, healthy eating gives us a clear mind and beautiful glow. As the seasons shift, so do we. Changing our diet and eating seasonally keeps us in rhythm with the earth's energy and all that's around us. So on these warm fall days, we're grabbing our HSFT printed tote and filling it with the autumn harvest and goodness from our local farmers markets.
Soups, Not Salad
Summer salads and raw food are perfect for cooling summer heat, but in the fall, our body needs dense and warmer, cooked foods. Think soups and stews, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and yams. These foods are warming and very grounding for our body. Chinese Traditional Medicine says that autumn is the season of the metal element, the air becomes dry and there is less moisture. Hydrating with warm teas and water is key. We're never without our HSFT water bottle to stay hydrated through the day.
Gonna Kick it, Root down
Roots and tubers hold the energy of food that comes from the earth. These are dense and warming and help us build our energy for the winter ahead. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, turnips, carrots, ginger, garlic and onions are perfect for this time of year. Eating these foods not only keep us grounded but also boost our immune system. We are in love with this Carrot Turmeric soup with ginger from Mind, Body, Green. We've also changed it up and used sweet potato in place of the carrot in this recipe and it's everything!
Spice it up
Infusing our foods with the flavors and spices of the season stimulate the body and disperse energy. Spices and pungent foods include those that warm like garlic, onions, chili peppers, mustard greens, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. These flavors support our circulation and encourage digestion.
Taking just a little extra time to change up your diet for the season will give you an inner beauty that shows on the outside. You'll also feel amazing and everyday want to HAVE SOME FUN TODAY!
Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek who loves sweet potatoes