Tangled Roots Herbal

Chocolate Bliss Bites Recipe

Bliss Bites are high in Fiber and protein.  They help to support the nervous system and aid in exhausted adrenals!  They also help to enhance strong digestion.  They provide excellent support for the digestive tract, liver, kidneys and blood!  And while they should not replace a meal they can definitely replace that candy bar craving!! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup carob powder*
  • 1/4 cup powdered cacao*
  • 1 tablespoon bee pollen*
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cinnamon*
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cardamon*
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger*
  •  1/2 raisens
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* items are products we carry and can be purchased by the ounce.

In a large bowl mix cup sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, oatmeal, carob powder, bee pollen, cardamon, cinnamon, ginger, and raisins.  In a separate bowl combine honey (or maple syrup) almond butter and vanilla.  Then mix your wet and dry ingredients together and stir until well mixed.  Form 1/2" diameter size balls with your hands.  Refrigerate.  These will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!

ENJOY!!

Recipe is Courtesy of Master Herbalist & Author Brigitte Mars.

 

What is Calendula All About Anyway?

Calendula

January is cold and dry, and your skin takes the brunt of the damage. Flaky, chalky, itchy skin is the norm, especially up here in New Hampshire, but it doesn’t have to be that way. A simple, yet fabulous, form of self-care is skin care, specifically daily oiling. Applying oil regularly helps protect and moisturize, and infusing that oil with certain herbs will give your whole body that extra boost.

One of the most common herbs used in beauty and skin care products today is Calendula (Calendula officinalis). Calendula is royalty when it comes to taking care of your skin. It’s hydrating, its soothing, and it can help speed the healing of all sorts of wounds and rashes. The best part is it’s generally safe to use on the whole family! (Always test for individual allergies, of course.)

Calendula

When I’m feeling a little dry and need to show a little more self-care, I whip up this hydrating body oil to use before I shower. It seems counter-intuitive, but applying the oil BEFORE you shower can actually help protect your skin! The mix is also great as a bath salt, for when you just need a little soak. (And its so pretty!) Calendula is a primary ingredient in my skin care oil with my massage clients as well. It’s gentle yet healing, and so relaxing!

All the ingredients you’ll need for this DIY body oil can be purchased in the shop, and the tools should be things you have lying around the house. Since Calendula is one of our Herbs of the Month, it’s on sale for 25% off all month long! (January 2018)

There are a few different ways to infuse herbs into your oil, and most people are familiar with the solar infusion – add herbs and oil to a jar and let it sit in a sunny windowsill for a while. While this is a great, reliable method, it’s not so helpful if you need the oil now. That’s why I love to drag out my crock pot and simmer the oils. It’s a quicker, yet still gentle, method of infusion that produces an infused oil you can use that same day!  

The oil should last 6 months if stored away from heat, so don’t keep it near your stove or in the bathroom. If any plant material gets left behind in the oil, it can go rancid quicker, so always check it before use.  Learn how a  Reiki Massage with Calendula Oil  or a Lymphatic Massage with Anglea can boost your health!

Calming Calendula Body Oil

Ingredients:
2 parts Calendula
1 part Lavender buds
1 part Jasmine buds (rose petals also work great here)
Olive oil

Calendula Body Oil

Materials:
2 clean, dry mason jars
Cheesecloth or loose weave muslin
A fine mesh strainer
Crock pot

Step 1: Fill your jar with the dried herbs, about two thirds of the way full.

Step 2: Cover the herbs with oil and fill until almost at the top of the jar. Take a wooden skewer stick and gently stab and stir at the mixture to get out a lot of the hidden air bubbles. Seal the jar tightly.

Step 3: Place a kitchen towel in the bottom of your crock pot and fill about halfway with water. Put the mason jar in the crock pot, and add additional water until the jar is mostly submerged.

Step 4: Turn your crock pot heat on low and let the jar sit for 3-4 hours. Keep an eye on the water level and fill up as needed.

Step 5: Take the jar out of the crock pot and let cool a bit. Line the mesh strainer with the cheesecloth or muslin and strain the oil into a new jar. Do this a few times if necessary to remove all the plant matter from the oil.

Step 6: Label with date made & ingredients, and enjoy!

