Herbal Pain-Relief Shots

Clients and family were describing my reiki session. I think they forgot I was in the room. I was stting in the floor, and looked down when they started talking. The teenager said, “Wait, it’s really not reiki.” The others chimed in. “Yes, it is. She lays her hands on you. She opens the chakras.” Another added, “She sees and reads your aura. She reads it and sees colors and pain. And heat.” “But mostly it’s clairvoyance,” the Dad interjected. “She goes out of her body, That’s the Shaman training,” my friend said.  They all became silent, I think they were deciding what to share. But I couldn’t have done a better job explaining it myself. Every session is so different. And honestly, sometimes I’m super quiet and still. in it’s simplest form, it’s the “laying on of hands.” But they sure were open with each other, talking about it all. What a great family!

Recipe of the Day – Pain-Relief Shots

1 tsp. dried kratom

1 tsp. liquid valerian

1 tsp. liquid passionflower

1 tsp. dried chamomile flowere

1 tsp. dried nettles

1 pot water

Directions: Put the dried herbs in a tea ball or tight-meshed sieve. Bring water to almost a boil, the. turn off heat. Pour water over herbs snd let steep for twenty minutes. Add the liquid herbs amd stir. Pour into dark-colored bottles and store in a dark, cool place, away from the sun. Drink one shot as needed for pain.

Word of the Day – dolor – pain

Tip of the Day – Make this recipe when you’re not in pain. That way you will have them when needed.

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Aloe Foot Lotion

I was gifted with a bottle of ORMUS, from the amazing alchemist here in town. I don’t take it every day, only when i need a little help balancing my body and going into a wide, wide space of meditation. Perhaps every three days I take a capful. In-between, I hold the bottle, and immediately get the loving, expansive effects from the whole bottle! The creator laughs about that, as he knows I want to make the bottle last, bu t it’s actually quite amazing!

Recipe of the Day – Aloe Foot Lotion


1/2 c. oatmeal

4 T. aloe vera gel

1 T. coconut oil

Directions: Stir together and rub all over tired feet. Sit for 10 minutes with your feet up and reating on a pillow, abd then rinse with warm water.

Word of the Day – pies – feet

Tip of the Day – Do this after you’ve scrubbed your feet with a  pumice stone to make your feet super soft!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Oat Bars

Yesterday a whole family i did reiki for came over to visit.My idea, before they head back to Canada. I was so happy to have them, I made chia puddings, tangerine apple juice, green shots, lemongrass  tea, coffee and the oat bars I used to make for my kids. And what do you think they liked the best? The oat bars.

Recipe of the Day – Oat Bars


4 c. oats

1/2 c. honey

1/4 c. coconut crystals

dash salt

1 pinch vanilla powder of 1/2 tsp. vanilla



1 c. peanut or almond butter

1 c. chocolate pieces


Stir the first five ingredients together, and press into an oiled, 9 x 13″ cake pan.You can bake these at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, or dehydrate them in the dehydrator at 105 degrees for 4 hours. Melt the nut butter and chocolate and pour over all. Chill. But they’re awfully good warm!

Word of the Day – fiesta – party

Tip of the Day – Deydrated these get a little dry. So I serve them as granola with tea or coconut milk on top!

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Apple Chia Smoothie

I was speaking with my daughter we she commented, “Hey, mom, did you notice you keep saying, ‘we’ when you talk about what you did today?” “I do?” i answered with chagrin. “I know I’ve been talking to myself a lot. But, I don’t know who ‘we’ is! We don’t like that! “. “Ha ha,” she laughed aloud. “You sound like Gollum in his cave in Lord of the Rings!”

Recipe of the Day – Apple Chia Smoothie


1 c. coconut milk

1 T. soaked Chia seeds

1 Medium carrot

1  apple, cored

1/ 4″ piece Fresh ginger, peeled and grated

Directiions: Add coconut milk to the blender, followed by the chopped apple, then the rest of the ingredients and blend on high for half a minute or until creamy.

Word of the Day – nosotros – we

Tip of the Day – You can blend this with water, tea or almond milk instead of the coconut, yum!

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Eucalyptus Tea

Letter to my Brother: “By the way, M, you know how you said when you hear a bell, Dadis beside you? Well for me, 
It’s eucalyptus. Because whenever we walked to the old eucalyptus tree he would pick a leaf, break it and have me smell it. So whenever I smell them, Dad’s right here.
Thank goodness there are eucalyptus trees here. They aren’t native, but they’re here!”

M”Hey me too, Dot!. Every time I run up the hill towards the beach from my house, I grab a E-leaf off the tree to clear my sinus’ and think of dad! He always did it on walks with us as kids. “

Recipe of the Day – Eucalyptus Tea


3-4 leaves eucalyptus

1 pot water

Directions: Bring a pot of water to almost boiling, then turn it off. Add the leaves, or pour the water over the leaves. Let steep with the top on for twenty minutes.

