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Like crystals, may we be healers. May our many-faceted souls be ever reflecting of our mother Earth. May we be mirrors of growth, imitators of truth, reflectors of grace. May our beams shine upon the weary and the broken-hearted. Let them catch a glimpse of the infinite light that has created our spirits: as a delicate gemstone is formed with selfless intention, as well as patience. May we use our power for good, and shed vibes of well-being into the world. Let us bask in the glow that emulates the essence of clarity and healing: and may we be ever glimmering.

via Karyn Bender RPh CHHC
November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Most of us never actively focus on the present moment. We spend most of our time thinking about the future, planning what needs to be done, or in the past, ruminating over how things could have been done differently. Even when we do make the decision to consciously start becoming aware of the present moment through meditation, scheduling the time for it can make it feel like a chore. We tend to put things like that at the bottom of our very long lists of things to do. Believe it or not, practicing mindfulness can take very little time out of the day, and isn’t hard to do at all. Being mindful when performing a task like cleaning, is a great way to get in a little meditation without working too hard for it. Most of the time we are thinking about other things when we do chores. Taking a few minutes to turn our focus and attention completely on what we are doing can do wonders for our mental state, as it calms and stills the mind.

via Karyn Bender RPh CHHC
November 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Hops are known for giving beer its bitter taste, especially in ales. This simple plant is not only a taste-enhancer and food preservative, but it’s also been used for medicinal purposes. If you suffer from insomnia or tension, then you’d be happy to know that hops is a natural sedative. Like many medicinal teas, hops carry tannins that are especially helpful for inflammation. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia found that hops are especially helpful for treating gastric functions. Combined, the medicinal qualities of hops are beneficial toward healing a wide variety of ailments. Whether you’re feeling the pressure from the holidays or are looking for one of the many medicinal benefits of hops, you might just have to sit back and enjoy a beer!

via Karyn Bender RPh CHHC
November 13th, 2015|0 Comments