In the fast paced society that we live in today, I highly recommend that you take a time out for yourself each day. Better yet, I recommend taking time for your entire family to relax and unwind. It is a natural process that is highly ignored these days because everyone is so busy. Before long you will notice a big difference in how you see life and that you are able to manage your day so much better. Include your children and make it something that the children look forward to and enjoy. Create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in a room they enjoy spending time in and make it a nightly routine to turn that room into a den of relaxation and peace by practicing reflexology therapy, gently stretching exercises and deep breathing techniques.
If you are unfamiliar with reflexology, here are the basics and how it can help you get control of your health. Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure in a strategic manner to reflexes of the feet and hands, and even the face and ears. Reflexologists see the hands and feet as an open door to the bodies systems. Each section of the feet and hands correlate to a specific organ. By stimulating nerves on specific areas of the feet and hands, you can stimulate blood flow and eliminate toxin buildup in the corresponding organs and systems of the body. And because reflexology works to put the body in a state of well-being, it is beneficial to every system in the body, and particularly for stress relief.
If you are serious, as many people are these days, about taking back their health and self-treating health problems; it is also a good idea to create your own herbal medicine cabinet. I am a firm believer that if you don’t have what you need available all of the time you won’t use it! If your son or daughter has all of a sudden come down with something and you need to make a homeopathic remedy, you are going to be out of luck in a hurry if you don’t have any of the herbs you need to create it.
So, if you are considering using herbs as a medicinal tool, you will have a choice to make. Should you purchase your herbs at the local market or should you grow them yourself? Obviously, as a believer in herbal medicine, I believe there is nothing better for you than ingesting your own hand grown herbs. Nowadays, there are too many reasons to doubt that your herbs were “handled with care”. In other words, polluted by chemicals and pesticides.
To start your own herb garden you need to determine which location is better for you, inside or out. There are many herbs that can be grown inside. Furthermore, if you are going to grow herbs for medicinal and cooking purposes, having them inside at your fingertips is very convenient. You may even consider a small indoor selection for the herbs you use most and utilize the outdoor garden for the herbs you will use more sparingly. No matter how big or little your garden is it is just best to get started.