Word of the Day – eucalipto – eucalpytus

Tip of the Day – Look at these benefits of drinking the tea:

Drinking eucalyptus tea throughout the day may help to lower blood sugar for those with pre-diabetic or confirmed diabetes.

The dried eucalyptus tree leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that help those suffering from asthma and other steroid-sensitive disorders as an aid in dissolving mucus.

The leaves destroy the bacteria that invade our immune system.They inhibit the growth of three potentially destructive bacterias staphylococcus aureus, the cause of strep throat; escherichia coli, ( E. coli) and candida albicans, the cause of yeast infections. Up to three cups of the tea per day for adults. Also kills the bacteria that cause bad breath! But don’t drink it for too many days in a row, or it becomes toxic to the body. Funny, huh?

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M’s Best Sesame Noodles

What are these huge red mushrooms called! 

Recipe of the Day – M’s Best Sesame Noodles


1 box rice noodles

1/2 cucumber

2 1/2 T. soy sauce

2 T. peanut butter

2 T. tahini

1 1/2 T. crushed ginger paste

2 tsp. garlic, minced

1 T. sugar

2 T. sesame oil

2 T. rice vinegar


Word of the Day – sesamo – sesame

Tip of the Day – We don’t get rice noodles imported here anymore, for the last year or two, so I use zucchini pasta,

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Sinus Infection Steam

What is this flower in my yard? It’s so beautiful with the white streaks.

Recipe of the Day – Sinus Infection Steam


3 drops Lemon Essential Oil

3 drops Peppermint

3 drops Eucalyptus

Directions:- Heat a pot of water to al ost boilimg. Add Essential Oils Drape a towel over your head and inhale vapors.

Word of the Day –  sinus -seno

Tip of the Day – Do this several times a day, and then, if you have swollen sinuses, follow with an ice pack for ten minutes, to bring down the swelling. Your skin will look amazing, too!

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Carrot Top Lime Juice

i was engaged in conversation at the Juice Factory, but also watching a guy buy carrots from Franco Organico. He asked Franco to cut off the tops, which made me rise quickly and ask Franco if I could have them for juicing. He gave me those and some cilantro! So nice as it was the end of his work day, And I shared them with my friend, “Hey, what do you do with all the carrot tops people don’t want, Franco?” I asked. “Oh, I give them to the goats, pigs and chickens.” “Well, you tell your farm animals we are having the same thing, okay? Thanks, Franco!”

Recipe of the Day – Carrot Top Lime Juice

1/2 bunch carrot top, the rull stem and leaves

juice of /2 lime

Directions – Juice.

Word of the Day – hojas – leaves

Tip of the Day – You can blend these, with a banana, but inless you cut them up very small, they’re too hard on th blender.

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Avo Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Hey, don’t be peeing on my bike tire,now.” I said to Beenie, Tiko’s sleepover. I had it on the porch and he was peeing on the pillar. So nice for Tiko to have a friend over, huh?

Recipe of the Day – Avocado Chipotle Sauce


  • 1/2 c. almond butter or almonds, ground to a paste
  • 1/4 c. Almond milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/8-1/4 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3/4 c. Water
  • 1 T. Lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/2 lb. Spaghetti, whole wheat or zucchini pasta
  • 1 T. cilantro chopped


  1. Place the almonds, almond milk, water, avocado, garlic clove, and lemon juice in a blender and process until smooth. Warm with the marinara sauce over a low heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Shred zucchini or Boil pasta according to the instructions on the box. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  3. Pour chipotle sauce over pasta and mix well.
  4. Serve with chopped cilantro on top.

Word of the Day – pipí – pee pee

Tip of the Day – For an extra creamy sauce use blanched almonds instead.

Essential Oil Comfort for Congestion

Several of my friends and acquaintances have had such a hard time with congestive coughs, bronchitis and such, that I thought I would share my essential oil remedies to help or comfort.

Recipe of the Day – Respiratory/Cold/Flu/Allergy


10 drops Lemon oil

10 drops Lavender oil

10 drops Peppermint Oil

2 c. carrier oil, such as almond, avocado, coconut or olive

Directions: Add the carrier oil to a small bowl. Mix in the essential oils. Pour into dark-colored bottles, using a small funnel. Apply behind ears, back of neck, and wrists as needed.

Word of the Day – esencias  – scents

Tip of the Day – LAVENDER is great for congestion/stuffy nose -rub it neat (undiluted) on the bridge of your nose and the bottom of your toes. For a runny nose, rub under nostrils. Peppermint is great for congestion and fever. Rub it over sinuses and chest. For fever, dilute and apply to back of neck, down spine, and armpits, behind knees, around navel, and on soles of feet. Repeat every 15 to 30 minutes or so until fever breaks. LEMON can also be diffused to help a cough. Put a drop or two in water and drink several times a day for an immunity boost. This can also be used diluted 1:1 behind ears and down jawline to lymph nodes to help with drainage.