Wellness on Purpose - Its October!

 

Purpose is the theme of the month at Sacred Vibes. We are encouraging you to embrace wellness with a purpose. When used as a noun purpose is defined as determination and resoluteness, as a verb it can mean to intentionally design. That’s exactly what I want you to do this month! With determination and resoluteness, I want you to intentionally design and achieve your wellness goals.

I believe that wellness can be achieved if we stop actively harming ourselves, such as, having an improper diet, lack of exercise, and engaging damaging relationships, etc.; and go back to the business of taking care of ourselves and our families in a compassionate, loving way.

Most of all purposefully renewing our connection to the earth will allow us to draw from its infinite sources for regeneration and ultimate wellness. Today is the first day of October's new moon, a great time to define your wellness intent. Write it down and keep it in a visible place, that you can be reminded each day of your intention to achieve balance and wellness.

Throughout the month I will help you to design a simple day-to-day protocol that will help you achieve one or more of your wellness goals

September and Community!

 

September ='s Community! We are celebrating Community at Sacred this month -- That's YOU! You are our neighbors, friends, supporters, idea generators, inspiration to do better, serve and offer more.  With that in mind, here are some of the activities we will be offering to you this month:

1. Sickle Cell Anemia Meet Up - September is National Sickle Cell Anemia Month. Are you or any one in your community living with Sickle Cell?   Herbal support for Sickle Cell Anemia has been a treatment priority for me over the years.  My focus has been on the development of treatment protocols for the following areas:

  • Herbal strengtheners for crisis prevention
  • Issues of the mind Depression and Stress
  • Anemia and
  • Fighting Infection

Come and sit with us and discuss herbal approaches to keep you healthy.

When:  Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

2.  Autumn Equinox Meditation - Join us to celebrate the shift of the earth energy, as the sun wanes and the moon gains strength.  We ourselves are affected by this shift. Learn how to open up and receive redirection from nature during this transition.

When: Thursday, September 23rd at 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

All our events will held at Sacred Vibes Apothecary -

376 Argyle Road, Brooklyn, NY 11218 (between Cortelyou and Dorchester Roads)

Please RSVP to either event at sacredvibes@verizon.net

Ready, Set, Go! Get them Ready for School Naturally!

 

I have been consumed with thinking and planning about getting my three little (and not so little) ones off to school.  My youngest one Shiloh will be starting in a pre-kindergarten program; he's ready, but I am not so sure I am!  As I think about their needs for them to have a great school year to be prepared to learn as much as possible, I can't help to also think of their health.  As the seasons change their little bodies, as well as ours, without the right preparation will be susceptible to infection and illness.   Let Sacred help you get the right support to be naturally healthy this school year!  

Join us for a fun workshop this weekend on just this topic!

Ready, Set, Go Fall Readiness Workshop

Build your Immune System and prevent illness this fall and with herbs.Learn how plants can help andthe items needed to keep you and your family healthy this Fall and Winter!

Date:Sunday, August 22 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location:Sacred Vibes Apothecary – 376 Argyle Road (Cortelyou and Dorchester Roads)

Cost: $50

Sacred also will be offering the following products for your young ones at a 15% discount until September, 30 while supplies last:

Sacred Immune Builder and Tincture for Infections

Part I - Immune System Tincture

Build your immune system naturally! Our immune tincture is made of of immune supportive herbs that will help you build your immune and withstand this flu season.

Astragulus Root - Immune food, anti-viral, resistance builder. A potent immune enhancer. Best taken before allergy or cold and flu season strikes, it builds the body’s resistance.

Codonopisis Root - Vital energy and restorative herb, for deficient immune systems,builds immune, prevents frequent infection.

Siberian Ginseng - Antiviral and boosts the immune system, aids the body to withstand stressful conditions.

Rosehips - Highest natural form of Vitamin C. Fights infections and colds.

Part II - Tincture for infections

Help the body fight off infections. Boost your body's natural mechanism for fighting off infections.

