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25 Simple Ways To Improve Your Mood!

25 Simple Ways To Improve Your Mood!

We all have beautiful lives, and yet we have days when we feel like crap. Some days are better than others. And somedays are so crappy that it's hard to remember that things will turn around and we'll feel better. All the great days and challenging days are temporary. 

 

I realize that I don't know w the exact problem you are dealing with, and I can't fix or solve the problems. But, I can help you shift your mood. So, on today's episode of Apothecary Wisdom, I will share 25 simple tools that you can use immediately to improve your mood and your perspective.  

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Stay Healthy As You Travel With Your Kids This Holiday

Stay Healthy As You Travel With Your Kids This Holiday

Whether you're traveling by car or by plane you have a lot to pack and prioritize when you travel as a family over the holidays.  There are lots of considerations that you need to keep track of and keeping your children healthy on the trip is a top priority.  It really takes the fun out of things if you are taking care of a sick child at a hotel or in the guest room of someone else's house, especially when you don't have your herbal remedies with you.   

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4 Immune Boosting Herbal Teas for the Cold and Flu Season

4  Immune Boosting Herbal Teas for the Cold and Flu Season

Now is the time to cuddle up with a cup of herbal tea to warm you and keep your immune system strong and steady. Are you ready to receive the potent medicine and sturdy support from healing herbs?

 

In today's blog and episode of apothecary wisdom, I am sharing with you 4 of my favorite immune-boosting herbal teas for the cold and flu season.  I personally formulated these blends for very specific reasons. One is a general immune tea, and the other is to dry up wet coughs, the other is to moisten a dry cough, and the last one is to keep you feeling nourished, strong emotionally, and energetically stable.

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Safe Herbs for Breastfeeding Moms with a Cough, Cold, or Flu

Safe Herbs for Breastfeeding Moms with a Cough, Cold, or Flu

It's pretty miserable when you have a hacking cough, body aches, and a fever from a cold and the flu, especially when you're breastfeeding a baby! You're uncomfortable with your symptoms, and you're concerned that your baby might get sick too. Nursing moms have to be cautious about what medicine and herbs they can take while they are sick. So, today's episode of apothecary wisdom will help you know what herbs and natural remedies are safe for breastfeeding moms. You have too much on your shoulders to be sick for long! 

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Know the Difference Between a Midwife, OB, and Doula- 50 Questions To Ask

Know the Difference Between a Midwife, OB, and Doula- 50 Questions To Ask

Hey there! Are you pregnant and looking for more information about midwives and doulas?  Awesome, I’m so glad you’re here because today's episode of Apothecary Wisdom is focused on giving a overview of the crucial distinctions and scope of practice of the different types of midwives, obstetricians, and doulas. 

 

Working in the birth community has revealed that the general public is unclear about the important distinctions and differences of these essential birth workers-their training, and the services they provide.  Knowing the scope of practice of the birth professional you are about to hire for your birth is critical in order for you to be informed and have realistic expectations about your care and upcoming birth.

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Hiring A Homebirth Midwife Starts With An Effective Consultation

Hiring A Homebirth Midwife Starts With An Effective Consultation

Did you just find out you are pregnant and are starting to look for a midwife? Awesome and congratulations! You are in the right place at the right time because Today's episode of Apothecary Wisdom is dedicated to helping you hire the best midwife for your home birth by preparing you to have an effective consultation. I want you to know what to do before, during, and after your consultation so you can have the safe and empowering home birth you desire.

 

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Birth Plan Template for a Safe and Empowering Homebirth

Birth Plan Template for a Safe and Empowering Homebirth

As a midwife, I really enjoy the anticipation that comes before birth. The way women prepare, expect, and dream about birth is absolutely beautiful and powerful. One aspect of preparing for a safe homebirth, is writing a birth plan. A homebirth birth plan is an essential component of an active and informed birth. 

 

Knowing how to write an effective birth plan is a crucial part of this preparation process. Over the years, I've helped hundreds of women write their homebirth birth plans. One thing is abundantly clear, the women who feel good about how their births went (no matter how it unfolded) were realistically prepared for the intensity and reality of birth. They were not simply lucky. They actively prepared their minds, bodies, souls, partners, and homes for the birth experience.  

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Why Homebirth Is Better Than Hospital Birth for Healthy Women Who Want A Natural Birth

Why Homebirth Is Better Than Hospital Birth for Healthy Women Who Want A Natural Birth

I can't tell you how many times I've sat down with a couple discussing their birth options only to hear the woman is desiring a beautiful body led, natural birth and her partner or other family members think she is being foolish, naive, selfish and or dangerous.

  

In this post, I am covering the most popular benefits of home birth and my personal top 3 reasons why I know home birth is way better than hospital birth, for healthy low risk women who want a natural physiological birth.

 

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Postpartum Depression and Anxiety- How Herbs, Placenta Pills and Meditation Can Help

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety-  How Herbs, Placenta Pills and Meditation Can Help

I'd like to begin by congratulating and honoring you and the fact that you've given birth, and you have a sweet baby. I want to take the time to check in with you and process how your postpartum is going. This episode of Apothecary Wisdom is dedicated to postpartum moms who feel like they have the baby blues or postpartum depression. We will explore the immense life changes, the symptoms of PPD, and find helpful ways to improve your mood with food, placenta medicine, herbs, supplements, meditations, and radical self-care.

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Is CBD Oil Safe for Breastfeeding and Lactation?

Is CBD Oil Safe for Breastfeeding and Lactation?

Cannabis is the most popular and well-loved herb of our time! Especially now that it is becoming legal, it is being sold nearly everywhere. CBD, a compound of cannabis, is being marketed as a miracle that can solve nearly all your health problems. But what if you're breastfeeding? The question of the hour is, should you or shouldn't you take CBD Oil when you are breastfeeding? Today on Apothecary Wisdom, we are talking all about cannabis and CBD Oil while breastfeeding. Watch the full video if you want up to date information about the risks and benefits of CBD Oil during lactation.

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