Exploring Neurodiversity: Understanding Differences in Thought and Behavior

Exploring Neurodiversity: Understanding Differences in Thought and Behavior

The terms “neurodivergent” and “neurodiverse” are gaining  recognition in our vocabulary, referring to individuals whose cognitive functioning or behavioral patterns diverge from what is considered “normal” or neurotypical. Contrary to viewing these  differences as disabilities, the concept of neurodivergence  embraces the idea that variations in the human brain are natural  and can often lead to unique insights and strengths. 

Coined by sociologist Judy Singer in 1997, “neurodiversity” draws parallels to biodiversity, emphasizing the diversity of cognitive processes and behaviors among all individuals. To clarify the  terminology: 

• Neurodivergent: Refers to the diversity in cognitive functioning among people. 

• Neurodiverse: Describes individuals who exhibit neurodivergence. 

• Neurodivergence: Signifies cognitive functioning that deviates from traditional norms. 

• Neurotypical: Describes individuals whose cognitive and social behaviors align with conventional standards. 

The neurodiverse population encompasses individuals with  specific developmental disorders like autism, ADHD, Tourette’s  syndrome, and various learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. While some conditions may result from physical or  emotional trauma, most neurodiversity is present from birth. 

Recognition of neurodivergent traits often coincides with  diagnosis, yet these traits may manifest long before formal 

identification. Additionally, some individuals may exhibit  neurodivergent characteristics without receiving diagnoses. 

Neurodiversity is typically not associated with treatable mental  health conditions like schizophrenia or anxiety disorders, though  there’s an ongoing debate on this matter. It’s crucial to understand  that being neurodivergent doesn’t exclusively manifest as mental  health challenges; many neurodiverse traits encompass diverse  thought patterns, behaviors, and emotional responses. 

Challenges often accompany neurodivergence, stemming from  societal expectations and norms. These may include difficulties in  social communication, speech and language challenges, learning  obstacles, sensory sensitivities, and inflexibility in adapting to  change. 

While neurodiversity presents unique challenges, it also  underscores the richness and diversity of human cognition. By  fostering understanding and accommodation, we can create  inclusive environments that celebrate the strengths and  contributions of all individuals, regardless of neurodivergence. 

In my coaching and consultation work, I specialize in supporting  neurodivergent individuals and their caregivers. Through tailored  strategies and empathetic guidance, I strive to empower  neurodiverse individuals to navigate challenges and unlock their  full potential. We should prepare ourselves for the upcoming  season of growth by nurturing our mind, body, and spirit, to  expand and flourish with the changing seasons. Let’s schedule a  time to chat more: https://lmhtea.org/product/holistic-health-and wellness-coaching-session

From Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming the Survival Mindset

In life, we often find ourselves in situations where our primary focus is simply to survive. Whether it’s dealing with financial instability, personal challenges, or the pressures of daily life, survival mode becomes our default setting. While survival mode can help us weather difficult times, it can also trap us in a cycle of stress and anxiety, preventing us from truly thriving. In this blog post, we’ll explore the transition from surviving to thriving, and how to shift from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.

The Survival Mindset

The survival mindset is characterized by a constant state of alertness and a focus on basic needs. It’s a natural response to adversity, helping us navigate challenging situations and ensuring our immediate safety. However, problems arise when we remain stuck in this mode for an extended period, as it can lead to chronic stress, burnout, and a narrow perspective on life.

Here are some common signs of a survival mindset:

  • Constant Worry: Survivors are often preoccupied with worries about their basic needs, such as food, shelter, and safety.
  • Short-Term Thinking: Long-term goals and aspirations take a back seat as immediate concerns dominate their thoughts.
  • Limited Opportunities: Survivors may feel that there are limited opportunities available to them, leading to a sense of hopelessness.
  • Scarcity Mentality: A belief that there’s not enough to go around, leading to competition, hoarding, and fear of loss.

Shifting from Surviving to Thriving

To transition from a survival mindset to a thriving one, one must embark on a journey of self-awareness and personal growth. Here are some steps to help make this transformation:

  • Self-Reflection: Start by reflecting on your current mindset and identifying areas where you might be stuck in survival mode. Are you constantly worried about money, job security, or your health? Recognizing these patterns is the first step toward change.
  • Set Meaningful Goals: Shift your focus from immediate needs to long-term goals. What are your aspirations? What do you want to achieve in life? Setting meaningful goals can provide motivation and direction.
  • Seek Personal Growth: Invest in personal development through education, self-help books, or therapy. Building resilience and coping strategies will help you navigate challenges with more confidence.
  • Practice Gratitude: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude by regularly acknowledging the positive aspects of your life. Gratitude can shift your perspective from scarcity to abundance.
  • Embrace Change: Be open to change and new experiences. Stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to personal growth and opportunities you may not have encountered in survival mode.

