Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?

– Gandalf to Bilbo in The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

How did you start your day today? Do you have a morning ritual of some sort?

I have always had some sort of morning routine as I’ve always enjoyed having time to myself before I start working. Over the years, what has stuck with me is some form of exercise in the morning, and ideally meditation and writing. Another element that is important to me is a healthy breakfast. I want to have energy as I start my day. My favorite breakfast is simple: a fried egg with vegetables. It takes very little time to prepare. It’s delicious and it keeps me going throughout the morning.

I am a big advocate of having a morning ritual. If you don’t have one that is working for you, try experimenting with different activities. Are you a person who likes to walk in the morning or do something active or do you prefer quiet time to read and meditate? Or do you like both? What’s important is that it supports you in connecting with yourself and gives you energy for your day.

How would you like to spend your mornings (even if you only have 30 minutes to yourself)? What activity would make the biggest difference to your day? What can you start experimenting with?

I’d love to hear what you do to ensure your day has a powerful beginning!

Wishing you an energetic morning,


#nutritiousdeliciousbreakfast #eatright #morningsmatter


Everyday Breakfast
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: GougeGoods
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Serves: 1
Simple, quick, and easy breakfast recipe to get your day off to a great start!
  • 1 cage-free organic egg
  • 1 ¼” thick slice organic tomato
  • 1 handful organic spinach
  • 1 slice avocado
  • 1 small handful organic arugula
  • Dash cayenne pepper, turmeric, coarse ground black pepper, and sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon organic olive oil
  1. Mash the avocado slice on a plate.
  2. Heat olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  3. Place the tomato slice in the skillet. Crack the egg into the skillet.
  4. Allow to cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Flip the tomato and then the egg when the white edges are crispy.
  6. Add the handful of spinach to the skillet.
  7. Allow to cook for 3 minutes, moving the leaves around with a spatula.
  8. Turn off the heat.
  9. Place the tomato slice atop the avocado, then the sautéed spinach, and finally the egg.
  10. Top with a dash of the salt, pepper, and spices and finish with a small handful of arugula.
  11. Enjoy!

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