In today's world, self-care is more important than ever, but let's be honest, there's not always time in our busy days to fit in exercise, yoga, meditation and the other mindfulness practices that help us live calmer, healthier lives. How incredible is it that nature, in her infinite wisdom, gave us many powerful plant allies to support us through times of stress, grief, tension, restlessness and disconnect?! These incredible plants nourish our frazzled nerves, support a healthier stress response, quiet our overactive minds and generally bring more peace and calm to our over stimulated lives.
At WishGarden, we've created herbal remedies that support all the different ways we experience mental and physical stress. Having these effective and accessible remedies in your self-care arsenal makes getting through the day – especially the difficult days – so much easier.
I can't tell you how many times people say to me, "What's the one formula you’d recommend for overall better health?" Without hesitation I say, Deep Stress Adrenal Rescue with Ashwagandha! The World Health Organization called stress the public health epidemic of the 21st century, and stress is a contributing factor to a huge percentage of issues that land people in an emergency room. On a day to day basis, stress affects our sleep, energy and quality of life. Stress management is essential in today's world and there's nothing I love more than Deep Stress to lead the charge.
Deep Stress takes a robust approach, using adaptogens, nervines and nutrient dense herbs to strengthen our physical bodies against the impacts of stress. Deep Stress can be used in the moment to calm frazzled nerves or throughout the course of an intense day to keep your stress response in check. However, my favorite way to get the full benefits of Deep Stress is to take it as a regular tonic. Consistent use keeps your body balanced and nourished while also strengthening nervous system resilience; that means more energy, better sleep, healthier hormones and improved focus. You know, all the things that make life a bit more manageable!
Life comes at us with a lot of ups and downs and emotional overwhelm can often get the best of us. Times of grief, stress, sadness and overwhelm can be debilitating and it often feels like there's no easy way to get relief; that is where our lovely Emotional Ally: A Big Herbal Hug comes to the rescue. This blend of soothing nervines is designed to bring you peace and comfort when you're struggling with tough emotional moments.
We say Emotional Ally is like a big herbal hug and it truly feels that way. Like a comforting friend helped you take a breath, relax your heart and bring a little lift to your spirits. It's pretty amazing how quickly Emotional Ally can take you from 'I'm not ok' to 'I got this.' Just the millionth reason why we think plants are the best.
For many people stress hijacks their physical body, literally tensing muscles so much it feels like they've been tightened in a vice grip. Your shoulders are up to your ears and you feel like you could crack a walnut in your jaw. The best remedy for all this stress tension? A spa day. But when that's not quite realistic, Serious Relaxer is your next best bet. Muscle loving nervines take the lead to quickly help release wound up tension. We often call Serious Relaxer 'hot tub in a bottle' and that's what it reminds me of - like you're finally at the end of a long day and you step into a warm bath to let the tension go.
Serious Relaxer is also a great choice to enhance relaxation before a massage or yoga class or when you want to combat physical discomforts that pop up during travel - stuck on a plane, in a car or sleeping in less than ideal beds. If you sometimes feel like you're age 45 going on 85, this is a must have in your stress care tool kit.
Sleepy Nights & Fresh Mornings is near and dear to my heart because it's the first WishGarden formula I ever used. I used to have a terrible time falling asleep and had tried every natural sleep aid with no success. When Sleepy Nights got me to sleep in about 10 minutes on night one, I was pretty blown away.
There are a lot of reasons you may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep but if you're like me and an overactive mind is keeping you awake, Sleepy Nights is the solution. This works in-the-moment to help you fall asleep and stay asleep by turning off mental chatter. And the best part is, you get a great night's sleep without grogginess the next day. Sleepy Nights is non-drowsy and non-sedative so you can take it any time throughout the night – even if you only have an hour or two left to sleep.
I always recommend leaving Sleepy Nights on your bedside table so that anytime thoughts, worries or to-do lists are keeping you awake, you can grab your bottle and turn off that mental hamster wheel fast.
You know those times you're just grumpy? In a bad mood for no good reason? Or maybe a really good reason like holidays with a difficult in-law, a traffic jam right before an important meeting, going on a date when you'd rather do anything other than make small talk. It happens. Normal life things can grate on our nerves and make us grumpy. And even beyond that, many people struggle with being social and feeling shy, disconnected, or withdrawn.
This is where the incredible unicorn of an herbal remedy, Liquid Bliss, comes to the rescue. It may seem too good to be true but, yes, Liquid Bliss is herbal juju for a better mood. Unique herbs in this formula help promote the release of happy hormones like oxytocin and dopamine while the rest of the team relaxes mental and physical tension and brings some warmth to your heart. So anytime you're feeling awkward, annoyed or angry at an inopportune time, grab some Liquid Bliss. Before you know it, you're happy, connected, calm, ready to roll with the punches and enjoy some fun. Now if only we could find a way to spray this stuff in the air!
Jamie McKeown has a BA in Film & Communications from the University of Michigan. She has studied holistic nutrition and natural healing for over 15 years. She is a Certified Health Coach and Herbalist and Head of Education for WishGarden.
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