Sniffle, sniffle, sneeze. It's cold + flu season in Canada and already, my phone is ringing off the hook with calls for substitute teaching jobs due to classroom teachers taking sick days. Ah, the life of anyone who leaves their house in the winter - germs, germs everywhere. But wait! What if I told you that you could curb a cold before it even starts? What if I told you that you could clean the air in your classroom/home/workspace to keep germs at bay? Beat cold + flu season this year with some natural remedies to get you back up and running in no time.
I’m baaaaack! I have to apologize, I fell off the blogging wagon for awhile and I totally neglected all of my followers so if you’re still with me, THANK YOU! Sometimes life takes over and you just need to take a step back. I’ve come up with some new motivation for a series entitled The A-Zs of Dadirri Ingredients which I think you’ll really enjoy. Each week, I’ll be writing about a particular ingredient that is used in the Dadirri Naturals product line. It’s so important for people to know and understand what’s in their products and why it’s in there – be informed! Let’s get started.
Berry season is upon us in Manitoba and let me say – the berries this year are cray-zay! All this heat and rain has made them so big and juicy, the sore back from bending down for so long is worth it! I haven’t been berry picking in quite awhile but I have a bit more time on my hands these days so I decided to take advantage. I went to Prairie Berry, a new strawberry farm that’s 10 minutes south of Winnipeg down Highway 75 (Pembina) It was great! Tons of sweet berries just waiting to be picked and at only $10/bucket for u-pick, you really can’t go wrong.
Did you know that your skin accounts for about 15% of your body weight with the thickest skin being on your feet and the thinnest being on your eyelids? Every 28 days, your skin renews itself and every minute, you shed about 30,000 dead skin cells. Our bodies are so amazing at how they take care of themselves, however there’s always more we can do to help them run more efficiently. Being our largest organ, the skin does a lot for us so it’s important that we keep it in good shape.
“Every breath is a giveaway dance between you and the plants.” – Susun Weed
I’ve never really considered it in this way before, but this really made me think about how important our connection with nature is. We, as a planet, really rely on every other living thing, and it’s fascinating to me that something so simple as exhaling gives life to something else. It always seems to come back to that Lion King “circle of life”!