I overheard someone at the grocery store complaining about having to weed their garden. I began to wonder about the varieties of weeds they may have growing in their yard. Also, were they aware that many plants referred to as weeds actually offer healing properties? Don’t get me wrong, I have my own fair share of plants that I remove from my garden, too. And this is only to protect the plants I am currently nurturing. However, there are many plants that I haven’t personally invited into my garden that are more than welcome to stay.
Did you know that a plant that belongs to the same plant family as coffee may be growing in your yard? Galium aparine, also known as cleavers, is part of the Rubiaceae family. The fruit of this plant can be harvested, then dried and roasted. Brew as you would regular coffee. However, this is a tedious process. Thankfully, there are more useful benefits to growing and harvesting this plant.
Last time I confessed to not using dishwashing detergent to hand-wash dishes. Well, I have another confession….
I can’t remember the last time I bought hand soap.
New Year’s Resolutions aren’t really my thing, I prefer to live in the present. It’s a positive act to set the intention and there is much to benefit from such achievements. However, I often view resolutions as ideas that someone sees as a far-off and perhaps even unattainable long-term goal. Set those intentions, but live in the present at the same time. Make those changes today, even if they seem small.
It is common to equate wellness with the word glowing. People are often told they are “glowing” when they appear well, both physically and spiritually. For the better part of the past 16 years, I have put quite a lot of effort into finding and maintaining “glow” in my life and that of my loved ones. I have spent countless hours researching companies and products. The priority being organizations that offer a message that is most in line with our lifestyle choices, including organic and fair trade products. When I find such a company, I become a loyal customer and have no reservations in recommending them to others. One such company is So Well. For well over 10 years I have been a customer of theirs and later on, became an affiliate as well.