Episode #49 // Self Care and Herbal Medicine with Lindsay Kluge

"Your body is designed to be happy. Your mind has a reality that your body just creates."
- Lindsay Kluge

Herbalist and nutrition expert, Lindsay Kluge of Ginger Tonic Botanicals, is joining us today on Being Boss to talk about herbal medicine, the mind-body connection, and self-care. Because even as you’re doing the work to be boss, it’s important to make sure you’re treating your body right too!.

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The benefits of working with and collaborating with a community
  • What makes herbs legitimate medicine
  • How do you deal when you’re in a funk
  • Gratitude and happiness on a physiological level
  • How to use essential oils
  • Finding your herbal ally
  • Spirituality in earth and plant medicine
  • The mind / body connection and dealing with your ego

 

Projecting emotions

LINDSAY SAID:

'Your body is designed to be happy. Your mind has a reality that your body just creates.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet 'At least 30 minutes of daily happy really helps us to create the things that we most ideally want.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet 'Spend 20 minutes per day enjoying what's happening outside. Always be connected with the season.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet 'People gravitate toward things in nature that make them feel better—that's your herbal ally.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet 'Spirituality really helps you develop the external openness to listen to yourself more intuitively.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet 'Cultivating trust in your decisions stems mentally from being kind and loving with yourself. Period.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet 'Think of how much better you show up for people when you take care of yourself.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet 'Connecting yourself with anything that's living and that's around you, helps to ground you.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet 'We project emotion on everything. If it's constantly shitty and doubtful, that's how life shows up.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet 'Always learning more—being constantly exposed to what we don't know—helps keep the ego in check.' -Lindsay Kluge Click To Tweet

Being connected with the season

Resources discussed in this episode:

Herbs discussed in this episode:

  • Skullcap: Helps the body adapt to stress, tension, and tight shoulders
  • White sage: Used for “smudging.” Burn white sage to clear negative energy from your space.
  • Rosemary (essential oil or culinary use): the smell of rosemary helps your mental clarity. Emily uses rosemary oil (aromatic) at her desk.
  • Holy basil (Tulasi): “It’s like a hug in a cup!” Drink in tea form to uplift you in your heart space.
  • Thieves Oil: Rub a few drops (dilute in carrier oil) on bottom of feet to support a healthy immune system (anti bacterial).
  • Lavender Oil: Kathleen uses in humidifier (aromatic) for a better night’s sleep or to aid in stress. This herb is calming and also aids in heart recovery for grieving/loss/lacking.
  • Ashwagandha: Good for hangovers (along with copious amounts of water)
  • Clary sage: Labor-inducing (Kathleen’s experience)
  • Peppermint: Stomach soother

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The benefits of working with and collaborating with a community
  • What makes herbs legitimate medicine
  • How do you deal when you're in a funk
  • Gratitude and happiness on a physiological level
  • How to use essential oils
  • Finding your herbal ally
  • Spirituality in earth and plant medicine
  • The mind / body connection and dealing with your ego

RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

Herbs discussed in this episode:

  • Skullcap: Helps the body adapt to stress, tension, and tight shoulders
  • White sage: Used for "smudging." Burn white sage to clear negative energy from your space.
  • Rosemary (essential oil or culinary use): the smell of rosemary helps your mental clarity. Emily uses rosemary oil (aromatic) at her desk.
  • Holy basil (Tulasi): "It's like a hug in a cup!" Drink in tea form to uplift you in your heart space.
  • Thieves Oil: Rub a few drops (dilute in carrier oil) on bottom of feet to support a healthy immune system (anti bacterial).
  • Lavender Oil: Kathleen uses in humidifier (aromatic) for a better night's sleep or to aid in stress. This herb is calming and also aids in heart recovery for grieving/loss/lacking.
  • Ashwagandha: Good for hangovers (along with copious amounts of water)
  • Clary sage: Labor-inducing (Kathleen's experience)
  • Peppermint: Stomach soother

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