March 2023 – Interconnected
How was February for you? It is finally getting lighter but still feels a bit cold. For me, it was very much a month of integration of all the ideas I had in January... but now as March begins I feel I am ready to go.
As we get closer to the Equinox on the 21st of March, we can start to feel the energy flowing. We can see the plants and trees coming back to life. After the snowdrops and crocuses emerging from the ground, the camellias are starting to bloom, the nettles are starting to show their fresh prickly leaves, daffodils and tulips are thriving!
It is time to tune into our power and connect with all that is around us with our hearts! This song from Nessi Gomes may inspire you... just click 'connect' above and have a listen.
We are all interconnected: the people, the trees, the rivers, the animals, the microbes! I have been really inspired by this video on The Illusion of Duality and how this world and the recent events have really pushed humanity to become disconnected. Isn't it time to wake up?
I have restarted my workshops recently and fermentation is actually such a significant link to this interconnectedness...yes the microbes...they play such a huge role in our health and well being! I have been connecting with many people that are willing to learn more about them but also those who have been playing with them for a while now. Sharing information, best practice and trusting that they are GOOD for us! I have really enjoyed the 2 workshops so far this year, adding more and more fermenting experiments to try!
You may enjoy my latest blog on lacto-fermentation of vegetables or come to one of my workshop for more inspiration!
Try to make time for yourself, reflecting in solitude (listen to this podcast from Jay Jetty) with no screen distractions, going inwards for a minimum of 5 minutes, twice a day, connecting to your breath. You may start to see colours and patterns as you empty your mind. You may also experience a download, an idea...it is always good to make a note or journal afterwards.
Exercising in nature is so important! I have restarted to run again in the evenings and find myself wanting to stop to observe a cute bird on a branch or smell the water mint that is starting to grow or even hug a tree for a minute!
Your body will start detoxifying naturally as we get closer to spring, but it is always good to support your liver in that process with a course of Milk Thistle drops until the end of May (both Viridian or A.Vogel have great tinctures). It assists in the production of glutathione, which is a very powerful anti-oxidant and so important for our immune system and helping to flush out toxicity.
Also it's a good time to start introducing green juicing, sprouting seeds, chickpeas, lentils and mung beans for example and drinking nettle-top tea, to help raise our vibrations and increase our energy with minerals like magnesium.
My mantras for this month:
I am connected to everything I need
I listen, I love, I connect
GOOD TO KNOW:
> South Wales Fermentation Revolution:
The WhatsApp group for fans of fermentation is growing with a few more people joining from our lovey workshop in Coed Hills. If you want to share skills, recipes and experiences of preserving and fermenting foods, do text me your phone number and join us in this new journey (07515493402).
> Absorb T- Shirts: our T-Shirts are bursting with colour and available at markets or online. The design is from an original watercolour made by my cousin Brigitte, in France. She has recently been travelling around Australia, NZ and Hawaii and back with some great new inspirations for her watercolours!
> Drinking Water Kefir for better health: If you want to drink it regularly to support your health journey, there are 2 money-saving options available:
Join our subscription scheme by filling in this document and emailing it back to us completed (firstname.lastname@example.org) *.
Learn how to make it yourself and acquire some grains - we can teach you all you need to know and provide a recipe!
*We deliver all around Cardiff and surrounding area - and further afield (see below).
> Talks to Spread the Health:
We are looking for spaces to run 1 hour free talks about Health around South Wales and welcome collaborations with retreats, foodies, chefs, yoga centres, hubs, communities...to share knowledge for better natural health... and to play a part in reducing the strain on the NHS. If you know of any interested people or places, please do get in touch. We have a free talk in March at Love, Live Light in Pontcanna, keep an eye on their page!
> Grouped Deliveries outside of Cardiff: We have 2 separate 'grouped deliveries' a month. Please get in touch if you live in the areas detailed below and want a Water Kefir delivery:
Mumbles, Swansea, Swansea Valleys to Ystradgynlais: second Wednesday of the month. Next run is 8th March.
Newport, Monmouthshire and Bristol: last Wednesday of the month. Next run is 29th March.
WORKSHOPS and Talks:
Workshops on Fermentation and Health are being planned throughout the year; the following are about digestive health but there will be more themes popping up:
Iechyd Da, Whitchurch, Cardiff, Tuesday 14 March: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Love Live Light - 1hr - Free Talk on Gut Health 22 March - evening time TBC, keep an eye on their page!
Tyn Cellar Farm, Kenfig/ Pyle - Saturday 15 April: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
The immune boosting winter flavour Elderberry & Hibiscus will be coming to an end this week end and we will be introducing our Green Kefir next week: lemongrass, lime, nettle and spirulina! A great one for the detox season, bursting with zest and minerals!
Happy Equinox Season!
Looking for Absorb products?
Local markets and where to collect, check out my calendar: https://www.absorbhealth.org/calendar
Or stockists: https://www.absorbhealth.org/stockists