It is easy just to brew a dark cup of tea, and before drinking it plain, add more flavor to it. Not just flavor, but also ingredients that can calm your stomach, calm your nerves and help you have a better day. I usually have a few things in the pantry, and depending on how I feel, I add to my hot tea : ginger, lemon (dry lemon) mint, honey, and sometimes crushed cardamom seeds for more flavor. Crystallized ginger slowly melts in hot tea and adds more antioxidants, it is anti inflammatory , eases headaches & migraines, and lowers blood pressure. Adding lemon to your tea, can boost your immune system and increase your vitamin C intake. Honey is great for soothing a sore throat, and sweetening your tea naturally. Adding mint to hot tea reduces headaches, Improves immune system, and helps digestive system. And my favorite candied orange slices, add natural sweetness, wonderful flavor, and vitamin C. Today, take a few minutes, and treat yourself to a hot cup of tea, any way you like It ☺️
Natural Scents from flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits can help us to remember a moment in time, and can also help us to change the way we feel and think.
For me every time I peel a cucumber I can’t help, but to think Of summer days when my Mom would prepare a cucumber salad for us to enjoy with our lunch, just like the scent of ginger and molasses, will always remind me of Christmas cookies we bake every year for Santa.
Certain scents can also make us feel anxious, and restless, as some can help us to calm our thought, and help us to slow down and relax. To be aware of our surroundings, and change the way our emotions are altered simply by smelling an orange or relaxing in a bath with few drops of rose water is a wonderful way to claim and secure our happiness. Nature gives us its seasonal scents with the change in temperate and the seasonal vegetation. It is up to us to be aware and use the natural scents that can help with our physical and mental happiness.
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Scents can improve our mood and energize us. Citrus smells not only have a positive effect on our mood, they can also reduce stress and anxiety. When peeling an orange, it is hard to avoid the fruity smell dispersing through the air and its oil on your hands.
Beside enjoying a peeled orange, there is also orange marmalade, candied oranges, and orange oil to enjoy.
Making orange oil is easy and a great way to use all the beautiful orange peels. All you need is patience to peel the pith off the skin and leaving it to dry for a few days. Fill a glass jar with the dry peels and add vodka, leaving a small space between the lid and the orange peels.
Keep the jar away from light and shake it twice a day for 2-4 days. Open the lid and cover with a paper towel for the alcohol to evaporate for another day. The next day, drain the oranges using a coffee filter to get rid of sediment, then discard the oranges.
Orange oil can help protect and heal skin, and promote collagen. Add 8-10 drops of orange oil to 1/4 cup of epsom salt to running bath water for a relaxing bath.
You can also substitute the oranges for lemons or grapefruits. Enjoy the fruity smell.
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Looking for a place to relax and read or even think can get tricky when you are spending your days surrounded with family members. By creating private quiet corners at your house you can encourage your family to find their own favorite space to enjoy Their own hobbies, and interests.
Please watch the video below showing one idea to creat that relaxing quiet place.
I know every entertainment idea is not a good idea for all of us, but a few can make us all busy and happy at the same time.
Here are a few fun ones :
Cooking & Baking🥖🍳🍝
Gardening ( cleaning the yard )🌷
Time on social media🤪
By now we are all aware of the fact that being cut off from all social interactions is necessary in order to stay healthy. The fact that Corona virus can seriously harm people with health issues and the elderly, is a very frightening fact. Every time I hear the number of corona virus victims I am deeply sad for all involved.
Helping others to keep their positive attitude helps us too. Checking on our elderly relatives, and neighbors, and reminding ourselves this is not forever.
Some days no matter how organized we are can turn out to be stressful. Planning, summer activities, play dates, healthy menu for meals, snacks, work schedule, family time, just too much to be aware of and in control to accomplish.
Small chores around the house based on research are healthy for our mind, by helping us to create a peaceful moment for ourselves during the day.
-Organizing a small closet
-deweeding a garden
-cleaning our bedroom
it is the sense of being in the moment and accomplishing a task that helps us separate ourselves from what is planned for the day, and satisfying when seeing the immediate results of our work.
It is a wonderful opportunity to be present, and aware, as opposed to being distracted, stressed or overwhelmed. It gives us an opportunity to get back in touch with being happy doing something small.
With indoor fountains, that look nice, and sound so relaxing.
Being around water makes us calmer and more creative. The way water and sound interact it creates mental tranquility. The meditation state the sound of water creates helps us to relax and daydream. This is the moment we become creative by letting our mind to wonder.