Prophylactic self-isolation for emo-C evaluation. Day 112th.

Great way to stabilize a day. Great way to be OK

by Dr. A. Palatronis

Part 4 from X

About the balance between physical and emotional bodies

On the left:
Resting energy expenditure of organs
and tissues (1). “Other” consisted of adipose tissue, bone, skin, intestine and glands.
On the right:
Emotional needs to keep the body toned up.

Keeping physical and emotional bodies properly supplied with essential nutritious and “emotional”calories, contributes to a balance on physical and emotional levels.

As a result, it leads to self-satisfaction, better well-being and not overeating.

Well-feeling induces well-eating and one should work on it daily

New ingredient for Emotional diet (make it within the next 7 days)

ActivityWhat to do?DurationScore
Creative hobbyMake something by your own: painting; gardening; anything with a needle like: knitting, corner to corner crochet, cross stitch, quilting, macrame; origami, decoupage, calligraphy.
Important! Do not confuse with your daily activities and duties like ironing, cooking or car washing – it should be YOUR hobby, time for yourself
1 h25
Activities to increase emotional stability and well-feeling

It is impossible” syndrome

Whatever I make is ugly! I do not want to continue, better to buy…

In XXI century, we get used to consume, any factory-made product seems nice and well designed. The attempts to make something by yourself could lead to a great confusion and frustration, because the result could seem ugly and awkward. That how the power of creation is taken away from us. Do not give up! Continue, continue! “A beautiful thing is never perfect”, Egyptian proverb says.

That is how the power of creation you convey to unknown hands… But for what? and WHY?

I always remember the Egyptian proverb: “A beautiful thing is never perfect”, and let my drawing or sewing to be not perfect.

However, the process of creation gives a power, a power of well-feeling:) However, the beauty comes during a process of a creation:)

Just few examples of creative hobby:

Decoupage by Stine
Unique exemplar – the bicycle bag for fairy lady, mixed techniques, by AnKo
First drawings, but with passion! by Donatas San
Costume jewelry by p. Vitalija
Sewing from silk fabrics by A. Palatronis
Just trying new movements of brush, by A. Palatronis

P. S. Have not read about emo-C before? Here is the main info from my previous posts:

What is emo-C in a daily-life?  Emo-C is the “emotional calories” to feed emotional body
Why to apply emo-C in an every-day life?  Emo-C allows to reach inner stability and well-feeling. When we feel well, peaceful and stable, – there is no need to overeat or crave for food
 Could be beneficial if overcoming difficult daily-life or challenging life situations
 Helps to reduce stress, actually it reduces unproductive and destructive stress feeling and leads to the proper responses and actions when needed
What should be done to ensure emo-C consumption?  Emotional calories are achieved by conducting specific activities within a day. These activities contribute to inner stability, peacefulness and well-feeling
How much scores per day?At least 100 scores are needed to ensure day’s intake of emotional calories
Activities to ensure “consumption” of emotional calories  These activities are graduated from very easy and taking just a few seconds to do, to some-how difficult, new, challenging, surprising and taking up to 0.5-1.0 hour
 Should be conducted regularly within all the day  
 Start from one activity, maintain it within a week and later add one more, any of those which seems for you good enough to try  

You can find my previous about emo-C here:


  1. McClave SA, Snider HL. Dissecting the energy needs of the body. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care. 2001;4(2):143-7

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Prophylactic self-isolation for elite dinner preparation. Day 111th.

Elite dinner for the winner


Honestly, some scarecrow stories about eating raw vegetables could lead for funny stories to appear. As this: at the moment I was curious to try raw sweet potato – I was just frighten to take a bite! It is RAW!!! Probably it will bite me back!

🙂 Oppositely, the raw sweet potato did not bite me back, and did not harm me any other way, but I experienced something very very new in tastes. I was thinking for a few days how that should be…and later this recipe appeared in my mind! Keep it very simple, just three ingredients – the parade of taste guaranteed!

APa treasury box (a food recipe from the personal collection). Photo by Pixabay on, adapted by Dr. A. Palatronis


Recipe for warm day to refresh a body

Before you start:

Passive timeActive timeEquipment neededServings
010 minnothing special2
Main information about preparation process

PASSIVE TIME is time before, during or after food preparation when nothing should be done, just waitingsoaking, sprouting, cooling down, freezing
ACTIVE TIME is factual time spent in a kitchen for preparationcutting, washing, boiling, crashing, mixing
EQUIPMENT NEEDEDspecific kitchen equipment, if not counting regular tools like pots, spoons or knifes


Sweet potato, raw2 small pcs
Coconut, fresh or flakes (wide-sliced)0.5 pcs / handful
Coriander leaves, fresh (optional)2-3 pcs

How to make it:

  1. Rinse raisins in warm water (to remove excess of oil which is used for preservation)
  2. Cut fresh coconut into pieces or just use coconut wide-sliced flakes
  3. Cut sweet potatoes into small cubes (0.5 cm wide)
  4. Mix all together, add coriander leaves on a top and serve!


Elite dinner for the day’s winner by Dr. A. Palatronis

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Prophylactic self-isolation for Nature-in-garden preparation. Day 110th.

Update on sweet potato tubers, which have decided to grow further

In the previous two posts, on June 16 and May 4, 2020, the journey of sprouting sweet potato tubers had begun. These days, after 70 days of the initial immersion in water, I planted one richly sprouted tuber into a soil. You would understand what I mean just looking to these pictures:

Two sweet potato, fotosession

I need to say, on June 14, right after the second post about these tubers was published, I changed a jar for one tuber to a bigger one, because, well…if that would continue to grow like crazy (what actually have happened later:)), how I would take it out through a small neck of a jar? So, I thought in advance and made a right decision.

It could probably be the fact, that if I would just stay still and observe that tuber for a while, I would see by myself the process of growth – so fast it started to grow up!

What I made, I started to sprinkle the tubers time to time with a fresh water by using simple pulvelizer.

The longest sprout is 40 cm long

Two sweet potato tuber growing on the windowsill
The beauty of growing sweet potato

I already planted one tuber, gently covering the tuber with some thin layer of soil. The pot is 30-40 cm deep and wide enough for one tuber to grow and develop the new tubers (I hope:)) Two long shouts just disconnected from the tuber when I hold it, so, I stick them to the soil separately.

Long sprout of the sweet potato tuber

The soil is covered with mulch to prevent soil dehydration and burning from the sun (good thing I l’earned from youtube:))

I am a real city-citizen, knowing where are the main malls and squares. Where I should find mulch???

Even in the garden shops I visited there were no grass-based mulch as youtube shows – only pine bark in pieces. Well, the pet shop played its role! There are plenty of grass types for hamsters or other rodents, make your choice! I chose “Alpine grass” for my plants to cover :))

Planted, covered with mulch. Sweet potato is beautiful to grow:)

The second tuber is in a slowed down mode, so, it still on the windowsill.

P. S. When I primarily put the tubers into water, that one tuber was in a jar without any label on it (and probably got more sunshine to start sprouting – we see the astonishing result), while another jar was half-covered with a label (and now that tuber is slowly sprouting). Choose the jars without any labels, remove them, to maximize the free-to-sunlight surface for the plants you grow!

Let’s see how the sweet potato tubers (plants) will feel later!

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