Timelessness and Tastiness: A World Awaiting To Be Seen

img 6598img 6526Having visiting Washington, DC recently on a recent excursion of mine, I got to see some timeless sights such as The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Memorial Bridge and visit some cute, tasty places to eat.


There was a sense of timelessness and tastiness, aside from everything else I was there to accomplish, on my journey, that allowed me to realize- “This is the capital of the United States of America and I’ve actually never been here.”


I should be observant of the culture around me to get a feel for the place I was visiting. Upon landing and observing my surroundings, I immediately saw the subway in front of me which is very reminiscent of a New York vibe, but not entirely.


Being in the heart of downtown, with the tall buildings, hotels, cars, some homeless sitting on the street, I did feel a tiny similarity in that respect. Yet, overall, DC had it’s own feel to it and no place is exactly like New York!


Some of the highlights of the trip were seeing one of the tallest monuments in the world- The Washington Monument. This monument was built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk and evokes the timelessness of ancient civilizations.


The Washington Monument embodies the awe, respect and gratitude the nation felt for it’s most Founding Father, George Washington. It was opened in 1888 (Wow! Well over a century ago!) built to honor Washington.


You can’t help seeing this 555-foot marble obelisk towering over DC while visiting! (nps.gov)


Another famous place I saw (did not enter) was the Lincoln Memorial which honors President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is known as the “Savior of the Union”.  Some of the words used in the Memorial reference this: “In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.”


Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom. (nps.gov) When thinking about Abraham Lincoln, I immediately think of the light and dark we have in the world. Although Lincoln worked to unite the country, he was assassinated during his presidency. Many believe due to his determined effort to preserve the Union and abolish slavery, a man (representing darkness in the world) by the name of John Wilkes Booth took his life on April 15, 1865.


On another note, there were a few nice places that I visited to eat. One quaint, cute, bakery I would recommend is Tatte Bakery and Café which serves weekend brunches, gluten-friendly foods, has excellent breakfast options and of course, in moderation, pastries of various kinds to choose from.


The goal is to eat smart and know how much you are consuming too of course- not to overindulge. As a Registered Dietitian, I believe strongly in enjoying food, but not overeating and really knowing your goals and how best to achieve them. The 80/20 Rule should apply which means eating healthy and mindfully 80% of the time and leaving 20% of the time to enjoy foods that may not be on your plan, but are fine in moderation.


Also, a great Indian restaurant in DC is called Taj Indian Cuisine in the Georgetown area of DC, serves healthy, fresh Indian cuisine using the finest of ingredients and freshest of products. Chicken Tikka Masala with rice, papadon and na’an (if you desire) is one of my all-time favorites and I could not pass it up on this trip.


This dish is worth trying if you’ve never had it before!  I tend to like it spicy and if you’re a lover of spicy foods, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy it. One other restaurant I’d also recommend to try at least once- Chef Geoff’s is another good place to eat. It is a chef driven restaurant offering Contemporary American cuisine with a versatile menu. Attached to the Hilton Garden Inn, this restaurant is close to Pennsylvania Avenue and is in the heart of downtown.


Overall, the timelessness and tastiness of seeing the historical monuments and places in DC, while tasting several of the foods in the area, made it an enjoyable visit. Promoting health and wellness, raising the vibrations and spreading positivity is one of my missions on earth knowing light and dark will always exist.


The goal is to go within and always maintain balance to transform into the greatest version of yourself, not allowing lower vibrational energies to sway you off of your path of enlightenment and ascension. No matter what or how difficult the obstacles are, do not stop going after your vision.


Always persevering, against all odds and obstacles, and never losing sight of your vision and the mission, is the plan and ultimate goal. Like after the 300-million mile journey, NASA’s rover (named Perseverance) which recently landed on Mars shares Twitter updates- “Perseverance that recently landed on Mars tweeted “Perseverance will get you anywhere…. Indeed.”


There may be challenges and obstacles along the way, but a strong belief in God, self and the Divine, your goals and mission, all is possible! 


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