Posts tagged #tea

The Healing Power in a Cup of Tea

Today is International Tea Day and of all the soothing remedies known to womankind for menstrual discomfort there is nothing quite as pleasurable and effective as a cup of tea. Accompany that warm tea with a comfy couch, a hot water bottle and a good book and you   might not mind being on your period so much and might actually have a moment of divine feminine serenity. 

There are a number of different herbal teas that help with menstrual cramps, bloating and other menstrual-related symptoms.

 

Long known for it's ability to relax muscles and anxiety, chamomile is an excellent tea to enjoy while Aunt Flo is in town but be warned, it has a mild sedative effect on the nervous system and is best enjoyed later in the day or evening. 

Chamomile tea is super gentle and highly effective. This is a tea that you can sip from the beginning of your cycle until the end to keep your body, mind, and emotions in a joyful place.
— herbaltealife
 

 

Cramp bark is traditionally used for any type of cramping or spasmodic pain including uterine, ovarian, abdominal and back pain which makes this an invaluable herb for women who experience any of these kinds of pain during menstruation. 

 

 

Black Cohosh is such a powerful herb that a small pinch added to another blend will bring out the benefit of it's pain relieving properties. The root of this herb acts to help soothe and relax the uterine lining. It is best to only use this in your tea while you're actively having your period and not throughout the rest of the month. It's the big guns so remember, a tiny pinch will do you! 

Whatever tea you choose enjoy your cuppa! 

 

An Empowering Afternoon for Mothers & Daughters

This past Sunday, my daughter Ally and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon in downtown Toronto, sharing tea, cupcakes and empowering inspiration courtesy of Faze magazine. Faze is the largest paid circulation magazine in the 12-24 demographic in Canada. Faze is full stories and interviews that appeal to it's teenage readers like current affairs, music, youth culture, careers, health, style, travel and so much more. If you haven't read an issue yet, you can pick one up at your local Indigo or Chapters retailer. 

To learn more about Cory Lee, check out her latest music video for her new song 'Boomerang."

Overall, my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed these few hours of insightful and empowering discussions and walked away with smiles on our faces and amazing goodie bags full of fun and interesting swag. If you ever get the chance to attend a live Faze event, I highly recommend you go. You won't be sorry. 

Posted on June 2, 2014 .