Foot Cleansing Rituals

Our feet take us everywhere.  Really take a moment to sit and think about the many places your feet have taken you in your lifetime.  WOW!  It is powerful when we think about the responsibility of our feet in this way.  Make sure to take time to honor and appreciate them for their many experiences in your life; past, present and future!
— Sheryl Burns

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

Our feet walk the earth but are usually not attended to in reverence to their work.

ionic foot detox

In most contemporary cultures, where there aren't many opportunities to go barefoot, few acts are as intimate as touching the feet of another person. Our feet are our primary means of connecting with the earth, yet they usually remain confined in shoes or sandals. Cleansing the feet of a friend or loved one is a sign of trust, closeness, and openness. Cleansing your own feet can be a relaxing interlude that can help you feel refreshed. Foot cleansing also has become a popular stress reliever and beautification ritual. 

Ritual foot cleansing has a long and intricate history involving many methods and motivations. It has been used as an initiation, a welcoming gesture, a purification ceremony, and as a means to demonstrate humbleness. Cleansing ceremonies involving the feet are performed in many different parts of the world. In many cases, the meaning of the ritual was twofold. It was a way of cleaning a guest's feet before entering a home and a sign of hospitality. In Buddhism, clean water mixed with sandalwood to clean the feet is one of the eight typical offerings. By cleansing the feet of an enlightened being, it is possible to cleanse one's own karma. 

You can perform a foot washing ritual on yourself or a companion as a ceremonial activity or as a way to unwind. You may want to start by trying a traditional ritual, or you might feel comfortable inventing your own. Try mixing elements like traditional flower infused water with something more modern like a sugar scrub. Take the time to set your intention for the foot washing ritual. Perhaps you would like to cleanse away old energies in your life so you may step freely toward your future. Or, maybe soaking your feet in warm water will help you relax after a long day at work. Remember to thank your feet for their support. Whether done with pleasure or as an offering, a foot cleansing ritual is a sacred act that honors the divine in you and others. 

How Crystal Energy Works

Crystal Energy

Crystals and gemstones are living formations that have been growing in our earth since the beginning of time.  Considered highly sacred and powerful, these beings have been used since the dawn of ancient civilization.  These ancient crystals have been used as encoded tablature by the lemurian civilization which dates back 30,000 years.  Crystals then and crystals now are used as aids in physical, emotional, spiritual healing, spirit contact, psychic development, holistic healing, and a vast array of much more.  In working with crystals, you embark on a journey of rediscovering and healing your true, inner self. 

Crystal Healing Energy

In the Metaphysical world of gemstones, it is said that Crystals can transform us. It is true that we can find some wonderful Natural healing properties among the stones we find. But how can we determine what stones should be used for a particular ailment or condition?   Which gems are better for physical healing, and which are better used for Spiritual, vibrational and psychic situations?

Some find it fairly easy to make this determination, by the use of color and type.  For instance, green gems are primarily used for regeneration and healing, while white stones are more etheric in nature and can be beneficial for Spirit work.  I find when choosing only colored gemstonesto be highly useful for Color association therapy, (as mentioned above), or especially effective when treating the first 7 Chakras each color associated , but generally color therapy is somewhat simplified andtherefor I truly look at the stones, gems, or crystals PROPERTIES, along with color or type, and make my determination for usage. 

There are different types of stones, gems and crystals, and they  all work in different ways.  Tumbled stones and small natural crystals are most often available to us.  They can be found in a wide variety of minerals and are easy to carry and use.  Larger clusters of minerals are very useful for charging and cleansing of other gems and Magickal jewelry.  The larger single hand held Crystals and wands are wonderful for meditation and for directional healing of specific body parts and systems.

Usually, we are drawn to a particular stone for our own personal reasons
and they become vital to our healing practices. It is said each crystal you find yourself drawn to own had been waiting precisely just for you.  We may choose to wear a particular gem as an adornment in a piece of Magickal jewelry so that we may take advantage of it's energies and
healing power on a regular basis.

Because all gemstones come from Mother Earth , each one is naturally
fully charged with her powerful energies!  Since the Earth is about 4.6 Billion years old, it is possible that through erosion, wind, water and all the other forces of Nature, the small stone you wear or carry for healing, may be millions of years old!!!

