This week our assignment is adding 5 lbs of cocoa to your food storage.
While this particular assignment is for cocoa you can also, while you're at it, add coffee or tea as well.
Survivalbased.com makes a good point - home
While each adds some nutrition (especially herbal tea and caco) .. It's more for the psychological impact they have! Might come in handy 😊🙏🍫☕
#emergency #Preparation #prepardness #storage #72hrkit #foodstorage #herbaltea #coffee #chocolatecake #nopowerbuthavecoffee #prepare
I wanted to start a new hashtag on Saturdays about just keeping it real. Sometimes it might seem like we have it all together in my household and.... It's not always true lol. It's very much a human experience around here.
This morning I cleaned up purple stained cupboards from spilled Elderberry juice from a syrup making session at 10pm. Then had lunch while the toddlers ran Applebee's. Yes, we were probably "those people" but made it a good time!
Today hasn't ended in tears yet and still going strong but other days consist of tears while mom hides in the Pantry.
Be strong and of good spirits! And remember, there are "instagram lives" and "real lives".
Keep it real loves.
#justhuman #reallife #lunchwithtoddlers #healthconscioussometimestakesadayoff #saturdayoff
🍇I'm making Elderberry syrup and getting out hoodies, goodies and pumpkins 🎃
What are you doing to get ready for fall and winter?
Swing to the sky!
🍃Most of our streets or corners are supplied with quaint parks - there for our children to enjoy after a long day inside, to use their imagination, explore a different world... But did you stop and think that those parks are still there for you too?? Not just giving you a break while your kids play (that counts too) but allowing you the same freedoms.
"it takes us back to feeling childlike, to memories of wind blowing through your hair, of looking at the sky framed by the points of our toes, of our first taste of freedom soaring high above the ground."☁️
Yes, maybe it's more of a squeeze getting your wider hips in this time and you probably feel way more self conscious than before - but trust me - it's good for you! It causes you to grow and let go! And we could ask use some of that. You know it.
Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away. 🍃
You can come back anytime. And it's gonna be amazing when you see another "grown up" doing the same thing 😊
#letgo #timeout #confidence #healing! #swinging #playground #whynot #breathe
Today's tip and topic is on one of my favorite things for digestive health!
Supports normal liver & gallbladder function.
Beneficial when kidneys are stressed due to chemical or toxin overload.
It's a blood cleanser and diuretic.
Remember healthy liver function means absorption of the vitamins and minerals you take in every day (and in the herbs themselves).
Early pioneers valued the early spring leaves as a "spring tonic" after the long winter months of too little nutritious plant material in their diets.
I believe this is exactly why we should have it year round, regularly--the American Diet.
#themoreyouknow #earthmedicine #herbalism #dandelionroot #digestivehealth #digestionrestart #digestivesystem
I'm starting a new hashtag for Tuesdays that will alternate between #tuesdaytruth and #tuesdaytip and it's based on juat wanting to share tips (sometimes silly tips) to reduce stress and finding a silly side of life!
Today's tip is *drumroll please*...
Dancing Naked in your Living Room!
I started reading the book "Dance Naked in your Living Room" by Rebecca Ruggles Radcliff years ago and just picked it up again. I'm going to share her insights with you on a few Tuesdays!
As a energy worker I see many throat chakras so just closed off. As well as hormones out of whack. A solution?
Let your creative freak flag fly!🚩It opens up... No, unlocks so many doors and blocks within you! It helps you to let go of others judgements and expectations of you (and more importantly, of those you have of yourself!)
So do it! 🙌 Let go. This is your time! "Dance, dance, dance until you cry, laugh, rage, feel the center, come to quiet, or fall down exhausted".
#loveyou #dance #dancelikenobodyiswatching #noinhibitions #selflove #freedom #letgo
One of my favorite mantras is "take every opportunity" because I have never, not once yet, regretted it.
This would normally be an open discussion on #thursdaythoughts but I felt like it was to be posted today, and really, it DOES create wellness! Wellness of mind, body, and soul. so--
📖is there a situation that sticks out to you when you read this??
👇 Life changing points! 👇
*Your “real life” is out there waiting for you. Your real life exists beyond the bubble of your own personal thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Your real life is the sum total of ALL of your experiences, not just the one’s you’re comfortable with.
*Challenging yourself pushes you to dip into and utilize your personal store of untapped knowledge and resources. You have no idea what you’re made of unless and until you venture outside of your own familiar world
*Taking risks, regardless of their outcome, are growth experiences. Even if you make mistakes or don’t get it right the first time there’s always these experiences you’ve had to tap into for the future. There really is no such thing as “fail” if you got something out of the experience. And just so you know, “FAIL” re-framed means “first attempt in learning”.
