Self-Care

No one knows your body better than you!  Tap into your own intuitive wisdom to FEEL when your energy needs to be nurtured, realigned, reset.  Our bodies are designed to heal themselves.  Here are some helpful tips on how to stay balanced.  eye ask that you may redefine the term ‘medicine’ to be an act of self-care, intention, visualization, teaching that is presented in the form of ancient wisdom from the Self, plant and animal kingdom.  Nature provides everything we NEED.  Find your medicine and use it!

Bless Up  💧  One Love  💧  One Earth

*Bear with me as this was my first video recording myself.  Learning, refining, relaxing, breathing 🙂

Water is Life.

Open your Heart

BerryGoodTea

Medicinal Infusion

A medicinal infusion (tea) is made with more delicate parts of plants, such as the flowers, leaves, some seeds and berries.  This Berry-Good Tea has a soothing aroma and a gentle sweetness.  Fill your heart up with nourishing antioxidants by enjoying 1/2 – 2 cups / day. Support and care for your heart.

I was given this recipe from my dedicated Naturopathic Doctor at UB Clinics.  Earlier that week I attended a Shamanic Sound Healing; then when I arrived back home, I felt and released deep pain in my heart.  This stemmed from the loss of my older brother, 10 years ago.  I mourned and cried like it had just happened.  MahaKundalini (cosmic prana) was awakened when my body spontaneously moved through heart-opening yoga poses. I was starving to fill my entire body with breath! This deep emotional – spiritual wound was rising (again) to the surface.  I had to honor this.. what it felt like to lose physical connection with my brother.  Now, I know more than ever, that his spirit lives through me and I am blessed to have found the light in the darkness.

When preparing the beautiful ingredients for this tea, I would set an intention for the energy that went into making it.  This could be any word/thought/emotion.  A lot of times I would also make up my own mantra and just sing as I thoughtfully stirred the herbs ~ “I am love, you are love.”  I would be craving this tea by the time it was ready.  Every cup I drank I could feel self-love & calmness pouring into me.  Each sip I felt a deeper connection to my body.  Being able to give my body what it needs in the least harmful way. That is the brilliance of plant medicine.  This lovely tea was a stepping stone in my healing process. Forever, I am grateful to my doctor and all those who have helped me on this healing journey. Whether you’ve suffered great loss or not – we all need lots of nourishment in our hearts!

I made this tea in bulk because I was recommended to drink 1-2cups / day.  So, I boiled 12 cups of water then added 1 cup + 2 tbsp of the combined berries & rosehips.  This gave me about 8 cups of tea after steeping and straining.  Try it, you will love it!

Berry Good steep

 Ingredients:

» 2 parts dried elderberry

» 2 parts dried rose hip

» 1 part dried blueberry

» 1 part hawthorne berry

(lemon slice, local honey are optional.)

Steps:

  1. Gently combine all dried berries & rose hips.
  2. Bring a pot of water to boil.
  3. Turn off burner and pour in dry ingredients.
  4. Let steep 30-45 min.The length of steeping time & amount of ingredients used will affect the strength of the tea.
  5. Strain and drink.  You can enjoy this tea warm or iced.  Store leftover tea in a large glass jar kept in the refrigerator.

To learn more about medicinal plant infusions check out the book Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow and Use by Rosemary Gladstar.