In the case of Crystals however, they can only form from a gas or liquid
solution and therefore are different than stone and rock.  For this reason, crystals heal in a more complex fashion than Natural stones.  They may have inclusions, crystals within crystals, shadows and light, and even
other minerals growing inside of them.  Crystals are unique, in that they have extra electrons that are stored within them from the creation of their lattice, or structure.  It is these electrons that enable Crystals to become transducers, or in other words, they are able to change one form or energy into another!

To demonstrate this electrical energy, you can rub two small pieces of
 Quartz together in a dark room and they will show what is called, 
'triboluminescence'.

Even a sugar cube (with a crystal structure) , that is crushed in darkness
will display flashes of green light!!!  This is called 'piezoelectricity' and it represents a large electrical current that is generated within the crystal itself due to a deformity in the lattice structure of the Crystal.

CRYSTALS ARE IN FACT ELECTRICALLY CHARGED!!!

They are the most organized and stable matter in the Universe and once a Crystal is formed it can remain unchanged for millions of years!

The proof that Crystal Healing can be beneficial, is not some trick that needs to be performed, but instead, lies deep within the Crystal itself!  
For when a Crystal becomes subjected to extreme conditions of heat and pressure, it not only alters its form, but may  transform itself into another mineral altogether! Indeed this awesome Natural energy can enable us to grow if used wisely.  It is a force that we can harness and use to transform ourselves!  It is the power of Crystal Healing!

How Does Crystal Healing Work?

Healing with crystals is something everyone can do.  It's convenient, easy, and inexpensive.  In simple terms, here's how it works:

Energy is the essence of the human body.  Each type of crystal vibrates to its own specific type of energy.  When you work with crystals, the energy of the stone actually blends with your own energy, thereby transforming and/or amplifying your vibrational frequency or the energy within your body.  In turn, crystals help to rebalance and re-energize your body on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.

Each type of crystal radiates a certain type of energy, which corresponds to and works with the energies present in specific physical and/or emotional areas of your self.   Each of our crystal products come with complete description cards that include the stone's name and its healing properties.

As far as effectively working with crystals, you simply need to be around them.  That's it!  Of course, there are techniques and exercises you can do to enhance the healing effects of your crystals, but it truly is as simple as holding one in your hand, or placing one on your nightstand.  With every crystal purchase, we include instructions on a common technique known as "programming."

The most important thing you'll want to keep in mind is that, every now and then, your crystals should be cleansed.  This is because, in addition to radiating healing energy, crystals also absorb our negative energies.  Over time, and especially after a major healing session, your crystals can absorb so much negative energy that they actually become blocked.  This blockage weakens the crystal's natural healing effect.  Cleansing helps the crystal release the negative energy, thereby recharging the stone and increasing its healing power.

I am becoming more and more attuned to using crystals throughout our home, for healing's and for charging various herbal formulas and it truly is amazing the energy they gift us when we work with them.  I add crystals to all of my potted plants in our home and I have noticed a huge difference in their growth and overall health.  That was science enough for me!  
If you are interested in learning more, Cheryl Labrie is offering a wonderful class on Crystals.  You can find more information HERE
Sheryl Burns

Resources: http://spirituallifejourneys.webs.com/howcrystalenergyworks.htm

Intuitive Meaning of a Full Pink Moon

This month’s full moon, known as the pink moon, will not be as spectacular as the prior super-moon. It will appear on April 11. 2017.  In fact, it’s just the opposite. This time around, the moon will be furthest from the earth, making the moon appear much smaller.

Photo by Rennett Stowe from USA (Pink Moon) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Rennett Stowe from USA (Pink Moon) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Why is it called a pink moon?

Why of course it’s spring! The name “pink moon” is a native name, derived from the early pink blooms of phlox. Other names for the april full moon include egg moon and sprouting grass moon. Does the moon actually appear pink? Not really, same as a blue moon isn’t really blue.

Is the moon masculine or feminine?

Language has developed with assignment of gender to objects. The German language, and even the ancient Sanskrit language associate the sun with feminine, and the moon with masculine. But english sways toward the french interpretation, stating the moon is feminine, while the sun is masculine. The french interpretation does seem to make more sense, with the moon associated to cycles. The cloaking of the moon by moon phases and eclipses also ties in to mystical, inward, and intuitive meaning.

