Come at me 2018!

Well folks, another year has come and gone and I can’t say I’m sad to see it go. When I reflect on 2017 there’s little I recall fondly. My personal life wasn’t terrible but the world as a whole was hurting and as an empath, I spent a lot of my time feeling sad on the behalf of others. I did get to experience some personal growth and challenged myself to do new and intimidating things. I did so with success. I flew across the ocean with my best friend and visited two countries on a completely different continent from my own. Beautiful England and lively Ireland. I would definitely say this trip was the highlight of my 2017. I got to meet my best online friend Emily after years and years, and we spent a few days with her at her quaint little flat in London. The culture and vibe in both London and Dublin was intoxicating, I can see why they’re such favourable tourist destinations. I can’t wait to go back, preferably with my partner in tow. He’d absolutely love Ireland, especially since so much of our ancestry originated there.

My year was filled with lessons and some I learned and some I undoubtedly missed. New year’s day was the first Full Moon of the year and it was also a super moon (at one point it had a rainbow around it). I went to my cousin’s to spend the evening reflecting on our past year together. We burned candles, incense, and smudged sage. We did a Year ahead Tarot spread each, we did tea readings, we discussed our goals moving into the new year. We made little brooms with bells and anointed the gifts we exchanged by smudging them, rubbing them with Frankincense oil, and putting them in the full super moon. She made a herb blend to burn while focusing her intent on the year ahead while I made an oil blend. Then in true “us” fashion we snuggled up in bed and laughed at memes. Here are a few photos from our night!

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Finally, my “resolutions”. I’m on day 2 of not smoking in the new year, it’s an ambitious goal but I really want to quit and I hope if I really really want to quit, that will be enough to keep me away from it.

Besides that I just wish to learn as much as possible in the new year. Be more positive, work on my skills and hobbies, and indulge in the things I enjoy.

Happy New Year everyone!

 

Buddha Teas – Zen Cleanse Blend

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 11.15.34 AMA few weeks back I was approached by Buddha Teas to try their product and give an honest review. I was a little apprehensive because I am really brutally honest and I didn’t want them to be disappointed if I didn’t like the tea. I’m a tea snob so I felt like it could be a recipe for disaster, but I eventually accepted their proposal. I will just say, I have zero regrets. I got to go pick whichever tea I wanted, that was probably the best part. Their website has such a wide selection that I wasn’t sure I’d ever make up my mind, but I eventually settled on the Zen Cleanse Blend (http://www.buddhateas.com/zen-cleanse-blend.html)

Their teas are super affordable so I was going to buy it myself, but they told me it was on them! Yay! So I waited and waited for that tea to arrive, when it did, it did not disappoint. The packaging is actually quite nice for being as simplistic as it is.

The teabags are all bleach free and the packaging is eco-friendly! In addition to that, the teas themselves are all organic. No artificial flavours, colors, or preservatives. No GMO’s. NO MSG, and they’re 100% Kosher. These guys know their stuff!

So, I wanted to wait and use it when I was done smoking, because I felt like using a cleansing tea while putting toxins into your body on the daily is a little counterproductive. I quit a few days ago and on the first day completely smoke free, I enjoyed my first cup of Zen Cleanse Blend. Oh, my, gosh! First impressions? It smelled really nice, it has some obvious minty notes and despite not containing any citrus, it has a citrus scent. Could just be the ginger root? Who knows. Anyway the tea tastes fantastic. There’s this really strong flavour that usually I only get with loose leaf teas. I was pretty surprised to have such natural, flavourful tea, from a tea-bag! Even though the tea is decaf, I really felt a burst of energy after drinking it and I could feel it detoxing my body. I had some mild stomach cramps but I know that was the tea doing it’s job. I’ve had a cup or two every day since and my body feels amazing after I have a cup. I feel warm and fuzzy from the inside out, just very relaxed, but with the energy i’d have from drinking coffee. It’s the weirdest thing. I’m also down 2lbs and have only been drinking it for a few days. It’s not intended to make you lose weight but with it cleaning out my system, I am removing a lot of poison and toxins, making my metabolism quicker. 🙂 Oh and back to the packaging, They have little motivational quotes on every tea-tag! I squealed. The cup I’m drinking right now says “Laugh at your mistakes”. 🙂 I just thought that was such a sweet little touch, as if the tea isn’t enough of a pick-me-up, my tea is giving me advice to improve my life, what even!

Anyway, I’m sold. I will definitely be rebuying this tea and hopefully trying more in the future. I’m not one to falsely advertise something, I even got my husband to try it and back me up (he loved it too!)

So if you’re looking for delicious, affordable, healthy teas, check them out. 😉
http://www.buddhateas.com