Friday, January 27th, 2012
Author’s Note: I wrote a few posts before going to the hospital to deliver. I am probably still there now, getting to know my new baby so I may be slow in getting back to the comments, but I will soon. Promise.
Okay, so I posted about my irrational pregnancy fears and my oldest friend Kirsten, who lives in Mexico, wrote to me. She had read my blog (what a good friend) and was urging me to try “flower essences” as a way to cure my obsessive phobias. If she hadn’t been my friend since 4th grade, I would have immediately rolled my eyes. I take a plethora of herbs, but I am also a big believer in modern medicine. As in drugs.
But I got to thinking, maybe it’s worth a shot. Can’t hurt.
So I found myself at the health food store this week buying Bach Flowers based on her recommendations:
1. Crab apple (for obsessing over cleanliness and purity)
2. Mimulus (for fear of specific things…like spiders)
3. Cherry Plum (for feeling like you are about to lose it!!)
It cost me nearly $60 for 3 small vials. I am trying not to think about how much good wine I could have drank. But Kirsten is so passionate about it I didn’t want to let her down (maybe I need a tonic for co-dependency??).
She said the following to me via email:
Seriously if you haven’t been experimenting with Bach essences as a mom…it’s time to!! I don’t think I could have gotten through the last years without them. They are an integral part of my family’s emotional well-being. What’s more beautiful than flower drops to balance out negative emotional states?? They’re subtle but profound…and you can avoid the drugs!
I happen to like the drugs. But am happy to try and experiment with the natural too. Just don’t think I’m going to advocate homebirth next.
Okay, off to drink….flowers. Stay tuned for my progress report.
P.S. If any of you are interested in learning more, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. She does private consultations and all that jazz. She’s a certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant too. I can barely spell all that. But it sounds impressive. And having been a life long friend, I know she is the real deal.
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