Keep Moving!

By Susan Mead
Back Pain

Moving too fast without proper warm-up got me in trouble yesterday; I had the mother of all back spasms that made my cry out in pain every minute or more regardless of whether I was moving or stationary.   First, I did 30 minutes of gentle Essentrics stretches and even…

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December Daze

By Susan Mead

How do you feel at this point in December? Relieved? Exhausted? A bit depressed due to another New Year’s Eve alone or with way too many “over-imbibed” people? Time for serious self-care. I have no complaints about spending the first 8 days of December in Jamaica for more Essentrics training…

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Making do…40 Green Tomatoes

By Susan Mead

We had nearly 40 green tomatoes on one plant when the freeze was about to hit, so plucked them and stored them in the basement in brown paper bags to ripen.  It works well, although I must admit they aren’t *quite* as divine as plucked right off the vine.  😉 …

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Herbal Cordial Recipe

By Susan Mead

If you didn’t receive my recent newsletter on the benefits of making and drinking herbal cordials, I hope you sign up soon here on my website. When I’m on top of things, you’ll get your free newsletter twice a month. 😉 If you’re new to my blog (shorter and often…

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Saying Goodbye…

By Susan Mead
Maggie

After three months of email challenges, I’ve come across something much tougher:  saying goodbye to my darling kitty-cat, Maggie, on September 18th, 2013.  She taught me a lot during her 17 years on the planet, but I think she may have taught me even more after her spirit/energy left this…

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Pumpkin Blossom Fritters

By Susan Mead

These pumpkin blossom fritters are a delicious way to get a broad spectrum of nutrients into your diet (via a broad spectrum of colors in your fruits and vegetables) and are a great way to celebrate the last days of summer! I was able to get the pumpkin blossoms at…

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Essentrics Teacher Training in Montreal

By Susan Mead

Being in Montreal for 12 days of Essentrics training was a great adventure, exploring both the city and how my body responded to this intense, yet fun and highly informative, training.  I continue to be impressed with how healing it can be to lengthen and strengthen muscles simultaneously–using no other…

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Yampatika and Elder Berry Tincture

By Susan Mead

One of the local organizations I am passionate about is Yampatika, a non-profit that promotes environmental education for adults and children. Not long ago, we had our biggest fundraiser, the Wild Edible Feast. One of my contributions was Elder Berry Cordial which is super good for immune support and 100%…

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Lessons from India–The Taj Mahal

By Susan Mead
Essentrics Stretch

My recent trip to India was filled with stories and lessons that all unfolded when I was “in the flow” instead of having the illusion I was in control.  It was easier since I knew that 2 1/2 in weeks in India would include many things, but no control whatsoever. Why…

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