Artichoke is a truly healing plant. The leaf, stem, and root are used to make “extracts” which contain a high concentration of certain chemicals found in the plant. These extracts are used as medicine. People love to eat artichokes. What’s not to love? From the leaves... read more
Blackberries are sweet darkly colored fruits that grow on bushy vines in small clusters known as drupelets. In Britain, the same plant is usually called bramble, because of its prickly thorns. Many earth based and Wiccan religions claim that blackberry leaves can help... read more
Blackberry, Rubus allegheniensis Other Names : Allegheny Blackberry, Bramble, Bramble-Kite, Brambleberry, Brummel Delicious Blackberries are edible raw or made into jelly or jam. The root-bark and the leaves are astringent, depurative, diuretic, tonic and vulnerary.... read more
Sweet, succulent, juicy and tangy-sweet, blackberries (Rubus fruticosus) are a summertime berry and a popular addition to salads and smoothies. As in other kinds of bush berries, blackberries too packed with numerous plant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals,... read more
Grape Seed Oil is derived from the seeds of a grape. Due to their nutritional and medicinal properties grapes, their seeds, and leaves have been used in many home remedies for centuries. The oil is known for being light in color and flavor, with a hint of nuttiness.... read more
This small to tall PEACH tree can reach a height of 2 to 10 m. Like many of the fruit trees, the solitary pink flowers appear before the leaves in early spring. The fruits ripen throughout the summer from July to September. They are large and round, with a whitish or... read more
Belladonna supplies a range of certified organic herbs. Grown in optimum conditions by farmers practising sustainable agriculture, they are then dried as whole herbs to capture the volatile oils that deliver intensity of flavour. You can smell and taste the... read more
Sage essential oil comes from the steam distilled leaves of the herb sage or Salvia officinalis. Also known as garden sage, true sage, and common sage. this herb gets its name from the Latin word “salvere,” which means “to save,” or “to heal” and is best... read more
Aromatherapy is part of the holistic healing spectrum. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to support overall health and well-being. Aromatherapy uses oils extracted from flowers, seeds, leaves, roots, fruit and twigs for special effect. These... read more
Sage oil is extracted from Salvia officinalis, It is extracted from the dried leaves by steam distillation. Therapeutic properties: The therapeutic properties of sage oil are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, diuretic,... read more
Often times depression and anxiety overlap but no matter what you are facing wanting to return to a sense of balance are crucial for healthy minds and emotions. While there are many treatments and tools out there for depression and anxiety many of the pharmaceutical... read more
Frankincense has been used to Balance the Mind and Soul for centuries…. Mind Soothing Effects To measure the effects on the mind, researchers used some of the resin from the Boswellia tree known as incensole acetate and gave it to some mice. This test showed... read more
We can usually only see what is above ground, but most of the plants you can see are connected below ground. The biological superhighway linking the plant kingdom Hidden beneath the surface and entangled in the roots of Earth’s astonishing and diverse plant life,... read more
Important Principles for Preparing Delicious Green Tea Tea leaves are placed in a teapot, hot water is added to the tea leaves and left to infuse for a certain amount of time. Of course, preparation will vary according to such factors as local customs, personal... read more
Moroccan Mint: Botanical Name: Mentha spicata var. crispa Moroccan Mint is a medium sized perennial, with a spreading nature, reaching a height of 45-60cm. The soft, bright green leaves are small, close set and toothed along the margins. The parent plant for this... read more
Mint tea, made by steeping green tea with mint leaves, is very popular, and many Moroccans drink it several times throughout the day and evening. Could any Moroccan beverage be more iconic than syrupy sweet Moroccan mint tea? This famous and beloved drink is made by... read more
Hawthorn is a thorny shrub in the rose family which grows throughout the world. Hawthorn berries have been used to treat heart problems since at least the 1st century. Traditionally, hawthorn berry tea was used to treat heart failure, chest pain, irregular heartbeat,... read more
A sourdough Panettone, with icing containing dark chocolate, pieces of Cioccolato di Modica, alimentary 18-carat gold leaves on its surface, and a cream consisting of selected Sicilian pistachios. It is called ‘18 Carati’ (18 Carats), and it is an original idea... read more
Foods to Help You Focus Staying focused in today’s world can be a challenge. Technology presents countless distractions. The constant ping from your smartphone—alerting you to the latest social media notification or text message—can cause even the most focused... read more
IRIS GERMANICA The plant is named after the rainbow goddess, ‘Iris,’ from the beauty and variety of colours in the flowers of the genus. From ancient times the stately Iris stood as a symbol of power and majesty – it was dedicated to Juno and was the... read more
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My name is Lilianna Heitmann, and I am a licensed professional counselor.
I work with men and women of all ages and from different areas of life. I have supported clients involving a wide range of emotional struggles e.g low self confidence and self esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, social isolation, ageing, relationship issues, struggles arising from chronic illness/conditions, work-related stress, separation, divorce and trauma.
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It happens like this. One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else--closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel--one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them--even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering--the reason for their presence will become clear in due time.
Though here is a word of warning--you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn't to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.