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The Meadow

Yesterday we invited you to sense the meadow, a complementary and holistic resource to enhance your well-being. Now we’re back to explain how.

We invite you to envision a large tract of land with lush green grass and abundant wildflowers. There is a flowing stream nearby, and you take a sip of the sparkling, cold water. You feel the warmth of the sun shining down as you watch some deer and bunnies frolic in the distance. A smile begins to spread across your face. You hear birds singing as the stress of life starts to fade. You feel calm, happy, motivated, and the environment inspires you.

Welcome to the meadow. This feeling is our goal. It’s the feeling we want for you when you visit our website, our social media, or use one of our products.

So sounds great, right? But you’re wondering how we’ll bring the meadow to you. You couldn’t find it on amazon. And it wouldn’t be at Wal-mart. That wouldn’t make sense. Don’t worry. We’ll make sense of this meadow! (Haha, we crack ourselves up.)

We’ll be bottling up the green grass and the wildflowers in our products and shipping them directly to your doorsteps. The plant power in those products will uplift, relax, calm, and inspire your soul. The warmth of the community in our future Facebook group will feel like the sun is shining down on you. Animals will frolic across your screen in cute creature memes. Singing will happen as we share song lyrics and inspiring videos. You can drink from our knowledge stream to quench your thirst for knowledge. There will be a smile on your face when you read the encouraging news stories, jokes, and fun puns we share. The only reason for the smile might be because you don’t have to hear the puns every day, but hey, you’re still smiling.

If the above paragraph was a little too Disney for you. Just know we’ll be creating quality natural products, offering encouragement and support, and providing information to you from excellent resources. We’ll be connecting with experts about nutrition, fitness, organization, motivation, and more. In the future, we’ll create ways to offer coaching services, consultations, and maybe even write some books.

Oh, and we can’t forget. There will also be cats! Not so much because this is a meadow but because this is the internet. And we really love our cats.

Welcome to Meadow Sense. This is going to be fun!

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Common Goals

In the late ’80s and early ’90s, there was a tv show called Cheers. