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Jennifer Lawson, aka Mother Gaia

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Epsom salt (Magnesium sulfate)

Magnesium sulfate is an inorganic salt with the formula MgSO4(H2O). It is often encountered as the heptahydrate sulfate mineral epsomite (MgSO4·7H2O), commonly called Epsom salt. The overall global annual usage in the mid-1970s of the monohydrate was 2.3 million tons, of which the majority was used in agriculture. Epsom salt has been traditionally used as a component of bath salts. …

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Tip of the Week

 

Stress Relief Techniques continued...

Stress-relief techniques focus on relaxing your mind and your body.

Ways to relax your mind

Write. It may help to write about things that are bothering you. Write for 10 to 15 minutes a day about stressful events and how they made you feel. Or think about tracking your stress. This helps you find out what is causing your stress and how much stress you feel. After you know, you can find better ways to cope.

Let your feelings out. Talk, laugh, cry, and express anger when you need to. Talking with friends, family, a counselor, or a member of the clergy about your feelings is a healthy way to relieve stress.

Do something you enjoy. You may feel that you're too busy to do these things. But making time to do something you enjoy can help you relax. It might also help you get more done in other areas of your life.

• Try A hobby, such as gardening.

• A creative activity, such as writing, crafts, or art.

• Playing with and caring for pets.

• Volunteer work.

Focus on the present. Meditation and guided imagery are two ways to focus and relax your mind.

• Meditate. When you meditate, you focus your attention on things that are happening right now. Paying attention to your breathing is one way to focus. Mindfulness-based stress reduction is one form of meditation that is very helpful with managing stress and learning how to better cope with it.Stress Management: Doing Meditation

• Use guided imagery. With guided imagery, you imagine yourself in any setting that helps you feel calm and relaxed. You can use audiotapes, books, or a teacher to guide you.

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Recipe of the Week

ROAST CHICKEN WITH KIMCHI SMASHED POTATOES

BON APPÉTIT TEST KITCHEN BON APPÉTIT MARCH 2013

YIELDMakes 4 servingsACTIVE TIME20 minutesTOTAL TIME45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 pounds fingerling or baby Yukon Gold potatoes

4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

4 large skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds total)

2 garlic cloves, grated

1 16-ounce jar Napa cabbage kimchi, drained, 1/4 cup liquid reserved

1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar

4 cups trimmed bitter greens (such as mustard, mizuna, or arugula)

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss potatoes and 1 tablespoon oil on a large rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Roast, turning once, until browned in spots, 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, rub chicken with garlic and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken skin side down until golden brown and crisp, 8-10 minutes.
Arrange chicken skin side up on baking sheet among potatoes. Roast until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes longer.
Using a large spoon, lightly smash potatoes. Scatter kimchi over; roast until kimchi is warm, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk reserved kimchi liquid, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons oil in a small bowl.
Scatter greens over, drizzle with half of dressing, and toss gently. Divide among plates and drizzle with remaining dressing.

Per serving: 640 calories, 40 g fat, 6 g fiber

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Trans Fats

What Are Trans Fats & Why Should We Avoid Them? Trans fat, or trans-unsaturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, are a type of unsaturated fat that occur in small amounts in nature, but became widely produced industrially from vegetable fats for use in margarine, snack food, packaged baked goods, and frying fast food starting in the 1950s. Trans fat, has …

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Product of the Month

Mother Gaia's Hand Sanitizer

Homemade lotion base with beeswax, coconut and sunflower oils with Red Thyme, Tea Tree, Lavender & Sweet Orange essential oils.

Prevent the flu without alcohol or petroleum. Naturally antibacterial. 

Boosting immunity and killing bacteria.

Perfect for sanitizing hands of any age. Safe and effective.

Find yours here.

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January: BUY ONE GET ONE - Resolutions Anointing Oil

Keep your New Year Resolutions with the help of Aromatherapy!

Anoint yourself, your tools, your bath, etc, etc.

Find it here.

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Upcoming Events & Classes

 

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Thunder Baseball League Fundraiser

Join Mother Gaia's and many other small businesses in supporting a great baseball league. From 1:00pm to 5:00pm @ Silver Hills Middle School, 12400 Huron St. Westminster, CO 80234

 

Dancing Gaia: The Nature of Movement & Meditation

We’ll begin class with deep breathing, energy building, and gentle stretching warm-ups. Class continues with a unique blend of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong, and Tae Kwon Do style movements. Then we finish each class with a cool down and seated hand posture practice. These classes are for anyone that wants to get fit without hurting themselves. 

Dancing Gaia offers seated versions for those who are less capable.

Want Dancing Gaia in your community? Send Mother Gaia an email here.

Wellness Education

Classes held at the Eaton Senior Community, main floor community room, the first Saturday of each month @ 1:30pm

323 S Eaton St in Lakewood, CO 80226 (open to the public)

What do you get to learn about?

• Nine dimensions health and wellness

• Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness 

• Understanding your body.

• Alternative Medicine — other than surgery and medications

• Ways to improve your health without spending money.

• Cheap and easy remedies to use at home.

• Simple, gentle exercise to improve function.

• Free gifts, snacks, and handouts for attending.

 

Group Classes Mother Gaia Brings to You

How about an unusual birthday party for that open minded teen, loved one, or friend that has everything? Or just a fun way to learn and experience the benefits of natural healing with friends and/or family? Mother Gaia brings all the supplies and information needed for a great educational experience.

Combine classes for a more complete experience and save $10 per person. Host a class and get your first complete set for free! Send Mother Gaia an email and we can schedule it on your time in your space. Mother Gaia is fully insured for your protection, references can be provided upon request.

Aromacraft  

Learn about and experience essential oils and all of their wonderful benefits, create up to seven (7) of your own products to take home including a ZERO water based spray, moisturizing lotion, aroma body/bath oil, natural skin toner, deeply cleansing mudd mask, strengthening tooth powder, and nourishing mineral milk bath. 

Herbalcraft 

Learn about and experience herbal remedies, their amazing benefits and simple uses, and blend up to six (6) products including an herbal tea, naturally scented herbal sachet, moisturizing herbal infused mineral milk bath, infused body/bath oil, cleansing mudd mask, and strengthening and antibacterial tooth powder.

 ***Every participant receives a handout booklet packed full of useful information.***

Looking to try out a class? Mother Gaia offers many great classes here.

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