Yes, an Epic Fail. These pictures were my attempt at taking cool shots of coffee dispensers (mmm coffee... see previous posts). And they are not that good. But next time I am at a coffee shop with my camera... I will try again! Some of life's biggest successes come after the Epic Fail... so what does this mean?? Go Big or Go Home, or maybe some other deep philosophical thing? Discuss with a friend or ponder by yourself over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever your beverage choice may be.
Orange you glad I didn't say banana? Ha, Ha, Hee, Hee, LOL and all that other stuff. Oranges are an excellent winter Pick Me Up. Or you can use an Orange related Pick Up line like "Hey that is a good looking Navel you've got there". Oranges brighten the mood with their warm color and enliven the palate with their sweet taste. Consider it food therapy in every bite. They are filled with vitamin C and deliciousness! So, go out and get an Orange by yourself or with a friend. Take a bite and enjoy!
You need to find your Happy Place! The place where you can be you without question or hesitation! Not just a flitting moment but a state of being. Whether it is at the ocean or in the forest or a big city, only you know where that is for you. Enough about me thinking about you, it is time for you to think about what is best for you! Here is a link to "Happy Gilmore's Happy Place". Be good to yourself, it's the only one you have! What?
My semi-decade round of golf with my brothers is one of the great pleasures in life. A great cup of tea is also one of my greatest pleasures. I can't always get a round in with my brothers but I can always get a rounded tea spoon of my favorite teas from Lady of the Lotus Botanicals! Okay, that was a stretch. I love my coffee but nothing beats a great cup of tea. My favorites are Sage Advice or Heart's Content. By clicking on any of the pictures of tea below, you will be transported to the page that describes the wonderful organic blends available! Whether you are Teeing Up or taking time to sip some Tea, remember to relax, breathe and enjoy the moment!
At this very moment many people are freaking out... thinking isn't it Avagadro's Number?? No, it is Affogato, a delicious dessert of espresso poured over gelato or ice cream. In the pictures to the right the espresso was poured over home made Cardamom ice cream (click picture for location!). And Yes, it was delicious! On the left was the more traditional gelato. Absolutely wonderful. What does this have to do with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Sage Remedies? It means we all need balance in our lives. Take time out and enjoy your own version of La Dolce Vita! And remember to buy your Sage Herbal Products today!
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They say, you know "they", that all good things must come to an end. But in this case, it is NOT! The awesome sale we are having on the Sage Throat Spray will continue through January 2014! In celebration of the New Year and to do my part to stave off the spread of colds! This throat spray is excellent in preventing whatever is going around the office, school, or the country, when used at the first signs (dry scratchy throat, a little funny feeling in the back of the throat, sudden dry nose..etc)! It can even be used if you already have whatever is going around and reduce the duration (see testimonials). The usual disclaimers are applicable ( These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease). Wishing you great health and joy throughout the New Year!
The Best Defense is a Good Offense!
This adage has long been associated with martial arts, war, and sport throughout history, but this time we are talking about your health! The changing of the seasons is upon us and now is the time to prepare your body against the onslaught colds and flus that will be all around us shortly!
What can you do to prevent such intrusions in your life? Well, I’ll tell you what I can do for you! I just happen to have 3 products that help you put up the best defense!
1) Sage Air Freshener: Clear the air around you and help add protection against that co-worker who always comes in to work when sick (you know who they are) or your kid’s friends that come by sniffing and coughing, or from your spouse who never admits it when they are sick, with our crisp, clean, fast acting Sage Air Freshener! Sage Air Freshener uses the anti-viral and anti-bacterial power of Sage (salvia apiana) to protect your space. Use it in the office, at home, in the car and while traveling on planes or long road trips. People LOVE this scent; it's not overpowering, yet it's powerful and works quickly.
2) Next up is Sage Throat Spray, made with Sage and Raw Honey! use this for a tickle in your throat, or if you missed that boat and are already full fledged sick. This stuff will knock it out and help you get better faster and more completely, without the lingering symptoms that go on for weeks and months each winter Sage Throat Spray provides immediate topical relief and will improve healing time! Efficient, effective and all natural, be sure to check out testimonials, to hear great success stories about Sage Throat Spray.
3) And the third product in this awesome, immune building trifecta is Sage Body Oil! Sage Body Oil can be spread to the nape of the neck and the upper chest to put up a great defense where the body’s immunity is most vulnerable (according to TCM). Not only will Sage Body Oil boost the body’s defense but it will smooth and moisturize the skin! In fact, many consider oil as the 'new lotion'. Olive oil self massage and as body moisturizer, has been used for centuries in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Our blend is made with high quality California Olive Oil, cold pressed, and wild crafted Sage from the canyons of Southern California. This oil has a gorgeous texture, is smooth, absorbent (not overly greasy feeling like many body oils) and holds an earthy, clean scent.
Sage is an historical herb that is both purifying and enlivening. There's a reason why Sage continues to be used, as cooking herb, insect repellent, space clearing agent and herbal healing ally. Sage's scientific name is Salvia, and both names are derived from the Latin 'Salvere', meaning 'to save'. It has been recommended at one time, for nearly every ailment, through many regions of the world. Sage's reputation is justified, and Blue Sapphire Medicine is pleased to offer such a powerful healing plant through ways that are accessible to those of us living in today's modern world.
Remember: NOW is the time to go on the offense, in order to build your defense for the upcoming change of seasons! You can buy one at a time or all three as part of the Sage Triple Play. Contact me if you have any questions about Sage, Chinese Medicine, the meaning of life, or to schedule a house-call Acupuncture session.
'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.'–Ben Franklin
We have heard this throughout our lives. Sounds good, right? Do you employ this strategy in your life? If so, in what areas? What does it mean for your health?
Basically, if we prevent a problem from occurring in the first place, it will save a great deal more in time, effort and cost than it would in trying to repair the damage done later because we hadn't paid attention.
For Blue Sapphire Medicine, this means that if you feel something coming on (scratch throat, runny nose, etc), it is far easier to treat this now then wait for a full blown cold or flu to set in.
That’s why we created Sage Throat Spray in a convenient, easy to use one ounce bottle! Help your body help itself, through aiding the immune system; fight off colds/flus, sore throats and allergy attacks. Once these take hold, they are much more difficult and time consuming to address, and lingering symptoms often take months to depart. Our Sage Throat Spray is an all natural, safe and non-habit forming approach to prevent all of this! Do more for yourself than just suppress symptoms (which often means the virus/cold, etc never fully leaves your body!) with synthetic over the counter meds. You deserve better!
Other Sage Throat Spray benefits:
So this is Blue Sapphire's tip of the Summer: ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ and an ounce of Sage Throat Spray prevents a pound of “cold”, giving you the opportunity to instead create a pound of health! Order your 1 ounce bottle of preventative and fast acting Sage Throat Spray here!
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Charles Reading, L.Ac