From Scarcity to Abundance Mindset

One key aspect of transitioning from surviving to thriving is moving away from a scarcity mindset and adopting an abundance mindset. The scarcity mindset is rooted in fear and the belief that there’s not enough to go around, leading to a competitive and anxious outlook on life. In contrast, the abundance mindset is characterized by a belief that there are plenty of opportunities, resources, and joy to be shared.

In future blog posts, we’ll delve deeper into the concept of the abundance mindset, exploring strategies to cultivate it and how it can transform your life. So, stay tuned for more on this exciting topic!

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Moving from a survival mindset to a thriving one is a journey that requires self-awareness, determination, and a willingness to change. By recognizing the signs of a survival mindset and taking proactive steps to shift your perspective, you can break free from the cycle of survival and embrace a more abundant and fulfilling life. Contact us today if you’re interested in taking this step forward with the help of life coaching. Remember, the path from surviving to thriving is a personal one, but with commitment and effort, it’s a journey well worth taking. You can book your free discovery session here to see if we are a good fit. If we aren’t, then we will refer you to someone who is! https://calendly.com/lmhtea/discovery-call

Best Watermelon Metabolic Spritzer Recipe | LMH Tea

Welcome to our LMH Tea blends recipe blog! Today, we’re excited to share with you one of our favorite summer recipes using our special Metabolic Flames Tea. This refreshing and delicious recipe is called the “Metabolic Spritzer.” It combines the goodness of frozen watermelon cubes, our Metabolic Flames Tea, and a splash of seltzer water. Our Metabolic Flames Tea blend is designed to boost your metabolism and is wonderful as a pre or post workout drink or as a digestive aide on a daily basis.

Cool Down with a Refreshing Beverage this Summer

This Metabolic Spritzer is a fantastic way to cool down during the hot summer months while enjoying the unique blend of our Metabolic Flames Tea. The frozen watermelon cubes add a refreshing and fruity twist, while the seltzer water provides a bubbly effervescence.

Change it Up

Remember, you can always adjust the recipe to suit your personal taste preferences. You may choose to experiment with different fruit additions or even try substituting the seltzer water with sparkling lemonade for a sweeter variation.

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Contact us today for any questions about our tea blends. You can contact us by filling out the contact form on our website. We hope you enjoy this delightful summer recipe using LMH Tea blends. Stay tuned for more exciting recipes and creative ways to incorporate our teas into your daily routine. Cheers to a refreshing summer!

Watermelon Metabolic Spritzer

Yields: 2 Servings


  • 4 each Frozen Watermelon Cubes
  • 1 Tbsp Metabolic Flames Tea (make a note of the metabolic flames at checkout)
  • 16 oz Hot water
  • 16 oz Seltzer of choice


  •   Start by cutting the watermelon into cubes. You can adjust the quantity based on personal preference. Place the watermelon cubes in a freezer-safe container and freeze them until solid.
  •   While the watermelon is freezing, brew the Metabolic Flames Tea. Follow the package instructions for steeping times and water temperature. You can adjust the strength of the tea by steeping it for a shorter or longer duration.
  •   Once the tea is brewed, let it cool to room temperature. You can speed up the cooling process by placing it in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
  •   Take two chilled glasses and add the frozen watermelon cubes to each glass. The amount of watermelon can be adjusted according to your taste.
  •   Pour the cooled Metabolic Flames Tea into the glasses, dividing it evenly between the two.
  •   Finish off by pouring your preferred seltzer water into each glass, filling it to the top.
  •   Give the spritzer a gentle stir to mix all the ingredients together. Feel free to add a decorative straw or garnish with a small watermelon wedge, mint leaves, or a slice of lemon for an extra touch of elegance.
  •   Serve the Metabolic Spritzer immediately while it’s still chilled and enjoy the vibrant flavors!

Types of Tea That Help with Seasonal Allergies

It’s that time of the year again! When the weather changes it can cause a significant change in your lifestyle. Many of us may be trying at-home remedies or trying to discover the best tea to help manage seasonal allergies. You may think of keeping certain foods or drinks out of your diet to avoid an adverse reaction. But the connection between seasonal allergies and food is limited to a few groups of foods known as cross-reactive foods that are often associated with birch, ragweed, or mugwort. Here is the complete guide from LMH Custom Teas & Herbs about the best teas to ease the impacts of seasonal allergies.


