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While the older I get, the deeper my sense of contentment and peace, I also know that for all the happy, joyful days, there are also days of grief and heartache. Life hands us loss: break-ups, estrangements, and the dying of those we love. We struggle to make sense of things and reconfigure our lives after overwhelming change. We find ways to cope.

I have my favorite herbs for times of grief and sadness. Lingering over a cup or two of this soothing tea while letting my mind quiet and my heart heal is as cherished a part of the human experience as joyful celebrations…

 

Sad Day Tea

1 teaspoon organic Damiana leaf

1 teaspoon organic dried Rosehips

1 teaspoon organic Chamomile flowers or Passionflower

1/2 – 1 teaspoon organic Hawthorn Berries

 

Sunshine

 

Some days are diamonds, some days are stones
Sometimes the hard times won’t leave me alone
Sometimes a cold wind blows a chill in my bones
Some days are diamonds, some days are stones

~Dick Feller

Check out our blog post on Herbs for Heartbreak for more healing choices.

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