If one of your new year goals revolves around health, then building an herbal pharmacy is a great way to empower it! The three most common ailments we get asked about are: Sleep, Digestion, and Immunity. I choose these 12 teas because, not only are they a good foundation for the start of your apothecary, but they can also can be blended to address all three ailments, making them very multi-functional.
I will be the first one to tell you that I have the number one seat on the hot mess express, sitting next to a squirrel, all while trying to keep every hat on my head:
In my last post, I presented the question, "What is self care? And as a healer, how does a healer heal thyself?".
As I dug deep, the mantra that presented itself to me became Recharge, Awareness, and Tranquility, which I rolled into making scientific, aromatic blends to better capture the essence of those words.
After Recharge, the next word I tackled was awareness.
Being aware of your surroundings, being aware at work.
The last time I wrote, I was writing about my keyword being happiness.
Last November, when I was in part one of my Advanced Practitioner Class in Tampa, at Atlantic Institute, we were asked a very particular question.
What is self care? And as a healer how does a healer heal thyself?
Being the ever attention seeking brown nosed student that I am, I raised my hand and said that I think self care can truly be attained by helping other people.
My teacher looked at me and just said one word...Nope.
What I realized the last few weeks though, has nothing to do with how many hours I have, how decorated my wall is. How many clients I have...it’s all numbers. I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in numbers that we forget, we forget what is important.
That the client’s need is important, not what blend you made for them. That your employees feel valued, even in the midst of hard trials and tribulations and not always what the bank account says. That numbers don’t fix everything or make everything right - that's a part of the dig deep.
This New Year will be 2020. Although because of the new decade, it tends to hold more value to many that other years, it holds a strange value to me.
This is a check in year for me. See I was born in 1975, so every 5 and 0 year is what I had made a check in year for myself. Where are my goals, my dreams, my passions. Are they where they are supposed to be? If not, how do I fix them.
A few days ago, Meredith, our registered clinical therapist and certified herbalist, was in her lab working on some new blends and had us gals sniffing samples and ranking our favorites.
When she waved one under my nose, that sparkle of excitement in her eyes dimmed as I made a face and turned my head away.
“What’s wrong?! This one is my favorite!”
The relational petal of Functional Aromatherapy is when we take a deep look at what our relationships are with ourselves and other people, and how they work for or against our health.
The dictionary defines relational as concerning the way in which two or more people or things are connected.
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I have become fascinated, perhaps obsessed with the Health Care system in the United States today. It was something I had to learn for my everyday job of running my husband's medical practice, but that was paperwork.
I became obsessed when our health insurance went up 35% in one year. This was the year right before "Obamacare" came into play. You guys, I had GOOD insurance. I didn’t have to worry about anything. When they wanted to charge me more than my mortgage payment for it, I became obsessed.My husband and I own an alternative medical practice. We make our money from insurance companies. Patient come, pays their copay, and we file the charges and in two weeks to 6 months, we get paid. Simple.