Author: Meagan Visser

A Drive Along The County Backroads Of East Tennessee

One of my favorite family activities is driving around the backroads here in East Tennessee. Now, if you’re not from this area, but you’ve visited before, you may think I’m crazy. One of the first things visitors notice is just how curvy and windy the roads are here. Yes, the roads are all built around mountains which mean they curvy back and forth as they work their way up and over each mountain. If you suffer from motion sickness, be sure you come prepared if you ever find yourself driving along our roads. Ginger chews and other products that...

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Natural Tips For Growing Kids With Stinky Feet (Plus, DIY Stinky Feet Shoe Powder)

Growing up, I don’t remember anyone in my family having stinky feet. I didn’t, my mom didn’t, my dad didn’t — at least, not that I knew of. I mean, I knew that wearing shoes with no socks would make your feet stink, but since none of us did that, it wasn’t something I was exposed to. I guess you could say I was oblivious to stinky feet. However, as I got older, I caught on to the supposed fact that most guys had stinky feet. I remember the guys at school joking about how badly their feet stank,...

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My 2019 Reading List

Each year, one of my goals is to read twelve new books over the course of the year. Most times I end up reading more than that, but my minimum is twelve. I don’t have any intentions to read one book a month, but instead, to read as I find the time, and complete my list by the end of the year. This year, I’ve chosen books in six different categories in an effort to broaden my scope of reading a bit more. I mean, I could fill my time reading fictional novels or literary classics all year long,...

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Body Beautiful Solar-Infused Herbal Oil

I finally got around to finishing the update on my Making Herbal Infused Oils: The Ultimate How-To Guide, so I decided to come here and share one of my favorite recipes from the guide with you.  This recipe is for a solar-infused herbal oil. Solar-infused herbs are made by combining herbs and oil and letting the mixture sit in the sun or a sunny window so the heat and energy of the sun can pull the properties of the herbs into the oil. There’s a little more to it, but I go into more detail on the process in...

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December Reflections: 2018

Happy New Years Eve, friends. If you’ve been following me for long, you’ll know I try to do what I can to live as seasonally as possible. Seeing how it’s mid-winter, I’m finding myself in this season of rest, rejuvenation, and mindfulness. I’m conserving my energy, doing things that feed my mind and soul, and trying to nourish my body with adaptogens, nutritive herbs, and healthy food. I’ve also been doing a good bit of reflecting on the past year as I prepare to plan 2019 — trying to see what worked, what didn’t, and where I need to make...

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Winter Storms, Fermented Herbal Honey Recipe, and DIY Salves for Gift Giving

In case you’re not signed up to receive my bi-monthly Letters To Natural Mamas emails, I thought I’d share a recent letter with you so you can get a feel for what they’re like. This is the type of content you can expect to receive from me every couple of weeks. If you wanna get more of an inside glimpse into my life, get some extra seasonal living and herbal tips and recipes that can’t be found on the GUH blog, sign up here. You’ll immediately get a Welcome Email and a free ebook, and you’ll get your first...

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6 Ways I Use Holiday Essential Oils During Winter

The winter season is the perfect time to slow down, to nourish your body and mind, and to make beautiful memories with loved ones. During the winter months, I find myself at home much more than I am during other seasons, which I sometimes find hard to believe because I feel like I spend a lot of time at home already! During this time, we do what we can to cut down on outside commitments so we can spend more time together as a family. Because my kids and I spend so much time at home during the winter,...

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The Magic of Winter

While each season is enjoyable for its own reasons, winter is one of my favorites. It’s just so full of warmth, magic, and meaning. Warmth Thanks to my pitta dosha, I prefer to be warm all. the. time. so winters here in Tennessee can be hard for me. Thankfully, though, there are things I can do to stay warm amidst the cold. First, I always bundle up. I layer all of my clothes (even in summer), our warm coats are always near, and our closets are filled with wool socks, sweaters, toboggans, scarves, and boots. We bundle, especially when...

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I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and I want to live life naturally. Follow along as my husband and I and our four sons figure out what natural living looks like for our family. And of course, I’d love for you to join me on this journey, too! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!

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