We find ourselves in a challenging time as news of the Coronavirus has inundated our daily experience. Involuntary time off from work & school, cancelled events, small businesses under stress, bold headlines, passionate opinions, excitability percolating, emotions rising to the surface… Let us stop a moment and take a big, collective, deep breath so we can gain some perspective.
When I hear the same message coming from multiple clients’ lips’ I know it’s time to bring that theme to the surface so we can open it up for discussion. Though we find ourselves in a season that is full of celebration and joy for many, quite a few folks are confessing to feeling tired, anti-social, a little down, and like they’d rather just stay home in their cozy nest with a cup of hot tea and a good book instead of participating in the season’s festivities. Many even add guilt to the list for having these feelings in the first place during a time that they “should be” happy and more social.
There’s nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of iced tea on a summer day, right? Most traditional iced tea is made out of black tea that, because of it’s caffeine content, is actually dehydrating. Let’s take this classic, hot weather beverage up a notch by combining tasty medicinal herbs that are not only hydrating but cooling as well!
Our hearts grow heavier by the moment as we watch the progression of the California fires. We’re sending love and a huge bubble of protection to surround family, friends, clients, homes, businesses, our beloved open spaces, and all the brave, dedicated people on the front lines. If there is any positivity that comes from a catastrophe like this it is the strength that has arisen in our community and the support that we provide one another. We can feel the love!
Unfortunately, for many of us, stress is an uninvited guest during the holidays. It can be hard to balance the the normal, day-to-day duties on top of planning social engagements, looking for the perfect gifts, baking, menu planning, and hosting family from out of town. I think we can all agree that the financial aspect of our holiday causes stress as well.
Our bodies have the natural ability to detoxify on a regular basis as a way to maintain homeostasis, or balance. Our livers are constantly working to filter out substances which are either foreign or are waste byproducts of our metabolic processes. (We must actually detoxify from our own hormones in this way.)