One week I decided to teach myself Spanish, another week I decided to update my wardrobe, and one week I decided to make my own makeup*. But there is one thing I am always interested in.
That is home remedies. It’s truly amazing how many things can cure one minor ailment (although I gotta admit a lot of the time you have to try a few things to figure out what works for your body)
I think it stems from the fact I like helping people and it bothers me when people are in pain/unhappy. And while I would like to help them, I am (unfortunately ) not an MD.
This morning I woke of feeling gray and the weather did not help matters. I figured that I was most likely depressed. (Not so likely-but I decided that I was-it may help that I work in a mental health clinic so everyone is always prescribing lots of medication – some of them placebos some of them real)
Exercise and listening to music (aka Pella) cured me, and I drank a peppermint tea to keep my mood up.
Two nights ago (Saturday) I decided to go with two friends to watch the sun rise on a beach. The closest real beach is Point Pleasant around two hours away. I happen to not have lots of experience driving on the highways. But I decided I would never get experience if I wouldn’t go then (I know, I know, highly illogical… but then again it was LATE at night) I was informed by my bro-in-law that they close the beaches at night, so I should not bother. I ignored him.
The first friend I called – was thrilled and raring to go. The next friend I called did not pick up. I left a lengthy message and called again. Finally I got through, and she explained that while she would like to go she is feeling very ill.
“With what?” I asked, concerned.
“Oh No! I will find a home remedy for you”
I don’t think she was truly interested but she was being nice by staying on the line; she was really not feeling well.
I tried finding stuff but it was not my fault I don’t get why she would not want to try the baking soda and water trick 😉 Oh well. Peppermint tea is also great for nausea. But she was not so into the idea.
Our trip was cancelled I forgave her though since the weather was gray and stormy, we would never have seen the sunrise anyways.
As an addendum – anyone has an ailment they need help removing – post a comment and I will definitely have a suggestion (no guarantees all of them are gonna work 😉
Oh and don’t worry I do not ‘prescribe’ peppermint tea for everything 😉
*see post on Did it ever occur to you that whatever you put into your body goes directly inside of you?