In the past I’ve had my fair share of anxiety and depression, especially during the darker months of the year.
I’ve also had lots of concerns over my physical fitness & mental health in general.
Over the last several years I feel like I’ve figured out a ton & come up with a systematic approach of proactivity & prevention.
Here is one cup from my Life Happiness Kit:
I’ve been gathering rosemary & lavender from my local neighborhood & adding it to my morning tea which is also infused with ceylon cinnamon & mushroom powder. Talk about a power tonic that lights my mind & body on fire!! 🤓🔥🌱🧬☕️✨💪🏼
There is something super magical about foraging in your own neighborhood. I believe we are deeply connected to Earth & that she is always providing natural medicine in our environment to heal, protect & invigorate us! The more local the more powerful!
There has been research done that shows that local & self-grown food actually provides the exact micronutrients our bodies are deficient in—simply amazing how connected we are to Gaia!
When I think about this Earth Connection that is available to us all I always think about the scene in the movie Avatar where they all plug into the Mother Tree & give new life to the main character. Seriously awesome! 🌳🧬
Also, as many are already aware, I’m an energy obsessed mind & body #LifeAlchemist so I like to alchemize my tonic even further by brewing it in a cup of Earl Grey tea along with adding a natural #fatburner & #nootropic stack into the mix! 😅
See notes below for ingredients & benefits:
-antioxidants and anti-inflammatory
-enhances memory & concentration
-neurological protection. ...
-prevent brain aging
-protection against macular degeneration
-treats anxiety, stress & depression
-promotes hair growth
-keeps acne at bay
NeuroShroom Mushroom Powder by Primal Herb:
-This super blend of nootropic mushrooms & other powerful herbs has Lions Mane Mushroom, Reishi Spores & more! Further notes on the plethora of benefits in the link below.
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-supports healthy blood sugar levels
-promotes heart/circulatory health
-helps support fat metabolism
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Earl Grey Tea by Stash:
-I grew up w/ my mom brewing earl grey everyone morning. The smell of a cup of earl grey just brings me childhood joy & magic.
-black tea has a good shot of caffeine which is an energy & mood booster as well as an appetite suppressant.
-bergamot oil enhances mood, reduces stress, stimulates circulation, improves digestion, & alleviates pain
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Gather Up & Garden The Magic In Your life
I highly encourage everyone to get out in your local neighborhood & forage! This can be done in cities too! Just google “city foraging” & “urban foraging” & learn this magical skill for yourself!
Walking your neighborhood will bring you massive joy & appreciation for your life. I do my best to walk regularly no matter the weather. There is no such thing as inappropriate weather. There is just inappropriate clothing & gear.
On a similar note, growing your own life empowering garden is another super powerful Life Skill—thanks for the awesome upbringing and positive influence Mom & Dad! And major shoutout to my partner Carly for bringing this skill back into my everyday life!
Happy Alchemizing everyone!
UPDATE: I’ve been rotating my earl grey tea with Chai to enjoy the benefits of cardamom oil—a key ingredient in most Chai.
-The act of foraging was inspired by the awesome book “The Finnish Way” by Katja Pantzar. It’s also where I solidified the concept about getting outside no matter the weather (just wear appropriate clothing/gear). It’s something I was sometimes good about, but not always. Now I have clear understanding & process to follow.