My medication is destroying my sleep cycle! It’s been difficult for me to sleep, taking my medication in the evening, so I’m hoping that taking it in the morning will help a little more. I had a list of things to do today but … sleep deprivation is a real thing.
I ran errands to buy more fruits and vegetables. I’ve been reading Choprak’s conscious eating book and it’s bringing more awareness to how I already consume food. For the most part, when I’m alone I’m a conscious eater, but that tends to go out the door when I’m in group settings. I am challenging myself to be more aware in group settings.
I’m not sure if I ever explained why I shifted to organic based foods but, for those who don’t know, I went through a series of surgeries from 2013-2015 related to abnormal ovarian tumor growths. It challenged the way I consumed food and the harmful products I was regularly introducing to my body. I can save that for a much longer, in-depth, blog.
As I’m typing, I am extracting my first client’s hair oil treatment. I wrote about it in my previous blog – and she reached out to me to send her some. Extraction takes a couple of hours and requires a lot of patience. It’s a long process to create these products but the outcomes are usually well worth it. For 2 oz it can take anywhere from 2-4 hours to extract the herb benefits. That doesn’t even include letting it cool down, straining the oils, packaging, etc.
What I love about this, more then anything, is sharing the benefits of these products with people. I love making it, the aroma it brings, sharing it, and watching others enjoy it too. It feels like a sisterhood that I can’t quite put my fingers on. My grandmother was a medicine woman and in many ways, this process reminds me of her, and how we spent so many memories in her garden picking her herbal medicines. I used to pretend to be her, as a child, and would spend countless hours pretending to be a medicine woman. Now as an adult – I love playing with herbs. Who would’ve thought? I hope she gave me her green thumb’s wisdom. I miss her often.
Love and light,
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