It’s funny how when grown up life gets in the way you find all sorts of excuses to prolong bad habits. As a kid, I was extremely active. Always climbing trees, hiking in the woods, camping out on weekends. When I started working, I reduced my daily activity to three days a week at the gym, at first. Then two days, then one and then, finally, one hike in the woods behind my house on long weekends when I had time to waste. Look at this. I actually felt like going for hikes in the woods was a waste of time!
After a while, I would be so tired from work that on weekends I would binge watch television instead of doing something productive with my time. This “just this once” mentality – the kind of thought that occurs to you on a rainy Sunday, well, because it’s raining – quickly turns into the worst possible habit that will be harder to break in the long haul.
How did I make the change? All it took was a pain in my chest and a long look in the mirror. The pain in the chest was just a mild warning from my heart telling me I needed to move my butt off the couch more often. The guy in the mirror looking back at me? I didn’t recognize him at all. How had things gotten this far?
Determined to get back on my feet, I took up on my neighbor’s recommendation of drinking one cup of organic Chaga tea every morning before some meditation. In the beginning, I didn’t really know if it was the tea, or the meditation, or the combination of both, but I felt something changing almost immediately.
I would drink my wild Chaga mushroom tea in the morning and go for long walks in the woods. Quickly this became a habit. The walks became hikes and the next thing I knew I was considering climbing mountains. What were the organic Chaga benefits? In a nutshell, it gave my body the ability to restore faster and an immense amount of energy with every cup.