Good morning! 🌞 🌿
We took the boys to our sledding hill yesterday. While they screamed with delight sailing down the hill, my friend and I spent the entire time pushing and rocking and pushing and rocking her car out of it's mud and ice trap. 🤬
We finally managed to get it out with the help of a kind stranger, but not before my toes succumbed to the cold. I'm susceptible to #chilblains--painful inflammation that is triggered by cold exposure. It can be debilitating to me: my toes start to get red and puffy and they ache and itch. As soon as we got home, I took off my boots and grabbed my #Aromatouch oil. *
I massaged it into my achey toes and felt the immediate warmth and relief.
Cypress oil is the first ingredient in this #doTERRA blend. Cypress aids in circulation and that's just what I needed!
The Aromatouch blend also has a lovely synergistic blend of other oils (including lavender and marjoram) that have been proven to reduce #anxiety and therefore boost the #immune system. The delicious scent cannot help but be inhaled and that's good, because the #aromatherapy benefits of this oil include supporting the respiratory system!
It didn't take long for the boys to catch a whiff of this heavenly oil and before I knew it, I had the bare feet of two ten-year-old boys in my lap--toes wiggling, waiting to be massaged! Being a mom of three older boys, I know these moments of true #connection are fleeting, so I relish the opportunity to nurture my boys in this way.
I rub this wonderful oil into their sweet, willing soles and I close my eyes and #breathedeep.
Small moments like these #fillmeup up.
And my feet feel great, too
🌺 There are those times in life when we expand, share, collaborate, serve....and then there are times when we retreat, go deep within, reflect, and rest. Ultimately, we emerge stronger and wiser to once again consciously interact with the world around us. Plants are powerful allies in times of emergence as well as in times of retreat. When we cultivate a practice of tuning into the natural world which surrounds us, getting to know the spirits of the plants one by one, unexpected doors to deeper aspects of ourselves begin to open and both the inner work and the outer work that we do becomes more productive and fulfilling. 🌺
Pictured here is Hibiscus acetosella (common name - cranberry hibiscus) at the end of its flowering cycle. This photo was taken on the hike to the desert oasis in southern Baja, pictured in the second image.
Wednesday blessings, my dears! doTERRA’s BOGO week marches on, and today’s BOGO is one that I’m *super* excited about: for Wednesday only, buy copaiba ($46.67 retail, $35 wholesale) and get a 5mL bottle of Deep Blue ($42.67 retail, $32 wholesale). This is an incredible combo - read on to learn more.
🌳One of the first things you should know about copaiba is that when it was introduced as a new oil for doTERRA in 2017, they sold out of what was intended to be a year’s supply in 6 weeks - it’s that good. Copaiba has powerful antioxidant properties, and is known to support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, and respiratory systems. It’s deeply calming to the nervous system, and can also help promote clear, radiant skin.
🌳Derived from the resin of sustainably harvested copaiba trees in Brazil, this oil is best known for containing a very high proportion of a chemical compound called beta-caryophyllene (BCP) - this is the same chemical compound that gives marijuana and CBD oil many of their therapeutic effects. But what’s awesome about copaiba is that you get all of the benefits of BCP without any of the negative/psychotropic side effects of marijuana.
🌳Try using copaiba internally to support daily overall health; to ease occasional anxious feelings (diffuse or take internally); to support healthy skin (add a few drops to a lotion, face mask, or carrier oil); or to ease musculoskeletal discomfort (apply topically with a carrier oil).
💙I know many of you are already in love with Deep Blue - this beautiful blend is one of doTERRA’s most popular products. A synergy of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus oils, Deep Blue is powerfully soothing and comforting to musculoskeletal conditions and promotes a healthy inflammatory response.
💙This one is generally used topically: try using it in a massage (you’ll want to use a carrier oil with the version of Deep Blue in today’s BOGO, as it’s not pre-diluted); applying to areas of discomfort after strenuous activity; or using to soothe musculoskeletal discomfort associated with chronic conditions. (continued in comments)
Yesterday’s dinner was amazing! I made purple sweet potato croquettes and sautéed some sweet peas with lots of garlic. It was my first time trying sweetpeas like this and I loved them! I’ll repeat for sure!