Goldenseal Root - A powerful antibiotic and antimicrobial herb.

Echinacea Root - An immune stimulant, antimicrobial. Fights the flu, staph infections and lymphatic congestion.

Usnea - Immune enhancer with antibiotic properties.

Garlic - Antibiotic, internal and external antiseptic, stimulates the body's immune system.

Ginger - Stimulant, respiratory congestion and internal warming.

Young Vibes High C Tea

This tea is formulated to ensure that your children are receiving their share of Vitamin C. The tea is composed of herbs traditionally know for their high Vitamin C content. It provides bioflavinoids and Vitamin C in a readily absorbed way. All of our young ones love this tea - they all agree it tastes good and that's what we love about it! You can give it to them cold or hot.

Young Vibes Respiratory Tonic Tea

This is our respiratory tonic tea formulated especially for children. But can be used for both adults and children. It builds lung health and can be useful in treating respiratory illnesses such as asthma.

Red Clover Flowers (Trifolium pretense) traditional used to treat coughs, colds, mucous and congestion

Mullein Leaves (Verbascum thapsus) lung and bronchial congestion, coughs, sore throat

Fennel Seeds (Foeniculum vulgare) congestion, coughs, colds

Coltsfoot leaf(Tussilago farfara) chronic lung problems, cough, bronchitis

Rosehips seeds (Rosa canina) Highest form of Vit. C, congestion, colds, flu and infections

Calendula Flowers (Calendula officinalis) Lymphatic congestion

All Natural Hand Sanitizer and Room Spray

An all natural way to ward off germs! A combination of herbs and essential oils with anti-viral and antiseptic properties.

Stop by the Apothecary! Ready, Set, Go!

August - Lets get Connected!

 

Welcome to August! The theme of the month is Connection. The more I grow to a full understanding of myself and our beautiful universe; I can say for sure we are all connected. As long as we live without this understanding we live with isolation. Isolation is death of the human spirit likewise, connection is life. We are one!

Throughout the month of August, Sacred will be sharing our thoughts on connecting with your inner spirit as well as connecting with one another with the intention of healing. We feel so strongly here at Sacred about connection that we have now added it to the definition of our brand! Health cannot be achieved in isolation, true healing can only occur relative to your connection as a human being to each other, our source and this amazing universe!

After Birth Spray – For Healing after Baby and Perineal Tears

Sacred Vibes Apothecary

After Birth Spray – For Healing after Baby, Perineal Irritation and Tears

A soothing spray designed to help Mamas heal after birth. Cool, soothe and heal your perineum after birth with our all natural combination of herbs.

Ingredients:

Aloe Vera Juice, Aloe barbadensis

 Is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, it relieves pain, cools heat and reduces inflammation, and it rids the body of dead tissue cells, stimulates the formation of new tissue cells and helps prevent scarring.

Comfrey Leaf,  Symphytum officinale

This herb has been traditionally used to help build new cells rapidly and alleviate pain, soothes, heals and minimizes itching.

Plantain, Plantago major

Reduces inflammation, deters infection, excellent for healing damaged tissue, promotes tissue repair, eases pain and soothes irritated mucous membranes.

Witch Hazel BarkHamamelis virginiana

An antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and astringent herb that relieves pain and helps tighten the tissues and reduce swelling.

White Oak Bark, Quercus alba

A healing herb with astringent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, properties. It tightens tissues, stop bleeding, prevent infections and reduce swelling.

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium - Relieves pain, soothes inflammation, promotes tissue repair, stops bleeding and it is astringent to lessen swelling. It is also antibacterial and prevents infection.

Sacred Vibes Kids Multi-Vitamin - Healthy Kids are Happy Kids!

Sacred Vibes Kids Multi-Vitamin

Healthy Kids are Happy Kids!

