I’m listing some of my favorite things, ranging from books to medicinal herbs and crystals. You’ll find links and suggestions. I am NOT an affiliate with any of these people or services. I simply like them — and thought you might, too.
Tinctures for Health
Made by a young herbalist from mushrooms gathered near the Pisgah National Forest, I’ve found these products invigorating and supportive of better health.
Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erninaceus) has been used for millennia by Buddhist Monks to improve brain function. Two of its unique classes of constituents hericenones and erinacines have been found to increase Nerve Growth Factor (stimulate nerve regeneration.)
Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is called the King of Mushcrooms because of its anticarcinogenic, immunomodulatory, antitumor, adaptogenic, anti-mutagenic, geno-protective, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. (David Wolfe is perhaps chaga’s most famous advocate and author of the only book dedicated to the fungus and has an excellent video touting many of chaga’s healing attributes in the following link.
$32 for 2 ounces, includes shipping and handling. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian of Quantum Awakening has marvelous stones and crystals. The selection is small, but she charges the crystals. They have “clean” energy and work amazingly well. Sign up for her newsletter to see current selections or go to her website, the Quantum Awakening.
Collette Reid offers three packs of cards for electronic choice. Free if you sign up for her newsletter. Click here to go to site.
Doreen Virtue has free, simple readings with more services available by signing up for her newsletter. Click here to go to site.
IOSHO cards, interesting and free. Click here to visit site.
Tarot.com offers several readings for $20. It’s surprisingly accurate. Click here to visit site.
Books and Movies
The Tiger and the Monk (Netflix) depicts an amazing relationship between wild animals, meditation, and the heart.
The Hundred Foot Journey (Amazon) is about food, different cultures, and love. It’s also for people who love to cook.
Inside Out is an excellent movie, written for children and adults. Insightful thoughts are presented about the importance of emotions – both good and bad.
Unplugging the Patriarchy by Lucia Rene.
Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline Casey.
Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand.
Brida by Paulo Coelho.
“Frost and Fire” by Ray Bradbury – Click here to read PDF
Tiny Buddha – online quotes and articles
Spirit of Maat – new age articles
Vitacost is an excellent source of mainstream vitamins, essential oils, and food at less than retail price. Click here. (vitacost.com)
Plants and Seeds
Nichols Garden offers many selections, including organic seeds. Inexpensive and rapid delivery. Click here
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.