A moon is a moon, but like any other object in (or near) this world, people have studied and analyzed, and assigned symbolic meaning to the moon. Here are some of the symbolic meanings associated with the moon:

  • Cycles: birth through death (waxing and waning)
  • Immortality
  • Reflection
  • Symbol of the soul (astrology)
  • Man’s ability to adapt (horoscope)
  • Inner intuitive self
  • Yin side of Yin and Yang (relationship)
  • Time “for days, and years” (Bible)

Full Pink moon and intuitive meaning

You can look at most everything around you and find some level of intuitive meaning. Today let’s delve into the intuitive meaning of a full pink moon. These ideas are all thoughts that you can use in meditation, or for personal acknowledgement of your accomplishments.

  • Give attention to both your “full moon” moments, when you are bright and shining, and also the many phases that lead to and follow your full moon moments. Not every day (or night) is bright and shiny. Some accomplishments are simple, quiet, and may go unnoticed. Routine may seem boring, but each step can be an important step in achieving success. Celebrate it all, both your full moon moments and all the steps you’ve taken to support who you are today.
  • Focus on the silence, the night, and the time you are given to rejuvenate. We know the importance of sleep. What about rejuvenation during your waking hours. How do you give rest and replenishing for the body, emotion, mind, and spirit? Give each of these levels a gift of awareness and appreciation. “Here, this is for you. Thank you, I love you.”
  • Remember that the moon cycle is the most natural symbol of the passage of time. We are blessed with our ability to remember and ability to plan for the future. Take a moment to recall your focus back to the present moment. You can add a blessing as you regroup your attention and energy: “I give thanks for every moment, and dedicate my soul to making every moment count”.

Enjoy your pink moon, and joining in the celebration!

Photo by Rennett Stowe from USA (Pink Moon) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Eating for the Season - SPRING

I am a big fan of eating for the Season.  I think the earth provides exactly what we need and when we need it.  I believe our bodies need certain foods at certain times of the year for optimal function.  Some of the symptoms we may experience when we are not eating in season are: sluggishness, fatigue, depression, disruption in sleep, decreased memory function and anxiety.  Take a look at this fabulous article to learn more about why Eating Seasonally is so important.

Sheryl Burns

Until recently, most people adapted their diets throughout the year according to what foods were available locally. Today, we don’t need to pay as much attention to what’s available where we live because we have refrigerated trucks and giant supermarkets stocked with fresh foods from all over the world.

However, there are many reasons to choose seasonal foods. Eating seasonally helps you eat healthier, more nutritious food, and be more in sync with the natural world. Seasonal eating is also usually better for the environment than the standard American diet, because foods grown locally require less energy and resources to produce and transport. Moreover, eating seasonally helps support the local or regional economy.

Even with all the benefits, adopting a diet that more closely reflects the seasons can be a challenge when imported strawberries and cucumbers are available year-round at the grocery store. Don’t worry: you don’t need to eschew all of your favorite imported or exotic foods (we’re looking at you, coffee!). Even a modest transition to more local and seasonal foods has a positive impact on the planet and offers personal perks. Read on to discover why you may want to eat season by season, and learn some simple and delicious ways to do it.

Health Reasons to Eat More Seasonally

We’ve become accustomed to the idea that being healthy means ingesting green smoothies and leafy green salads year-round, even if the ingredients are grown on another continent. However, there are health advantages to sourcing food as locally as possible and adapting our diets throughout the year to reflect local seasons. That’s because the foods in season within your own region help your body adapt to the environment.

Consider these examples. Wild spring greens, such as nettles, help the body fend off spring’s seasonal allergies. Fifty-eight percent of participants in a randomized, double-blind study reported that nettles were as effective as allergy medication. , Juicy summer fruits give us energy and fluids for long, hot days and provide a boost of antioxidants to help the body deal with the damaging effects of sunshine. Autumn’s squash and root vegetables are loaded with beta-carotene, a nutrient that supports the immune system at a time of year when most of us can benefit from extra immune support. And fish, a widely available winter food source in many northern climates, is packed with vitamin D and omega 3s, which help prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder.