Buy COPAIBA get DEEP BLUE free 💙
👉If you have aches or chronic pain, suffer from arthritis or nerve pain.
YOU NEED THIS OIL COMBO!!! 👉If you experience muscle tension or muscle soreness post workout or muscles soreness from inactivity.
YOU NEED THIS OIL COMBO!!! 👉If you live with anxiety, fatigue or have a lot of stress in your world.
YOU NEED THIS OIL COMBO!!! DM me I want to share with you a more natural way to feel better!
Ab check! It feels good to start leaning back out again. Now hopefully to hold on to it through the vegan Thanksgiving Feast I’m preparing. I’m so conflicted 😐. I’m less than a month out from my anticipated competition in San Diego. With everything going on, I haven’t had as much time to invest in prep As I would have like. If I’m going to hit that mark it’s time to tighten up and buckle down. Definitely going to try to take this all the way so stay tuned ✌🏽👌🏽
Ab cheque! Se siente bien volver a recostarse. Ahora, con suerte, aferrarme a él a través de la fiesta vegana de Acción de Gracias que estoy preparando. Estoy tan en conflicto.
Estoy a menos de un mes de mi anticipada competencia en San Diego. Con todo lo que sucede, no he tenido tanto tiempo para invertir en la preparación, como me hubiera gustado. Si voy a golpear esa marca, es hora de apretar y doblar hacia abajo. Definitivamente voy a tratar de tomar esto todo el camino así que estad atentos ✌🏽👌🏽
Love the photo memories..
First time out of the Aya ceremony
Eyes wide open 👀🧠
The emptiness..the reminders...the knowing of what I am.. the download.. Tok.. the mission.. the purpose... the freedom.. love .. and connection 💕
Lives with me everyday ☀️✨🌅🌈 I am here 💥
1 241 hours ago
Gewichtszunahme in den Wechseljahren – „sind wirklich die Hormone schuld?“
Hast du dich auch irgendwann gewundert, dass dein Bauch dicker wird, dass du vielleicht generell zugenommen hast, obwohl du deine Essgewohnheiten nicht verändert hast? Vieles wird auf die Hormone „geschoben“ aber stimmt das tatsächlich? Wenn du interessiert bist mehr darüber zu erfahren lade ich dich ein meinen neuen Blogeintrag zu lesen! Den Link findest du in meiner Bio .
....and breathe.... Feeling tired? We invite you to lengthen your inhale. Feeling anxious? Lengthen your exhale. These two simple techniques are like steeping on the accelerator or stepping on the brake of you car when driving. They are an easeful way to bring balance back into your life.
🌿Color Me Aligned🌿
My unique "elixer" for stress relief...balancing...grounding....
Contains: 🌿Adaptogenic herbs/roots that help balance the body....when fatigued, they have been known to increase energy levels; when anxious/stressed, they help calm the nerves; good for grounding, and so many other things...
🌿Rhodiola Root...dilates the blood vessels in the brain, allowing more oxygen to flow; increases cognitive function and memory; helps clear mental fog; increases stamina; great for reducing fatigue and increasing focus, especially for those who sit for long hours on a regular basis (aka. desk jockies)
🌿Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)...helps the body to get rid of lactic acid and improves the flow of oxygen, relieving muscle tension (great post-workout herb); helps regulate blood sugar; teaches the body to respond better to stress, when taken regularly
🌿Tulsi...relaxing, great for stress relief
🌿Lemon Verbena...tastes delicious, mood regulator
🌿Alcohol...great solvent and preservative 🌿Lunar eclipse infused water...a reminder that amidst all the chaos in the universe, some things are in perfect alignment, just as they are meant to be.
Interested in learning more? DM me.
