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2.12.2008

Avoiding The Dark Side



Today was one of those days where I craved a pack of cigarettes and a drink or two. Bad for me I know, but I’m under a tremendous amount of stress right now. The past few weeks I have been fighting to retain my job or land a new one in our restructured company. To say we are all on edge is an understatement. I got to thinking about stress and its consequences. I saw all to well what stress did to cut my parents life short. How does this relate to food you ask? Well I have always been a green tea fan. I love to buy the gunpowder green tea pellets in China Town for cheap prices. I have been seeing Matcha pop up in blogs all over. Primarily it’s been used for dessert in the food blog world. Another dessert is not what I need right now, no matter how tempting. I ordered a tiny can from ITO EN in New York City. This stuff is expensive and so precious. I am not familiar with the tea ceremonies and rituals and accoutrement that go with it, but judging by the price no wonder it’s revered! Before I plunge into ways to use it, a little voice said wrap up the crazy day with some stress reducing cup of Matcha.My mother always told me trust my instincts. I feel those stress busting anti oxidants plugging away.

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12 comments:

Dhanggit said...

massage while sipping a cup of matcha could also be a good anti-stress therepahy!!goodluck dear :-)

Bellini Valli said...

Although massage sounds like a great idea I vote for a vacation :D Wouldn't that be so nice to head to the destination of your choice right now..leave your troubles behind...close your eyes...have a sip of matcha....

marie said...

Bundle up, go for a walk,get some good oxogen in your lungs, clear your head, come back, put some nice music on, brew your tea, and regroup! Everything will work out!

Proud Italian Cook said...

That was me! I think I'm losing it! I need to take my own advice!!

Lis said...

Aww I hope things work out the way you want them to.

xoxo

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Matcha is all the rage these days and I can say that I am on the bandwagon. I had a matcha smoothie a few months ago and I still can't stop thinking about it!

kellypea said...

Wow, you are really dealing with some stress. I've been in nearly the exact situation and can say that ultimately, stress forced me to make the decision to leave my profession. Life is good now. But I've never heard of Matcha...I must have my head in a hole! Take care of yourself.

Maryann said...

Isn't that shade of green lovely? ;)
Don't worry, glamah.
"this too shall pass"

Emiline said...

Interesting. I've seen this popping up on blogs, too. And recipes in cookbooks and magazines. Let us know how you like it.
I'm not a huge green tea fan, but it's been a long time. I might give it another try.

Heather said...

I swear I checked your page yesterday and didn't see this!

Mmmmmmatcha. In Tokyo they just have hot water taps and jars of this sitting at the sushi bar so you can just help yourself while you sit. I wish they'd bring that little trend over here!

Gabi said...

I am so sorry you are feeling stressed! I am glad you are taking extra steps to care for yourself.
I have been there and so I send you a little bubble of peace and protection and an extra big hug!
xoxo
Gabi

Susan said...

As an ex-smoker, I know how the tobacco craving kicks in, especially when you're stressed. Yes, matcha is quite pricey, but a pack of smokes ain't cheap, either. ; )