It may seem counterintuitive, but eating seasonally also encourages people to eat a wider variety of nutritious foods. Although there are 80,000 edible plant species, very few are included in the modern, industrialized diet. Globally, only 30 plant species make up 95 percent of the calories people eat.

And within those 30 species, we eat far fewer varieties of vegetables and fruits than people did even 100 years ago. That’s because our industrial agricultural system relies primarily on fruit and vegetable types that produce large yields and hold up well during long-distance transport and long-term storage. These are not necessarily the most nutritious types.

Because farmers grow fewer types of crops today, the genetic diversity of our food supply is plummeting, too. In 1903, commercial seed growers offered 497 different types of lettuce. In 1983, only 36 of those lettuce types were available in the National Seed Storage Laboratory (now the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation).  Moreover, these crops lose nutrition during long-distance transport and storage, even when temperature and humidity are carefully controlled.

For this and other reasons, the nutrients in crops have declined dramatically. One study concluded we’d have to eat eight oranges to get the same amount of vitamin A our grandparents got from eating one.

Getting more produce from local sources is an excellent way to eat a more diverse range of nutritious crops because home gardeners and small farmers can select fruit and vegetable types based on optimum nutrient content, rather than just storage needs. Moreover, foods grown close to home typically retain the most nutrients because they’re handled minimally and eaten quickly after harvest.

Other Reasons to Eat More Seasonally

The farm-to-table movement took off for a reason. Seasonal produce is nearly always more flavorful than produce that’s shipped long distances. Small, local farmers can make flavor a high priority when deciding which vegetable and fruit varieties to grow. And the shorter distance to market means more flavor: anyone who’s eaten a store-bought tomato in January and a sun-ripened one in August has tasted the difference.

Eating seasonally can also be more affordable than relying exclusively on the grocery store. After all, you may be able to find seasonal food growing near you for free, sometimes in abundant quantities. Many people don’t take advantage of all of the free food available, and a lot of good fruit rots on the ground. If you’re willing to do some harvesting and learn some simple preservation methods, you’ll find no shortage of free food. Visit fallingfruit.org to find a map of nearby unpicked fruit trees available for foragers.

Purchasing the freshest, tastiest, and most nutritious food available is also relatively inexpensive at farm stands and farmers’ markets. Farmers' markets sometimes get a bad rap as being elitist and expensive. However, in studies done in four different regions, the produce at farmers' markets was the same price or less expensive than it was in grocery stores. In a 2010 Vermont study comparing prices of a handful of produce at 10 farmers' markets with the same handful in 10 grocery stores, the organic produce at farmers' markets was 40 percent less expensive than comparable organic produce at the grocery store.

And when you buy food locally, more of your dollars stay in your community. According to the Farmers' Market Coalition, for every $100 you spend at a farmers' market, $62 remain in your local economy and $99 remain in your state.

Seasonal Eating

How to Eat More Seasonally

It’s relatively easy to add more seasonal foods to your diet by finding out what’s in season where you live and including those ingredients in your meals. Visit localharvest.org for a list of foods available near you during any season.

Here are some additional ways to eat more seasonally:

Food doesn’t get more local or seasonal than when it grows in your backyard. Even growing a small amount of food gets you in touch with the changing seasons. And gardening doesn’t have to end when the weather cools. You can grow cool-season crops in many climates by installing simple protection devices, such as hoop tunnels or cold frames.

Farmers' markets, Community Supported Agriculture programs, and meat and dairy shares are excellent ways to get to know farmers, connect to where your food comes from, and naturally evolve your diet throughout the seasons.

Want buckets of berries or fruit for a fraction of the typical grocery store cost? Visit pickyourown.org to find a nearby U-pick farm where you can harvest fruit yourself and pay by the pound. You’ll get to know different fruit seasons well; you may even count down the days to blueberry season.

Foraging doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. From wild berries to fresh dandelion greens, food grows all around us. Find a local foraging class and invest in a field guide, such as Steve Brill’s Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants, to start learning about wild food sources. If you’re so inclined, hunting is another way to eat locally.