Our Kids Multi-Vitamin will ensure that your children receive all the necessary vitamins and minerals in this easily absorbed formula. This well rounded, balanced formula blends some of the most nutritive herbs in a delicious, easy to administer formula.

Trust us to help you ensure your children’s health!

Ingredients

Alfalfa, Comfrey, Parsley, Dandelion, Red Raspberry, Horsetail, Nettles, Rosehips,

Red Clover Blossoms, Peppermint, Sumac Berries

Vitamins

Vitamin A, B-Complex, Thiamine -B1, Riboflavin- B2, Pyridoxine-B6, Niacin, B12, C, D, E, K

Minerals

Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Silicon, Manganese, Copper, Sulfur, Iodine

Sacred Vibes Simply Natural!!

Make a Doll of Passion! - July 25th at 5:30 p.m.

Make a Doll of Passion! Also called a "poppet doll", you'll make a doll that personifies your passions. You'll learn some basic embroidery techniques, and hand sewing techniques.

The doll will be filled with herbs that speak to YOUR personal life, and your passion in life.

What's your passion? What do you wish to grow out of your passion?

Make it happen in a "hands on" approach, while learning to sew and embroider with The Craftaholic!

Location: Sacred Vibes Apothecary, 376 Argyle Road, Brooklyn, NY

(Cortelyou and Argyle Roads)

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

There is a $30 fee for this workshop materials are included.

Please RSVP to sacredvibes@verizon.net

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The Solar Eclispe - July 11th- Start something New!

On July 11th on the New Moon we will also be experiencing a solar eclipse.  The Sun that gives us life and lights our path is joined briefly with the dark and mysterious qualities of the Moon. 

The energy of this new moon will give us the opportunity to begin something new, make promises to ourselves, commit, make decisions, rise to the challenge, make an effort and transform. We might also take on greater challenges, move at faster pace, feel anxious and pressured by deadlines and a buildup of emotions and experience a crisis.

During this time of the Solar Eclipse and a Cancer New Moon our words are our reality. Universal forces are aligned to provide protection while tenacity assures victory! 

Meditate with us on the night of the New Moon,Sunday, July 11th at 6:00 pm

Where

Sacred Vibes Apothecary, 376 Argyle Road  

(Argyle and Cortelyou Roads

When: 6-7 pm  

Please be on time and wear comfortable clothing!

We have total of 10 seats for this circle.

Please RSVP to  sacredvibes@verizon.net

The fee for this meditation is $20.

July - Hot, Sticky and Full of Passion!!

 

Sacred's theme this month is Passion! What is passion? Webster defines it as any powerful, intense or compelling emotion or feeling a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything, a subject, an idea, person, or object.  Healing is my passion. What is yours? Take sometime this month to discover/rediscover your passion; if you haven't already done so. Sacred will help by providing you with the herbal knowledge that can help you on this path to discovery and renewal.

Love and passion are often used synonymously. During this month we will be sharing with you herbs for a strong, vital love life. We will also hold a workshop to make your own Passion Poppet Doll on July 25th at 5:30 p.m.  Send sometime with Sacred this month as we get you all fired up and passionate!

Saturday's Lunar Eclipse! Stay Meditative!!

OK people; make no mistake we are getting ready for a doozy here!On Saturday we will be in the midst of a Full Moon in a cardinal sign Capricorn and a Lunar Eclipse! This can only mean that whatever is felt will be felt in a big way!Powerful strong willed emotions and intense feeling will be the rule of the days leading up to and on the eclipse.All is not lost however; use this enormous release of energy indicated by the upcoming eclipses to set our path makes and the plans to embark on upon an entirely new and more positive life-path. Let’s make it a point to slow down, stay focused and meditative!

Please come and sit with us in our Full Moon Meditation circle:

Where: ProspectPark

When: 8:30 pm (We'll meet at Ocean and Parkside Avenue) 

Please be on time and wear comfortable clothing!

We have total of 10 seats for this circle.

Please RSVP to sacredvibes@verizon.net

The fee for materials is $20. 