Thank you, Jane @selfhealschool for inviting me to present this lovely tincture at your workshop on Sunday 💓
And to those of you who got some. I hope you are reaping the benefits🐦🐦🐦
These days, when it is so gloomy and cold outside it feels so natural to eat comfort foods that warm you from the inside out. This morning we made a simple bruschetta with almond feta(using Alive raw and organic almonds), basil and topped with Alive Hemp seeds and pepper to taste. Eating healthy fats such as almonds and hemp seeds during the colder months facilitate the absorption of vitamins. What are your favorite cold weather meals? #alivefoods#plantbsed#plantmedicine#almonds#healthyfood#hemp#hempseeds#vegan
4 152 hours ago
The Gift of Shamanism by @itzhakbeery was the first book I read after closing my very first plant dieta in the jungle. I discovered it in the library at @amaru_spirit and after reading the back of the book, I thought this is the perfect fit for this particular moment. I enjoyed the read very much and got inspired to explore my personal powers and perception of life from a different perspective. So I‘d like to express my deep gratitude to Itzhak for contributing one of the pieces on my personal path. Gracias! ✨🐍💚🙏🏻
No intro to natural medicine would be complete without an overview of shamanism and its place in traditional healing practices. Love your work, Lis! 💜⠀
I’ve taught the Introduction to Natural Medicine course at Naturecare College for many years now.⠀
The course offers a fascinating overview of natural medicine from a historical perspective and gives a comprehensive view of the various modalities available.⠀
The course also looks at the healing practices of traditional and ancient cultures.⠀
This week, as part of the course work about Shamanism, I facilitated a shamanic journey for the class using my own medicine drum. It was a rich and vivid experience for the students who travelled to meet their power animal companions. 🦉 🦌 🐺 ⠀
I am a Medicine drum maker and I regularly facilitate shamanic drum journeys when people come to my workshops to make their own sacred drums. The journey helps participants to connect with, honour and seek permission from the spirit of the deer skin, kangaroo skin or goat skin that their drum will be made from. 🦌 🦘 🐐 ⠀
I also use my Medicine drum to open and close Reiki and Plant Spirit treatment sessions. The drum helps me to create sacred space. I also play for clients who would like to experience a shamanic journey. 🙏⠀
In a shamanic journey the drum is played with a fast repetitive beat. Under the influence of the rhythmic drumming both hemispheres of the brain entrain until they synchronize into a Theta state. ⠀
Theta activity occurs in that rich, meditative, creative and intuitive state between awake and asleep. ✨💫✨
Beautiful sprigs of fresh rosemary with beautiful tiny violet flowers.
The rosemary we found for our seasonal smudge sticks, was freshly sprouting from all around the bush.
It was so beautiful to see.
We almost walked straight past it because it didn’t look like the rosemary we had picked in previous months.
It looked so fresh, vibrant and green.
It just goes to show that everything goes through different seasons.
Whilst most of the trees have lost their leaves here is rosemary sprouting it’s fresh new ones with flowers 💐.
How beautiful 😍.
We encourage you to treat yourselves like the plants and animals and observe how you feel during the different seasons.
Honour your flow with pacha mama.
The ultimate Divine Mother.
She loves you.
We love you too 😍.
We are ready for the Full Moon Mugwort Dreaming & Healing retreat this weekend on Dartmoor!! 25 of us from all over Europe will gather at the stunning Rill Estate to spend 3 days in ceremony with this magical plant, one of our main plant allies as plant spirit healers. 💚 We will be teaching lucid dreaming to become consciously awake in our dreams, mugwort transformational breathwork, plant communication, clairvoyance session, magical session and taking people deep into the inner world of Mugwort for realignment to their true selves. 💚 These plant diets are life-changing and we all need more magic in our lives!! 💚
~~* to realise the dawn of enlightenment, we must first pass through the dark night of sacrifice.
