100 Things to Do!

100 Things to Do!

I’ve been really inspired here lately. I have two dollars in the bank account until next month. Things are tight, but I’m not here to bitch about it!

I still want to have fun! I just have to do so on a tighter budget… as in free.

Follow the link to find some inspiration for a zero cost experience!

(Do not own the rights of this photo. It is of Bjork. Found on Google.)

Rekindle Your Love Affair With Nature!

Rekindle Your Love Affair With Nature!

My first ever article that has been accepted by a site!

Elephant journal accepted an article I wrote having to do with our relationship with nature.

Here are the steps I listed, but please click the photo to continue reading!

“1.) Take A Trip

Sometimes, when I know I’m not expressing the affection I should towards the earth, I go somewhere I am unfamiliar with or have not been to in awhile. Those with the money and time for a vacation, try spending it somewhere away from urban areas. Those on a tight budget, find a natural setting locally such as a public park, a free tea garden, beach, or random space with trees. Basically, find a setting that is outside of the ordinary day.

2.) Breathe

Get comfortable. Focus on breathing. Let’s consider the air that fills our lungs. Notice the smells. Contemplate the fact that these plants allow us the oxygen we need to survive. Take time to appreciate that. Maybe shut your eyes while doing this, before taking in the full capacity of nature’s beauty.

3.) Be Present

When moving on to the other senses, such as the sight of majestic trees, the feel of sunshine warming the skin, and sound of falling rain, really pay attention to each individual detail. Appreciate everything felt, seen, heard, smelt and even tasted. Get lost in the abundant beauty that surrounds us each and every day.

4.) Rekindle That Fire

We must first bond with nature. Realize our connection. We were born from the earth and will return to it fully once our lives come to an end. Let’s show the earth that we love, respect, and need her. Thank her for supporting us and all other life forms.

5.) Repeat

It doesn’t just end here. We can’t just say we’ve become one with nature and leave it at that. All relationships are in need of constant care or they dwindle away. We must continue this affair with nature through constant visits, support during rough times, and above all expressing love. Surrounding ourselves in nature is only a portion of this relationship, we must give in return.”

Elephant Journal

Elephant Journal

If you have read any of my posts having to do with an Elephant Journal article, then you know how much I LOVE their blog.

Well, I am hoping to get my own articles accepted. It’s pretty exciting considering the fact that I haven’t really written anything out my own freewill for a few years. (Anything in length anyway.).

And you can write too! Just go to their website
(Click the Photo)

Look me up if you’re interested.

Make your own Herbal Wines

Originally posted on Lilith's Apothecary Herbal Body Care:

herb Infused wine
Herbal wines
date back thousands of years. Egyptian wine jars have been found with residues of herbs and resins. It makes sense, as we now know that alcohol breaks down the medicinal constituents of plants, making it more bio-available to the body. That’s why we make alcohol extracts as herbal tinctures to deliver botanical chemicals to our body. The famous 12th century German mystic, Hildegard of Bingen, recommended herbal wines such as lungwort wine for emphysema, honey-parsley wine for heart pain, and unsweetened lavender wine for congested liver.

Bitters infused in alcohol have been used in Europe for several hundred years. They usually contain bitter herbs that help with digestion by stimulating bile juices. Bitters have also been traditioanlly added to beer for the same reason.  Angostura Bitters are a famous member of this category and are well-used in hundres of cocktails for a splash of complexity, and to this day…

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