The Sunday Steep

 

 

hawthorn

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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4 Responses to “The Sunday Steep”

  1. avatar Crystal Ethington says:

    Hi…This isn’t really on the subject but I was wondering if you had any recipes for Hair Conditioner? I have tried the rinses but I’m not really too fond of them. I’ve been looking online but I can’t seem to find a DIY creamy conditioner….only the rinse?? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks

    • avatar Kori says:

      Hi Chrystal~Thank you for reading the blog! You might want to check out our blog post on Herbal Hair care: http://mountainroseblog.com/herbal-hair-care/ While it doesn’t have creamy conditioner recipes, it does share information about conditioning oils, herbs, and essential oils that work well for all sorts of hair types. I wish you the best of luck! ~Kori

  2. […] THIS insightful post from my very own local herb folks.  The authour of this one has A SERIES on the […]

    • avatar Susan says:

      Thank you so much for this. Your words are incredibly true. This is exactly what I was looking for. Mixing up a batch today… Your a blessing.

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