Friday, April 11, 2014

My Favorite Herbs for Healing and Medicinal Flavor

My four favorite #herbs for #healing and #medicinal flavor in #cooking are #garlic, #ginger, #peppermint, and #lemon.  I've used all four wonderful healing herbs for more than 20 years and I can honestly say that they have saved my life.  I love the wonderful pungent #aroma of all of them.  Garlic in foods smells so lovely and makes me hungry while I cook it into my meals.  It also aids in tremendous healing of various ear and bacterial infections and my family swears by it.  Ginger smells lovely and tastes very strong, but when my family doesn't fell well, a little ginger sprinkled in a hot tea or my magical healing soup does wonders to help us feel much better.  

Peppermint is a very pungent herb and I never leave home without it.  I swear by it.  It aids in #digestion, soothes my sore throat, cools me down on an uncomfortable hot day, and gives the indoor air of my home a lovely cooling aroma.  Lemon is one of my favorites.  I always make sure I have plenty of lemons on hand because I use them for so many healing benefits.  A little fresh squeezed lemon juice in a refreshing cool peppermint tea is lovely on an uncomfortable hot day.  I add a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice to many of my dishes and the flavor is wonderful and delicious!  You will find the #recipe for my magical healing soup and many more wonderful #recipes in my soon to be #published #plantbased #cookbook.  Mother Nature is my best friend and her herbal medicine cabinet is priceless!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Helpful Tips for Mamas to Enjoy Nontoxic Organic Beauty

As a #happy #grateful new #Mother of a #beautiful #baby, keeping my life as #simple and #healthy as possible is very important to me.  #Organic #beauty helps me feel good, but #inner #beauty helps me feel wonderful and I strive for this feeling everyday.  I'm a stay at home #attachment #Mother and I work from home as a #freelance #writer and #blogger.  While looking and feeling #beautiful is important to me as a #woman, I honestly don't put a great deal of attention on my #beauty #regimen.  I put a great deal of attention on my #self #care, which is very important to me.  #Stress and #sleep #deprivation can wear out the #body, #mind, and #Spirit and I do my best to take good care of myself so that I don't suffer from burn out.  These are my three favorite things I do to stay well and feel #rejuvenated and I highly recommend them to everyone, especially Mamas who need extra rest.

1.  I've been practicing mantra-based #Transcendental #Meditation for more than 20 years and it has helped me tremendously to stay well and centered and keep my blood pressure healthy.  Meditating helps me feel relaxed.  When I feel sleep deprived and run down, I meditate and then enjoy a nice nap to catch up on rest and feel better.

2.  I enjoy a nice soothing hot soak in a bath of Epsom salts, sea salt, and #orange and #sandalwood #aromatherapy.  This soak soothes my nerves and helps me enjoy a radiant glow.

3.  After a nice, #soothing, #rejuvenating, hot #shower, I let the hot steamy water warm and tone my skin.  I then enjoy a nice #gentle walk in the lovely, crisp, fresh air.

#Nontoxic #beauty isn't merely about wearing makeup that is #safe, #green, and #earth #friendly.  True #beauty comes from within and grows #stronger with a #healthy #balanced #lifestyle.  This is how I'm able to look 20 years younger than my actual age.  The #healthier you are, the better you feel and the better you feel, the more confident and alive and radiant you feel and that is priceless.  For more helpful #tips about how to enjoy #nontoxic #organic #beauty, please visit my website: and order my #book, Keep Your Vanity Without Losing Your Sanity or if you have a Kindle, you can order here:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Commercial Detergent and Commercial Deodorizers Are A Toxic Mixture

Have you seen the recent commercial depicting gospel singers singing about the divine uplifting fragrance of a popular commercial detergent mixed with a very popular commercial deodorizer?  In the 21st Century, this is by far the most toxic mad idea thought of yet and they think that by using gospel singers to sing their praises of it, it's wonderful and divine.  The truth is to the contrary.  It's common knowledge that #commercial #detergent contains #toxic #petrochemicals, #irritants, #phthalates, and many other toxic things that can potentially cause #Cancer and other painful illnesses.  When you add a well known popular #commercial #fragrance #deodorizer to the mix, you have a #toxic witch's brew that is overwhelming and hazardous to all walks of life, especially young children and the #delicate #ecosystems and #wildlife.  Please see the following links to very informative websites that contain very important information that all families need to know and please share and spread the word.  Breathing healthy, safe, clean indoor air and outdoor air is very important!

