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What are Medicinal Mushrooms and When To Use Them

Mushrooms are so much more than a pizza topping! They are full of nutrients, minerals and can do wonders for your health. Wild mushrooms are grown around the world, with several species possessing powerful medicinal benefits and properties. These mushrooms grow in a wide array of climates, and in some cases, can be grown right on your kitchen counter.      Medicinal mushrooms have gone mainstream! You’ve likely already heard the testaments from bloggers, health influencers, or television doctors who swear by the power of fungi. These mushrooms can be powdered and added to your coffee or smoothies, eaten raw or cooked, and added to your favorite dishes.       Natural herbal remedies and health products like medicinal mushrooms are an excellent...

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Crystals for Meditation

The healing power of crystals can reduce stress, open your heart and protect you from negative energy. In addition, they can help you sleep better on your buckwheat pillow, recall dreams and protect you from nightmares (check out our blog post here for crystals for better sleep).     Crystals are used for many purposes because of the uplifting, positive, and calming vibrations they give off. Amy Mercree, author of The Mood Book: Crystals, Oils, and Rituals to Elevate your Spirit, told Oprah Magazine that each crystal’s vibrations are different. These vibrations arise from the extraordinary way in which their molecules and atoms interact.     The atoms and molecules that make up our body are always vibrating, just like crystals. By using...

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14 Mood Boosting Foods

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat,” but what does it really mean? The proverbial expression suggests that in order to be healthy, you need to eat healthy foods. This is a widely accepted fact, and we know that to have more energy, reduce our risk of disease and prevent illness, we need to have a balanced diet.     To maintain our physical health, we need to take healthy actions. Getting 8 hours of sleep on our buckwheat pillow, taking a multivitamin, and engaging in regular exercise will keep up in shape and feeling good.     What is lesser known is that food affects our mental health. The foods you eat can impact your mood, and...

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Is Coffee Bad For You?

There is nothing I love more than my first cup of coffee in the morning. Although I once used to chug it quickly before running out the door, I now take the time to sit down and enjoy it. I wake up after a great sleep on my millet pillow and Tencel sheet set, walk to the kitchen and start brewing a pot. I even upgraded my setup with a professional coffee grinder and a digital scale to make the perfect cup. Coffee is so much more than caffeine (although I can’t deny its role!). It’s a vital part of my “mindful morning.”   There are millions of people just like me. In fact, you, too, may be one of the 150 million people in...

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The Benefits of Dry Brushing and How To Do It

There are countless home remedies and beauty treatments that promise to make your skin softer, reduce wrinkles, prevent aging and help you glow! There are also thousands of different face masks, creams, serums, and cleansers that attempt to do the same. Though some deliver, the benefits are only skin deep. They won’t improve your health or improve circulation.      Sleep is an exception, as it helps you both look and feel better. When you consistently get 8 hours a night on your buckwheat pillow and a bamboo pillowcase, you can improve the look of skin while simultaneously boosting mental and physical health. If this is news to you, read our blog on how sleep can affect aging.      In addition to sleep,...

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6 Easy Meal Prepping Tips

As the saying goes, “failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” This adage could apply to almost anything but is especially true for diets. A healthy diet can be challenging to maintain on the fly and is especially difficult if you are trying to lose weight.       You can make lifestyle adjustments that will help you lose weight, and it doesn’t involve counting calories. For example, being well-rested and consistently getting 8 hours a night on your millet pillow can help you maintain a healthy weight (read more on how sleepless nights can lead to weight gain here). Having a balanced diet and meeting your nutritional needs, as well as meal prepping, can also help!   Picture this. You...

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