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magicalmerlinmark

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  1. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) Having an opportunity to do what I love for work
    2) The potluck we're having tonight
    3) All these herbs I know that help with hangovers
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  2. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Thanks everybody It helps to know you care.

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) Some awesome people dropping in to say congrats
    2) Learning how to brew beer later today
    3) Exciting planning for my new organic farming ventures
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  3. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) Over 70 days with no video games! 
    2) The yummy breakfast I'm about to make
    3) Planning organic farming with my friends later today
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  4. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) being back home in Montreal
    2) having a great dinner with friends
    3) a kickass presentation I did this morning
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  5. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    1) finishing my project
    2) watching my friend playing Minecraft and feeling no urges
    3) going home to Canada tomorrow! 
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  6. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) recording my own songs for the first time!
    2)meeting some great people in Glasgow
    3) going to my favourite City today
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  7. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) over 60 days of no games
    2) awesome dreams about something I can't remember
    3) Going to the library to do some work
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  8. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for: 
    1) Another good response to my own songs performed at an open mic
    2) Not waking up with too much of a hangover
    3) Time to work on my presentation! 
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  9. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) the sun peeking through the clouds. 
    2) a slow morning
    3) another open mic tonight
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  10. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) A very drizzly morning
    2) a yummy breakfast
    3) a workshop that went really well yesterday
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  11. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Thanks Cam
    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) Not missing my bus.
    2) Awesome Çs hosts
    3) The Great community we've found
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  12. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) Starting to explore England
    2) A beautiful sunny day
    3) Meeting up with old friends! 
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  13. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for
    1) The rain drumming against my window
    2) The green of Spring growth
    3) The Spring flowers that are starting to come out
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  14. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) Finishing my worksheets
    2) An opportunity to talk about industrial agriculture to a wide audience
    3) Being able to wake up without an alarm clock or bell
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  15. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) An opportunity to go slow, at my own pace.
    2) The chance to give my dog a big long walk
    3) To have made a great lunch! 
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  16. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Thanks Chen  
    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) More people signing up to my herbal workshops
    2) The chance to explore another town today
    3) The daffodils are all in bloom
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  17. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) Time with my family (young and old)
    2) Cheesey biscuits! 
    3) Day 49 of no games! 
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  18. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
     
    1) Opportunities to do work that is aligned with my focus.
    2) The sun that's shining on this cold morning
    3) The opportunity to grow and improve my new hobbies
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  19. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for: 
    1) Being taken in by wonderful strangers
    2) Exploring my country's history
    3) Coming home to a wonderful home cooked meal
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  20. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today im grateful for:
    1) Pancakes! 
    2) free time to explore london
    3) karaoke with my friends ^^
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  21. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) Going off to explore London
    2) The karaoke evening we have planned
    3) The wonderful breakfast I'm about to make! 
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  22. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) The killer workshop I did last night
    2) The sun that's shining so bright
    3) The chance to go and explore my hometown
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  23. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    I dropped two tabs of LSD yesterday and had an experience that was quite something. I didn't get a lot of sleep today but that's no problem. I had a dream I succumbed to my video gaming urges (first dream like this) and then in my dream I stopped myself - So I take this as a good sign! 
    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) A storm which is bringing amazing winds
    2) The class I will be holding tonight on herbal medicine
    3) My partner's coming to England for a month today  
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  24. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Mindful in Montreal   

    Thanks Cam  

    Today I'm grateful for:
    1) A whole day to enjoy my new hobbies
    2) The feel of the wind
    3) The Stephen King book I'm reading. It's great stuff
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  25. magicalmerlinmark added a post in a topic Nature has your back: Herbs to help with anxiety, mental health, insomnia and chilling the f*ck out.   

    So things to watch out for in an urban environment.
    Don't pick:
    1) by old industrial land - Contamination of heavy metals is a problem.
    2) By busy main roads - Same as above. 
    3) From your neighbour's garden, unless you ask first (or it's late at night and you have ninja skills.)
     
    Harvesting herbs is pretty simple. The best time to do it is 24 hours after rain on a dry day. That way you don't have to worry about dog pee or anything of the like (the rain washes them better than you ever could) and the herbs shouldn't be wet when you pick them. Just tie them up with string (not too big a bunch) like the image.
     
     
    Keep your drying herbs out of the sun, in a cool dark place. To make a tea just put 1-2 teaspoons of the dried herb and add hot (not boiling) water. Leave them for 5-15 minutes and enjoy! If you're interested, get yourself a Peterson Field Guide. Yes you have to learn a few botanical terms (what's a lobed leaf look like etc.) but I was surprised at how quick I could identify plants.


    I'm still working on my handout but I'll put it up when I'm ready
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