Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Enjoy the Hoildays with Health


Their are so many ways to enjoy the holidays with health in mind. No, I'm not saying you can't enjoy the holiday food and drink, but in moderation, consideration and some healthy preparation, and you will glide through with ease.

For me, the holidays are, being with family, the food, the decorations, visiting with friends and family. It can take a toll on you if your not ready. I do a lot of baking during the holidays, and I spend a lot of time with family, so I find ways to make healthy choices over the holidays.

Some of the best ways that I find to enjoy the holiday's with health:
  • Enjoy the food, yes I will enjoy the food. You have so many parties or gatherings, so for our house, we work to eat a balanced healthy meal every night. Along with eating healthy during the holidays, we do a lot of herbal tea, nettle being my top, then root tea(spicy) or a chaga tea, to help keep the body clean. Doing this between parties helps to enjoy the food that we eat and for it to be an indulgence and easier to get back into a healthy routine after the holiday.
  • Cheers: Many of use will indulge in a drink or two over the holidays, enjoy, but within reason. Always eat, and get plenty of sleep, this will help a long with checking in.
  • Sleep: Make sure you are getting sleep, and plenty of it. With the change of weather, the days getting shorter, and with the schedules over the holidays, sleep is important for overall health.
  • Move: Exercise is so important, keeps the body clean, energy moving, better sleep pattern, overall better health.
  • Herbs: Herbs, essential oils, teas, oils, or tinctures, are all great ways to help with health and balance over the holidays, ok, just all year great! I have an herbal blend with turmeric, nettle, horsetail, and a few others to strengthen and help with absorption, keeping me stronger and healthier. I use teas to stay hydrated, and minerals high, oils for winter skin or tired muscles after some days.
It's all bout  balance, finding ways to stay healthy and enjoy this time of the year with friends and family.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Meditation as a Healthy Routine

Meditation as a healthy routine, is an easy way to keep the emotions of the Holidays in balance. Meditation is also a simple and easy approach to calming the mind body connection and can be done anywhere.

Their are many options out their when you start to look into meditation, find the one that connects to you.

Lets look at some of the benefits of adding meditation into your healthy routine:                             with regular meditation, these are just some of the ways you will see change in your day to day.
  •  Increases joy, peace and energy levels in the body
  • Decreases tension in the body, helping with pain, insomnia
  • Improves the immune system
  • Anxiety decreses
  • Balanced emotions
  • Problems become smaller
  • Clearer focus as the mind increases through relaxation
So, lets make a nice cup of Meditation Tea and find our space.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Herbs and Seasonal Health


Herbs and seasonal health go together so well, they work for any season.

I started my holistic journey along time ago, before I even realized that I would even get into a life of holistic healing. Growing up in a small southern town, understanding that you look around and work with the resources available to you. With this understanding whispering in your ear as you go through life, you start to see you have everything you need right here.

In the spring and summer you can gather herbs, such as dandelion, mullein, nettle then dry for the winter months. When the fall blows in, we start to prepare syrups, teas and herbal blends to work through the winter months.

Now as we transition through the seasons, it's time to look at and check in with our health routines.Herbs are a great addition to your cold weather routines, as simple as adding a nettle tea to nourish the body, blending a heating chai with root herbs or making a bone broth for strength or during a cold are all great ways to add herbs in.

Their are so many ways to stay healthy during the change of seasons, herbs are just one of the many ways to find that balance. Look around, see what you have in your environment to bring in healing for the long winter.