2 Spices to Boost Confidence
Cinnamon…(emotional care: warm inner strength)
This fervent spice comes to us from a tropical evergreen tree. When it comes to natural emotional care, trees represent strength, stability and what is needed in reaching for goals over time. Evergreens represent holding steady regardless of the weather or changes occurring around you. Outer bark is protection; inner bark is inner strength. Cinnamon comes from the inner bark, and therefore emotionally is very protective.
Having both a warm heart and inner strength is essential to create a more peaceful world. Cinnamon can be an essential spice if you have ever feel frightened. Fear causes us to give up our inner power and belief in our own strength. Fear is what others can use to control or manipulate us. Cinnamon is an emotional tool you can use to highlight your strengths, and bring you back into the warmth and safety of your heart. Consuming this delightful spice may emotionally help release past trauma or scary memories.
In the traditional Indian form of medicine called Ayurveda and also Chinese medicine, cinnamon is used to help reduce the symptoms of the common cold and to also help with digestive issues, reduce nausea, and recent studies are showing that cinnamon may help with blood sugar levels.
Tips— Encourage Confidence by adding a dash of both to:
Ginger… (emotional care: empowerment)
Ginger as a part of emotional care acts as a catalyst that helps activates power, strength, clarity and initiative to help move your life into greater harmony and healing. It may initiate change by helping to move out old, toxic, dis-empowering patterns. Ginger won’t let you just “get by" in life. For instance, it has been historically administered to race horses to get them to run faster and perform better. This spectacularly safe yet radically powerful spice motivates your cells, balances your rhythm, clears out parasites, assists optimum digestion.
Ginger is a catalyst for action as it releases congestion from the body and thereby help clear congested emotions as well. Studies have also shown ginger to be very effective in preventing nausea. Nausea is often caused by intense emotions that are being held in the gut. Ginger root is believed to strengthen and heal the digestive and respiratory systems, as well as to fight off colds and flu. Ginger physically clears congestion, soothes sore throats and relieves body aches.
- your coffee grounds when making coffee
- tea with warm milk and honey for a quick Chai flavor
- onto breakfast toast or sprinkled on top of oatmeal
- mixed in with yogurt and topped with dried fruit and nuts
- into chamomile tea for a stomach soothing warm drink
This is a perfect afternoon treat or comforting warm drink before bed - Kids love it!
8 ounces milk of choice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 drops Confidence Beverage Booster
Add all ingredients to a small pot over med heat. Whisk ingredients together to incorporate and gently heat until the temperature of the milk is to your liking (do not overheat). Sit back in a comfortable spot, knowing you are feeding both your happy heart and your body.
For more detailed and in depth research information, please refer to my latest book: Coffee, Chocolate & Confidence; Kaliana’s guide to how beverages affect your emotions. Order your copy here!