Nettle is a great source of vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, and B5, and minerals, including iron and calcium. It has a long history of supporting upper respiratory health, healthy prostate function, and a healthy immune response to allergens. It is believed that the anti-inflammatory effects of Nettle are what make it such an effective support for hay fever. More studies are needed to assess the effectiveness of the reduction of symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, congestion, and itchy watery eyes.


Chamomile helps to soothe the nervous system, which in turn can help our bodies deal with the stress brought on by certain seasonal allergies. Recognized throughout the world as a natural antihistamine, chamomile has the ability to prevent histamine release from mast cells. 1-2 cups of chamomile tea per day, sweetened with a little local honey, can help reduce the impacts of many common allergens. PRECAUTIONARY NOTE: While there is evidence that chamomile may be good for hay fever sufferers, those who develop symptoms when exposed to ragweed pollen may have sensitivity to chamomile tea. Chamomile has proteins that are similar to those found in ragweed which may cause reactions.

Tulsi-Holy Basil 

Holy Basil helps maintain the balance of the body’s energy systems and in addition, it can provide a sense of ease.* It’s one of the most highly regarded herbs in India and is called Holy for a reason. Among the various spiritual properties of this spicy basil, it also boasts a laundry list of cognitive and physical supporting properties. As an anti-inflammatory, it acts as a wonderful assist in the negative impacts of allergy histamine response. Its potent adaptogenic impacts help support the physiological stress the body endures when seasonal allergies flare up. The antitussive impacts of holy basil help to treat cough and can suppress that pesky cough that comes from the throat-tickling effects of a runny nose and inflamed lymph nodes. The phytochemical content and bioactive compounds of this powerhouse herb are perfect for seasonal allergy relief and year-round support for a wealth of other ailments.


The anti-inflammatory effects can help combat the inflammatory responses that seasonal allergies can produce in the body from its antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory phytochemical compounds. Ginger boasts an excess of health benefits beyond its anti-inflammatory properties.  Weight loss support, brain health, digestive health , and more.

Citrus Fruits, Tomatoes, Pineapple 

The Vitamin C found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables not only helps combat the common cold by boosting the immune system, it can also help decrease the discomforts of allergic Rhinitis=the irritation to the upper respiratory tract caused by the pollen of blooming flowers. The bromelaine in Pineapple is especially effective. To discover more foods that can help support allergy relief, check out this article.


Allium is the Latin word for Garlic. But also refers to other similar items such as onions, leeks, shallots, chives, scallions green onions, scapes and other onion like veggies and herbs. A healthline article explains: “Onions are an excellent natural source of quercetin, a bioflavonoid you may have seen sold on its own as a dietary supplement. Some research suggests that quercetin acts as a natural antihistamine, reducing the symptoms of seasonal allergies. … Raw red onions have the highest concentration of quercetin, followed by white onions and scallions. Cooking reduces the quercetin content of onions, so for maximum impact, eat onions raw. You might try them in salads, in dips (like guacamole), or as sandwich toppings.” 

In this Canadian Pharmacy Online article: You will find many uses and more information, including sourced articles and studies about the other benefits of Aliums such as immune boosting, infection-fighting, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant content that helps cancer-causing free radicals in the body to be reduced, heart health,  prostate health, and lowering blood pressure and so much more.

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The blooming of spring and summertime and the colorful leaf litter in fall can be a beautiful thing to behold. When it comes to your allergy responses to these seasons, they can become a beautiful headache…literally. Don’t let an uncontrollable body response rule your seasons. Take charge of your health and use the tools listed above to help ease your symptoms and support your body. The teas at LMH Custom Teas & Herbs use every one of the herbs and spices listed above and here in this article in their tea blends. Want a custom blend? Just make a note of exactly what you want Here in the checkout page and our private chef and tea blender will get you taken care of.  Please understand that the items above are not meant to replace any treatment for seasonal allergies, but they can help as part of your overall lifestyle support for your body and mind.