Fortunately, more restaurants and food companies are dedicated to sourcing foods locally and seasonally. However, most don’t. Cooking is the best way to take advantage of the bounty of seasonal food. When you use fresh, seasonal ingredients, you’ll be amazed at how delicious homemade meals taste.

What to Eat When

Different cooking methods are appropriate in different seasons. For instance, raw salads make more sense in summer than winter. Rely more on warming food preparation methods in cold months and cooling methods in warm months.

Cooking methods, ranging from warming to cooling, include:

  • Deep frying
  • Roasting
  • Baking
  • Sautéing
  • Pressure cooking
  • Simmering
  • Steaming
  • Fermenting
  • Marinating
  • Sprouting
  • Serving raw

Seasonal eating doesn’t mean only eating what’s growing outside at a certain time. People around the world have been using methods to preserve crops for thousands of years. By freezing, dehydrating, and storing crops in proper conditions, you can eat local food for several months after harvest without investing in a root cellar or canning equipment. Many crops, such as nuts, winter squash, beans, onions, garlic, and potatoes, can simply be stored in jars or ventilated boxes in a cold basement or unheated room.  Ambitious preservers may want to investigate other methods, including canning, smoking, dry salting, pickling, and fermenting.

  1. Garden

  2. Shop at the farmers' market, join a CSA, or buy a farm share

  3. Visit U-pick farms

  4. Forage

  5. Learn to cook seasonally

  6. Learn simple preservation methods

Resources for Eating Seasonally

Give it A Try!

Eating seasonally was probably intuitive for our ancestors. But it doesn’t come naturally to most of us because we didn’t grow up doing it. At first, it may require research and conscious effort. However, as with any dietary change, tastes usually adjust quickly. You may soon find yourself craving what’s in season.

Remember, you don’t need to adopt a 100-mile diet or give up the foods you love to benefit from seasonal eating. Simply knowing what’s in season and planning some of your meals accordingly benefits you, your local community, and the planet.

Seasonal Food Chart

WRITTEN BY
ABBY QUILLEN

Abby Quillen is a writer and gardener who has written for a number of publications and penned her own book titled “The Garden of Dead Dreams.” When she’s not writing or working on her website, Abbyquillen.com, she enjoys gardening, walking and bike riding, and jotting down the cute things her children say.

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PUBLISHED ON July 12, 2016

The Season to Thrive

I love this article by VibesUp. Most of you know how much I respect their products. This gives you an idea of the owners beautiful energy. I encourage all of you to keep your vibrations high as we move into Spring! We can all do this by joining groups where we connect with others. Make sure the groups you are involved with are in alignment with your energies or higher. Don’t allow lower vibrations to consume you. Rather, recognize them and choose a higher frequency for yourself. Make sure to get involved with charities that touch your heart and make a difference, make a point to do things that fill your heart with love...like gardening, knitting, reading, hiking, etc. We are all moving into a beautiful, higher vibration, stay in tune!”
— Sheryl Burns

SEASON TO THRIVE?
I have come to the conclusion that at THIS TIME on this planet we are not here to suffer but rather it is the season to THRIVE.
From my studies of Nature, the mayan Calendar, the cycles of the planet and the current vibration of the earth, the Shueman resonance or heartbeat of the planet is CURRENTLY FAST, which is creating a high frequency.

WHAT IS THE NATURAL OUTCOME OF THIS HIGH FREQUENCY?
In a lower energy things are thick and dense and slow, life is harder. In a higher energy frequency, things are smooth, light, transparent and fast. We have more energy to activate more of our brain and life expectancy. We are in the cycle or season to THRIVE.

HIGH and LOW VIBRATIONS CAN NOT COEXIST
... which means if our planet is vibrating high and we are vibrating low there is friction and it can become increasingly uncomfortable. The more we become a match for the currently frequency the more we can ride the wave of thriving and use this energy for expanding into the amazing being that we are, activating much more of our dormant abilities and wisdom.

THRIVE IS A CHOICE AWAY. With this in mind I encourage you to make a conscious commitment to making choices that raise your vibration including the foods we eat, the movies or tv we watch, the thoughts we have the people we surround ourselves with, spending time doing more things that uplift us rather than drain us, getting out in nature more, developing a relationship with plants, trees and animals. Focusing on what you love. Spending 10% of your time on identify any challenges that come up and 90% of our energy solving them. Telling people all day long what you love about them. Especially strangers. It uplifts them and you.

