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Saturday, November 21, 2009


I don't know about you but everyone I meet these days all have the same comment..."I am just exhausted" and we haven't even got to the whole holiday frenzy yet!! Let's see what we can do about this- Here are some tried and true suggestions to help combat the fatigue and give your body the extra stamina it will need to get through this period of change going on in the cosmos and in this ever changing economy and world.

Herbs to treat fatigue:
* Siberian ginseng or eleuthero ( strengthens adrenal glands): 1/2 teaspoon, 2 -3 times a day
*Ginseng (strengthens adaptability to stress, energizes): tincture, 1/2 teaspoon or 2-3 capsules 2x a day.
*Oats ( counters exhaustion and depression): tincture 1/2 to 1 teaspoon, 3x a day. Look for a tincture that contains the oat seed and the straw.

Homeopathy Remedies:
* Arnica: for fatigue from over work and stress
*Arsenicum: for anxiety and restlessness

Chinese Medicine: Fatigue is often a sign of weak spleen-pancreas qi. This qi, often called middle QI, animates the periphery of the body. The strength of the arms and legs depends on this qi. To strengthen use warming foods such as most complex carbs, especially brown rice. Also steel cut oats, sweet rice and winter squash, parsnips, carrots, rutabagas, leeks, pumpkin, black beans and spices like black pepper, ginger, fennel and garlic. Food must be chewed well and taken in small and frequent meals.

*Deep breathing excercises
*Outdoor exercise and natural sunlight even in the winter
*Morning walks on wet grass
*Massage, therapeutic, acupressure or deep tissue

* Beta carotene 15-30mg per day
*Vitamin B complex: 50 mg per day
*Vitamin C: 100 mg per day
*Vitamin E and vitamin D 3 400 mg a day or more
*Royal jelly: 1-3 capsules or 100-400 mg a day
* A good quality whole food living multivitamin

*Meditate on why your life may be imbalanced and takes steps to correct that imbalance
*Spend at least 30 minutes daily doing what you really enjoy that does not include eating, watching tv or job related activities.
*Maintain or restore a positive attitude towards your life through prayer, chanting , meditation and PLAY. Or yeah did I mention DANCING. Dance, dance, dance when you are alone and let it all hang out if even only for a few minutes. You have no idea how restorative this can be to your soul. That's it for now but if you take even a few of the items from my suggestions you will be ahead of the game and have a spring in your step. Bye for now beauties

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Hello all. I will be uploading various pics from our last event at Shadle Farm as well as from the property and inside our 1730's farmhouse. It is a nod to the past for sure, with gigantic fireplaces in every room, some so big that you could drive a vw bug right into it - and I am not exaggerating!! This is one of everyones favorites, called the long room which boasts an enormous fireplace which was the original kitchen to the home. The ambience and natural beauty of the surroundings and the in interior of the home with its wood plank floors, stone work and detailing make spending time here at the farm like you are on a far away exotic retreat. I will be posting more photos here of Shadle Farm as our next retreat gears up. Stay tuned and informed people.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


We are planning another Level One Medicinal Aromatherapy workshop here at Shadle Farm in Jan 2010. What a great way to bring in the new year by empowering yourself with the ancient wisdom and language of the plants and trees. This workshop is good for people who are just starting to learn about using essential oils in their everyday life as well as for holistic practitioners who want to start to use the essences for an adjunct to what they are already offering. I have taken this coarse several times and get something new from it every time. It is a Friday eve- Sunday and includes a shamanic guided meditation, yoga, hands on healing work, group healing and the level one certification and teachings. Whole foods and lunches are available from ION RESTURANT and as always my husband Chef Mark Shadle will be preparing loads of healthy vegan snacks and refreshments for the group as well as the most beautiful fires in our 1730 Farm house. JAN 22-24 Call 860-922-6846 to reserve your space. We try and limited to a very small group so reserve your space today. To check out the instructors