Body into Balance….

I’m excited to share a new wellness book I just ordered and read the Introduction to. Especially because it coincides really well with my last two posts and a lot of the blogs I’ve been reading lately about anxiety and depression. It also sums up REALLY WELL why gardening and herbs are so extremely important to me & the wellness of my mind, body, and soul. I have inserted the Introduction from the book below:

Introduction from the book: Body into Balance, An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care by Maria Noel Groves

It is our environment that offers the healing we need, especially in this day and age. Therapy is within the nutritious food we eat, herbal remedies, the exercise we get, and our immersion in nature. Whether it is a walk in the wilderness, a hike in the woods or up a mountain, or gardening; there is truly a healing that takes place. I’ve never found more solace than when surrounded by nature.




15 thoughts on “Body into Balance….

  1. I SO believe in alternative modalities for healing and stay away from allopathic medicine as much as possible. I have not however, thrown the baby out with the baby water because I do have some conditions where I do rely on medication. I am an RN and I strongly state today that I no longer support our medical system. It is broken and too much harm is being done in the name of “healing”. NO! Healing is supposed to be gentle as well as each individual has the responsibility for good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. I refuse to hand my power over to doctors! An emergency situation is a totally different story. I’ve learned so much in the years I’ve determined to get well and still have so much more to learn.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Amy, and I completely agree. There are times and some doctors, like my children’s pediatrician, who are wonderful and thoughtful, but so many are not. Have a relaxing evening ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’•.

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  2. I can’t agree with you more in that nature is the most healing thing – I’m genuinely always at my happiest when surrounded by nature, walking or hiking, or crouching down in front of a butterfly or rose bush for a picture! It’s a therapy for free, and it’s so underrated. xx

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  3. There are many things Modern medicine has improved but I agree that there have to be more holistic approaches to health and wellbeing. I am very interested in Ayurveda but I think that healing by being close to nature should be central to all approaches! Looks a fascinating book and you have got some very uplifting photos to share.

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    1. Thanks so much! The book is really amazing and my new favorite in my collection! Like all things in life, I think a balance and a combination of the two, herbal/holistic and modern is ideal. Thanks as always for reading and your thoughts. I really appreciate it!!๐ŸŒปโ˜ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹~Anne

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  4. I completely agree with them and you. One million percent, My only health benefits have come from not following mainstream thoughts. Otherwise, I would still be sick. Did you mention the name of the book? I wasn’t sure, but I am definitely interested. I’ve grown a lot in knowledge and application of healthier ways, but know there is much more to learn and understand!

    Thanks so much for your valuable posts!

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    1. If you view the post in the reader, the first picture is a photo of the book cover: Body Into Balance, An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care by Maria Noel Groves. It really is wonderful and so helpful. It is an herbal guide with a very balanced approach to overall health and wellness. I have really been noticing the difference this winter regarding how I feel. Eating right, exercising, and herbal remedies really seem to keep sickness from taking over. So glad you are enjoying the posts!!๐Ÿ’•~Anne

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      1. I am fortunate that at the same time that I found out I had food sensitivities, we realized that the children had them too. Once they realized how much better they felt, living healthier was an easier sell. The only difficult one is my son, who is only 6.

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