Make it Happen Monday: Leap


Sometimes I have to remind myself what Make it Happen Monday is all about.  I dug out a poem I wrote years ago and would like to share it with you all.  Make it Happen…..and sometimes you just have to:


I took a leap of faith today
It was nothing like I thought it would be
And it was everything I felt it could be
I had thought it would be scary
I had the idea it would cause problems
My instincts told me differently
And deep inside I knew it would all be good
But my thoughts got the better of me
And told me what I should do
You see, I’ve been taught by the world
And the lessons I’ve learned are this:
To follow what the others do
To chose the safe path
To fit into the culture

Although my body chooses to ignore
And my spirit races within
My head often gets the better of me
And overpowers these instincts
With its knowledge of what should be

But this time I disregarded my thoughts
In fact I jumped before they had time to react
What an amazing world I discovered
What excitement I found
To my pleasant surprise
My instincts, my soul, my spirit
Had been right all along
I took a leap of faith today
And it is here I choose to stay

Photo c/o Fivethingsyoushouldknow
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Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.


Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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