Could it be that sharing yerba with each other is part of the answer? Can it be that sitting down with each other and finally having the difficult conversations we have been avoiding will heal us. Could it be that we are finally ready to put time together as a priority rather than a luxury?
This might be a bit overkill, but even when not prepping for a shoot, if I stumble upon a picture in a magazine that catches my eye, I will tear it out and file it. I always have a bunch of these going so when I am getting ready for a shoot, I can go through those pictures and maybe draw from that.
I don't know about you, but where live in Baltimore Maryland, it's gray, and it can be gray for months on end. It is depressing!! Then when summer time comes, and the sun is peeking through the clouds, it just lifts everybody’s mood. You can see it and you can feel it.
My favorite ritual of all time is yerba mate. If you don't get a yerba mate set from us, get it from somewhere. This is an amazingly easy ritual that can help with stress. The yerba mate ritual is one of self-care that promotes wellness.
I decided to put our tea blends into a comprehensive list so you can see which tea does what. I have also created links so you can see for yourself what ingredients they contain.
Turmeric is an incredibly powerful herb, and there have been hundreds of studies done on it. It is so powerful in fact that now the medical community is on board with it and touting its effects. But did you know the most products sold with turmeric are basically useless? That is because not only are they not organic, but they do not contain a substance called pepperine. Pepperine is what activates the herb and makes it bioavailable. That means, the body can not use turmeric in its form unless it also has Pepperine alongside it. Isn't that fascinating? Pepperine is the herb that unlocks the door to Turmeric. So make sure that any kind of turmeric you are buying, also has pepperine with it, like BALANCE blend.
A couple of years ago, while doing research, we discovered that the combination of yerba mate and CBD was quite powerful. The studies pointed to yerba being an amazing "base" for other herbal components in that the yerba "boosts" the healing properties.