Monday, February 15, 2016

How to Heal Lead Poisoning Naturally

Lead poisoning is something no family wants to have to deal with, but is unfortunately much too common. In addition to keeping a low lead environment, nutrition is a powerful tool that can be used to prevent and reverse lead poisoning. If you or someone you love has been exposed to unsafe levels of lead, you can treat the problem by regularly consuming the following foods:
  • garlic
  • Brazil nuts
  • chlorella
  • cilantro
  • aloe vera juice
You will want to consume the foods as close to the time of lead exposure as possible. You can learn more HERE.

"When in doubt, use nutrition first." ~Roger Williams

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Around Town: Flourish

Hello everyone. Today I wanted to tell you guys about a lovely new shop that just opened called FLOURISH.  I stopped in for the first time not too long ago, and just can't get enough it! It sells handmade items by local Baltimoreans. They have wonderful hand poured candles, a wide assortment of teas, beautiful greeting cards, jewelry, books, soaps, art, clothing, and more. The owner is a pleasure to talk to and very knowledgeable about all of her merchandise. It's definitely worth a stop in, if you get the chance.  Take a look around.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What I Learned in January

1) Dedicated alone time should be a priority. As a busy mom with a toddler clinging to my legs most of the day, it's hard to get alone time. For the past several weeks I had not made alone time a priority, allowing myself to be submerged in day-to-day responsibilities with no time for myself. After a while this really took it's toll and I became exhausted. It taught me a valuable lesson, which is that alone time is not option. It's something that helps me to be a better mom, a better wife, and a better all around me. Now I am guarding my few minutes of peace a day with fierce intensity. I now take time to meditate, to do yoga, to write, to learn, and to pause and be thankful. This has been paying off immeasurably.

2) The importance of boundaries. In relation to item #1, I learned that it is important to set boundaries.  So often I put myself last. I am so busy responding to emails, text messages, telephone calls, and everything else that I don't make time for myself. I over commit or offer to do things for others that I don't want to do in order to be "nice", and in the end I end up short changing myself. This year I am really going to focus on taking care of myself, and learning to say no.

3) It's good to get to know people who are significantly different from you. The other night I had an opportunity to have dinner with some folks I had never met before who were from Texas and Tennessee. They were from settings much different than Baltimore and it was interesting and enlightening to chat and learn about the cultures of their respective hometowns. They also got to learn a bit about Baltimore and our wonderful food scene. Through walking around town they also got to see the city's serious homelessness and disinvestment problem. They both indicated they had never seen homelessness on Baltimore's scale where they live and were shocked by it. It made me realize how I tend to focus on the positive attributes of Baltimore on my blog and fail to show the total picture of the city's reality, which is not all tasty crab cakes and cookies. I will do a better job of representing all of Baltimore on my blog in 2016.

Learn what others have learned at CHATTING AT THE SKY.

"Take time to come home to yourself every day." ~Robin Casarean