The Sacred Blog

Herbal Tonics for Stress and Anxiety

“Sometimes all it takes is a warm cup of chamomile tea and a hug to make a miracle’ ~  Amanda McQuade Crawford, herbalist Do you recall the last time you felt really peaceful?  That deep calm feeling when you “Woke up smiling and the world smiled back. ” Are you one of those rare people who have ...

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What Is Your Pain Trying To Tell You?

We all experience physical pain at times in our lives. Have you ever wondered why? It’s an ancient and puzzling question. Why does pain have to be part of the human journey? From a spiritual point of view, the answer may be shrouded in mystery. But we do know a few things, from a purely physical ...

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3 Sacred Practices To Open The New Year

What an exciting time it is to bring in a new year. In the opening days of the new year, many of us are looking back to find the areas of our lives that can be improved upon in the coming months. In this annual phase of introspection, a common practice is to list out the things we are determined to do ...

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5 Questions To Help You Heal From Within

Many ancient cultures believed that the spiritual realm has a big impact on the physical world that we perceive with our senses. And today, empirical science is showing that this view of reality carries a number of benefits to our overall wellbeing.  One way to look at it is that “thoughts create ...

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The Healing Power of Pine Medicine (DIY Recipes!)

As the holiday season approaches, there is an ancient tradition that many of us still practice. Millions of adults and children alike here in the States and around the world get into the holiday spirit by hauling a bushy evergreen tree into the living room, standing it up in a prominent location and ...

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DIY Natural Skin Care Secrets

There’s an old saying in the Maya cultures of Guatemala, “Don’t put things on your face that you wouldn’t put in your mouth.” Our mouths are not the only entryway for our bodies to receive nutrients and toxins through. A new study has shown that the pores in your skin can absorb up to 64% of the ...

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A Delicious Remedy for Cold and Flu

I have a special treat for you today – a recipe for a popular herbal remedy that combines gut-supporting apple cider vinegar with powerful herbs to give you a full-body immunity boost… I’m talking about Fire Cider! The base of this amazingly healing remedy is apple cider vinegar, which is ...

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4 Sleep Secrets for Better Zzzs

As the winter solstice approaches here in the northern hemisphere, we’re seeing fewer hours of daylight – with the darkness arriving earlier each day. These months are nature’s way of taking a rest. Trees slow down and lose their leaves. Mammals go into hibernation. We, too, are mammals. And our ...

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3 Simple Meditations To Improve Your Life

As meditation becomes more mainstream these days, people are finally beginning to experience not just the mental benefits of this ancient practice, but also the positive effects on their physical health. With so many different styles geared toward specific goals and outcomes, it’s not always easy to ...

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A Heart-Healthy Holiday Beverage [Mulled Wine Recipe]

Today I want to touch on a fermented drink that has been consumed worldwide for centuries. It’s actually hard to find a modern culture that doesn’t have a place for it… I’m talking about wine, and it’s a central ingredient in the herb-infused holiday beverage recipe that we’ve ...

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A Delicious Healing Food From The Ancient World

Is there one aroma that takes you back to your childhood? For me the answer is simple — it’s the delicious smell of fresh garlic sizzling in olive oil. My love for cooking (and healing with food) grew from my Italian roots. My grandparents started teaching me kitchen basics when I was 10 years old! ...

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A DIY Herbal Kombucha Recipe

Why is it that almost every culture around the world eats fermented foods?  Is it an inherent love of the tangy and sour? That’s part of it, but there’s an evolutionary reason that our taste buds crave these flavors… it’s because fermented foods are extremely good for our digestive ...

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