Happy Midsummer's Eve! Take an Herbal Bath for Abundance

Happy Midsummer's Eve! We are in the midst of the Summer Solstice and the energy of the sun is heightened to aid us in bringing abundance and prosperity to our lives. Herbs of the sun enhance personal will so that you can find strength to manifest your divine purpose. They will help you overcome inferiority complexes and enhance the quality of generosity, ambition, courage, dignity and self reliance. They represent the divine creative principle and can counteract apathy and help you propel you out of an unproductive period! Wow!

The therapeutic value of the Sun is aligned with the healing properties of water; an herbal bath would be just the thing to draw all the above into our lives. Some of the herbs that can be used to harness the power of the sun are:

Calendula- Brings the power of the Sun like sparks of fire, it brings brightness to mind and heart. Opens the way for positive events, and strengthen the inner sight.

Chamomile- Has the power of the Sun it attracts money and luck, health and success.

Clover - Brings success in all your endeavors.

Elder - Has motherly energy that brings protection and blessings.

Fennel - Wards off unhappiness, banishes fears and purifies the spirit.

Use any or all of these herbs in your bath; align your thoughts and rest assured your vision will be clearer and abundance blessing will be yours!

Home - A Haven of Peace and Prosperity!

Creating a haven of peace and prosperity in our homes is of utmost importance when trying to increase abundance in our lives. At this time of the year, our homes are opened to old and new friends, filled with exciting conversations and warm laughter.  I love summer evening gatherings, barbecues, diner table conversations, reunions, etc. Its a great time to fill the lives of our friends with some joy and abundance by extending our hospitality!

In honor of these soul-stirring gatherings, we are providing you with a beautiful way to draw peace and prosperity into your home by making a herbal home blessing bundle. The following are some easily accessible herbs that can be used to bring increased blessings into your home:

Basil - Brings happiness

Bay Leaves - Brings good health

Elder Flower - Blesses your home and fulfils your wishes; has the energy of a loving elder

Pine - Brings joy, peace and purification

Plantain  and Rosemary- Both of these herbs can be used for their protective energy

Use a beautiful ribbon or yarn to tie and hang with any of these bundles throughout your home to bring increased  joy, peace and prosperity to you and your family. Or how about sending your guests home with their own home blessing bundle; bringing abundance in to their lives!

Free Give Away -- Your Chance to Win!!!!!!

Win our beautiful TEA MUG  AND STRONG MAN TEA just in time for Father's Day! When you tell us your story of abundance. What quality or talent were you abundantly blessed with? Leave us a comment and win!  

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3. The contest is open from the time of this post and must be date stamped no later than Sunday, June 13th at 11:59 AM (EST) to be eligible.

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June - Celebrate your Abundance

The month of June brings us to one of my favorite themes Abundance.All month we will be moving in recognition of this quality. Abundance is defined as more than adequate quantity or supply; a great or plentiful amount.Fullness to overflowing; affluence; wealth. We relate abundance many times only to wealth.To look at the definition of abundance, we realize that we are presently abundant; we all have qualities of which we have more than an adequate supply! Just ask your friends they will tell you.Are you abundantly generous and helpful?Or maybe you are abundantly wise or talented.You are abundant! When we begin to make that connection and live this truth, then properties of abundance such as lushness and bountifulness will be part of our life.And about wealth and affluence, well they are qualities of profuse abundance; first we must be abundant beings to have the qualities that come with it, such as wealth, prosperity and affluence!

Follow us this month as we focus on events and knowledge sharing and medicine making to increase your Abundance!

May a month to Nurture Yourself!

 

This month we will be encouraging you to nurture yourselves; during May we will feature products and activities that will support your efforts. To nurture means to feed, protect, support, encourage and educate. Most of us accomplish these tasks readily for many in our lives, yet we rarely find the time to feed, educate, encourage and support ourselves. Make the necessary shift in our thinking this month by taking the time to nourish yourself, with healing foods, herbs and practices that strengthen the body and soul.

