Pam, I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for you and all you do. My little girl has lots of trouble sleeping and the non-alcohol Goodnight Combo and Teething Tincture are our saviors! After she was born, I was doing really well emotionally but the last couple of months felt myself falling into depression and heightened anxiety. I do all the usual vitamins and supplements for it, and started taking my placenta (which I’d saved just in case!), but it wasn’t enough and I’ve been struggling so much. I decided to add Happy Day Tincture and Vitex and within a week started feeling a significant shift. It’s not perfect yet but I feel some hope and like there’s definitely been a turn around. Thank you for all you do and the products you create with such care! N.R.
There are various and very individual reasons for feeling blue, experiencing stress, emotional struggles, and anxiousness. Some are more "world-oriented", meaning that living in this day and age is just downright too fast, too stressful and very nerve-wracking, which can lead to these feelings. Other reasons can be more personal and individual in nature. As someone who has benefited greatly from therapy, this is what I of course would recommend first and foremost, but there are also herbal allies that can effectively help support you and your nervous system.
Anxia-T Ease Tincture - This blend of herbs and flower essences that are well-known for their ability to reduce stress, calm anxiousness, quiet nervous fear, and nervous agitation. It is safe and gentle, and can be used by anyone. (Get the non-alcohol version if using with kids.) It works very quickly and provides fast results. This product can be used as needed. For some, especially at higher doses, it may cause drowsiness.
Adrenal Tonic Tincture - This is a combination of adaptogenic herbs which help one cope with and adapt to stress. It’s used for adrenal and nervous exhaustion, mental exhaustion, for those who are under chronic stress, and for those who are experiencing anxiousness, nervousness, who feel depressed and burned out. It can help to decrease fatigue, increase energy and vitality, increase brain efficiency, memory, physical vitality, mental vitality and may help increase feelings of well-being. As this product is a nutritive that feeds and nourishes the adrenals, it does take time to kick in, therefore, using it each and every day (like you would a multi-vitamin) and using it over an extended period of time is recommended for best results. NOTE: NOT for use by those who are pregnant or by those with high blood pressure. Ok for breastfeeding.
Rescue Remedy - Rescue Remedy is a flower essence blend that is extremely helpful to ease any stressful situation. Flower Essences work on the emotional body like herbs work on the physical body. It has a calming and centering effect and is useful for any upset, nervousness or trauma (either physical or emotional), including panic attacks, accidents or injuries. Rescue Remedy is useful for so many things that it is commonly referred to "911 in a bottle"! It is safe for use by all - newborns, adults (including pregnant and nursing women), pets and plants too. It is included in the Anxia-T Ease Tincture.
Happy Day Tincture - This is a formula used to help people dealing with depressed feelings, including during pregnancy, during postpartum, sadness during the dark winter months, or any kind of sorrow or sadness. The blend contains organic Rose herbal tincture, and a proprietary blend of flower essences of Elm, Gentian, Gorse, Larch, Mustard, Sweet Chestnut and Wild Rose, with gem essences including Bronzite, Pink Opal, Yellow Quartz, Blue Goldstone, Rutilated Quartz, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Citrine, Lepidolite, Sunstone and Smoky Quartz. Each is noted in its ability to gently and effectively lift and alleviate feelings of sadness, darkness or sorrow. Although it can be used by anyone, this product was created for use by pregnant and nursing mothers. The Happy Day tincture has been described as bringing Light into the Soul!
If you're suffering from any of these feelings mentioned above, you may also be experiencing sleeplessness or insomnia as well. Please see THIS LINK for a list of herbs and herbal products that can help you relax, get to sleep, and stay asleep. As a side note, some clients who have extreme anxiousness or emotional upset find that the Goodnight Combo Tincture works really well at calming these feelings. Because of the extra adrenaline in the body during these episodes, the tincture tends to not make them sleepy at those times, but calms and centers them instead. When they're calmer, then they use the tincture at night, when it does make them sleepy. Everyone's bodies and situations can all be very different. It's a matter of finding the right herb for you.
Please seek professional help if your situation feels overwhelming, isn't getting any better, or if you're having a hard time coping. Therapy is vitally important and is necessary in determining the cause and root origin of your situation. Once a cause is determined, feeling better and feeling lighter is the natural result. The herbs can also help and are fantastic to take along with therapy, as they will help your body adapt to the changes and will help ease any upset that you may experience. Doing this type of a program helps to address the difficulty on a holistic level, including body, mind, and spirit.