Tuesday, August 13, 2013


OAK HILL TEA FESTIVAL
225 Church Street, Oak Hill, WV
Satuday, August 24, 2013 12-6pm




Tea tastings, mini lectures/demos on healing with herbs and other alternatives methods:


INTRODUCTION to THE ART OF MAKING TEA &TEA TASTING / Dr. Amjad 12:00 

History, Culture & Medicinal benefits / Dr. Amjad 1:00 – 2:00

COMMON KITCHEN MEDICINE/Debbie Hornby Hughes 2:15 – 2:30
                                             
BACKYARD MEDICINE/Lynne 2:45 – 3:00

DIABETES/Donna Walker 3:15 – 3:30

FIBROMYALGIA & CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME/ Janice Sumpter w/Denna Sexton 3:45 – 4:00

WATER QUALITY/Beverly Walkup 4:15 – 4:30

My focus in life is healing. I firmly believe that Healing can only occur when the full measure of the human condition is engaged. Mind, Body and Spirit. I express this in my life by my avid practice of Natural Medicine, Prayer/Meditation and Reiki.

During the Tea Festival I will do a short verbal demonstration of Common Kitchen Medicine. There are so many common ingredients that we use daily that can easily be employed for the maintenance of good health and to help the body heal from minor ailments before they get worse. I will only be able to cover a few of the main ones I use everyday.


The rest of the time during the festival I will be speaking about and demonstrating another one of my healing passions, Reiki. Reiki is a form of “touch therapy”. It has a very therapeutic affect on the body by easing stress, calming the emotions and balances the body's energies.


Reiki is not a religion and it does not cure. It is a gentle noninvasive method of energy balancing and healing that enhances the physical body's ability to heal itself.

Vending space is free.   Just bring your own table.  We also ask that your products be related to the Natural, Herbal, Mind, Body and Spiritual  Healing, and Relaxation.  If anyone is interested in selling their wares, please email me at Hedral52@gmail.com as soon as possible.  

Hope to see you there.  

Hedral (Debbie Hughes)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Grief Revisited and the Wisdom this Imparts

It's been a bit difficult the last week and a half.  I have crashed down to the grieving phase again.  My dog passed away on July 22 at 4: 30 pm.  She was with me over 14 years.  I cannot believe the pain it caused me inside to lose her.  It was definitely her time, she knew how we loved and cherished her, we had a wonderful time together all those years but it still hurt really bad.

I can see now that deep grief will rip the scab off of any grief I have ever had that I did not fully process.  Any grief that has been repressed is buried somewhere inside of me and becomes triggered by any new grief.

It was really miserable the first three days.  I was pretty much immobilized by this crushing pain and I cried so much my eyes were almost swollen shut.  I felt so lost and too horrible to even move.   I just sat, cried with the intent of processing my pain.  Not resisting it..allow the rawness of it to move through me.  By the fourth day I was moving out of the sorrow bound state.

My next stage was irritation bordering on anger.  I watched that with great curiosity.  Where in the world did that come from?   I didn't act it out because I was too busy observing this phase of my emotions.

This too passed but it left behind some interesting inclinations.   It left an urge to "clean up my house".  And I don't mean the house I am living in..(although that could use a good cleaning, too.)  This urge involves taking  a look at the mess the death of my beautiful friend stirred up.    I am  really scrutinizing some aspects of my emotional and social life.   What do I like and need and what do I keep around just because it's an emotional habit?  That is the question.  What pleases me and what do I need to leave behind?

It will take me a while to process this.  More wisdom is always welcome no matter what method of delivery is used.

So besides the wonderful 14 years I shared with Evie, my dog...I am also grateful for this opportunity to review what is working in my life and what is not.  Thank you Evie!  I miss you!