As much as you we love of coffee or Cacao if your getting headaches its time for a break, even once a day is too much when your getting headaches.
Caffeine is a powerful substance, it switches your body ON regardless of what your body wants. However the cost is your vitamin stores are burnt through quicker and calcium absorption is restricted, western research has linked B-Vitamins as an effective treatment for headaches and migraines. Don't buy any just any b vitamins, most synthetic forms can cause more harm than good. The best source b vitamins come from food and herbs.
You will get withdrawls
It's extremely common for people to struggle with some withdrawal symptoms in the first 3 days of stopping caffeine but it will be worth your while, if you feel fatigued without coffee then its clear sign your diet and lifestyle is not supporting you, take it as blessing to change before things get worse.
You can check out the full post in my link tree 🌲
6 171 hour ago
Mini Me: Pyro Edition 🔥
There are times I'd like to wrap my babies in bubble wrap and stick them in a padded room. Fortunately, I don't let the worry make the rules. To be clear, I firmly believe there is a place for extreme cautioun, I.e., carseat safety. However, there's a place for risk as well. Learning to admire AND respect fire involves the latter, but it is necessary, purposeful risk. This kind of risk is the type that pushes you to build your dreams. 💪
If you look close enough, you can find significant lessons hidden in the seemingly small ones. ✨
Women are amazing creatures...
We are multifaceted, often wearing armour into the world that can deflect the very things that we need; desire to be loved, to be understood, to be heard.
So when we show up, disrobe the heavy armour, take the courage, dive in with vulnerablity, the most beautiful thing happens. We create space for ourselves to learn, grow and connect to the joy, happiness and truths that build self-confidence, strengthening our collective consciousness.
Our early ancestors relied on a social network to not only survive but thrive by eating, sleeping, hunting and playing together. The sharing of stories is what connects us. This is an ancestral connection that empowered women for millennia. It’s time to return to this.
💚💚💚 @herstory.sisterhood & @spiritedmother held such a scared space for women to bloom at the Springrise retreat. Their powerful message resonates deep within my bones so I was elated to present my Holistic Health workshop! Very informative, it left much to be digested both mentally and physically (thus the booklets) 🙌, whilst focussing on the importance of a holistic approach.
Connecting with Nature, Ourselves & importantly people. To connect with this instinctual behaviour, to find our tribe, our pack, we are nurturing primal connections, innate behaviours that reset our overstimulated, over stressed nervous system.
I'm looking forward to connecting this weekend with new and familiar faces alike, exploring nature and all things holistic health. Will you be joining me?
FRI 20 Free intro hike
SAT 21 Flinders 2 hr hike
SAT 28 Kids Hike & Scavenger hunt
SUN 29 Cape Schanck 4 hr hike
Amanda 👣 #chooseyouradventure
To be flowing, outpouring with gratitude for the miracles of life— this is where the sweet spot is.
It is beyond time, space or words.
I find myself in awe through it all.
What did it take to reach this space of mind?
When I didn’t diminish my light to make those around me comfortable.
When I decided to speak the f up.
When I stopped depending on a substance to give me happiness.
When I surrounded myself with women who challenge me yet make me feel safe and supported.
When I fully embodied the medicine woman, the crone, the warrior goddess, the great mother and the sensual lover.
When I gave myself permission to dance my heart out and move my hips and breathe deep into my abundant gifts.
When I opened my eyes to the miracles of nature all around me everyday.
When I decided to cultivate the story of my life that I wanted.
When I remembered that I am part of Mother Earth and she is part of me.
That’s when I found freedom. 🌿
2 685 hours ago
Aujourd’hui j’ai eu le plaisir de donner mon premier atelier sur les usages des plantes sauvages de fin d’été, dans la région d’Oka 🍂 de beaux moments à marcher, relaxer et partager nos connaissances autour d’un feu 🔥
Good Monday morning everyone! Today I'm doing some interesting things: cleaning up my alter space, checking on the bird's wings I am curing, making ceremony for my dead grandmothers tonight, and eating a brownie.⠀
Some mediocre things today: going to the gym, washing Teddy my dog, playing fuseball with my son, weeding the garden.⠀
And some 👎 things: cleaning the bathroom, having an icky business meeting, emailing a dear friend whom I have been unsupportive of to explain why (been putting off this one for weeks).⠀
But you know how it is... some of that stuff is blah but it all moves life forward somehow (although eating a brownie then going to the gym kind of just cancels each other out 😐).⠀
What you up to today? Any time carved out for a moment in nature or for yo'self? Especially you mamas - make sure appointments with yourself go into your diary FIRST before everything else. I have been the worst at that in the past and that ship sank really fast, several times. I always put myself first now and everyone is much happier because I'm happier and more chilled out.⠀
I'm still a very shouty mum though. That didn't change 🤔📢⠀
Don't forget - YOU FIRST! Have a beautiful day!⠀
19 4710 hours ago
Current project I am working on. Inspired by images in Indian Fishing by Hilary Stewart.
