Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Herbs make the journey Smoother


For me, herbs make sense. When I have a cold, or feeling tired, or struggling with a stuck emotion, I go to my herbs. Herbs can be gentle, soothing, or strong, pungent and sometimes not that pleasant to take. Over time I have come to see that herbs make the journey smoother.

Starting simple, like what herbs do you have right now in your kitchen. Most of us have rosemary, cinnamon, ginger and maybe basil or turmeric. With just what you have in this herb kitchen you can start your journey.

Now that you have taken a new look inside your herb kitchen, lets find a few ways to work with the ones we have. Over time you will find which herbs you connect to, or relate to, and others you may not. Give the a try, blending, adding to broths, meals, self massage or just simple relax and smell the herbs.

What can these kitchen herbs do for you? When I look at the herbs that you may have, I think of rosemary oil for cooking(maybe garlic in that) this is perfect for lungs and heart opener. The start of a cold I would pull out the ginger, turmeric and lemon and make a tea to move the cold and sooth the system.

Next time you look at your herbs, look at all the possibilities, from  oils to tea you can find many ways to sooth the body and mind with herbs.

Metta Wellness has created a saffron and sandalwood infused olive oil for massage to move the system while grounding the mind and connecting the spirit. Saffron is the perfect calming and balancing herb, I enjoy it in my evening milk to calm the mind and nourish the system.

So take your time, look at the herbs you have, herbs make the journey smoother.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Reflect on the Past

This is the time of the year we take a moment and reflect on the past. This has been a powerful year for me at Metta Wellness.

Looking back at this past year, I am honored and grateful to everyone that is on this journey of wellness with me here at Metta Wellness.

This past year I have focused on slowing down, adding in a daily meditation and sharing what I love with you. Taking this time to focus in what is important to my self journey, this has given me the space to bring these skills into my work. This past year I have had the opportunity to do lectures at the Wellness space, presentation at St. Vincent Hospital, Guided meditations, teaching classes at Assebet, and brought Metta Herbal to Start at the Union.

Looking ahead into this New Year, working to share, learn and grow as each day is a new day.

Happy New Year to you and your family.