A Slow Living Blog

A Slow Living Blog

Conformity Has Never Been His Thing – Meet My Dad

Conformity Has Never Been His Thing – Meet My Dad

Dad has never been one to follow the crowd. He is fiercely independent, equally stubborn and also one of the most creative and innovative people I know.

Herbal Tea Benefits – How To Make Your Own Herbal Tea At Home

Herbal Tea Benefits – How To Make Your Own Herbal Tea At Home

Is herbal tea really that good for you? Herbal tea quickly absorbs and influences the body making it one of the best natural remedies available. Whether you enjoy a cup of herbal tea on occasion or use it medicinally to treat a specific condition, herbal tea is a great way to nourish and support health.

How To Make Pine Needle Tincture Using Store Bought Tea

How To Make Pine Needle Tincture Using Store Bought Tea

White pine needles are an excellent source of antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin C. The oil found in pine needles contain a natural form of suramin, which is used in pharmaceutical form as a parasitic treatment. Shikimic acid, also found in pine needles, has antiviral properties and is used for treating flu and respiratory illness. 

Gardening 101 – How To Garden For Beginners

Gardening 101 – How To Garden For Beginners

Everything you need to know about gardening. From knowing your growing zone, where to buy seeds, starting seeds indoors, what type of garden will work best for you (container gardening, raised beds or an in-ground garden). Learn how to care for your plants and enjoy your garden this season.

How To Make Rosemary Tincture – A Natural Remedy For Headaches

How To Make Rosemary Tincture – A Natural Remedy For Headaches

Rosemary is an amazing herb that can be used for a number of health benefits. Its reputation as a natural remedy for headaches comes from its ability to increase circulation. Know what type of headache rosemary helps and how to make your own herbal medicine.

How To Make Dandelion Tincture (whole herb)

How To Make Dandelion Tincture (whole herb)

Dandelions have amazing health benefits, are full of vitamins and minerals and help with things like sluggish digestion. Dandelions are often referred to as a spring tonic, helping your body detoxify after a long winter. Making dandelion tincture is an easy and cost effective way to have the benefits of dandelion with you whenever you need it. Learn just how easy making your own herbal remedies can be.

Inspiring Slow Living Quotes

Inspiring Slow Living Quotes

Top 10 Slow & Simple Living Quotes. Wikipedia defines slow living as a lifestyle encouraging a slower pace to everyday life. For me, slow living is an intentional choice to walk this earth a little lighter, to pay attention to the quiet moments found in between things, where connection happens. Here’s my top 10 inspiring quotes for slow and simple living.

Healing With Organic Food

Healing With Organic Food

I was grocery shopping yesterday when a store employee, who was stocking shelves, turned to say hello and welcomed me to the natural food aisle.  We exchanged pleasantries as I shopped for the items I needed.  It didn’t occur to me how truly odd his statement was until I was home, unpacking groceries.

Natural All Purpose Cleaning Spray – DIY Recipe

Natural All Purpose Cleaning Spray – DIY Recipe

I started using this all purpose cleaning spray years ago when my kids were young. They often wanted to help with cleaning but I was never comfortable letting them use the store bought products. If I didn’t want my kids using these products, let alone be in the same room while I used them, I didn’t think they belonged in my house at all.

Walking The Plant Path – The More I Learn The Less I Know

Walking The Plant Path – The More I Learn The Less I Know

Little did I know this deep dive into herbs would coincide with a virus that would cause a world pandemic. I balanced news reports with herbal textbooks and while I am thankful for our modern day medicine, I am also thankful for the traditional teachings of the medicine growing around us. There is a need for both.