A Mild Week for the Market
WEEKLY UPDATE – APRIL 22, 2019
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat!
Just get on.”
– Sheryl Sandberg
Spectacular Blood Orange Tart with Toasted Meringue
To serve, top the tart evenly with the meringue, creating peaks. Lightly toast the peaks with a brulee torch.
Recipe adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon
Everyone Needs a Cure for the Shanks
|Most people would rather not acknowledge their shanks on the course. But believe it or not, even the ugliest of shanks is fixable.
The first thing you need to do is take a break from the course and head to the range. It’s time to check in on some basics. Make sure your posture is correct, with your chest up during the swing. Try not to grip the club too tightly, and always make sure your weight isn’t toward your toes.
Set up like you’re going to hit it, and then put a tee in the ground just outside the toe of the club. While you’re swinging, think about keeping the grip end of the club near your body. The trick is to miss the tee at impact, so you’ll hit the ball in the center of the face.
Practice Breathing for Serenity
|Breathing deeply is a simple practice for calming your mind and body as well as reducing stress. There are many breathing techniques that can be used with practicing yoga, meditating, or even, on their own. Here is one simple technique can help calm the nervous system, and you can practice it wherever you want – The 4-7-8 Relaxing Breath:
There are many other breathing techniques you can research and try for reducing anxiety, improving lung capacity, and achieving a calmer state of mind.
Tip adapted from www.drweil.com
How to Save and Use Gray Water
|Living more sustainably includes the conservation of fresh water and reusing water wisely. Collecting rainwater and using water- and energy-efficient appliances are ways to conserve. You can further your conservation efforts by using gray water – the water that’s used for laundry, cleaning, and bathing, which would normally go down the drain. Here are some simple ways to start:
(Be sure to check your local rules and regulations before using gray water.)
Catch “warm-up” water: This is the water that runs down the drain while you wait for it to warm up. Keep a bucket or large bowl nearby and use it to water your plants.
Gray water from the bathtub: You can integrate a gray water plumbing system, but you don’t have to. If you simply plug the drain when you shower, you can bail out some of that water into a large bucket and water your landscape.
Gray water from the laundry: Depending on the proximity of your washing machine to the yard and assuming you are not using harsh chemicals in your laundry, you can implement a laundry-to-landscape drainage system with a hose, which you can manually move to different parts of your yard. If you’re considering this, you should consult a professional.
Tip adapted from TreeHugger
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