Look What’s Lurking on Your Freshly-Washed Clothes

EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning - Febreze Fabric Refresher Cleaner Rating

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Laughter is Healing Medicine

One of my favorite #quotes is by a very wise intelligent man who found the courage to laugh and relax while he lay ill in a hospital bed.  That wonderful, sweet, wise man was Norman Cousins.  He said, "Laughter is truly the best medicine."  This is one of my favorite all-time #life #quotes, as it is so very true.  I have many days and moments when I feel discouraged and frustrated and I cry, but I breathe deeply and count to 10 and take a much needed breather break and I watch some wonderful comedy.  Lovely hearty belly laughs are truly the best medicine and a true #elixir for anything and everything that ails you.  I highly recommend it and I make it my daily and weekly commitment to my #selfcare to laugh as much as I can several times a week to stay well and feel relaxed.  You'll be amazed at how much better you will feel when you treat yourself to some much needed healing laughter.  Have fun and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Beauty of What Peppermint and Lavender Have in Common

What do #peppermint and #lavender have in common?  They are both pure #natural #organic #essentialoils that are derived from natural organic plants and herbs and they contain many healing properties.  #Peppermint is all my favorite herb because it's very healing for many ailments.  When I suffer from intestinal distress, a drop of peppermint oil on my tongue or in a glass of water is very cool and refreshing and soothes my upset stomach.  #Peppermint has grown wild for centuries and will continue to grow for many more centuries.   #Peppermint grows in abundance and is very easy to harvest and adds a beautiful healing touch to any home and healthy lifestyle.  #Lavender is also a wonderful healing herb. When you apply several drops to a painful sunburn or a painful kitchen burn, the lavender helps the skin heal very quickly.  #Lavender is also very soothing and calming.  #Peppermint and #lavender are each very soothing and healing for #aromatherapy and are very rejuvenating.  I have been using both herbs for healing #aromatherapy for 20 years and I'm very thankful for the profound healing they have given me and my life.  Please watch this video to learn more about pure #organic #essentialoils and how you can use them for natural healing medicine in your life.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Imagine A World

Imagine a world with such beautiful peace and quiet that  we don't need special places or holidays to enjoy the beautiful musical sounds of nature.  Imagine a world where the air is so clean and healthy and fresh that non-profit organizations can focus their time and energy on praising the citizens for their wonderful positive contributions and peace and love are healing the world and there is no need to ask for it.  Imagine a world where the animals are respected, loved, cared for, are acknowledged and known as our loving sweet wonderful friends and there is no need to fight exhaustibly for their protection.  Imagine a beautiful world where the paradigm is peaceful and loving and corporate greed no longer exists and no longer has a suffocating rein on society and its citizens.  Imagine a world where men and women love and respect each other and communicate in a healthy manner.  

(Image Courtesy of Shared Image on Facebook)

This world can be real and it is possible with faith, trust, respect, and voting with our wallets.  The reason why this world hasn't come into existence yet or returned is because the citizens have given their power away to the corporations who are pillaging and exploiting Mother Earth and all her beautiful beings and children.  The first step toward peace and respect and gentleness is two-fold.  The first part is going vegetarian and enjoying the healthy plant foods and herbs that grow in the ground.  The second part is going completely holistic and herbal.  The Hundredth Monkey effect is real and true and is very powerful and empowering and healing when used in a positive manner.  Ken Keyes envisioned a world of positive social change through word of mouth.  It is possible.