2020 has been more about the garden for me, which means not as much writing! I was a bit guilty about it at first then a friend said to me, ‘you know your garden time is okay Annie because there are different ways to express, create and release, this year it’s the garden, and the garden has been your saviour.’
Although looking at me, with the scratches, bumps, and grazes I’ve sustained from moving around rocks, wood chips, lifting fence palings, tripping on pavers, planting trees, uprooting trees, trimming, etc, you may not agree about the ‘saviour’ bit. Thank goodness for Correct X. I use this for my skin cuts etc. I’ll have it on the website for more information.
I find the garden very satisfying, despite the injuries! I was always a bit ‘gun-ho‘ as a little girl growing up. I would dive right in and give my dad a hand moving around garden waste, helping him create a bluestone wall in the back yard, while my more studios brothers were inside studying. (more…)
What do you know about Niacin? Like most people, probably not much! Niacin (Vitamin B3) is one of the most underrated players in the B Complex Vitamins. Your body gets niacin through food but also makes small amounts from the amino acid *L–tryptophan. Every part of your body needs Niacin to function properly.
As a supplement, niacin is vital, especially for ‘mental health’,balancing emotions, and dealing with good and bad news. Niacin may help lower cholesterol, ease arthritis, and boost brain function, among other benefits. Let’s focus on the brain function part first. As you are reading this, your comprehension is related to how much Niacin is circulating through your nervous system. Niacin is water-soluble, so your body doesn’t store it very well. This also means that your body can excrete excess amounts of the Niacin if it’s not needed. (more…)
There’s no replacement for exercising and eating high nutrient-dense food, in other words food that is bountiful with vitality and life force. Did your cereal offer you that? Unfortunately, today’s modern diet falls very short of delivering the nutrition we need. I’m not a fan of taking supplements, but I have found this Lifelong Vitality threesome to be the most noticeable of supplements I have ever explored. This is why I’m including a blog/review on this pack.
Frankly, LLV (Lifelong Vitality) can take up the shortfall. This is not to say that other supplements cannot be used on a regular basis, but these specific supplements are meant for anyone to use on a daily basis. (more…)
If you are anything like me, you are probably thinking and even singing that song when you see those words… ‘All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!’ You were singing it, weren’t you? Here’s a little warning, I’m not going to write much about Christmas I feel a need to express more here in this blog.
You and I know, Christmas will come and go, and we will be into another year before you know it; right now it’s October, and we are thinking about simpler human basics, like ‘when are things going to settle down?’ Will we ever see our relatives and friends down south again?
Those that have booked flights overseas or interstate and had their flights canceled, will they ever see that refund (myself included)? Will we be able to fly overseas by choice without being forced to have some sort of vaccine (which I won’t be part of)?
Will we be reduced to video conference calls and zoom calls for our Christmas gatherings? Rules like no touching, no hugging are becoming part of our new norm, this ridiculous ‘elbow tapping’ or ankle tapping, it’s driving us all nuts! I’m not buying it! How much of what is being reported is true?
Let’s get into it: In other words, what’s the fine print??? You may be managing your busy head wonderfully, or you may find that you get to the end of the day, and you have exhausted your mental capacity and need a little bit of calm around you! Either way, you will benefit from these selected essential oils and blends.
Some people unwind with wine (nothing wrong with that), others drink coffee or the like to keep stimulated when a gentle change of appropriate ‘scents’ and essential oils could enhance your human experience and help you to experience a deeper more restorative sleep at night with ‘NO’ side effects. Okay, you may still want the wine!!!
Annie’s suggestion for ‘Bedtime Bliss’ and a ‘clearer head’ during the day is as follows: (more…)