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For General Information on Hay Fever:


Anti-Histamine Supporting Herbs

(We carry over 75% of the listed items and will help you find someone who does have the ones that we don’t keep in stock)



LMH Tea Support List

Allergies Generic 

Allergy Relief-Breakfast Blend

Organic Chamomile, Organic Nettle Leaf, LMH/Organic Thyme, Organic Gunpowder Green Tea, LMH/Organic Lemon Balm, Organic Fennel, Organic Hibiscus Petals, LMH/Organic Pansies, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Bay Leaf, Organic Citric Acid

Cold & Flu Season

Organic Mullein, Organic Lemon Myrtle, Organic Echinacea, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Ginger, Organic Marshmallow Root, Organic Elderberry, Organic Citric Acid

Complete Chakra Flow -Moon Cycle Support 

Organic Chamomile, LMH/Organic Basil (Leaf/Bud), LMH/Organic Lavender (Leaf/Bud), LMH/Organic Sage (Leaf/Bud), LMH/Organic Red Clover (Leaf/flower), Organic Raspberry Leaf, Organic Green Tea, Organic Hibiscus Flower, Organic Nettles


Organic Chamomile, LMH/Organic Basil (Leaf/Bud), LMH/Organic Lavender (Leaf/Bud), LMH/Organic Sage (Leaf/Bud), LMH/Organic Red Clover (Leaf/flower), Organic Raspberry Leaf, Organic Green Tea, Organic Hibiscus Flower, Organic Nettles

Custom Blends-Premium

(notate the blend you want in the notes section at checkout)

Soothing Green Blend

LMH Spanish Lavender Leaf, Organic Nettle, Organic Moringa Leaf, LMH Basil (leaf/Bud) LMH Viola/Pansy, Organic Chamomile, Organic Gunpowder Green Tea 

Allergy Ease 

Organic Red Rooibos, Organic Ginger, LMH Lemonbalm, Organic Nettle, LMH Peppermint, Organic Elderberry (raspberry or strawberry would be nice alternatives as well) Organic Citric Acid


Organic Stinging Nettle, Organic Passion Fruit Powder, Organic Guava Powder, Organic Turmeric

Burning Bright Breakfast Blend 

Organic Gunpowder Green Tea, LMH Basil, Organic Nettle, Organic Thistle

Throat Soothe 

Organic anise, Organic lemon Myrtle, Organic fennel seeds Organic Elderberry, Organic Cinnamon, Organic orange peel, Organic echinacea, Organic marshmallow root, organic citric acid

Rise Up  

Organic Toasted Quinoa, Organic Nettle Leaf, Organic Thistle, Organic Himalayan White Tea, Organic Moringa Leaf, Organic chamomile flower

Fruity White 

Organic Himalayan White Tea, Organic passion fruit powder, Organic Mango 

Grounded Awakening/Cranberry Spice 

Organic Oolong Black Tea, Wild Harvested Reishi Mushroom, Organic/LMH Ginger, LMH Rose, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Hibiscus

Cinnamon Reishi 

Organic Cinnamon, Wild Harvested Reishi Mushroom

Apple Spice 

Organic Apple, Organic Chamomile, Organic Hibiscus,  Organic Cinnamon, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Citrus

Mint Chocolate Chip 

Organic Cocoa, LMH Mint, LMH Basil, LMH Lemonbalm

(optional: add oolong)

Coco Berry Burst 

Organic Cocoa, Organic Strawberry, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Himalayan White Tea

Focused Morning Bliss 

Organic Cocoa, Organic Moringa, Organic/LMH Mint, Organic/LMH Basil, Sustainably Foraged Reishi Mushrooms

Tropical Green 

Organic Gunpowder Green Tea, Organic Guava Powder, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger

Earthen Dreamscapes

Organic Nettle, LMH Lemon balm, LMH Sage Flower, LMH Lavender Buds, LMH French Lavender Leaf , LMH Mint, LMH  white clover petals

Healing Release 

Organic Cinnamon, LMH Basil, Organic Bay Leaf, Organic Clove, Wild Foraged Reishi, Organic Moringa, Organic Nettle, LMH Rose 

Clear & Bright

Organic Gunpowder Green Tea, Organic Nettle, Organic Flax Seed, Organic Ginger Root, Organic turmeric, LMH Fennel Fronds

LMH Red Dragon

LMH Rosemary, LMH Spearmint, Peppermint, LMH Basil, Organic Moringa, Organic Red Rooibos

LMH Ginger Dragon 

LMH Rosemary, LMH Spearmint, Peppermint, LMH Basil, Organic Moringa, Organic Ginger 

LMH BlackDragon 

 LMH Spearmint/Peppermint, Organic Moringa, Organic Oolong or Assam Black Tea

Breathe Blend 

LMH Peppermint/Spearmint, LMH Sage Flower, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Clove, LMH thyme, LMH oregano

Allergy & Headache


Organic Orange Zest, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Clove, Organic Ginger, LMH/Organic

Rose-choose one: Organic Assam Black Tea/Himalayan White/Oolong Black/Gunpowder

Green/Rooibos (Include your choice of caffeine addition or for decaf notate *rooibos. Note-If you do not choose a caffeine or decaf addition, one will be chosen for you if we are unable to contact you for clarification.)

