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Soothing Herbal Drinks…More Helpful Than Alcohol or Coffee?…

In this crazy world of ours, we look to anything that will help us relax. The adverts, movies and magazines tell us that coffee will wake us up quickly and alcohol will relax us and help us to have fun. Well, in the short term, yes this is true…Most of us have tried these methods … Continue reading Soothing Herbal Drinks…More Helpful Than Alcohol or Coffee?…

Stress and Anxiety…Eased By A Slower Pace and Herbs…

"The ever-increasing pace that characterises our modern way of life is one of the worst poisons for our heart." -Alfred Vogel "As Rosemary is to the Spirit, so Lavender is to the Soul: -Anonymous Wherever Chris and I are, there are people wondering how they can deal with their stress levels. Our way of life … Continue reading Stress and Anxiety…Eased By A Slower Pace and Herbs…

Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

We are living in times that are extremely stressful. We seem to be inundated with wave after wave of bad news, with no relief in sight. Financial strain, out of control violence, family pressures, work pressures...bad news wherever we look. With all this bad news, how can we possibly find any good in this imploding/exploding … Continue reading Stress…Our lives seem filled with it…How do we cope?

Maintaining a Healthy Mental State…Naturally…

July is Mental Health Awareness Month here in South Africa, and we are going to keep this as our focus throughout this month. Both herbs and oils can play a large role in stabilising moods which in turn plays a great role in helping us to cope with those curve balls that life has a … Continue reading Maintaining a Healthy Mental State…Naturally…

Feeling depressed?… Being plagued by urinary tract infections? …Having issues with troubled skin? … Bergamot essential oil may be the oil for you.

Self Reiki forms a large portion of a Reiki practice. In this blog I share why Self Reiki is such an important daily self-discipline for me.

Anxiety and Depression can be very debilitating and can affect us without warning…for different reasons…grief, divorce, stressful work…the list is endless…

Herbs for Treating Anxiety and Depression Valerian is used for general anxiety and nervousness with irritation. It also helps in treating the insomnia that occurs as a consequence of anxiety. Valerian is also useful in the case of heart failure accompanied with palpitations and a sense of fear. As a tranquilizer, Valerian is used alone … Continue reading Anxiety and Depression can be very debilitating and can affect us without warning…for different reasons…grief, divorce, stressful work…the list is endless…