Life is Too Short for Bad Coffee

For me as a psychoanalyst, coffee bespeaks of a whole other layer of health — that of mindfulness and relaxation. My coffee moment of mindfulness begins with the intention to pause and hold my cup, cradled in two hands.

Why is my steaming brew of the morning such an important daily ritual? It is connected in time to the first rays of sunlight and the hope of a new day pregnant with possibility.

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Unfortunately, all too often we race from task to task. We drink our coffee hurriedly on a car ride or as we run out the door. Those moments, where I can stop and savor the gold are precious.

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Perhaps, most of all my coffee, helps me to just “be.” The magic brew becomes the needed fuel for my creativity. Over the years, I have discovered how creative I am at the coffee shop. As a writer, I love to bring my laptop and curl up with my cup of coffee at my side. I have written many a Medium.com blog at my favorite coffee shops.

These past two years in our world history have been filled with stress, trauma, illness, and serious political unrest. We desperately need those simple moments of grounding ourselves. Life is truly too short for a bad cup of coffee.

Robin B. Zeiger is a practicing Jungian psychoanalyst and a free-lance writer.

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Robin B. Zeiger is a Jungian psychoanalyst and free-lance writer. She can be reached at rbzeiger@yahoo.com

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Robin B. Zeiger is a Jungian psychoanalyst and free-lance writer. She can be reached at rbzeiger@yahoo.com

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