But I will make a 4m section rather than the 16m described in the book, also using jute twine as I haven't made the hundreds of metered of cedar cordage needed for a net.
Your value stays constant whether it is seen or not. -seeker
2 7310 hours ago
✦What has the season of harvest brought that promises to light the way as we descent into the colder and darker months? ✦What radiance brought about by the fires of expansion and transformation can now be used to nourish the self and the collective? ✦What knowing can we bury deep within to keep the coals white hot with intention and purpose to fuel our unfolding?
The season of harvest is here. This harvest is faceted and not limited to only what we gather from within our selves but what we can gather from our communities. Look deeply within but do not over look the wisdom of the contributions of the collective. ✦What can be harvested from your community that you so carefully cultivated alongside them this season?
I know for me I witnessed such massive unfolding and transformation in this community this cycle. I am grateful to share in the courage and boldness I witness on here and now place it into the cauldron of creation that forever simmers deep within, ready to be alchemized into new ideas and truths.
The harvest is not for us alone but for us to come together. And this is perhaps the biggest shift within this cycle for me and for the direction I see social media moving. We are here to not only harvest but to plant new ideas, encourage new growth and till the soil of collective consciousness and let it be nourished by ALL of our contributions. ✦What bounty do you bring to the collective table that can nourish all? ✦How will you use your platform in the next cycle to encourage unity and collective growth?
2 6710 hours ago
Wondering what that little green nubbin' on your orchid is? 🤔 If you've got a moth (aka phalaenopsis) orchid -- the ones that you can get from any grocery store -- it can be hard to tell if that nub is a new root or a new flower stem.
Photo 1: New flower stems (aka spikes) look like a little green mitten🥊. (There is no mitten emoji. We tried.)
Photo 2: New roots are often the same color, but they're pointy like a pencil ✏️.
Learn more at Orchid Killers Anonymous, our orchid care 101 workshop on Sept 17 at @rewilddc! There's still time to grab a ticket - link in our profile.
Privates and boutique group sessions by appointment. Just DM me.
4 1112 hours ago
My Dad converted my old teenage CD rack into this amazing #bughotel for my birthday. Wood and bark with different sized holes for miner bees and other wee beasties, and a little button that turns on a light to attract moths. I call it Bug Ben, and I LOVE IT. #regrowth#rewild
Posture of Confidence
Movement with Purpose
Mindset of Courage
Come and experience all of these effects on your life by joining my Bowspring Beginner Series, starting Monday 16th September 7:45am at @akashastudiotrinidad. A 6 week series that lays out the many different ways you can apply a Bowspring practice and its many benefits.
DM me to sign up, we start tomorrow! *if you cannot make mornings, @jacquelinequesnel is also leading a beginner series starting on Wednesday 18th at 5:45pm!
Have you heard about #rewilding , the eco strategy which helps nature to take care of itself and broken landscapes to repair? It even features in the Archers on the radio! Our resident artist @louisepettifer received Arts Council funding this year to develop new work around the concept of rewilding.
During our Open Studios next weekend (see link in bio) she will have her sketchbooks full of drawings and experiments, as well as some new pieces in development and some collages.
Louise is currently creating several large pieces as part of the rewilding project, which she hopes to exhibit in the future. After working with paper cutting for a while, she has been exploring painting and drawing in this new work: "I am so enjoying painting and am immersed in the directness of drawing again." Louise has a BA in Textiles from Farnham and an MA in Drawing from Camberwell and was formerly artist in residence for the National Trust at Sissinghurst Castle. She offers workshops as well, her next one on monoprinting from plants will take place at Smallhythe Studio on Friday 18th October from 10am-1pm. To hear more about future workshops and exhibitions of hers, you can sign up to her mailing list through her website www.louisepettifer.co.uk.
