Pottery vs. plastic

My love of pottery spans many years. I have lots of handmade pottery in my home. But my love of Cold Mountain Pottery directly relates to a lifestyle choice I made about six years ago.

Cold Mountain Pottery mugs. Handmade, Montana made with tea by the Montana Tea and Spice Trading Company.
On sale – Cold Mountain Pottery mugs + tea by the Montana Tea and Spice Trading Company, $29. And/or gift certificates for Reiki, $55 (Reg. $60), until Dec. 24, 2017.

Back then I decided that I no longer wanted to drink from plastic. I’d been reading a lot about how toxic it is, especially when it’s heated. I just didn’t like the chemical flavor you taste when drinking from plastic.

So I started drinking from glass instead.

I purchased a couple of special glass water bottles to refill throughout the day. When I went home at night, I’d pour my filtered water, cool, no ice, into a clean “beer” glass – you know the kind.

As I made this small change, I didn’t start seeing any overnight health miracles. But this lifestyle choice did make me feel better about what I was putting into my body.

Eventually I started replacing all my plastic food storage with glass containers as well (which is a story for another time).

Fast forward a few years, my love of Montana-made Cold Mountain Pottery was born!

I ran across the mugs when the company where I work during the day purchased the Cold Mountain Pottery shop in Billings, Mont. Samples of the mugs were brought into the office. I chose a sample that had a picture of an elk on it.

Which would you choose?

While I liked my special glass bottle, I noticed that I liked my new elk mug even more. There was just something about drinking from my new mug!

Lovingly molded into a special drinking vessels, Cold Mountain Pottery mugs definitely have a special energy to them. I feel like I am drinking from a magical cup!

They’re handmade and Montana made with clay processed at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena. Both the designs and the the glaze are created by Montana artists who work at the shop. Cold Mountain Pottery also hires people with disabilities.

Get a Cold Mountain Pottery Mug and/or Reiki gift certificates

Not only does my elk mug still sit on my desk today, but I’ve also added to my Cold Mountain collection at home. I use them every day.

Because I love these mugs so much, I’ve decided to pick some up from the pottery shop and make them available for you!

Right now, you can find the mugs at Woods’ Rose Wellness Center in Butte, Mont., 124 S. Main. They are $29 each and include tea (so dreamy) from the Montana Tea and Spice Trading Company in Missoula.

Along with the mugs I am also offering Reiki gift certificates. They’ll be on special until Dec. 24 for $55 each (Reg. $60).

You can purchase the mugs and gift certificates separately or together. They’re definitely a great gift!

Please feel free to give me a call if you have questions, 406.491.2057.

Click here to learn more about Cold Mountain Pottery.

Forever grateful!

P.S. Join us during the Butte Christmas Stroll Dec. 1, 5 – 8 p.m. at Woods’ Rose Wellness Center.

Heal your life with Chakras

Heak your life with chakras
Heal your life with Chakras – A tool that tells about the characteristics of the seven Chakras.

There’s a ton of information out there all about Chakras.

They’re beautiful energy centers that surround your body. Below find a snippet of the basic characteristics in the ‘Heal your life with Chakras’ tool. You can download it to help you start discovering the characteristics of your Chakras. Perhaps you’ll recognize some of the characteristics in yourself.

Click here to download ‘Heal your life with Chakras’ tool.

What exactly are Chakras?

Chakras are spinning energy centers that radiate from your body. The seven major Chakra points (along with several others) that help build your unique energy field. Each point relates to different aspects of your life. Chakras take in and send out energy from the front and back of your body. While each of your Chakras have a set baseline, they’re not the same every day. If you’re feeling less than optimal, your Chakras may need a little attention. It’s best to gradually balance your Chakras a little at a time. Find exercises below to help:

Energize with these exercises:

The purpose of each exercise is to help cleanse the energy that surrounds your body and your Chakras. Activating these points helps increase the vibration of your energy, allowing for positive thoughts and feelings, extra endurance and health of your physical body and the energy that surrounds your body. These exercises can be performed on a daily basis and are a great addition to your total health care package.

Energize with tapping

  1. Starting at your feet, begin tapping your body. Continue moving up your body until your reach the top of your head. Tap your body with your fingers, palm of your hands or fists. Tap gently or with fervor. Feel free offer extra tapping to your Chakra points.
  2. Wipe the energy down to the ground on the front, back and left and right side of your body. Imagine the old energy melting into the earth.

Chakra Energetics

First imagine the chakra (see the “Heal your life Chakras’ tool to get started). Perform the exercise that matches the Chakra you’re working on below. Then check in again to notice the difference. Perform Chakra Energetics any time you feel unbalanced and need a little pick up throughout your day. Start with the Root chakra and move your way up. Or just do one or two at a time. Perform each exercise for 30 seconds to one minute.

  1. Root – Action: Jump up and down like an orangutan. Sound: Grunt like an orangutan.
  2. Sacral – Action: Move your hips in a figure 8. Sound: Moan with “Ah” sound.
  3. Solar plexus – Action: Jump up and down, pulling hand to center as you land. Sound: Create a short “I” sound.
  4. Heart – Action: Row your arms. Sound: Say “ah yes” while rowing.
  5. Throat – Action: Tilt head back and shape your mouth like an “O.” Sound: Create a long “O” sound.
  6. Third eye – Action: Place your tongue on top of mouth. Sound: Push air out through nose. Stop this exercise before you become dizzy.
  7. Crown – Action: Bring arms over your head breathing in through your nose. Sound: Breath out swiftly through your mouth moving your arms to the ground.

Chakra Energetics reprinted with permission from Bear McKay, McKay Method of Energy Healing.