The birds are out flitting about today, a light breeze rustling thru the leaves and creating gentle waves on the lake – it is so good to see the lake thawed again! In the background, the rooster crows while squirrel scutter about. January thaw always feels so good! I just soak up the sunshine likeContinue reading “Planning your dream garden or homestead”
Leaving our little mountain home behind was bittersweet for sure, but we were headed on to greener pastures- literally. The new larger property and home will enable us to learn about and cultivate a wider variety of plants, explore new DIY projects and growing methods, enhance our product line with more healing garden-to-body offerings, have a workshop and studio, maybe even start a local farm-stand, and so much more! And of course, I’m thrilled to document the transformation of a new garden space with you all! We feel incredibly blessed to have this new opportunity with room to grow, in every sense of the word.
Customize your container garden by planting favorites together.
Growing flowers and herbs in the same pot, also referred to as container gardening, can be a fun and interesting hobby with a huge benefit for your culinary tastes: delicious and nutritious ingredients for your favorite recipes.
Top 10 Edible Flowers You Can Grow In Your Garden
Children or no children, it is important to always have a natural first aid kit close by! You honestly never know when you might need something to treat sudden illness or an unexpected injury. Especially nowadays in the covid-19 chaos. Some call it a bug-out kit or a survival kit, either way I find a kit of handy remedies is useful all the time – for everyday situations not just emergencies.
Below are the essentials I carry with me. I hope this gives you ideas for creating your own.
The use of the outdoors for well-being is becoming increasingly popular as we discover more and more the benefits of natural medicine, clean forest air and our interaction with our environment. Everyday more studies are released on the benefits ecotherapy has on children, teenagers and adults, relieving stress, decreasing ADD, ADHD and various mental health illnesses and well as helping our bodies fight illness and dis-ease.
Read more below to see some of the ways forests can help promote human wellness.
Cinnamon is an excellent herb or flavoring to add to your cooking during the cold, deep winter – and especially around Valentine’s day! Did you know that cinnamon is an aphrodisiac? It’s sweet aroma and sensual, delectable taste has been used for centuries to arouse the senses and heighten one’s spirits. This spice was onceContinue reading “Spice things up with tantilizing cinnamon!”
Did you know that bananas can help you sleep? Banana Cinnamon Sleepy Tea in 3 easy steps!
Tea time, in my opinion, is one wonderful tradition that has unfortunately gone to the wayside in our busy modern world. It may be the saving grace to our hectic lives, our overwhelming schedules and to-do lists. To take a moment to sit down in peace with friends or associates and have mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack.Continue reading “Tea Time”
There are various scientific studies that show the benefits of humans connecting to nature. Gardening is even more healthy for you than you thought! It’s not just physical health that improves with gardening, but studies now show there are many mental benefits as well.
Coconuts are one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood” that fosters health and beauty from the inside out. It’s profound health benefits are just now beginning to take scientists and the world by storm. Coconut Health Benefits and Uses:
Today is the spring equinox, the traditional first day of spring. What an excellent day to celebrate especially if you are working on manifesting a dream into creation. Whether you are still working with your New Year’s resolution or have lacked off a little, this is a great day to infuse your dreams with a little magic. Learn why and how to create a spring altar
Known around the world for its wide variety of delectable tastes and aromas, coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the plant with billions of cups of coffee consumed every day. While coffee is not typically thought of as a healthy drink, it actually has some surprising side effects which are due to its natural chemical components and nutrients.
Some of the most impressive health benefits of coffee include its ability to improve cognitive health, protect the cardiovascular system, reduce the changes of developing diabetes, aid in weight loss efforts, boost …
Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul thru the senses of smell, taste and touch.
Some of the health benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost …
Many common household and body care products contain harmful ingredients and toxic chemicals.
Do you know what you’re putting on your skin?
Following is a list of ingredients to look out for and avoid.
A quick and easy meditation for moving the ick out of your life. Pick up a broom and start sweeping!
Where did the tradition of cutting a tree and setting it up in the house come from?
Our modern day celebrations come from a mild mix of cultures and seasonal activities. The hanging of greens, such as Holly, Ivy, Mistletoe and Evergreen boughs is an ancient winter tradition with origins predating Christ and the religious holiday of Christmas. It is a custom in which people would bring indoors green boughs and branches to lift people’s spirits sustaining them during the long dark days of winter and remind them…
The Winter Solstice is the first official day of winter and marks the return of the light with longer days of sunlight. This is the time to plant new ideas, new intentions or ways of being. It’s an excellent time to review what has been working for you and what has not, so you can know what you’d like to create in your life over the next cycle (year). This is where the tradition…
Calendula is a gentle healing herb. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and astringent actions in the body… all making it ideal for the skin. It’s also thought to help heal wounds faster as it increases the oxygen flow to the wound causing the cells to regenerate more quickly.
Contrary to popular belief, beautiful skin doesn’t come in pretty bottles filled with hormone creams that smell of artificial fragrance. Nor does it come from chemicals designed to dry up acne, such as tetracycline or benzoyl peroxide. Truly beautiful skin comes…