Soul & Moss - simple musings

Hygge: the mood of coziness

Hygge: the mood of coziness

Casey Hunt

Hygge is the Danish word for the practice of being cozy, content & focusing on your wellbeing. It represents turning inward and slowing down, filling your soul with warmth and finding the pleasure in something so simple as a cup of tea. In the grips of winter, my arms are open wide to accept this beautiful practice. ⁠

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Morning Ritual

Morning Ritual

Casey Hunt

I awake to the darkness and walk down the creaky staircase of this old house. Turning on the tea kettle, aware of the peaceful silence of the house as the rest of them still sleep.⁠ I prepare my daily morning tea. The process slow and mindful. Gently pouring the steaming water over the tea leaves and then I wait. ⁠⁠I look out the windows.⁠I watch the light start to peek over the houses.⁠I wonder what the day will bring. ⁠⁠I inhale the release of the herbs as they steam the air... clove, orange, ginger, cinnamon, pepper...Indian Summer - Orange Masala...

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Copper Distiller

Copper Distiller

Casey Hunt

Copper distillers are so beautiful. I leave mine displayed out as a piece of art. The preparation for making hydrosols starts a few days out, but sitting with the still while it does it's magic for a few hours is an amazing adventure in herbalism. Distillers for herbs are used to make essential oils or hydrosols, which are the floral or herbal waters steamed or hydrodistilled from the plant material. Hydrosols can be used in facial mists, facial toners, cooking or cocktail making. Loving exploring the world of hydrosols! ⁠.⁠

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Thank You...

Thank You...

Casey Hunt

Today, we celebrate gratitude and spread all the Thank Yous...⁠⁠To all the essential workers that keep working through this⁠⁠To all the teachers putting their heads down and pushing forward⁠⁠To all the neighbors that put "we are all in this together" type signs in their yards⁠⁠To my husband, who keeps fighting for our other business, @mammothlive so we have gatherings and live music to come back to⁠⁠To my children who have adapted better than I have and have made these unusual days so much better⁠⁠To all our wonderful customers that made conscious decisions to support and buy from a small business 🙏🏽⁠⁠To technology...

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The New Success

The New Success

Casey Hunt

Success...measured so differently these days. It's no longer measured by how many emails I got through, how early I got to work, how late I stayed or how many things I got crossed off my to do list before the end of the work day.⁠When the world changed, it forced a new definition of success for me...today success is more authentic...-an amazing home cooked meal eaten by candlelight every night with my family⁠-a challenging home schooling session where we both walked away accomplished and with more patience for each other⁠-mid day dog walks, taking the time to hear the sounds...

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