Sacred will hold several events this month geared to help us nurture and nourish our bodies and spirit. Our full moon circles have been bringing us together in a meditative state to reflect on our month's long accomplishments. During the month of May we will be holding a New Moon Meditation Circle on Friday, May 14th at 8:00p.m.to set our intentions using the power of the Taurus moon to slow us down, bring us to a place of stillness and set our roots. We will follow that energy by holding a Wombing Circle on Sunday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m.offering us a safe supportive circle to share ways to nurture ourselves and reclaim our wombs. This circle will be most helpful to those who have or had and any uterine health issues such as fibroids, edometriosis, etc.; or those of us who are seeking to birth a creative project. You can RSVP to either of these circles by sending us an email to sacredvibes@verizon.net noting the circle you would like to attend. Space is limited so please let us know soon.

Please remember us this Mother's Day as you think of what to give that special mother in your life. Give the gift of healing by selecting one of our healing teas or any of our other beautiful gift items. Happy Mother's Day!

Feeling Anxious? You are not alone!

It seems anxiety has been the theme of this week. Our customers are having panic attacks and down right freaking out! Hearts racing, minds flying, just a sense of being overwhelmed. What to do? Know that this might very well pass. The Aries new moon has made all of us impulsive and maybe we are now feeling the pressure and stress of all the projects we have taken on. On top of it all Mercury is in retrograde and nothing gets done on time, delays, miscommunications galore! With that being said let herbs help. Here are a few I have been turning to over the past few days:

Passion Flower - A excellent herb to help cope with anxiety, tension headaches and nervous tension.

Oatstraw and Milky Oat Tops - A tonic for the entire nervous system. Nerve food.

Lemon Balm - Anti-anxiety, relieves stress and can help with a headache.

Wild Lettuce - A wonderful aid for mental over-excitement and anxiety.

Linden Flowers - A nervine that is also anti-spasmodic (helps to relieve spasms), it also helps to relieve palpitations.

Herbal medicine can help you ride this wave and ensure that arrive safely at full moon! But remember to do only what we can; there is always tomorrow.

Spring - Clarity, Illumination, Englightment and Awareness!

 

Spring a time for clarity, illumination, enlightenment and awareness!  What can help? In my practice, I often refer to the connection between mind and body. As a matter of fact, its the cornerstone on which Sacred is built on – mind, body and spirit. Enlightenment and awareness cannot occur with a body that falling behind our mind; likewise a mind that is full of clutter can not achieve a state of awareness.  

This month of April, Sacred will be embracing the theme of

Transformation through Awareness

. We will begin by addressing the purpose of a

Spring Tonic

, then work our way through supporting our

weight loss agendas

and also focusing on ways to

improve our awareness by learning new tips. 

Breath - 30 Days of Conversations and Realizations

This past month's theme of Breath for Sacred was of total relevance to me. I have a son who provide much inspiration for each post. As I have sought to bring you some connections in thought, origin and treatment in respiratory illness; I hope this was also relevant to your situation. Throughout the days of March, I have learned a lot not just from my research, but from my intelligent and accomplished customers, students/colleagues who have been generous to share their thoughts on their own struggles and realizations in context to breath.

I have learned acupuncture massage to strengthen my baby lungs and kidneys. I have spoken to customers about breathing and they have shared their stories about having to remember to do the simple, often taken for granted act of taking a breath. We have all realized that breath is the simplest indication of wellness in our bodies. We have also realized that by not using our full capacity to breathe we have become much smaller than our natural selves taking up less and less room in our occupation of life, thinking smaller thoughts, making smaller moves and breathing from a state of constant panic.

I am absolutely humbled by this past months activity and connections that all have me moving and breathing in a more conscious way, relishing in the in-breath, recognizing the pause in between the in and out breath, and letting go -releasing with the exhale...