let the healing retreat begin ~ may this body emerge more healthy, whole, mindful, & inspired ~ 4 day silent retreat begins tomorrow
Having essential oils in the home allows me to take control of my health naturally. I can choose to use these powerful plant extracts as a natural alternative to conventional medicine as a first choice. I will always try a natural approach before i contemplate ever going to see a doctor (can’t remember the last time I went to see a doctor!)⠀
What I love is I can try an oil and if I don’t get the result I need I can try another without any negative side effects, we’re all different and respond to oils differently depending on our bodies. So we may need to try multiple oils before getting the result we need. That means don’t give up on them, they can do amazing things if you let them.⠀
I’m just not a fan of pharmaceuticals...you take a pill that has a list of possible side effects, which in turn lead to something else and then you take another pill for that something else and then...⠀
I use essential oils daily as a preventative, to eliminate getting sick in the first place; and so far so good! You know how everyone bangs on how plants are so good for us, and they heal us....well essential oils are just that. They’re oils extracted from plants! They’re a plants natural defence mechanism that have amazing health benefits. Please don’t think they are just pretty smells and it’s just a hype!⠀
I really love people to experience them for themselves. You don’t understand something until you’ve tried it yourself and seen the results. This is why I like to give out samples, so if you’re interested in trying essential oils and making them a ritual to support your health and happiness send me a message and I’ll send your your free samples.
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1 173 hours ago
I am sooooo stoked for todays BOGO!!! This is my all time fave versatile Oil!! This powerful oil is so popular that doterra had to limit it to ONE copaiba per account per month!!! Well that kapu is down for now because you can all order up to 5 BOGOs thru your account!
COPAIBA!!!!!!!! I have watched people shift within minutes, seconds even after using Copaiba. It is a powerful one and helps with sooooo many issues. From pain & inflammation, blisters, bumps, bruises, collagen production, wound healing, sleep issues, pms, the list goes on!!!! Deep Blue is an amazing partner with Copaiba. If I am having some intense pain I will layer the two, topically, and also do a drop of Copaiba under the tongue for faster results. Iʻll usually also take a deep Blue polyphenol complex for healing from the inside out. Deep blue is like the natural non-toxic version of icy-hot and bengay and tiger balm. Those OTC ointments are packed with chemicals, endocrine disruptors and hormone mimickers which can actually be doing more long-term damage to your body then help. There is actually a whole line of deep blue products. The deep blue rub comes in a tube and can be layered with the oil for more intense pain relief.
I highly recommend you get your hands on this oil while you can. Stock up!!! If you do not have your Wholesale membership yet, sign up with me today! You can get your enrollment kit and add on Copaiba and get a FREE Deep Blue and FREE $50 to spend on whatever you want!
0 173 hours ago
We wanted to do something different this year with our free gift wrapping so we decided to include a Citrine Crystal on top. Citrine Quartz carries a very light, calming yet uplifting energy, like sunshine on a rainy day. Swipe through for what's on offer in our Christmas shop & head to the Hanako website to purchase 💗🌿🌸 ❣️ .
Last few days to get 15% off storewide + complimentary Rose Quartz crystal with every order using code MERRY15 〰️
Psychedelics show you what’s in and on your mind, those subconscious thoughts and feelings that are are hidden, covered up, forgotten, out of sight, maybe even completely unexpected, but nevertheless imminently present. Depending upon set and setting, the same drug, at the same dose, can cause vastly different responses in the same person. One day, very little happens; another day, you soar, full of ecstatic and insightful discoveries; the next, you struggle through a terrifying nightmare. The generic nature of psychedelic, a term wide open to interpretation, suits these effects. - Rick Strassman M.D.
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Meet the POC Cannabis Womxn behind the organizing of La Yerba Curandera Pop-up on Sunday, Dec. 2nd at @EastsideCafeLA a Wellness event bringing unity & solidarity within the POC cannabis commUNITY by reclaiming our healing through self care, self love and Cannabis & To bring awareness to POC in the Cannabis industry. La Yerba Curandera is a Collaboration of POC Cannabis Womxn…
🌿La Hierba Collective (THC) 🌿@LaHierbaCollective .
