All posts tagged: anthroposophic medicine

Start unknown. Finish unforgettable.

After 3 months on the road, 11 countries, 1000’s wonderful people and learning a million new things my Global Garden journey has come to an end. Or maybe that’s just another word for a new beginning.When I started this journey, people asked me what my expectations were for the trip. My reply, was that honestly, I only had one. And that was to grow. A lot. It’s the things I found unimaginable, that have now become unforgettable. Sydney/Australia – Beeing the solution In Sydney, I met with the incredible Alyson from Bee Ecology and together we made a bee hotel – a safe zone to welcome native bees into any backyard, balcony or farm. As we worked Alyson taught me about the importance of pollinators. If pollinators disappear, we will all get stung. Pollination is vital to plants, to pollinators, to humans. Without it plants can’t reproduce. If we don’t give bees a safe home in a biodiverse environment, they can’t give one back to us. The lessons Alyson taught me was something I was …

Healing the BODY – MIND – SPIRIT

It’s no secret the human beings are unique and complicated creatures. Our life influences, our experiences, our personality and our upbringing are just some of the factors that make us all as individual as we are. And also impact on our health. I have been learning about Anthroposophic Medicine… tough word to say isn’t it! Luckily the philosophies behind it are a lot easier to grasp than the pronunciation. It’s a holistic way of looking at the health of human beings. Think of it more of as an extension to traditional medicine rather than an alternative to it. It doesn’t aim to replace conventional medicine but to take things a step further – to use the power of the body to heal itself. To heal an illness one must treat the body, mind and spirit not just the physical symptoms. This integrated way of looking at human health was founded by Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner (founder of Biodynamic Farming and Weleda) and developed with Dutch physician Ita Wegman. It takes on many of …

New things. New Zealand.

This week I jumped over the side fence to hang out with the Weleda team in New Zealand. Whilst Aussies and Kiwi’s are neighbours, the Weleda experiences couldn’t have been more different. My week in Havelock North, Napier saw me getting my hands dirty in the Weleda biodynamic gardens. The same gardens where 80% of the active ingredients in their anthroposophical medicines are sourced. I also got hands-on in the lab seeing how the vitality of the garden produce gets potentized into tinctures then into the Weleda products themselves. Since I have started on the Global Garden journey my head hasn’t stopped spinning – so many exciting things are happening and I don’t want to miss a moment. After this week I’m feeling much more grounded, maybe having my hands in the soil has helped bring me back to earth. Here’s some of the ways I got my hands dirty The Global Garden sisterhood reunion has started. Simone Anderson, New Zealand’s inspirational finalist came to visit me in Hawke’s Bay. We had the honour of …

Nature’s pharmacy

Weleda are pioneers in natural anthroposophical care, laying down their biodynamic roots in Havelock North, New Zealand. The first week of the Global Garden journey was amazing. There’s was so many thought provoking experiences that I didn’t wasn’t to miss a moment. So much to see, so much to share. I couldn’t sleep I was so excited. But I learnt a very valuable lesson from Rudolf Steiner – we must keep things in balance. It was the perfect moment to begin the next chapter of the Global Garden journey in Havelock. It’s no wonder Weleda chose to plant their gardens in Havelock North, in the Hawke’s Bay region. But it wasn’t just the view that made it the perfect choice, the numerous orchards and vineyards also call it home because of the fertile soils. The resident pharmacist quickly sorted me out with the Anthroposophical medicine for my ‘busy brain’ – Sleep and Relax Drops. Just one of over 2000 natural medicines in the Weleda pharmacy – the first Anthroposophical Pharmacy in New Zealand. The first …