I was on the road this past week, traveling to tend to the needs of my elderly mom. I returned home feeling more than a bit out of balance, but that - in and of itself - is not all that unusual. I was feeling somewhat under the weather yesterday, yet kept moving, but this morning I woke with a full blown springtime cold. I made a block of morning time to attend to phone calls and other obligatory activities and then commenced to tend to my own needs. I boiled some water to start an herbal steam and brew a pot of tea, and poured myself a dose of elderberry tincture to sip on throughout the afternoon. I forced myself to rest. The happy chicken soup with rice was good dinnertime medicine too.
I can breathe through both nostrils again and while I'm still forcing myself to rest and sip my elderberry love, I'm feeling much better and can feel my body mending as I give thanks to the spirit of the plants that support me in ways that never cease to delight and amaze me.
And now, it's time for another loving steam and cup of healing tea. Peace.