At Innerself Lightworks we are focused on raising your vibration, and doing that with mindset, matter and meditation.
The "matter" piece of this is all about eating clean - and this topic makes it into our conversations on a daily basis. To eat a plant based diet, rich in nutrient dense, colorful food is a major factor in keeping your vibration high. When our vibration is high, we are smarter, healthier, and more connected to source.
"Most of your mental and emotional problems could be minimized by simple attention to proper eating." – Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Dan Millman
But we know that eating clean isn't easy, and that's why we've partnered with a company that has a mission to help humans get there, globally. With whole food concentrates and aeroponic growing, we are bridging the gap between what we eat and what we should eat. It helps to fill our cup, literally and figuratively.
So from time to time you may see us post about gardening, because we believe that growing your own food is the best way to make sure your food is nutrient dense, chemical and germ free, and sustainable.
From time to time you may see us post about plant power, highlighting certain fruits and veggies and why they are an ally for our body. And how you can get 30 to 55 of these super foods into your diet every day.
Without a doubt, what the government recommends is the bare minimum. The bare minimum is 10 servings of fruits and veggies per day – and a serving is the size of your fist. Do you eat that many per day? Are those 10 different plants? Because variety is also extremely important when you're talking about rebuilding the cells of a human body on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and decade-ly basis. If you want your body to be vibrant, youthful, and protected, you must eat the rainbow. Period.
So if your brain, body, or spirit is struggling, not operating at 100%... and what's more, think about what your DNA is doing under the surface (how do your parents feel? How did your ancestors feel and what was the cause of their body's decline?) – it's time to think about plant power.
Eat the rainbow. And I don't mean a Skittles rainbow - in fact, cut out processed sugar altogether. While you're at it, drink half your body weight in ounces. Get 8 hours of sleep. Don't eat dinner later than 6pm. Move daily. Meditate daily. And reduce or eliminate inflammatory foods (processed, gluten, dairy, etc).
Nutrient-dense humans win!
This week, we've been talking a lot about the magic of comfrey...
Our small-batch comfrey salve is good for just about any external ailment, and some internal ones too (not to be ingested) – from burns and rashes to bruising and soreness, this salve is one you'll always want on hand!
We grow the comfrey and calendula ourselves, dry and steep them for 3 moons, so it takes love and patience to make it, and it's not available just any-ol' time. When it's on the shelves, it flies off, so you can pre-order if we're out to get on the next batch. We make 2 batches of the oil per year, and make the salve on-demand from that, so it's fresh as can be for our friends. Kid tested, mother approved!
I will be harvesting comfrey this week so I need to move last year's oil!
Harvesting our plants still means we are 10-12 weeks out from the new oil, but we still have 1/2 gallon of last year's oil and a small batch of fresh salve to share!
Andy's Herbal Background:
Andy studied herbalism in both Oregon in 1995 at the Lost Valley Educational Center in Dexter, and in Scotland in 1997 through private tutorial at the Glasgow Apothecary. Upon moving to Steamboat, she received additional training through her work at Yampatika Nature Education Center from several amazing tutors. The comfrey salve recipe comes to us from published author and herbalist Mary O'Brien, and the comfrey plants in her yard all come from local herbalist Susan Mead.
Andy's core belief is that plants heal, and they're God's gifts to our bodies. When in alignment with nature, all things are possible, including health, homeostasis, and balance.
Andy's constant educator and co-formulator has been her guide Merlin, and from a young age they would formulate "potions" together under the kitchen sink. What is channeled from this ancient, wise alchemist is straight from Source itself.
Our amazing friends at Juice Plus+ have a mission, one that sticks oh so close to my heart, and that mission is to make clean living more accessible to everyone, whether you have a green thumb or not. While we work towards a happier and healthier tomorrow, follow along to discover the latest stories, tips, and features from Tower Garden.
Summer is officially here, and with this new season comes longer days and warmer temperatures. As we acclimate to this new season, there are a few actions that Tower Gardeners can take today to set their gardens up for a successful summer. From accessories to important maintenance reminders, check out favorite tips and tricks here that will have you enjoying delicious harvests all summer long.
On top of that, there are so many fun and unique ways that you can use your Tower Garden harvests. During this month's TGTV segment, we spoke with Chris Ann, an avid Tower Gardener and wellness coach, who walks us through some of her favorite Tower Garden inspired cocktails using freshly picked herbs. Follow along (here!) to join the fun and make these amazing cocktails alongside the Tower Garden team!
There are so many reasons to start growing your own Tower Garden. For one, it's the perfect homage to celebrate the summertime! Throughout July, we'll be hosting fun, summer-themed giveaways on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. For a chance to win, simply follow us on social media and keep an eye out for our 'Grow Your Summer' posts. Next, answer the question or take part in the challenge to be entered. There are multiple prizes at stake, meaning there are plenty of chances to win. Good luck and happy growing!