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chamomile & lavender tea for some winter weekend relax

I’ve totally fallen in love with this simple infusion combining two ancient medicinal herbs. It’s the perfect relaxing beverage for the winter season. In addition to their soothing and relaxing effects, Chamomile can help alleviate fever and allergies and boost digestion, whereas Lavender stimulates circulation, acts as a tonic for the nervous system and has antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. And did I mention that this infusion tastes just heavenly? Just mix the two herbs in 50-50 ratio, infuse for 5min and enjoy. Please note that while some of the medical properties of these plants have been established and commonly accepted, the writer of this blog is not a medical professional; just someone who loves nutrition and learning about natural healing 🙂

treasure map of wellbeing

What is your well-being made of? This is a good question to ask at the beginning of a new year when most of us are motivated to improve our life by becoming more healthy, starting a new exercise regime or making resolutions about quitting smoking or seeing friends more. I personally believe in holistic well-being where the body, mind and soul are in harmony and all contribute to the person’s health and feel-good state. As I want this year to be a year of well-being and personal growth, I made the above “treasure map” to study what are the things that contribute to my well-being. This is a great exercise to find out in which areas we’re lacking the balance and it can give us practical tools to build our holistic well-being. Once we have a clear vision of our well-being, we just need to put the wheels in motion and start implementing little changes in our lives. Sometimes a great deal of self-discipline is required in this process (like when the alarm goes off …