Welcome Back! This is a cool way for me to share the random things I find myself researching while I should be asleep! Who needs a regular sleep schedule? Probably me but I like learning new things at 3 in the crisp parts of the morning so here we are.
I’m not an expert in any of these things, do your research or talk to a medical professional before you decide to try these things because some teas and herbal products can interact with prescription drugs (See: St. John’s Wort).
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Spice of the Week: Cinnamon
Cinnamon is delicious and I don’t know what to tell you if you think otherwise. This section just isn’t for you, I’ll see you after this part. I didn’t realize how much I loved cinnamon until the year of 2019. I can’t eat oatmeal without it. I use it in my tea. It most definitely goes into my tea. It is perfection when baked with apples in a pastry of any sort. I had some sorbet in Denver with apple and cinnamon. I could have cried.
You know what my favorite thing about cinnamon is? It has benefits. So many of them. I appreciate it because cinnamon has been used for thousands of years for a multitude of reasons. It has been proven to help lower blood sugar, is anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, and has antioxidants. Can be used to balance the root chakra, and helps with lack of energy or motivation. Cinnamon also helps lower cholesterol, is good for gut health, and has a drying effect on mucus.
Its delicious and functional for everything from my physical body to my energetic body? I keep cinnamon around like I keep Palo Santo and oatmeal. I like to use it as a light dusting on my Golden Milk too!
Plant-based food I’ve been obsessed with: Chia Pudding
I’m going to throw it back to this post here: Chia Pudding
Wellness Method of the week:
Essential Oil Diffuser & Aromatherapy
When I say there is an essential oil for everything, I’m not lying. Trust me. Open up another tab, type in an affliction, add “essential oils” and you will find at least one or two. Essential oils for sleep, anxiety, productivity, cleaning, and nearly everything else you can think of. Some can have a hefty price tag, some are much more affordable. An example: A 1/2 ounce bottle of Eucalyptus Essential Oil from Mountain Rose Herbs is $4.50. The same sized bottle of Frankincense Essential Oil is $38.00. Also consider that you would only use a few drops at a time in the diffuser at a time and there are many affordable essential oils to use. This could easy become a blog post by itself so I encourage you to go a quick Google search on aromatherapy.
A list of more affordable oils:
- Peppermint – cooling; alerting and stimulating
- Clove – invigorating and stimulating
- Lemon – energizing and uplifting
- Eucalyptus – think of Vick’s Vapor Rub; use sparingly
- Lemongrass – focus and motivation
- Lavender – relaxing and soothing
- Sweet Orange – uplifting and cheerful
Some of my favorite blends that I use:
- 2 drops eucalyptus, 3 drops lavender, 2 drops lemon
- 5 drops lavender, 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops clove
- 5 drops frankincense, 2 drops lemon
Sound(s) of the Week: Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu. I’m certain she knows some things and isn’t telling the rest of us because learning for yourself is part of the journey. With that being said, enjoy this playlist of my favorite Badu tracks.
A New Thing I Learned:
This break was caused by the time I got slapped by a sack of bricks named “Adolescent Insecurities That Still Need To Be Dealt With.” Read about it here: Growth Spurt #2 of 2019
A Reminder To Help Reprogram Our Brains:
JANELLE MONAE WAS SNUBBED FOR HER RIGHTFULLY DESERVED GRAMMY AND I’M ANGRY ABOUT IT!!!
Okay, but for real, here is this week’s affirmation:
I am a unique magic and I should never forget it.
Thank you being here and reading my writing. I hope you enjoyed this assimilation of the things that occupied my brain this week!
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