Enjoy Life

Slow Down

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” Eddie Cantor

#wednesdaywisdom

As we are in this reset together, slowing down will help you to authentically be who makes you happy.  I know that  slowing down – unintentionally – empowered me to reconnect to my mission of where I’m going and why.

I started out last year thinking I would help people with my arts and books.  The pandemic changed that. My volunteer work with climate advocacy and children shifted.  Schools closed created a void and galleries closed created another void.

As much as art is a lift to our spirits and books ignite imagination – I felt to be in a more intimate space of helping. I found myself volunteering to help people manage the pandemic.  That volunteer work expanded from my podcast, to then include picking up my law license – put to the side – to free immigrants detained by ICE and reunite families. I then added volunteering with the election to get people to the polls. I noticed the fatigue impacting many.  Then, I volunteered my way to a place of exhaustion.

I had to slow down. I slowed to implement self-care techniques I learned to recover from allergies, injuries and traumatic brain injuries. These techniques researched and supported by science became a way to share with others from my lesson of over-extending myself.  I love helping people. I had to love helping me.

I started helping fellow activists, advocates and artists with self-care, Cleanse Your Cache™ was born through my volunteer relationship with the DC Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby.

Now,  Cleanse Your Cache™ sessions, events and workshops evolved to include a larger community to include doctors, therapists, professors, lawyers, mediators, scientists, engineers, tech professionals, educators, musicians and more from the US to England, Germany, Israel, Japan, Nigeria, Scotland, Slovenia, South Africa.

I love what I do and that slowing down allowed me to help others and myself. I hope you’ll check out and drop in for Cleanse Your Cache™ experiences.

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TALES with Drinks by PJ!

The Celebration of a New Era of Hope continues with @drinksbypj tomorrow, January 21 6:30 pm on ZOOM with Cleanse Your Cache

Get your Adults Only 21+ ticket for TALES at cleanseyourcache.com

Learn how to make the Perfect Tequila Smash, enjoy a fun Barstool Chat with Drinks by PJ! mixologist, get a few tequila drink recipes, meet new people and bring your own story and with an energetic meditation night cap!

https://www.cleanseyourcache.com/bookings-checkout/tales-with-drinks-by-pjPJ is hilarious and gifted bartender. A percentage of your donation helps PJ with her work, bartenders in need, and Cleanse Your Cache™ help others with managing a wellness lifestyle and stress.

By the way, we’re inclusive. PJ created a Virgin Smash Option! Tequila with 100 agave offers amazing health benefits when used in moderation. Drink Responsibly.

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TALES and Teremana

TALES with Drinks by PJ! invites you to the virtual bar to make the Perfect Tequila Smash without artificial ingredients, Meet New People, and Share TALES and Teremana on January 21 at 6:30 pm! We have a Smash Virgin Option, too!

Join Us

Did you know Tequila has health benefits? Lower Glucose Levels, Cleanses the Colon, Aid in Weight Loss, Helps Fight Dementia and more. But, remember to have tequila in moderation and these benefits apply to 100 agave Tequila. Check in with your healthcare provider or research available on “Dr. Google”.

Get your ticket for our Barstool Chat with DMV celebrity mixologist, Drinks by PJ!

Barstool Chat

Register today for your exclusive ticket to enjoy moments from Behind the Bar. The minimum suggested donation of $35 advances the work of Cleanse Your Cache™ to promote wellness, helps Drinks by PJ! and other bartenders impacted by the pandemic. 10% of each TALES ticket donation benefits the USBG National Charity Foundation to help bartenders in need.

Your donation also gets you admission into our interactive event as well as a tequila menus to provide recipes and inspire your mixology skills for wellness.

This Zoom Event is Available to 21+ only and Please Drink Responsibly.

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Tea & Cakes™: Italy

Té is Fashionable in Italy

This week Tea & Cakes™ travelled to Italy.  It was a great virtual trip. Having been to Italy many times, I must confess it isn’t the same, but it was fun and brought up nostalgia for which I have great gratitude.

Italy is an interesting tea destination. It has a rich history of conversation and coffee. Espresso comes quickly but lasts longer due to the quality of  conversation and the value on slowing down for building community.

Sigh. Literally I sighed as I appreciated the community and the reminders of Italy.

Té – in Italian – is becoming more trendy like a fashionable culture runway as appreciation grows for tea beyond when you feel sick or for wellness. Tea is enjoy sweet with a wedge of lemon, traditionally.  And, tea is paired beyond the cup to include in food.

Speaking of food, Creamy Rose Panna Cotta, an Italian dessert makes for a great compliment to satisfy your palate and appetite. Panna Cotta is easy to make and I highly recommend it!

Next week, I think we’ll have to travel some place I haven’t been. I hope you’ll join me.

Tea & Cakes™ is a Monday ritual from Cleanse Your Cache™ and offers a look at tea cultures from across the Globe. We hope you’ll join us to share, learn and discover cultures as well as the benefits of tea.

