"We don't need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables - the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers - to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences."~Jane Elliot
Let's don't mix us all up, jumble us together so we can't see, appreciate, savor the differences of the unique flavor we each bring to the table. The tongue and its million tastebuds did not evolve to miss the nuance of flavors, 'le grande nez' is not grand because it cannot distinguish the heady perfume of earth and soil and rain and every last flower. We are all so different, and that is to be celebrated, gobbled uo with curious delight discovered with wide-eyed wonder and most certainly embraced with patience, sincerity and a willingness to learn.
#whywegather #gathering #backyardsocialco #feedthebellyandthesoul @milkandhoneywellness @valillama #mindingthe
✴ Mental Health is so important. Clearing your mind, Letting go, taking time for yourself, whatever that means for YOU. Mental Health is not all bubble baths and eye masks... Sometimes it's cutting ties, It's self appreciation, self reflection, motivation, Forgiveness, self LOVE. And you know what? Maybe sometimes it is just 45 minutes of peace and quiet, without the world filling your head with noise, worry and clutter. Sometimes it's meditation, yoga, music. Fill your soul with the things that make you feel whole. ✨Self care is not self indulgence. Self Care is self respect
Don't you dare apologize for that.
#mentalhealth #holistic #wellness #saltitude #Salttherapy #Zen #halotherapy #goodvibes #happyplace #inhaleexhale #justbreathe #Meditation #relaxation #deepbreath #saltproducts #saltcave #gathering #community #health
next Tuesday for their webinar, Growing and Using Medicinal Herbs for People and Pollinators, with Deb Soule of @avena_botanicals
This webinar will include a colorful slide presentation, offered by longtime biodynamic herb gardener and herbalist Deb Soule, and will cover growing and gathering guidelines and the healing properties for several medicinal plants that also provide nectar for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Included will be some important medicinal plants like Solomon’s seal, Black cohosh, Siberian ginseng, and Schisandra.
$10 for BDA members, $20 general public - join the BDA for as little as $5 to get the discount instantly!
Online from 7:00-8:30pm ET, 6-7:30pm CT, 5-6:30pm MT, 4-5:30pm PT. Register and receive the video recording!
#growing #biodynamics #herbs #pollinators #medicinal #health #wellbeing #biodynamic #organic #herbgarden #beyondorganic #flowers #plants #people #community #butterflies #gathering #herbalism #herbalist #herbalwisdom #bda #bees #solomonseal #ginseng #schisandra #learningenglishonline
What a perfect way to display your wine , and favourite glasses ! This unique pine piece is perfect for any room in your home or cottage ... buts it’s also sealed to fit perfectly in your outdoor bar or patio! A perfect accent to hang up and bring some warmth and conversation !
Do you use any of these products? What brands do you use?
- Plug in air freshest and scented candles - Aerosol can air fresheners
- Spray bottle air fresheners and mists
- Cologne and aftershave - Perfumes and conventionally scented body lotions, creams, sprays, shampoos, conditioners, gels, other hair products
- Hairspray - Hair dye
- Talcum powder
- Conventional makeup - Spray tan
- Nail chemicals - Conventional cleaners - Conventional laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets - Clothes which have been dry cleaned
I can guarantee that we all use the above products. We use them because we are told we should smell nice (perfumes, cologne, aftershave), or look a certain way (makeup, hair dye, spray tan, getting our nails done, eyelash extensions), or our rooms need to smell better (air fresheners, scented candles), or our clothes need to smell nice (conventional laundry detergents)....but do you know what you are really putting on your body? Do you know what you are breathing in?
We all use personal care products and household cleaning products but many (if not all of them) are all filled with toxic chemicals. Whatever we put in and on our body affects us. The more things we use, the more our toxic load is, that is the more our body needs to deal with. Our skin absorbs it or we inhale it and then our liver needs to process it. When we have too many toxins in our body, it can lead to a number of health conditions, including the resistance of our body to lose weight.
I made this change over 15 years ago. You can do it too bit by bit. You do not need to switch everything at once. The first step is to be aware of what you are using and when you run out of one product, replace it with a low to one. Make this year the time to switch all your products over to non-toxic or low tox products. I am having a healthy home swap at my place on the 3rd Feb so if you would like to learn more and would like to know what alternative products you should be using, then DM me for more info or come along to the gathering.
I’ve been trying to think of the words to explain how amazing last night’s @lalunalafemme
Full Moon Gathering was, but the truth is I am absolutely exhausted from being too excited last night to sleep, which was then followed by a full day of hardcore momming to both human and fur babies! All I will say here now is that last night was everything I had ever imagined; it’s what every woman should do with other women as often as they can; it was lovely and beautiful and we were all nervous and pushed out of our comfort zones a bit; human beings are wonderful and, ladies - we’re made of magical stardust and don’t you forget it! ✨I’m off to bed for some much needed zzzz’s! Thank you again to @amy_keevy
for welcoming us into your home and to all you special ladies - Wilma, Nads, Nicola, Siobhan, Marie, Erin, Debbie, Nadia, Lara + Jess - who attended and opened your hearts to communing with each other and the divine feminine - thank you thank you - my soul is singing! 🌿🌝
#sisterhood #womanhood #lalunalafemme #love #fullmoon #gathering #ritual #ceremony #divinefeminine #intentionalliving #fullmooneclipse #wildpower #wildwomen #womenwhorunwithwolves
Medicine Birds! ✨ We're giving away FREE goodies!! We also want to introduce you to @foxybox_victoria
, a team of talented Vagicians in downtown Victoria, committed to dispelling the discomfort of hair removal by cultivating a warm and inclusive environment. Armed with their superior waxing methods and some clever distraction techniques!
GIVEAWAY TIME! Foxy Box is giving away a $50 Gift Card that can be used at the downtown shop and Medicine Nest is giving away an entry to our sacred group gathering called 'Soul Steeping': Yoni Steam + Tea Ceremony ($111 value) 🌸 An enticing and sensual experience of soul nurturance. Bathe in the gifts of a melodic Yoni steam and Tea Ceremony as you receive the healing elixir of plant medicines. Steep your Soul in a gentle & loving experience designed to cleanse, soften & extract the Divine Feminine harmony within. 💕
All you have to do is follow @themedicinenest
instagram pages, and tag a friend in the post! Every tag counts as one entry!
There will be 2 Winners, one for the Foxy Box gift card and one for the Yoni Steam + Tea Ceremony and we will be compiling all of the entries from both Facebook and Instagram! Winners will be announced on Friday! Best of luck! 💫
Next Soul Steeping happens on February 13th! Register at www.medicinenest.ca/soul-Steeping .
#instagram #giveaway #local #business #support #partnership #collaboration #women #female #body #wisdom #acceptance #love #empowering #sisterhood #womensupportwomen #soul #steeping #sacred #gathering #yoni #steam #divine #nurturing #womanhood
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