My enchantment with the green world has always been within me. Yes, there have been times when the demands of my daily life overwhelmed my senses to the point that I would just forget to look up. But for the most part, the green mother has always warmed my heart and left sparkles of wonder in my eyes. Our life today and the daily environment we live in is ever more stressful on our bodies, our mind and our spirit. To soothe our aching, we grab whatever we feel will immediately work, aspirin, a glass of wine, the television remote control, or our favorite treats and candies. Whatever quick fix we may choose, we all know it isn’t the best option. Their positive effects are not sustainable and are plainly not good for us in the long run. Nature has magical powers (ok maybe not magical, they are in fact scientifically proven) that make you feel lighter, happier and healthier. You can choose to swim in the ocean, bathe in the forest or sit and sun gaze in the park for a deep dive experience. And perhaps you decide to bring your green world inside, stopping by a local garden center for plants or flowers for your home. Inside, you can snuggle in with a book and a freshly made cup of fresh ginger or mint leaf tea. Whatever you choose, I invite you to bring the green, potent energy of nature into your life and by making plants, trees, flowers, and herbs a part of your daily life. Once you let yourself see all the wonder of the full green magic with the eyes of a child, I promise you that your life will change. Your heart will fill with gratitude and your eyes will gaze with a love full of wonder.
The following teas will get you started on your relaxation and healing. Please enjoy!
Fresh Ginger Tea
1 ½ teaspoons freshly grated ginger root
1 ½ cups boiling water
1 ½ teaspoons natural sweetener or honey if desired
Place grated ginger in a glass measuring cup
Add 1 ½ cup boiling water
Let steep for 10-12 minutes
Strain into your preferred mug and add sweetener to taste
Fresh Mint Tea
2 to 3 sprigs of fresh mint
Honey or other sweetener (optional)
Lemon garnish (optional)
Roll the sprigs of fresh mint between your fingers to help release their oils
Add the sprigs to your cup of boiling water, let steep for 3 to 5 m
Add a touch of honey or sweetener to taste
Garnish with lemon if desired
Love & Light,
Lenka Schulze Ph.D.
* This information is for educational purposes only. The information presented has not been evaluated by the FDA. Our information is not intended to infer or guarantee results with any health issues, symptoms or diagnoses.