Sunday Silliness:: Dr. Seuss Life Lessons


I woke up with an overwhelming urge to order the complete Dr. Seuss Collection for my wee ones. I am not exactly sure why but “Green Eggs and Ham” has been running through my mind all morning.   I think I just woke up in one of those “silly” moods that set the tone for a very nice happy day.

Of course, the moment I set myself up for a happy day I check my email and there is one from a reader who is simply not very happy not having a constant steady stream and more detailed information on treating hypothyroidism.  I thought about what she said, started a post on the truth about fructose (which I promise I will finish) and then decided….  “No, it’s Sunday and I am going to go “waste time” with my family.”  I might even have a cupcake!  (I will pay for it later, of course, but I will enjoy every little bite while eating it!)

Dear readers, let me stress the importance of BALANCE in your life; of taking time to revel in small moments that are not full of “stuff to do”.  If you ever want to know why your adrenals are shot, take a look at how much free time you have and what you do with that free time.  When was the last time you stepped away from your computer, went outside (sans sunscreen), and just sat on the grass with your husband and kids?  How long ago was it that you slept in?  What was your last memory of just “chillin’ “?  Oh I am not talking about vegging out in front of the TV.  That doesn’t count.  I am talking about consciously making the choice to spend some quality leisure time either with your family or yourself not thinking about the housework, work projects, gardening (unless that is your passion) or all those emails gathering in your inbox.

I understand many of you come to my site hoping to learn how to feel better, how to nourish your bodies to create perfect health but I feel it necessary, after that email, to remind you of a few things.  First, and most importantly, is the fact that to be able to feel better, to nourish your adrenals which will balance every other system in your body, you must learn how to SLOW DOWN.  You must learn the value NOW of “il dolce far niente” (the sweetness of doing nothing!).  This is the absolute most important step #1 in extreme self-care which is precisely what is needed to start the healing process.

The second thing I must remind you of is that I am a living breathing human being myself growing three more living breathing human beings.  I have a punishing schedule of consultations, writing, and speaking that often leaves me last on my list so when I decide to take time to do “nothing” please don’t take offense that I haven’t continued a series of important posts because- know this- I will get back to them but they take a lot of time and effort to put this information together in a format that is somewhat more understandable to someone who hasn’t spent their life studying biochemistry or medicine.  Sometimes even I get overwhelmed.

So today I am going to take Dr. Seuss’s advice (#7) and go climb my mountain.  I suggest you do the same!

Happy Sunday!

6 replies
  1. mary
    mary says:

    I’m so happy to read this! I hope you have the loveliest of days. I’m taking time out today too (must be something in the air) as I don’t do this often enough. Had a load of things I was going to do but guess what, they can wait!
    Writing the kind of posts you regularly do must take a hell of a lot of time, energy and brain power – you will come back refreshed and recharged and also, I think that when we switch off for a bit, stuff is still germinating and often when we come back from switching off, we get a fresh angle or a eureka moment! Relax and enjoy that cup-cake!

  2. Rosann
    Rosann says:

    Dr. Seuss rocks! Especially Green Eggs and Ham. When I was pregnant, I used to read Baby Oh Baby, The Places You’ll Go. (I think that’s the title?) My kids own so many of the Dr. Seuss books. Take some much needed time for yourself, sweet friend. I think I might do the same. 🙂

  3. Becky Jane
    Becky Jane says:

    Silly times are what make life exceptional!!! Love this post. Breaking free of the daily routine is one of my favorite things to do….it doesn’t take much to get me out and doing something fun.

  4. Mary
    Mary says:

    Take care of yourself, too, nurturing those three is such an important job! I hope you have a lot of fun reading Dr. Seuss to your Thing One, Thing Two, and Thing Three! I have many fond memories of reading Dr. Seuss and P.D. Eastman reader books to my kids.

    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      Oh that’s funny because that’s what I call them…Of course hubby who did not grow up with Dr. Seuss objects but…. he has no say, right?

      • Elissa
        Elissa says:

        Hi Jacqueline! My husband did not grow up with Dr Seuss either and it drives him crazy that I know many of the books by heart and that my son loves them as well, hahahaha. They just don’t get how awesome (and wise) Dr Seuss is! Hope things1,2 & 3 are doing well!!!


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