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Anonymous said: what are all of ur best spells for stress and anxiety
this is a good thing to remind myself right now maybe
- make a quart of tea. skullcap, st john’s wort, mugwort (if you can handle the intensity), lavender (unless you are avoiding estrogenic plants like i am), maybe motherwort, any other herbs that are calm and warm and taste good. go in your room. make the light be only in one part of the room. let the tea brew a long time. sit in the light and drink the tea slowly and mend something.
- take a shower or bath (a shower is for letting go a bath is for being held). wrap a towel around yourself but do not dry off all the way. put good smelling oils on your neck and wrists and the center of your chest (cedar wood and rosemary for protection, lavender for calm, lemongrass for energy). climb in bed still wet and hide.
- call someone you love who will not make you explain and cry until you are empty. the phone is a powerful portal.
- read your cards, slowly, don’t read the interpretation book, try to take in the meaning through your fingers.
- if you have enough hair, braid it as gently as you can. you can talk words that are safe and warm into the braids or let someone else talk them. leave over night, rinse and repeat.
- you are a mighty tree. your roots go deep into the ground and no matter how hard the wind blows nothing can uproot you. you are a mighty tree. your roots go deep into the ground and no matter how hard the wind blows nothing can uproot you. you are a mighty tree. your roots go deep into the ground and no matter how hard the wind blows nothing can uproot you. you are a mighty tree. your roots go deep into the ground and no matter how hard the wind blows nothing can uproot you. you are a mighty tree. your roots go deep into the ground and no matter how hard the wind blows nothing can uproot you. (stella peach)
- get your friends in a circle and sing an old song. a round is best.
- go for a walk and let plants talk to you. look for the plants who are real resilient, growing through the sidewalk of in abandoned lots. look for feverfew and st. john’s wort and jasmine and yarrow and true dandelion. you can talk back.
- have hot gay witchy sex that reminds you about your body. it can be with yourself.
- with light finger tips, draw spell diagrams all over your body, on the vulnerable parts, on the secret parts.
- read the book you read when you were young. listen for the messages you left yourself in the book when you were young.
- remember that everything you do can be powerful magic if you are slow and careful and deliberate and also when you are feral and messy
If there had been a required “Home Economics” course at my music school (I’d call this class “Graceful, Less Wasteful 101”), here’s what I would have found helpful and what I pass on to my own students or young professionals:
1. Sketch out what recipes and foods you need for a week. Have a list when grocery shopping so it saves you time and keeps you focused.
2. Have about 4 days of salads in ready to go containers. Quinoa salads, bean salads, greens, whatever. Have them lined up in the refrigerator ready to go at a moment’s notice. And if you don’t go out for a frantic last minute rehearsal, you have dinner or lunch already made.
3. If breakfast cereals are your thing because they are “fast,” try planning ahead and have oatmeal instead. You can make a batch of steel cut oatmeal and reheat throughout the week. One box of cereal is about $3-5 and doesn’t last as long as $3-5 worth of steel cut oatmeal. With the money you save you can add fresh berries and nuts to the top and have a healthier start to your day.
4. Energy bars are ridiculously expensive. Make a huge batch of your own; freeze them in wax paper or Ziplocks-which you can wash and use again. Making your own allows for you to add what you want and know exactly what goes into each bar. Make them with friends as it cuts the work and cost, plus it’s more fun.
5. Cut up a casserole or lasagna into individual servings and freeze for future busy weeks. Perfect to grab and go especially if there is a microwave at the rehearsal location, these can be easily warmed and enjoyed. I’d always have a stash of plastic forks and spoons in my glove box of my car as well.
6. You can freeze rice, so make twice as much as you need so you have one less thing to do the next time you need rice.
7. You don’t need fancy lettuces in a bag or box. For about a third of the price and a fresher variety, you can buy bunches of spinach, lettuces, and greens and chop them yourself. To wash, simply fill your clean sink full of cold water, dump the greens into the water and mix around to loosen dirt. Let sit for a while (practice your music, study your scores, whatever), come back, drain, repeat. Dry off the greens, and line a storage container with a paper towel underneath them. These greens will be fresher than what’s been sitting in a bag, and will last longer in your fridge. Less packaging, less waste, and more savings.
8. Beans and lentils are inexpensive and healthy, so don’t shy away from recipes with these! Bean and lentil salads in the summer, bean stews and lentil soups in the winter.
9. Peel your own carrots. Don’t buy the “baby carrots.” Like the greens, whole carrots will be fresher and less expensive than the prepackaged little ones. While peeling does take some effort, you can opt to just scrub the carrots with a brush and keep the healthy vitamin packed skin of the carrot in your diet if you like.
10. Shop the bulk aisle as much as possible. Many recipes require only one cup or one teaspoon of some grain, bean, dried fruit, or spice that you don’t need a full box or bag of. Sometimes, that teaspoon of curry you need will cost you a mere .05 cents, if the weight is even calculable. Also some bulk aisles have honey, peanut butter, and oils. If you only need a third cup of peanut butter, you can spend under a buck and get the correct amount or you can buy a jar for a bit more. Same for honey! Less packaging, less waste, more savings.
11. Freeze over ripe fruits that you didn’t eat. Those bananas you thought you might get to or that half orange you were sure you’d use will both make a good addition in a future smoothie. Just chop them up before tossing in the freezer so they will be easy to toss into your future smoothie. Wastes less!
12. Chop up a bunch of onions at once and freeze the rest.
13. Buy the biggest containers of oils you cook with. In the long run will save you money.
14. Don’t freak out over the higher price of organic eggs; each egg is packed with good nutrition but costs less than a candy bar.
15. Learn how to cut up a whole chicken, pineapple, or butternut squash.
16. Start putting aside the money you saved from eating at home and preparing dishes yourself. Start an IRA or savings account and add to it each month.
17. Decide what percentage of money should go into savings, retirement, towards job expenses, etc. Keep an eye on your monthly budgets to see what needs tightening or loosening.
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