IT'S NOT WORK, ITS FUN!
This is the most fun choice we can make and keep making it until it becomes a HABIT. Stay in tune with how your body feels, it is your best life GPS. It will remind you when your off track. If it feels sinking or draining it's time to immediately change course and it can be done quickly with an immediate shift of what you focus on. Even if it's just thinking of your favorite color.

SUFFERING IS OUTDATED and Nature is here to help shift us off that path. I am extremely grateful to Nature for inspiring the solution tools that help raise our vibration, making it easier to make high vibe choices and relieve outdated heavy thinking and suffering.

WOO! HOO!!!
What a great time to be alive and THRIVE on planet earth!!!! Let's all lock arms and hearts and together become part of theHIGH VIBE TRIBE and THRIVE THRIVE THRIVE!

A time to Thrive

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The opportunity to be one of NH's Best would help spread the word of our amazing little store and all the wonderful things we are doing to support the community! 

The success of a small business is highly dependent on word of mouth and opportunities like this one!   We appreciate all of you and are so grateful for the amazing support the community has shown us!!

 

 

 

 

Your Infinite Heart!

Your Infinite Heart!

The Wizard of Oz, the Journey and Your Infinite Heart!  In the magical movie " The Wizard of Oz", Dorothy becomes a seeker for some thing better than what she perceives as lack in her life in Kansas. On this journey, she travels with a Lion seeking courage, a Tinman seeking Love, a Scarecrow who seeks wisdom. With the support of Glenda her Guardian Angel, Dorothy and her companions follow the illuminated path through the...

PapaJoe Ghost Tales - 7:30 - 8:30pm Saturday October 22nd

We'll be visiting the darker tales; from shadowy back mountain villages to the Voodoo culture in Haiti. And maybe a dwelling just a little closer to You!

Meet NH's timeless Teller, PapaJoe, who's been wandering the misty marshes, grim graveyards, and vibrant village landscapes, seeking out and sharing the bones of our ancestors for over 50 years.

Hilarious or Horrifying; rooted in the ancient molds among the margins of the moment, each tale is grown organically on site to merge with your unique imagination.

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New Herbal & Spiritual Gift Shop Opening in Nashua!!

I am very excited to announce that after 7 years dreaming of this moment, I can finally say...  My husband & I are opening our very own Herbal & Metaphysical Gift Shop!  After working in Whole Body at Whole Foods in Nashua, I realized how many people are looking for this type of store in the area, so we decided to take a leap of faith and open one! 

We have lots of exciting upcoming announcements as we get closer to opening, so please be sure to "Like" us on Facebook and Share our page to spread this exciting news!  And of course, we love to here your comments - so please be sure introduce yourself and let us know what you think!

Here is an idea of some of the products & services we will be offering:

Products:

           •       Angel items: figurines, posters, books, jewelry

       Aromatherapy: aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical wellbeing

       Books: health, healing, psychic development, past lives, meditation

       Candles: meditation, decorative, for religious services

       Cards: angel, animal medicine, tarot, oracle

       CDs: music, healing, meditation, self-help

       Celtic items

       Rocks & Crystals: both healing and decorative, from small to huge amethyst cathedrals

       Essential oils: cinnamon, spearmint, grapefruit, patchouli and many more

       Fabrics: wall hangings, tapestries, bags, clothing

       Feng Shui: wind chimes, coins, water fountains

       Gift items: singing bowls, decorations, key chains, mugs, magnets

       Greeting cards and posters with angels, fairies, animal spirits, stars, moons, chakras 

       Dried Herbs (80 different types)  & Teas (20 different types): sold by the ounce

       Medicinal Tinctures (Alcohol Free!)

       Household items: lanterns, artwork, candles, jewelry boxes

       Incense & Sage

       Jewelry: silver, stones, wire-wrapped, pendants, crystals

Services:

       Herbal Courses / Workshops

       Aromatherapy Workshops

       Metaphysical Workshops

       Readings

       Reiki

       Mediation Circles

       Drum Circles/Classes

       Hypnotherapy

       Healings

       Massage