🔻Angela @Angelaluciaf - commUNITY artivist / Organizer / representing @EastsideCafeLA
🔻SistahKandice @NourishingYourLivity - Bruha Medicine Maker of @HalamanMedicine / commUNITY Lightworker / Creative / Organizer
🔻Sista Eyerie @SistaEyerie - Alchemic Incantations Specialist .
🔻Lei Angela - Cultivator of @HalamanMedicine / Organizer / Mindful Meditator @emeraldmatriarch@1mindfulbreath
💚Angela “Cannabis helps me move. Its a motivator, I would say it helps me get inspired on all levels, to clean, work, cook, dance, play music. When I start to think about problems, Cannabis takes me to the bigger picture and I'm able to discipline myself on just moving forward and to envision a better world.” 💚Sistah Kandice “I thrive because of my Ancestors & Cannabis. Herb gets me in my creative flow. In my Element. I intentionally started making sacred medicine when my Guides spoke to me that i need to share my medicine w/ the commUNITY for the purpose of healing, reclaiming & Indigenizing!”
💚Sista Eyerie “I strive to educate the masses about Cannabis it's healing powers and the capacity it has to heal our planet not just its people.” 💚Lei Angela “Mama Ganja continues to teach me more about balance restoration. She also speaks lessons of empowerment and education - these are the pillars that I create upon, using these these themes with the guidance of nature, spirit and my ancestors through my products made for Halaman Medicine and through my deep dive transformative business services for Emerald Matriarch Agency.”
Check out La Hierba Collective’s Cannabis Magic on Sun. Dec. 2nd at La Yerba Curandera @Eastsidecafela
@incausa.au is on it’s way lovelies!
Beautiful, ethical and traditionally crafted bundles of sacredness 🌲✨
Head over to @innerwildhealing my new space dedicated to everything apothecary and where I’ll be launching the new range 💗
The Gorgeous Formula -- our go-to elixir for perfectly hydrated, nourished and glowing skin. Ashwagandha, triphala, matcha, mucuna pruriens, baobab, black currant and barley grass all working they magic from the inside out.
Discovering ways to add in nutrient rich foods into the every day is a favourite of mine 🌿&... probably most of us esp as parents 🤩
this humble avo. dip is a goodie 🌟. I've tried it out on clients, kids and family and it has got the thumbs up all round 👌
Here it is: 🌿 1 garlic clove crushed finely or chopped in the thermo
🌿 3 Tbsp lemon juice
🌿 2 anchovies in olive oil
🌿 2 med. sized avocados
🌿 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped
🌿 1/4 cup basil finely chopped
🌿 1/4 cup olive oil (or more if you'd like it thinner)
🌿 good pinch of celtic sea salt or himalayan salt
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender or thermomix and blend on medium speed for 40 - 50 seconds or until mixed thoroughly.
Serve with veggie sticks or favourite seed cracker #sogood
Super easy, full of cell loving nutrients and delicious! Give it a go 💚 Don't be put off by the anchovies, you won't even know they're there #kidapproved.
fyi anchovies are an awesome food to be adding in;
🐟 Full of omega 3's - important for cellular function
🐟 With all those little bones, they're great for bone health
🐟 Great source of protein and more easily metabolised
🐟 Lower in heavy metals & toxins than large fish
🐟 More sustainable
🐟 Great flavour enhancer
Inspired by @chefpeteevans recipe - The Paleo Way
I feel my most calm, centered, connected, and peaceful when I am immersed in nature. 🌳🌳
Its a sense of unconditional love that I feel from the earth and its ceaseless streams of support, nurturing, healing, and life.
Last year when I lived in a tiny little cabin surrounded by fruit trees, birds, gecko’s, and the like, I felt a sense of connectedness that I hadn’t before with nature. It soothed my worries, grounded my energy, slowed me down, taught me the peace in simplicity, and so so much more.
