Is the year ahead looking much the same as the last? Another 365-day grind of meetings, dinner dates, papers, not-to-forget birthdays?
If so, try this tumblr on for size. Part instruction manual, part therapy, part religious cult, part sheer anarchy, This Tumblr Will Change Your Life will help you poke a stick in the spokes of your routine and make every day of the next year the first day of your new life.
Grass was well-known amongst Indian shamans for its soothing and anti-ulcerative properties. When a papoose was sickly, the shaman would lay him down on a grass bank and sprinkle him with dew from the bark of a Great Conifer Tree, for 5 days and 5 nights (at least). Today grass is widely available of course in parks, gardens and the like. The current theory is that the leaves contain herbacinium, a derivative of morphine, which rubs off on the fibrous nerves of our bare feet, gets into the bloodstream and slows down our heart rate by up to 14%, thus relaxing us. Today, give it a try.