Visitor from Mt Shasta

I teach – for the most part – maybe eclectic when I weave in some yoga therapeutics –  a gentle flow spiced with yin style and sweetened with restorative style of yoga Sunday nights … what a surprise to have this beautiful herbalist show up from Mt. Shasta to attend the class – also – bearing all these hand-made lotions and potions.  She uses the water from the Mt.Shasta creek in hand-crafting these lotions and aroma spritz.  Thank you Y-san for sharing your creations – I feel and appreciate the care you put into these magical jars and bottles.

These green comfrey creme does wonders for any rash, inflammations … and insect bites, bruises what have you …  

As she makes them herself in small batches, it’s probably best to pre-order so she can custom make them – and best to keep them refrigerated as did you know?  Lotions and potions do have expiration dates just like foods we place in our mouths; these are fed to our skin and absorbed through our pores …so shelf like cannot be beyond 3 months. If they are kept chilled, it feels even better for the hot spots.

* The flowers came from a local senior center as a thank you to the volunteers at their annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner … after the event during cleanup, we were asked to take any of the flower arrangements as a thank you so …  picked this smallest arrangement – Sitting next to the Volunteer Coordinator/Director, I was astounded to learn from her, there are some 700 volunteers throughout the year. There are so many giving, kind humans here.  Is it from some ancient texts that said something to the affect that  – those cultures that takes good care of their aged, sick and the little ones, are the most cultured and civilized.  Thank goodness.  Here, there’s no rhetoric of hate or exclusions.

“Straw Wars”

All those plastic straws invariably end up in landfills and ocean waters … harming our whales and sea turtles among many many more – sadly polluting the marine ecosystem. So doing a little part by using fewer straws and plastics – been drinking without straws but THESE are perfect!

Nice gift item from a very conscious Silicon Valley company. No they are not chopsticks in Ohashi bag – nor a flute … 2 sizes of straws and bristle brush cleaner even … so one can carry them around and reuse these straws over and over – for those warm weather tapioca boba drinks and smoothies:)