California Poppy

The official state flower of California, the wild-growing California Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) is easily recognized by its beautiful, sunny orange flowers. California Poppy is a gentle sedative that calms and relaxes the nervous system, helping to decrease tension both physically and mentally. It eases anxiety and restlessness and improves the ability to fall asleep faster, as well as promotes a deeper, more restful sleep. Though related to the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), California Poppy does not contain morphine or other alkaloids of… Continue reading

What Do You Do to Relieve Stress?

What Do You Do to Relieve Stress? 1. Have a relaxing, candlelit bath or… 2. Curl up with a good book or… 3. Go for a walk or… 4. Watch a funny movie or… 5. Help out a friend or volunteer or… 6. Do some yoga or… 7. Have a cup of tea or… 8. Play some music or… 9. Do some art or… 10. Cook a delicious meal or… 11. Watch a child play or… Share your tips for… Continue reading

Guilt-Free Chocolate Granola

Found this delish-sounding recipe for homemade Guilt-Free Chocolate Granola from theflexiblefoodie.com. Going to give it a try – maybe add some dried cranberries to it, too! • 3 cups rolled oats • 1 cup of raw almonds, chopped or whole • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut • 1 tsp. sea salt • ½ cup of pure maple syrup • ¼ cup of good quality extra virgin olive oil • 3 tablespoons golden flax seeds • 2 heaping tablespoons of raw cocoa… Continue reading

Stay Warm with Ginger this Winter

Ginger is great for helping to warm the body from the inside out, and from top to toes. It increases the general circulation by opening the blood vessels (vasodilation), which also helps to promote a sweat and increases the body’s ability to detoxify. If you have a cough, Ginger is one of the best remedies for the lungs. Ginger Gold Cough Syrup provides a soothing, warming action within the lungs themselves by the increased circulation through them, easing chest congestion… Continue reading

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