Hi gang! I hope you’re wrapping up a summer full of good memories, vitamin D and copious amounts of ocean. I’ve been lucky to enjoy many a summer weekends on Cape Cod. While I’ll miss the salt water breeze, I’m certain my friends will be happy the summer heat is finally dissipating. The amount of time I’ve spent in the sun is not ideal* for someone with so much Pitta.
(*Too much sun/heat sends Pitta out of balance and shows up in the form of “I’m always right and if you don’t believe me I’ll get irritated at your forever.”)
Like I said, I’m sure my friends & boyfriend are counting down the hours.
Last week marked a change in seasons for me as I switched gears into my moonlighting College Football gig. And while this is one of my favorite times of the year, it also includes 14+ weeks of airplanes, rental cars and hotel rooms which makes for a bit of a shift in my ayurveda lifestyle.
Last year I compiled a list of things to bring. And I did… the first few weeks. I soon learned that my dry brush didn’t see anything but my suitcase and I was lucky if I took one bath during the season. Also, green powder mixed solely with water… not something you want to have twice.
And truth be told, when the season ended I had a deep cold for almost a month and felt as though I couldn’t snap back. Eventually, after a fight with my ego, I surrendered with much rest, purchasing a dehumidifier and buying Claritin. (Eekkkk over the counter drugs!) But sometimes when you are living the crazy hectic american life, you have to make up with the crazy hectic american cures.
Anyways, I learned a lot and this year I’m taking a realistic approach. I needed to bring things that accommodate the ever-changing schedule and as always, a special Ayurvedic routine treat in-case time permits.
Okay just 5 things for now. After test running them my first week, I’m happy to say I slept great, digestion was on point and even had time for abhyanga. Will see how the next few months pan out. I’d love to hear you quick and easy travel essentials!