This week is Bike to Work Week. Read why one True Botanica coworker, Heidi, bikes to the True Botanica office whenever she can.
YES!! It is finally warm enough outside to ride my bike-and I’m going to ride it everywhere!! I’ll explore my new neighborhood, run errands, grab an ice cream cone, RIDE TO WORK! If you didn’t already know, this week (May 13-17) is “Bike To Work Week” and my personal goal is to bike my 25 mile round-trip commute 2 days this week, and at least once a week every week for the remainder of the summer. There are so many great reasons to bike to work: eliminate hassles with parking, avoid rush hour congestion, reduce air pollution, and of course I must mention the great health benefits! Why pay for a Gym membership when you can get your cardio in during your commute? The first step is planning your route- safety should be your top priority. Then commit to a date, check the weather obsessively (including wind speed—very important), wake up early, and go!
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As Mother’s Day approaches this weekend, one True Botanica coworker shared her DIY gift idea. Since her mother is an avid tea drinker, she decided to decorate a mug and pair it with her mother’s favorite Green Tea. Check out the pictures below for a DIY project or, take mom along and make a fun day of it!
First draw on the lines that will serve as the stems to the blossom tree.
Next, apply polka dots to the lines to serve as the blossoms.
Use the back of the paint brush to apply the polka dot blossoms.
The mug is now complete and ready to be processed in the kiln!
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Check out the beautiful Mother’s Day basket one True Botanica coworker put together for her mom. What a great way to pamper your mother this year!
Basket Contents: Refreshing Foot Cream, nail polish, her favorite tea, a gift card to one of her favorite lunch places, Boswellia Lip Balm, a yoga DVD, Hand & Body Cream and Neck Relief
Click here for more True Botanica Mother’s Day suggestions.
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The True Botanica Foundation is proud to announce a webinar series that will allow participants to expand their knowledge of Anthroposophical Medicine. Although open to all with the interest in the topic, the course is mainly geared toward practicing therapists. As it develops month after month, we hope to satisfy the needs of both beginners and of those with more advanced experience.
Next seminar, Wednesday, May 15th at 3PM CST: Understanding Anthroposophical Potencies (Part 2) with Practical Applications
Certificate of Course Completion offered
Webinar recordings and notes available beginning May 1st.
Click here to register now.
For full details, please visit: http://www.truebotanicafoundation.org/training-in-anthroposophical-medicine-a-webinar-course/
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Do you have allergies?
The spring time allergy season is upon us and according to doctors throughout the country it is one of the worst ever.
Besides sneezing and blowing your nose, rubbing your eyes and just plain suffering through the misery of it all, there are a couple of suggestions that we might make.
Click here to read more about True Botanica’s Spring Alerts
Don’t forget to check the True Alerts: Seasonal Alerts section of the website for seasonal health updates!
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It’s contaigous! Now two True Botanica co-workers have gone greener and started their own indoor vermicomposting projects!
By definition, Vermicomposting is the process of using worms to help break down organic waste. Worms speed-up the composting process by digesting our wasted organic matter, breaking it all down into a water-soluble, nutrient-rich substance called vermicompost. This resulting substance can be harvested and used as a fertilizer for your garden!
Tips on starting your own Vermicompost project:
- Both pre-made bins and Composting worms (like Red Wigglers) are available to order online, but building your own bin is also an option.
- Make sure that the bin is not air tight, and that air is able to circulate
- To keep pests like fruit flies away, you’ll want to bury the scraps that you add to the bin. It’s a good idea to keep a trowel or a small gardening shovel nearby.
- Avoid adding meat and dairy products- these may attract pests and create a foul odor.
- Keep in a cool, dark place- basements are perfect.
- In warmer months, the compost bin can be moved to a shady spot outside, but be careful not to allow the bin to get too cold or too hot.
Do you have your own compost bin? We would love to hear your story about why you compost and any tips you have.
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Since Easter is this coming Sunday, we wanted to share a post from the archives about one special ingredient you are likely to find in your Easter basket this year.
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