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A Slow Living Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A herbalist teacher once told me to pay attention to the plants growing around me, they are often an indicator of the medicine I need. Some years it’s the dandelions growing in abundance. This year it’s clover. My fascination with plant medicine has branched into a fascination with soil and the microbiome within it. We can’t have healthy plants without a deep respect for the soil and life within it.
There was a good period of time the conversation among family members circled around the topic of a broken toaster, an old kitchen appliance belonging to my grandparents. It’s funny the things we remember. It isn’t so much the old broken toaster as much as what it stands for.
I’ve come to appreciate the contrast of things. Things I don’t want versus things I do. The accolade of busyness contrasted with the rising embrace of slow living. It’s in the contrast of things, showing us what is working and consequently, not working. This is the gift of slow living, becoming more intentional in how I spend my time.