Part of aging gracefully – (ha ha!) – is discovering that your digestion changes. Yesterday started out great. I was super productive yet even took time to enjoy a fairly leisurely lunch on our balcony in the sun. For dessert I had some cherries. Twelve, to be exact. About an hour later, though, I felt like I’d swallowed a beach ball. Which leads me to conclude that life’s a bowl of cherries only if you can digest them!
Unfortunately, my bloating persisted into the evening. So I consulted Dr. Google for remedies and decided to try the following:
Exercising (Since I’d already exercised earlier in the day I went for a brisk walk around the block instead.)
Peppermint (which I took in the form of this tea.)
I’m happy to report that the the Stomach Ease tea made a difference almost immediately. Keeping my sense of humor about my beach ball belly also helped.
life’s a bowl of cherries life is nothing if not a balancing act…
Sorry you had digestive problems, but the bunch of cherries on the skirt is a nice touch!
Cherries? What?! Those are flowers. Hee-hee! I’m realizing that in addition to my digestion being wonky at times, I now really need to wear my self-prescribed reading glasses when I illustrate. I actually wear them OVER my contacts. I can see fine up close without the contacts in, but with them in I now have problems seeing/reading close up. Oh the joys…
xox – Joana
Oh, well it’s too small to tell really, I just assumed they were cherries! Something that MIGHT be helpful regarding digestion: try eating fresh fruit by itself as a snack, rather than as dessert after a meal. The local Ayurvedic guru advised me to do that some years ago……it probably doesn’t make that much difference for me…..I have a stomach of steel……but it might help others. Something about the acid in fresh fruit interfering with the digestion of other stuff.
Thanks for the hint about “stand alone” fruit consumption. We still have some cherries in the fridge so I’ll try them as my snack soon. 🙂
The weather is absolutely sublime at the lake today. I will go back out towards sunset, but since I spent a bit too much time already in the sun today I’m catching up with illustrating and posting on my blog indoors for now.
A big hug,