Life lessons learned from Permaculture

Zaia

Zaia is a musician, homesteader, permaculturist, holistic health and wellness coach and sustainability advocate. She and husband Tom run permaculture designed farm "Maungaraeeda" on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and the not for profit organisation the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. and teach permaculture and self reliance. Zaia loves cooking and always comes up with new and different recipes to prepare the food she grows. She is a percussionist and is involved in various musical projects, including community music projects. She writes about life on the farm and tries to post regular photos.

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  1. Oh my, I am a list-maker myself. The majority of my stress is self-induced, and I have a very difficult time letting go. Spending time in nature and the garden can be the best cure for sure, but still requires that mindfulness to stay present. Thank you for sharing this, it is good to know I am not alone in my struggles.

    Also, did you know about the herb blue vervain – Verbena Hastata, is very good for list-makers and planners. It was introduced to me by my herbalist teacher, and I fell in love right away. It took away the horrible tension I carried in my neck and shoulders, which always led to tension headaches. I now grow my own for teas and tinctures, and it blooms all summer long. Here are some resources (I live in the United States, so my herbalist mentors are western-eclectic)
    http://7song.com/blog/2012/02/blue-vervain-verbena-hastata/
    http://bearmedicineherbals.com/a-touchstone-the-blessed-verbena.html

    • Zaia says:

      Thanks for that, I will research verbena hastata and see whether we are able to grow it here. Apparently American Ginseng is also very good to alleviate stress…

  1. May 7, 2016

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