Created: Sunday, 15 November 2020 Written by June Carnell

Returning to Wellness

Last week saw us enter lock-down number two. During lock-down number one I realised my work/life balance needed to be addressed. As a result, I made decisions and took action, and I am pleased to share that I am still productive in work and yet have time to relax and enjoy my life.  This time in lock-down I am ready to focus on wellness.

At the weekend, an online course caught my attention. This course set out to connect me with herbs and plants and has a clear focus on general wellness. It seemed the right course landed in front of me at just the right time.

This week I have been learning about the properties of lemon balm, rose, lavender, chamomile and mint. Not only have I been learning about the properties but the stories, the botanical aspects, harvesting and the connections of the plants to various aspects of our bodies and emotional states. The course has uplifted and inspired me. Daily meditations based around the selected plants have really helped to embed the new knowledge and self-care tasks like inhalations, baths and bare feet walking have been fabulous reminders of how many ways we can tend to our wellness.

I am becoming more and more conscious of what I put into and on my body. I think it might be a long road as it means making changes to lots of things including foods, drinks and cosmetics but I think it will be worth it.

So, going forward I will be growing or buying in herbs, I am going to have a go at making balms, drinking my own made teas and enjoying Epsom salt foot baths with some drops of delicious essential oils. I will be trying mint inhalations when I need them, tending my garden with more conscious awareness and making more of the wonderful natural ingredients and practices that are available to me.

Please drop me a comment or an email if you are on this journey too, I’d love to hear what you are doing.


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