Do remember to, “Take Good Breaths!”

Much LUV & Respect,

Arlene

P.S. Follow us @cleanseyourcache for additional content on Instagram.

©2021 ArlieSpeaks Media, LLC

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Calm in 15 minutes…

Calm in 15

Register to Attend

Join Me as I relax with my fellow @citizensclimatelobbydc members and the public for an impromptu free @cleanseyourcache session – #Calm15 Citizens Climate Lobby will host this session.

Right now we could using more resilience building and replenishing. We just decided to offer the session with the inauguration a day away and wanting to ensure our grounding.

Feel free to register to attend. It’s 15 energetic minutes at noon EST. This link is in my bio also. I’m happy to teach and support self-care.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ccl-calm-15-tickets-137364796805

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Hope Is Essential to Self-Care

Never Lose Hope

“WE MUST accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite HOPE.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King is one of my favorite heroes.  His messages of inclusion and justice remain dreams to be fulfilled.  In this quote, I am reminded that WE MUST HOPE.

Hope is the fuel to keep our flame alive.  Hope is oxygen.  Hope creates the awakening to better days and dreams realized.

I encourage everyone, as we see and hear things that are disappointing, if not enraging or heartbreaking, to HOPE. One way to protect your hope is in the service of others while remembering to take care of yourself.

I believe in justice.  I believe that the injustices suffered – shall be addressed.  I believe that our continued optimism and action will make hope a reality.

Thank you to Dr. King, his family and supporters who continue his legacy.  It is my resolve to continue supporting justice and promoting hope as we expect dreams that will soon become our reality.

Be Well.

Arlene

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TALES HAPPY HOUR!

TALES HAPPY HOUR with Drinks by PJ!

Join Cleanse Your Cache™ for our TALES Virtual Storytelling Happy Hour on January 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

TALES features Cleanse Your Cache™ Energetic Meditation with Arlene; Drinks by P.J., a Celebrity Mixologist with a beaming sense of humor, who will teach you how to make Alcoholic and Virgin Drinks to Boost Your Immune System without artificial ingredients; and Connection through the Power of Storytelling.

Meditation . Cocktails . Storytelling

TALES, registered participants will receive a grocery list to include ingredients necessary to join in the flair of our Virtual Bar and our Spotify DANCE Playlist.

TALES is a ticketed event requiring donation. 10% of each TALES ticket donation benefits the USBG National Charity Foundation to help bartenders in need.

Bartenders Emergency Assistance

Register Today! The minimum suggested donation is $35 for this 45 minute event.  After booking, you will receive confirmation with donation information.  Your ticket will be confirmed after receipt of your donation.

Adults Only and 21 Plus.

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Happiness

7 day Cheer Up Challenge

As many look to 2021 as their fresh start, there is a commitment to getting things together and aspects of life together. Losing weight. Finances. Moves. Careers. How about getting your happiness together?

Society conditions us to believe happiness is cultivated independent of us. This is pleasure seeking. This is not sustainable happiness.

It may seem trite, we develop and maintain true happiness within. We cheer up when we express and identify a purity of mind.

Cleanse Your Cache™ helps you achieve purity of mind. Our system, based upon science, offers participants experience and skills for true happiness.

4 WAYS TO CHEER UP, is a roadmap to cultivate your happiness. Over the next 7 days, apply 4 WAYS TO CHEER UP to your life. Draw, Photograph, Write, Paint or Sing 5 minutes each daily putting the 4 WAYS TO CHEER UP in Action. It’s our Cheer Up Challenge!

Welcome to Cleanse Your Cache

Let us know what happens after you complete the Cheer Up Challenge. We are optimistic you’ll be happier.

If you’d like to expand cultivating happiness beyond the Cheer Up Challenge register for our upcoming Welcome to Cleanse Your Cache on Tuesday, January 12, at 7pm EST.

Spotify Zen Playlist

While you take our Cleanse Your Cache™ #CheerUpChallenge sample our free #Spotify ZEN Playlist.

Cheers to Your Happiness!

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Nostalgia

Hello!

Nostalgia is Gratitude

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” – Lionel Hampton

When I experience beauty behind the camera lens, I appreciate storing the memory in my heart before the actual memory card. These heartfelt moments continue as gratitude.

Gratitude is one of the first elements of wellness and a principle of Cleanse Your Cache™.  

It is sometimes difficult to express gratitude in the midst of challenge.  I find expressing gratitude, in the deepest challenges, to be my greatest strength to overcome obstacles. This may be saying thank you for a 2016 sunset. 

It is natural to crave yesterday with a nostalgia for simpler times. Nostalgia is Gratitude. Looking back at the beauty of yesterday with gratitude welcomes beauty today.

Be Well. 

Much LUV & Respect,
~Arlene

©2021 ArlieSpeaks Media, LLC

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