calendula

Calendula – Why & How to Grow it!

Learn how & why you should grow Calendula in your garden. We offer FREE Calendula Seeds, so you can grow your own and reap the benefits! Why Grow Calendula Bright yellow and orange flowers, historically used for medicinal and culinary purposes, come from easy calendula care when growing this simple flower. Commonly called the pot marigold (Calendula officinalis), the calendula flower has long been a staple in British cottage gardens. Petals are used in cooking, and were used as yellow coloring in cheeses and butters in centuries past. When used in stews, broths and salads, these petals add a spicy taste similar to saffron to many dishes. All parts of calendula plants are useful in many ways. The plant is said to stimulate the immune system and is currently used as an ingredient in many cosmetics. Flowers and leaves of the calendula may be dried and stored for later use.…

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Herbal Tea

3 Simple Herbal Tea Infusions

I’m going to preface this post with full transparency. I am not an herbalist. However; I have been enjoying the benefits of herbal tea for years!! We use teas for…

Save Ontario Farm Land

How to Save our Ontario Farmland

Between 1996-2016, Ontario saw equivalent of 5 family farms paved under each week. Over the past two decades, Ontario lost farmland at a rate of 175 acres (about 70 hectares)…

Dr. Len

Ho’oponopono – What is it?

Ho’oponopono is a process of atonement or reconciliation among individuals of the same family or community. D. Hew Len History of Ho’oponopono Ho’oponopono is an essential element of Huma, the…

apology

I’m Sorry – The 5 R’s of Apology

“I’m sorry,” is a phrase that is often over-used, mis-used and under-used. Let’s take a look at the etiquette behind a proper apology. Making Amends “I’m sorry” is often said…

gratitude

8 Gratitude Exercises to Up-level your Practice

Gratitude is perhaps the most powerful of human emotions. Benefits include improved physical health, greater happiness, better sleep, more self-esteem, stronger relationships, greater resilience, less anxiety, reduced symptoms of depression, and…

How to Manage Anxiety

How to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. It is a feeling of worry, fear and uncertainty that results from a perceived threat. This threat can be anything from an exam,…