I find myself adopting an evening ritual. Taking my pillow and blanket down to the beach before sunset, I change out of my shorts into long pants and lay down to read and write and be with what is.
Tonight it was the beautiful masterpiece Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams and the jotting down the beginnings of a poem about being bumped by a whale.
So many poignant passages in Refuge: “I am slowly, painfully discovering that my refuge is not found in my mother, my grandmother, of even the birds of Bear River. My refuge exists in my capacity to love. If I can learn to love death then I can begin to find refuge in change.”
The epitome of endings, the early autumn sun reclines to the west; the epitome of change, the full moon stands up for her shift in the east. Seagulls soar and sandpipers scurry to the tune of harbor buoys, while sand flies feast on decaying seaweed.
As the sun floats under the horizon, I add layers and sit up to meditate. Sometimes I can, sometimes not. Tonight I 'fail' after a few minutes.
But I do notice how this ocean seems to somehow simultaneously embody change and permanence, stillness and motion. Sometimes it is too powerful for me to handle. I'm a man of the mountains and forest and cornfields, I tell myself, not waves. I admit, it's a mystery to me.. Yet I realize now that everything waves.
Lately it is soothing. It washes out all that is still too rigid in me. Then I change once again, preparing for the night’s dreamscapes, the eye of the moon shining down on me, a silent collaborator in the work and in the play.
Long term fishing bait ! I dehydrated this chicken to a hook over 3 years ago ! It is still good ! By drying the chicken to the hook... It will last a very long time. When you are ready to use it... Soak it for a while and throw it in. I have caught fish like this with simply a line. Small and compact, they fit in a medicine bottle.
Acorn season this year is plentiful so we’ve been taking full advantage! Our upstairs loft is in total drying station mode.
A bountiful acorn harvest only comes around every few years and once properly dried, the acorns are good for 2-3 years in their shells before being processed.
If you have white or black oak in your area, stock up!
Sezonun ilk Otoportre; İlkel Ben çalışmasını dün akşam @studiosofu ’da yaptık ✨ insanın kendi yüzüyle iletişime geçmesi, yüzünü yeniden keşfetmesi, toplumun ondan beklediği güzel, mutlu ve eğlenceli maskenin arkasındaki üzgün, sinirli, vahşi, yaşlı, güçlü, yorgun yüz ile karşılaşması, onu görmesi, anlaması ve dinlemesi.. kendine doğru attığı küçük ama dönüştürücü bir adım🕯dün akşam 5 kişi bu adımı attık ve göze yabancı, öze tanıdık yüzlerimizle tanıştık.. katılarak bu paylaşımı gerçek kılan herkese teşekkür ederim, Sofu’ya bu samimi alan için teşekkür ederim.. bir sonraki çalışma için takipte kalın 🌝
✨Hypsizygus ulmarius✨ This is the Real Hypsizygus ulmarius for some reason lots of people in the industry sell White Pleurotus ostreatus sp. as Hypsizygus ulmarius I don’t often let things like this get under my skin, but this bothers me. Currently drying this specimen on the hood of my car in the sun so I can clone it when I get home and offer a True H.u. for you. It’s a delicious edible mushroom btw related to the Asian Buna-Shimeji you can find at some grocery stores.
Why do I offer so many different bitters?
1. One size does not fit all. If you were to go to an herbalist for a consultation, they would go over your health and concerns and make a blend specifically for your body and needs.
To make one blend and assume it will work for everyone is not enough. Especially when it comes to gut health because it is so complex. That is why I make each bitters blend to address the core digestive health as well as other issues.
For instance, if your body runs cold you would want a warming blend such as Firewalkers. If your body runs hot you might try a cooling blend such as Huntress . If you also suffer from anxiety or sleeplessness you would try Stargazer or Sleeping Beauty. If you lack focus or clarity, try Baba Yaga. And Titania is great for a simple yet delicious immune boost.
This more custom approach offers you the chance to find a blend specific to your needs.
2. It keeps things interesting. If we want to find a wellness routine that we truly enjoy and will stick to, we need variety. Anyone who consistently exercises will tell you the same thing. Having many blends to choose from can keep us on track to heal and then thrive.
So, if you are planning on checking out my shop update 🌻TOMORROW 9/9🌻 at 6 PM EST (I hope you do!), don't forget to take 10% off your entire order for helping me reach 10k followers (now 11k thank you!!!) with code 10FOR10. There will be two other bitters available other than the ones pictured here as well.