( sipping coffee right now.. )
Bella Dea wrote:
Drink half-caf if that's what's bothering you.
Coffee actually has benefits.
Benefits of Coffee
The benefit I am especially fond of is the mood enhancing part...
I heard a story once about a suicidal man standing on a ledge was able to be gently coaxed down because his family informed the rescue people how much he loved MaCdonald's coffee.
Green Witch wrote:
I had stopped drinking coffee about five years ago, but now I feel there are real health benefits if you don't overdue it. I also only buy organic now. It is difficult to get the feeling of "hardiness" from other drinks, even if they have caffeine. When I did stop, I substituted with things like roasted barley and black tea with milk. I liked the ritual as much as the beverage, so that part was easy to replace.
Is there a reason you want to give it up?
Here's what WebMD has to say about the benefits:
Reasons to drink Coffee
See below, my explanation for wanting to give it up...but I have gone off coffee in the past and just drank tea. For what ever reason this time it's so much more difficult. And I love tea...
Okay, so here's why I am trying to wean myself of coffee:
I signed up for this hardcore Yoga retreat at the end of the month and in the literature they said..."We do not serve coffee. Perhaps this would be a good time to stop drinking it."
So I thought, okay, I'll do it gradually. And so far, I have cut back by making it less strong and reducing how much, as some of you have mentioned. But after the fuzziness in my head this morning...
I've decided, instead, I am going to sneak some organic instant into the Ashram like a common criminal and drink it secretly in my room before going out.
I really do not associate giving up coffee to be associated with Virtue in any way shape or form. However, I believe there will be some contrary opinions at the ol' Ashram... sometimes I associate the followers of whatever to be much like the reformed criminal who has found Christ, or the alcoholic who has stopped drinking.