Healing with Flowers and Plants

3 Hidden Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Products

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no-detergentsYa know… one can get a little down when you start to consider all the different nasty, cancer-causing, immune-disrupting, skin-irritating chemicals that are legal and available in our regular household products. One might start to think that the powers that be have a vested interest in keeping us sick, fat and chemically saturated. Well that’s a little doomsday, isn’t it?

The good news is we have the power to choose what we want for our bodies and lives. Choice comes when we are armed with information.

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How to feng shui your love space.

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Yin Yang Feng ShuiSensual lover, I believe in the power of energy in objects. We have the ability to create our environment, along with our thoughts, to manifest our most intimate desires. As a result, I often turn to Feng shui if I am feeling a little stuck in the mud. Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging objects to create a good flow of energy or chi. Nowhere is more important to have good chi than in the bedroom. A lot goes on in the bedroom and you can do so much to improve it by using a few key ideas. If you are looking to attract a love friend or improve the relationship you currently have, please consider this:

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A Necessary Luxury: How to make a Natural Spa at Home

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Sweet sensual lovers, I was in Montreal over the weekend with a couple of friends. It was an opportunity to pamper ourselves and commit to some essential fairy-magic beautifying practices in our palatial rock star apartment. It was legendary fun!

These days, my skin feeling sad. It’s not accustomed to the dry dullness that comes from electric heat and indoor activities (I miss the consistent warm winds of Brazil). It’s starting to get cold here and as a result, my once soft skin is starting to look a little weathery and leathery. What is a sensual lover to do? I’ll let you in on the beauty regime we followed in Montreal. It’s guaranteed to turn you from scaly to sensually soft and fast.

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Sensual Living Manifesto

Sensual Living Manifesto

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healingMy gift for you, sensual lovers…

Download the Sensual Living Manifesto. Place it on your fridge, above your desk, on your bedside table or in your journal.

May it be a reminder of who you are and how you wish to live your sensual life…

Read and Download the Sensual Living Manifesto PDF below.

You will need Adobe PDF Reader on your computer or a pdf reader on your mobile device. Android and iPhone/ipad.

Getting Rid of Mold the Natural, Aromatic Way.

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mold-sporesRio gave me so much. I am full and thriving from the experience of living close to the ocean, surrounded by verdant mountains, steeped in a country rich with cultural and spiritual tradition. I came home happy… and with a suitcase full of mold. It seems that Brazilian winter temperatures combined with ocean breezes and mountains behind me made for a perfect breeding ground for mold to flourish. I had no idea the extent of the invasion until my friend picked me up at the airport and had an allergy attack as soon as she hugged me. Sheesh, that was awkward.

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The House of the Trees

The House of the Trees

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House of Trees

The House of the Trees (1895)

Ethelwyn Wetherald (canadian)

OPE your doors and take me in,
Spirit of the wood,
Wash me clean of dust and din,
Clothe me in your mood.

Take me from the noisy light 5
To the sunless peace,
Where at mid day standeth Night
Signing Toil’s release.

All your dusky twilight stores
To my senses give; 10
Take me in and lock the doors,
Show me how to live.

Lift your leafy roof for me,
Part your yielding walls;
Let me wander lingeringly 15
Through your scented halls.

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Jungle Love

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Sweet sensual lovers,

I have been far. I am so sorry, my sweets. I want to connect, just been deep in the woods without power.

Here’s the juice. Carnaval, as far as I could see, is a government sanctioned booze and sex fest. As soon as Carnaval Thursday hit, I felt a discernible shift in energy to something rather dark and out of current. I am not a party pooper. I just don’t get off on drunk, mojo-charged Brazilian men shoving their tongues down my throat at random. It happens and it’s just not how I roll.

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Brazilian Herbalism- Alchemy in Action

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On Saturday, I made the long trek from Vidigal to Santa Teresa to meet with a nutritionist friend to discuss teaching an Aromatherapy workshop in her space (we booked March 22 if you want to come). Santa Teresa is an amazing neighborhood, full of old, decaying, pillared buildings and vibrant, eclectic artists. In addition to having an inspiring boho-chic house, Sissa, my nutritionist friend also has a huge roof-top garden filled with Brazilian medicinal plants. I immediately asked for a tour.

Brazilian Medicinal Herbs
Brazilian Medicinal Herbs

Peixinho da Horta

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Healing a Burn with Plants

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Today is not a sensual blog but one dedicated to the unbelievable power of nature. I am so humbled, amazed and deeply grateful that I had to share it. I hope you never have to use this protocol, but if you do, TRUST that it works miraculously.

Yesterday in a moment of not thinking, I grabbed a pot that I had just taken off the stove. It was burning hot and I managed to severely burn my index, middle and ring finger, and the top third of my palm. It was an excruciating 5 alarm fire that had me seeing stars. Other people would have gone directly to the hospital, waited in a long line, and would have been without the use of a hand in a foreign country for about a month. I don’t have that kind of time and besides, I am fire dragon so I know a thing or two about healing burns. This one however was extreme, even for me. 

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