I finished listening to #workparty
last week and immediately wrote an epic list, made plans and banged my Tibetan Singing Bowl around the shop (an energy shifter) as @jaclynrjohnson
would say I ‘started by starting’ - so far, I’ve had the most productive few days in a long time but best of all, I’ve fallen in love with my business again 💕
So while I pack up my flat today I’ll be listening to the #workpartypodcast
and making more exciting plans 🤗
Magical Calendula aka English Marigold. Other irreplaceable plant in my home apothecary 😁😉👍.
It is a plant in the genus Calendula of the family Asteraceae. It is probably native to southern Europe, though its long history of cultivation makes its precise origin unknown. The most impressive health benefits of calendula include its ability to speed healing, protect oral health, improve the appearance of the skin, boost vision, lower inflammation, reduce the risk of certain cancers, and eliminate cramps.
Calendula officinalis is the most common species within the Marigolds genus. .
In terms of the parts of these small, yellow-flowered plants that are consumed, the petals are edible and have traditionally been used in soups and stews and salads, while a powerful chemical extract can be made from the stems and leaves of calendula plants. This extract is rich in a variety of organic compounds, including glycosides, saponins, and other powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
One of the best reasons to keep calendula handy is due to its healing abilities. If you apply this flower oil to your cuts, scrapes, bruises, and insect bites, you can quickly speed the healing process, partially due to its anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to the unique antioxidant compounds found in this miraculous plant. By protecting against infections, it keeps wounds and scrapes safe, allowing them to heal rapidly. But it is useful to combine it with other anti-inflammatory herbs on big wounds as Calendula could a bit too fast at healing the top level tissues 😂😉. .
When I was little I had a chronic tonsillitis. Regular calendula (tincture mixed with water) gargle was a life saver. Nowadays you will often find it on the ingredients list of various herbal health and hygiene products, including toothpastes, mouthwashes, soaps, and shampoos. Calendula are very effective in killing bacteria that cause everything from gingivitis to cavities. .
Calendula oil can significantly boost the appearance of your skin. It can affect blood flow to the skin cells, provide antioxidant protection that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots, even scars... etc!
Meet Ola @luminateportraits
- she’s a photographer who joined @discovher
in the summer. .
Membership is open until the end of September. .
I’m looking forward to welcoming more of you in to a brilliant community of women.
If you want to become part of a community of entrepreneurial women - who share the belief that ‘together we are stronger’ then this may well be the group for you. .
A carefully curated group of women based throughout the U.K. all building on their small or fledgling businesses and helping each other along the way.
For £24 a month you have access to:
- a growing resources library with educational videos and how to’s
- meet ups, connections and social functions - a panel of ‘experts’ all hand selected, from HR, web designers, strategists, accountants and more.
- Zoom meet-ups, live Facebook sessions, 1:1 Skype sessions to help you keep clear on your goals. - a chance to ‘pop up’ in some awesome places.
- collaboration and growth by connecting with other businesses which are in the same mindset as you. - community, friendship and encouragement from like minded women and so much more. .
We shy away from words like ‘tribe’ and ‘boss’, we are child neutral and clique free.
We can’t wait to welcome you in to the group.
I always associated blackberries with Autumn 🍂, but the ones in my garden are over already. And it isn’t officially Autumn until 23rd apparently! There are still some blackberries in the hedgerows here though. What about where you are? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I had a glorious day on Sunday , swimming, boating and picnicking. Which seems a fitting end to the summer. Was it lovely where you are? What did you do to grab the last of the summer?
One week until we get to meet lots of you lovely people at the Cambridgeshire baby and toddler show. The biggest and best parenting event in the county celebrates everything pregnancy to pre-school Cambridgshire has to offer!
Great shopping, wonderful local services, fantastic family entertainment, giveaways, goody bags, demonstrations, parenting experts, and much more. 📆When:
Sun 23 September 2018
10:00 – 15:00 BST 🗺Where:
Wood Green Shelter
Tickets available from the link in our bio 🔝