Ryan and Hannah Corson, Herbal Tea Collection
City Living, Simple Living

Herbal Tea, Yoga, Essential Oils, & Juice


That sounds like the start to a yuppies dream day.


Well, its been the glorious start to mine for the past month.

I realize right off the bat that this blog post is like every other blog post I have seen lately about, well… the exact same things. Essential oils and yoga.


It’s kind of my pet peeve when I’m following the trends of the rest of my peers.




Seriously. I’ve been trying to find some kind of morning routine since moving back to the city, and I think I may have found it.


6:00 – wake up. drag myself out of bed. used to be a morning person. marriage makes me wanna stay in bed. go figure.

6:05 – shower. typically still not feeling super jazzed about the day.


Edens Garden Essential Oils


6:20 – yoga & oils enter the picture. I took some classes at Bella Yoga in Brighton and learned a ton there. Now, that knowledge combined with a sweet app (Yoga Studio) that someone referred me to, and a couple of oils normally rubbed on my feet, chest, and arms (with carrier oil of course) and 15 minutes of stretching and I feel much more awake, energized, and even focused.





Cozy Apartment

6:45ish – cleaning frenzy. I know that with normal people, its dreaded. But I’m a freak and cleaning is strangely therapeutic. And given my husbands cleaning habits, I’m thankful that I ended up being that kind of freak rather than the other kind (that pile things on until it feels like there’s a monster living by our front door). Just a couple of minutes of laundry, dishes, {sometimes} making the bed, and I’m a brand new woman. And so is our apartment.




6:55 – Breakfast. I got a free juicer a few months ago with my lil bro at a church garage sale that was packing up for the weekend. I have no idea what brand it is, but I love it. It feels really nice to have fresh juice be the first thing that my stomach deals with in the mornings. But I’m probably going to turn orange very soon from the mounds of carrots I keep juicing. I have to remind myself to add some celery so that this doesn’t actually happen. If it does, I’ll post pics. {Also, ginger is yummy in carrot juice}

Orange Ginger Juice


7:10 – Start boiling water for some tea. Throw on some clothes for work. Make herbal tea. I’m not sure if you knew or not, but we (::cough:: I) recently started becoming slightly obsessed with loose leaf tea. Some mornings I’ll make a lil something with caffeine* and some mornings I just stick to herbal for the health benefits.


Herbal Tea

*** Picture credit


7:15 – Sit down with my tea, granola, and a book. What I’ve been reading lately:

Country Matters


The Secret Life of Bees

The Jade Peony


7:30ish – out the door, ready for some NPR on the way to work and a hopefully smooth commute and lovely day.


Hipster side note: I’m growing a baby. It’s like a week old. Cute huh?**


Kombucha Baby



OK. All you oil experts and fellow aspiring naturalists. Feedback needed:



– I am still an oil baby. Haven’t been using them very long. Tell me what has worked for you for: sore throats, fatigue, sore muscles, anxiety….etc. ALSO: favorite delivery method?

– Juicing. I’ve pretty much stuck to carrots, celery, ginger, apples, and beets. What else works for you here? Any specific remedies you’ve found? Or other flavors to make yummy juices (or not so yummy juices)?

– Kombucha. Haven’t even finished growing the child yet, but I need some direction. I am not a huge fan of the taste of kombucha, haven’t quite cultivated those taste buds yet… SO what are some things I can do to make it more “Hannah friendly”? I feel like adding juice of somekind would be tasty, but just need some direction.


Thanks for enduring my first post of city life. Maybe the next post Ryan will tell you all about the oil field and fracking. #contradictions? #tuneinnexttime



* did I mention I definitely drink coffee once I get to work? necessary…

** why the heck is this nasty thing called a baby?

*** Thanks Eliza. You good.


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  • Reply Leigh Kramer September 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I am super impressed with your morning routine! WOW. I use OnGuard from doTERRA for sore throats- just rub a drop on my throat and it works like a charm. Wild Orange is great for fatigue.

    • Reply RyanHannah October 1, 2014 at 4:44 am

      I’ve heard so many good things about doTERRA! I’m loving learning more about oils:) thanks for the suggestions!

    what are your thoughts?