The February 2018 Harvest

Dearest Love,

The Harvest method is dedicated to keeping up-to-date and inspired with consistent research and a commitment to quality that aligns with my values - self-knowledge, self-care, self-trust & self-respect.

I recommend only what I believe will support and guide you in your healing, growing and realizing your highest purpose.  The following is a curated list of of this month's highlights for you to find support on your wellness journey. 

Be nourished.  Be moved.

if you'd like one-on-one support in your healing journey Please Call (415) 993-1535 or contact me here to book an appointment.

Love, Rachel Harvest

WHAT I AM READING

Womb Wisdom takes it to the next level in regards to what it is to be feminine. Having a womb = portal to the universe and being the universe itself - incubating and creating. This book is for the spiritual heavy lifter. The exercises are increasingly intense as well as profound. You’ll have to disband your reality, if you’re a scientist, and take on the idea that some things are just to be believed. I can guarantee that, if you do that, you’ll become present to an incredible power within. 

This book heals and ignites. It soothes and inspires. It leads off mildly suggesting the awesomeness of feminine sexuality and reproduction capacity and culminates in a spiritual smack down that left me breathless. 

Take it on. Your perception of the world and your role in it is guaranteed to shift. 

Get the book here.

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WHAT I AM COOKING

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Inflammation is making you age.  It’s making you have a higher risk for disease and it makes you feel lethargic, depressed and out of sorts from your whole, healthy self. Inflammation is caused by stress - physical, emotional, environmental, psychological and physiological. Fortunately stress management is possible and the cure for a heightened inflammatory state. Certain food assist with reducing inflammation. This magic sauce packs a inflammation reducing, soothing and delicious punch. 

Liquid Gold Dressing

24 servings @ 1 TBSP

ingredients:

  • 1/2 c flaxseed oil
  • 1/2 c filtered water
  • 1/3 c fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • 1/2 c nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

directions:

  1. put all of the ingredients in your vitamix blender
  2. blend for 60 seconds, until smooth.
  3. store for up to two weeks in a covered jar in the refrigerator.

Get your Vitamix here.

Make it easy on yourself and get all of the ingredients here (except the lemons).


MY DIY SELF-CARE PROJECT

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Sometimes we rage. That’s totally cool, welcome and invited.

Sometimes we cry...also cool, welcome and invited. 

Because some people might not be as actualized as the emotionally intelligent feelers out there are, soothing and accepting yourself for your emotional expression is warranted. This blend helps with that as well as the lovely physiological effects of shifting hormones throughout the feminine fertility cycle. Basil is the oil of renewal.  It helps with anxiety, fear and nervousness.  Clary Sage is known as the "woman’s oil". It soothes stressed nerves and emotions provoked by the female hormonal cycle.  Cypress helps with emotional stress, reduces trouble sleeping, and heals recent trauma or shock.  Eucalyptus brightens mood.  Frankincense assists dropping out of the mind and ego and moving into presence with their spirit or center of consciousness.  It's the "meditation oil".  Geranium promotes inner peace and tranquility.  Lavender promotes calm.  Marjoram helps with relaxation and stress reduction.  Ylang Ylang just makes you feel sexy, no matter what is going on "down there".  Apply to the soles of your feet and the front of your ankles AM and PM. 

 

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Drip oils into glass spray bottle.
  2. Fill remaining space with almond oil.
  3. Screw on lid and shake vigorously before each use.

I only recommend therapeutic grade essential oils because I believe that if it's going on your skin, it should also be able to be ingested.  Get therapeutic grade EOs from DoTerra here.

For more from The Harvest of DIY Self Care Projects Click Here.


WHAT I AM USING FOR SUPPORT

Ritual Women's 2-a-day multi is awesome.  It not only is packed with all the essentials, in their most bioavailable form.  it has NOTHING women don't need.  It's hooked up to the most up-to-date science and research, ethically and organically sourced, vegan, non-GMO and...their site is loaded with info, completely transparent information and education and a cool marketing campaign to boot.  It's $30 for everything you need/month.  It even comes with a nifty sticker board so you can keep track of keeping up with your twice daily ritual for 21 days.  Exactly as long as it takes to build a new habit!

Get Yours Here

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WHo I AM AM FOLLOWING

Here’s an interview with Amanda Berlin about her work and how powerfully her ethos aligns with all things The Harvest Method. She comes highly recommended to support you and your authentic voice.

How would you describe your work?

I'm a former NYC publicity strategist who now uses my powers for good. I help entrepreneurs write their web copy, tell their story, and spread their message in the media.

 

What inspired you to create your brand/ethos/the work you do?

I believe everyone has a story to tell and that everyone deserves to be heard. We give each other a gift of feeling less alone when we have the courage to share our stories. This is how we make true connections.

 

How does your approach stand out? What are you doing that really makes a difference for your clientele?

You don't need to wait for PERMISSION to be heard or seen. I work with people who know they have something special to share but who feel muted, stifled, passed-over, or invisible. I also work with people who I really want to stand behind to help promote their genius. My superpower is pulling details out of my clients' backgrounds to create a narrative that is truly unique and speaks to why they are perfect to be doing the work they are doing.

 

What role does developing self-knowledge, self-care, self-trust and self-respect play in your work?

This is the backbone of my LIFE, personal and professional. I am a seeker. And, I have been challenged to do hard things and make hard decisions, simply because my gut was calling me (nagging me, harassing me, stalking me) to do them. I HAVE to trust myself and do what must be done otherwise life grinds to a halt. Exercising and eating well is a cornerstone of my mental health plan as well as my physical one. Self care is a priority, everyday. I work out, meditate, do my "energy activations" (articulating how I want to FEEL, what I want to embody) and journal on what I am "taking ownership" of and honoring in myself.

 

What's one value or message that guides you and your work?

We all have something important to say, and there are people out there who need us. We MUST do the sometimes uncomfortable thing of putting ourselves out there because our work is WORTH it and the people who need us DESERVE to find our work, which could change their lives.

 

Who are your top three influencers? Who do you follow? Who's work do you respect? (Any industry or topic. I just want a sense of what inspires you)

Patricia Moreno, fitness and mindfulness expert;

Andrea Bemis, farmer and cookbook author;

Nicole Antoinette, founder or Real Talk Radio, blogger, podcaster

 

How can The Harvest Method's audience contact you? (website, links for social media, email etc)

facebook.com/amandaberlin (Facebook)

@AmandaBerlin (twitter)

@AmandaGailBerlin (instagram)

amanda@amandaberlin.com (email)

amandaberlin.com (website)


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