Anahata: the heart of the matter

If you follow my blog you’ll notice that I’ve had quite the break in between posts. It’s because I’ve been wanting to post about the heart chakra for a while, but I was feeling that my heart was not in the right place to do so. You see, I took a job that I thought […]

Heart healthy hawthorn berries

Hawthorn for your heart Hawthorn berries* have long been used as a tonic herb for the heart and circulatory system. Hawthorn contains antioxidant flavonoids, including OPCs, may help dilate blood vessels, improve blood flow, and protect blood vessels from damage. Not only has the berries been used medicinally but also the leaves, and flowers of the hawthorn […]

Magical enzymes

OK, so maybe enzymes aren’t exactly “magical,” but they definitely work magically wonderful. The minute you place food into your mouth, location specific enzymes are secreted to break down the simple sugars and starches. Salivary amylase (a.k.a. ptyalin), along with salivary lipase, goes to work on them to get a head start on those nutrients […]

Get more from your food with enzymes

I’m sure you have seen the commercials for laundry detergents using “enzyme action” to rid your clothing of stains. Perhaps you’ve heard of enzymatic products for cleaning other items, like certain metals? But do you really know what enzymes are? According to the dictionary, enzymes are “a substance produced by a living organism that acts […]

It’s about Thyme

“Time, time, time See what’s become of me While I looked around For my possibilities I was so hard to please” (The Bangles – Hazy Shade Of Winter Lyrics | MetroLyrics)   Oh the possibilities! It is time for me to talk about Thyme. Many people have heard for this plant, but few have first […]

Taking time to take care of self

A plethora of stars have been in the spotlight lately for flipping their age to the big 6-0. Aging is one thing that no one escapes. We all get older, whether we like it or not. So what have these stars been stressing? SELF CARE.   That’s right, they have been stressing the importance of […]

Vitamin D for mood, bones and more

Here, in the Great Lake states, it is just past the shortest daylight day of the year. December 21 is the day I dread. I feel as if I spend three months living in a cave as it is. My job (at this time, still a necessity) is on night shift. Add in the fact […]

Reiki for energetic healing

Energetic healing is something I think a lot of people misunderstand. Techniques such as Reiki, Touch for Health, Therapeutic Touch, or others too numerous to list look at the individual as consisting of a physical, flesh and blood body, and an energetic body. Each effects the other and, in these modes of thinking, must be […]

Inflammation

I attended a series of seminars a few years ago which focused on inflammation being the root cause of disease.  I don’t think I truly understood the entire body of information the speakers were presenting…until now.   Look around you. How many people do you see who suffer from conditions which have been diagnosed as “fibromyalgia,” […]

Bad attitude banishment

You know the person: “So-n-so Bitchypants” who just can’t stop being the voice of negativity in the world. this person has spread the seed of vile anger across the countryside and cannot, no matter the effort, get over the negative vibe he (or she) seems to be enveloped within! UGH! How can someone have so […]