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I am certain we have all tasted spearmint in one form or another. Spearmint is commonly used to flavor chewing gum and candy, as well as toothpaste, mouthwash, cosmetics, medicines, foods, and drinks. But, it provides great value to our health other than as a mere flavoring.
I should note that spearmint Mentha spicata is often confused with peppermint Mentha piperita. It is not surprising since both plants belong to the mint or Lamiaceae family, along with about 25 other species of mint. But, where spearmint is a native plant, peppermint was created from a cross between water mint Mentha aquatica and spearmint Mentha spicata.
Even though both types of mint have similar uses, spearmint is more predominantly used to make essential oil. It is the mint I’m focusing on here. Spearmint can also be used fresh or as a dry herb, tea, tincture, extract, or infusion. It is generally considered safe, and has gentle yet effective action.
(Image of my website in 2015)
When I started this endeavor over three years ago, I did not envision it would be what it is now.
I did not think I would have a weekly blog, and much less that I would have such a wonderful group of clients and followers.
Whether you have been with me from the start or you joined me somewhere along the way, I am extremely grateful for your support.
On this milestone, I am taking the opportunity to reminisce and reflect on how my journey has brought me here, and in the process, share with you some of the lessons I have learned along the way.
I was recently contacted by a Content Marketing Firm asking if I would be interested in sharing the attached infographic, created by The Jacobson Group, on ways to reduce stress at work. I have written about stress and its damaging effects, provided suggestions on ways to reduce stress through aromatherapy and herbs, and I have covered different ways in which we can manage stress including self-care, being in nature, and dealing with negative thoughts, among others.
But, I have not written about stress at work, and how to manage it. Given that most of us spent most of our daily lives at work, this is essential to any stress management approach.
What does it mean to be whole? What makes us whole? Is it our careers and professions, our families, our friends, our interests, our passions, our health? Or, is it a combination of it all? What else is involved in our wholeness?
Many of us find ourselves on a rat race to find our wholeness, feeling something is missing, and hoping we can find it sometime, somewhere, somehow, and most likely with some person. Meanwhile, the answer is simply within us.
I have been on the search for my wholeness for years, until I finally figured it out. I did not come to the conclusion by myself. I read a lot, sought after guides, and teachers, and talked to people about it. And, I am not alone. This is something that many of us are in search for. Here is what I have figured out.