I had plans and schemes for the new year. Having breast cancer was not part of those.
When I met Vic & Vickie, I couldn’t imagine a more suited client to work with. When I was first introduced to their Xander Bunny, I secretly wanted one for myself. That surprise in the mail? It was just that: my own Bun-Bun (yes, I named it Bun-Bun) ordered for me by a high school friend who was connected with Lavender Life through me. How cool is that?!
But what adult needs a stuffed toy? At that moment, and for all the tests and scans and procedures and recoveries that came later, I did. And now that I’m getting back to a semblance of normalcy, I still do.
Most of all, along with the candles, mugs, and other thoughtful keepsakes I was given, it reminded me that I was loved. Facing a life-threatening illness is hard. Love makes it easier.
Lavender & Menopause: How This Ancient Herb Can Ease Hot Flashes, Relieve Anxiety, & Help Promote SleepHot flashes—and their nocturnal counterpart, night sweats—are the most renowned, but other symptoms like anxiety, mood swings, and insomnia are also quite common. Though there are many more changes during the menopausal transition, as the Mayo Clinic details here, some can be potentially alleviated by lavender use.