My aestheticism gave me a great recipe for a home made facial…baker’s sugar and olive oil. Rub very gently into a clean face and then sponge off with a warm washcloth. Makes your face feel like velvet and gets rid of old skin cells. But definitely be gentle because the sugar has the capacity to leave your face red and raw if you get too vigorous.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao-Tzu
OMG, I went to see Avatar with Hannah yesterday and it is truly a story for our time! To say it was amazing is an understatement. It jarred some kind of primeval memory, cellular. It is a masterpiece of enchantment while being profoundly relevant. Whatever else can be said about it, the communion the Na’vi with the soul source of their environment hearkened back to something that resonated in my bones. The metaphorical Tree of Life, the transference of spirit…all of it…just amazing.
Don’t miss it. Here’s a link: http://www.avatarmovie.com/index.html
Here’s a Home Remedy to help ward off the flu. It’s from my friend Saphir Lewis:
I live in the woods, I use plants for things like burn salve and teas. I like to wild gather berries for pies and elderberry brandy. This recipe is for when everybody’s got a nasty flu or some other kind of plague, and its got you too. Recently a friend was visiting from out of town, and she got real sick….she was staying at a rented place, not mine – but she was down with swollen throat, infected ears, sinus infection – it was nasty. I gave her my best referrals and she got some meds and started feeling better. Thats when I went out to dinner with her – and the next day I had it.
Heres my remedy – it kills anything – and it works in 24 -48 hours for me, but I eat real healthy all the time, so that might make a difference. It definitely beats any meds they’ll give you – its a quick bounce back.
Take two capsules of goldenseal 4 times a day. Take vitamin C 1000 mg on the hour. Drink as much water as is humanly possible. And take a half dropper of Lomatium Osha tincture 4-6 times a day under the tongue (it tastes horrid at first). And sleep – sleep and sleep and sleep and sleep.
If you tend to have a pretty sugary or white diet, then you can alkalize your blood with two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar in a quart of water and drink that, or add some lemon to your water, or make a vegetable broth (any kind) – that really helps too.
When its all over, you need to take two caps of probiotics every morning 30 minutes before food (for two weeks), with a cup of warmish water to rebuild your intestinal flora that were killed by the golden seal.