*Don’t settle for the mediocre just to avoid stepping out of your comfort zone; it’s too big a price to pay. As you do this you are also expanding the size of your comfort zone.
*Leaving your comfort zone ultimately helps you to deal with change---and making change in a much better way." This is really something that I meditated on for a whole summer last year. I used to have debilitating anxiety that came with change and I was determined to retrain my brain! It's still a work in progress but wow it's been an amazing experience.
🍂I encourage you to find the courage within to start with the small thing, take small steps, and experience life, the way it was meant for you.
#outsidethebox #comfortzone #courage #selflove #ownyourpower #livelife #growth #noregrets #mindbodysoul #experiencelife #outsideyourcomfortzone
The Fall Healing Retreat is coming up in 2 weeks!!
Can't make it for the whole weekend but would still like to attend the Emotional (Friday) or Physical (Saturday) focus days??
🍂Come for the day!!🍂
Bring your cozy fall clothes and a blanket, grab a mug of hot chocolate and take a seat. Dive into the world of holistic health.
🍂 Learn the basics of Foot Zoning, herbs, Homeopathic remedies, recognizing and remembering that wonderful powerful woman inside you, learn a little about hormones and how you can work WITH your cycle to flow in life instead of against it.
Catered meals and yoga. Time for nature walks, soaks in the Hot Springs and conversations or just a good book in front of the fireplace☕
If you would like to come for the day, please join us! Can't wait to meet you and share this wonderfully healing weekend with you 🍁
Please visit here for weekend schedule and tickets.
#thehealerinyouretreat2018 #empowerment #itstimeforyou #energyhealing #balance #reflexology #yoga #fallty #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine #Homeopathy
This week our assignment is adding 21lbs of Wheat to our food storage.
Now- we've talked about wheat before. Wheat and wheat berries become flour. You'll need a grain mill. (however, you can you the berries if you like that breakfast cereal and even use the berries in place of rice or meat! But most common is making flour). You can get an inexpensive hand mill (especially great if you have no electricity!! but an electric one might serve you better (faster).
You'll want to store it in a mylar bag or #10 can with an oxygen absorber (but I've stored it short term just in a 5 gallon bucket in a cool place)
While we're at it, practice (or find!) your favorite bread, roll, scone, cake, muffin recipe! You won't want to store something you'll never use or don't know how to use.
Keep up the good work!!
#emergency #Preparation #prepardness #storage #72hrkit #cookingwithwheat #bucketfoodstorage #foodstorage
Did you know that just like the ebb and flow the moon and tides, there is an ebb and flow to OUR own bodies and systems?! Our bodies are made up of about 60% water so no wonder we are so in sync with the phases of the moon and our bodies cycle in the same way!
Have you ever had a day that you just had the motivation to take on something you’ve never done before like learning how to bottle a batch of tomatoes?? Or plant an entire garden? Update your blog or start a new one? Or Spring clean?! And this energy and hunger could go on for days or weeks! But then suddenly like you hit a brick wall, you can’t even muster the will to empty the dishwasher? And what do we do?? We let that little voice in that says “Ugh, you suck today! I’ll never get anything done. I’m soooo lazy wahhhh”.
Instead- I want you to realize that this ebb and flow or “season” happens! And is not just normal but is a gift to our mind, body and souls!
To expect yourself to wake up feeling exactly the same way tomorrow morning as you did today is a misunderstanding of how forces in your body operate. When you expect your body to feel fabulous day in and day out, you continuously feel betrayed when it falls short.
When you learn about and live this new way of thinking- this place of cyclicality, on a day you feel run down you might decide to take a nice leisurely walk instead of hitting the gym or tackle ONE room of the house that needs cleaning instead of being hard on your self for not “getting it ALL done!” ---simply because you *think* it’s what you *should* be doing.
In the lifestyle of respecting your cycle- had you gone to that boot camp class instead of respecting your body and mind and taking that nature walk- you would have most likely been left feeling tired and let down from not performing to the level of your *expectations*. AH HA!
Learning about a cyclical life you’ll develop a degree of sensitivity and will be able to adjust things lie food, exercise, sleep and pleasure the way it’s supposed to be according to your daily and monthly cycle.
Let’s let GO of the guilt and go with the FLOW!!
We will be talking about this at the #thehealerinyouretreat2018!
Hello! I'm so excited that you have stopped by. That tells me that you are ready for a new way of life and I couldn't be more happy that you listened to that voice that got you here!