Every time I step out in nature that tranquility washes over me instantly. I think to myself I would be very happy to just live in a tent under the tree’s most days. Gardening, learning about the plants, getting my feet dirty, watching the stars every night, and just learning slowing down.
I don’t live in that cabin anymore, but I still live in a place where there is a garden and small amount of fruit trees. And even though I don’t feel as immersed in that all, as soon as I step outside and into it all I feel an instant energetic healing taking place and I just want to stay there forever.
May this post be a reminder to you to connect with nature in anyway you can to support your healing. Let the earth mother do her magic on you and be open to receiving it. If your not able to get in nature, play a youtube video of nature sounds or just go through some pictures of the outdoors. Mother natures powers are so strong, even just those simple practices will bring you back to your core.🌸✨🌳💕💫🦋🐝🍂🌾🌙
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I spent all day putting together botanical gift items for upcoming holiday markets like these traveling altar boxes with herbs, oils, salts, candles, crystals and an altar blessing ritual so you can set up a sacred space anywhere life brings you. I created one of these for myself several years ago after getting tired of packing up my entire apothecary and candles and altar items to bring with me every time I spent more than a few days away.
One of the things I don’t talk about as much is healing Depression. The other day I got a whiff of it again. It didn’t last very long at all, maybe 20 minutes? But it reminded me of how I used to feel and how scared I used to be of my own depression.
Having healed many of my symptoms through diet, juices, herbs, and supplements, I know that depression is more than just mental and that there are physiological reasons why many of us get depression. Especially when its for no particular reason.
For many people, depression can be a symptom of Adrenal Fatigue. For others it can be Heavy Metals in a specific part of the brain, and for others is can be due to a chronic viral infection making neurotoxins that hinder the functioning of neurotransmitters. Even pesticides and MSG can contribute to depression!
So there are many reasons why depression happens, its not all just YOU. Its not all just in your head, the thoughts you’re “choose” to think, the chemical imbalance you’ve been told you have. You weren’t just born with a faulty brain or body, theres actually a real reason you may be feeling depressed and its not your fault.
What I find most helpful for my depression is a blend of different things - almost like a anti-depression smoothie. In my smoothie is connecting with people I care about and love and who support me back, connecting with myself and my source, physical activity, sunshine, compassion, doing things that give me a sense of purpose in life, and of course a diet with only healthy healing foods like celery juice, the 5 heavy metal detox foods, and tons of fruits and veggies!
Its basically all forms of self-care! Today I’m grateful to say that I no longer struggle with depression like I used to. I believe there is a way through it, that it can be healed, and that we can absolutely live a life of peace, content, happiness, and ease.💛😇💖🌸🌞
If you want to learn more about the physiological reasons for depression I highly recommend listening to @medicalmedium’s radio show on Healing Depression 🙏🏻💕✨
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Interview episodes are BACK! After a 3-month hiatus on interviews, we’re back with an episode featuring intersectional herbalist Alexis Cunningfolk @wortsandcunning.
Alexis is the witch behind Worts + Cunning Apothecary, a collection of magical herb wisdom infused with a healthy serving of radical activism.
Her apothecary offerings intend to educate and encourage folx of all colors and backgrounds to reclaim space through the lens of radical self-care.
In this episode we talk about:
How to step into personal power as non-binary, queer, mixed-race, practicing witch
Rechannelling anger after being misgendered
The cultural myth that “race doesn’t exist”
Teaching folx how to “come home,” finding internal balance and becoming unapologetic about personal expression
Facing energetic trauma
How to respect the mystery of plants and build relationships with plant allies
Alexis’ personal plant ally, Tulsi
Valuing the vulnerability and humanity in our leaders, teachers and ourselves
Anger or resentment toward others who are in their power
Performative activism and the urge to prove oneself
How to reclaim self-love through the cultivation of empathy, engagement and self-worth
Listen through iTunes, search for Dream Freedom Beauty, and this is episode 122. Or listen through the link in our profile.
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