relaxation

A new cold weather tradition

As I’ve gotten older, my body is getting used to the hot, humid days of summer in the South.

It hasn’t always been this way. (more…)

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Yes, I did. I traded sugar for sleep.

It’s been a heck of a journey, but over the past ten months I have shed over fifty pounds of excess weight. The biggest change of all? I gave up sugar. All sugar. Anything that the body processes into sugar found its way to the garbage can.

No more simple sugar carbohydrates for this chica.

Without getting into the details or covering the eating plan I undertook, I’d rather talk about one of the biggest benefits I’ve discovered since losing the weight.

The beauty of sleep. (more…)

Mugwort tincture: my first experience

Last year, I made three tinctures using a single herb in each. I made lavender, mugwort and echinacea. The echinacea was specifically for Mr. LaVeaux. He has quite a time fighting colds in the winter months.

Over the winter, he used up the entire bottle I’d made and, not surprisingly, he stayed well the whole season.

I had forgotten about the other two tinctures until this past weekend when I found them up in a kitchen cabinet. I took down the mugwort and decided to give it a try. (more…)

“Stem” by Fügügüffü – Music for a Dark Moon

Not too long ago while listening to Georgia Tech’s radio station, WREK.org, I heard this band from my native Atlanta. Captivated by the dark sounds flowing through my computer speakers, I looked up the band online and found their Bandcamp website.

In preparation for the dark moon, I am listening to their album “Stem” and allowing the primordial sounds to lull me into a blissful, deep state of relaxation.

If you enjoy this type of thing, go here and listen: http://fuguguffu.bandcamp.com

While you are there, check out the tracks “Void Planet” and “Menacing Earthworks.”

I’m tuning into this deep frequency and chilling out as I gaze into the void…

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