LMH Green-dragon

LMH/Organic Rosemary Leaf, LMH/Organic Spearmint Leaf, LMH/Organic Peppermint Leaf, LMH/Organic Basil Leaf, Organic Moringa Leaf, Organic Gunpowder Green Tea

Irish Breakfast 

Organic Black Tea (Assam/Oolong), LMH Mints (Spearmint/Peppermint)

Manipῡra Flow-Solar Plexus Chakra – Lmhtea

Organic Thistle, Organic/LMH Ginger (Root/Leaf/Stem), Organic Chamomile, Organic Coriander, Organic Turmeric Root, Organic Cumin

Healing Winter Spice Floral

 LMH/Organic Pansy/Butterfly Pea Flower, LMH/Organic Rose, Organic Moringa Leaf, Organic Nettle Leaf, Sustainably Foraged Reishi, Organic Cloves, Organic Bay Leaf, LMH/Organic Basil Leaf, Organic Cinnamon

What is Reiki | The Benefits of a Reiki Session

What is Reiki | The Benefits of a Reiki Session

Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety with or without gentle touch in person or from a distance for advanced practitioners. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.

Mikao Usui developed reiki in the early 1900s, deriving the term from the Japanese words rei, meaning “universal,” and ki, which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Now, reiki is used all over the world, including in hospitals and hospices, to complement other forms of health treatments.

Health Benefits of Reiki

Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief to improve overall health and well-being. Chronic illnesses will require multiple sessions.

Possible impacts of reiki sessions include:

  • Bring on a meditative state
  • Foster tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery
  • Stimulate your body’s immune system
  • Promote natural self-healing
  • Relieve pain and tension
  • Support the well-being of people receiving traditional medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and kidney dialysis

Studies show that reiki treatment may create feelings of:

  • Peace
  • Relaxation
  • Security
  • Wellness

Can Reiki Replace Traditional Treatments?

No. Reiki treatment should not be used as a substitute for the consultation of a physician or a psychotherapist. Reiki is a wonderful complement to other types of medical and therapeutic treatments and can increase the efficacy of other types of healing.

If you’re already in good health, regular reiki treatments can enhance your ability to respond to stress and serve as a form of preventive medicine.

What Conditions does Reiki Treat?

Reiki works as a trinity healing modality as a mind, body, and spiritual support.  It is a universal life force energy. Chronic conditions require multiple sessions to benefit the receiver.

Reiki may help people with:

Reiki can also help you prepare for surgery, which may help boost your post-op recovery time.

How does Reiki Work?

Reiki practitioners act as a conduit between you and the source of the universal life force energy. The energy flows through the practitioner’s hands and/or energy channels into you.

“The patient determines the energy flow from the practitioner’s hands by taking only what they need,” Dr. Bodner says. “This helps the patient know that we are supporting them only in what they need rather than what we think they need. This makes it the perfect balance to meet the patient’s needs.”

What Happens During a Reiki Session?

Reiki treatment times can vary, but typically last about 50 minutes. During a session, you may:

  • Lie on a massage table fully clothed
  • Sit or stand quietly 
  • Choose any comfortable position that works for both you and your practitioner to do their work

As your reiki practitioner gently places their hands, palms down, on or just above your body in specific energy locations. They may use a series of 12 to 15 different hand positions. A practitioner with more advanced training may choose to do a distance session with you. Depending on the practitioner you may be asked to focus on receiving the reiki energy or you may be asked to carry on with your day. Reiki differs from other touch therapies in that there is no pressure, massage or manipulation involved.

What does Reiki Feel Like?  

Everyone experiences reiki differently. Please share with your practitioner how it was received! This helps us to grow. You may experience any, all, or none of these experiences.

Sensations like:

  •  Heat
  • Tingling 
  • Pulsing 
  • Buzzing
  • Weight or Weight Releasing
  • Body twitches or other physical responses

Most people feel very relaxed and peaceful during reiki treatment, and many fall asleep during the process.

Source: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/reiki/

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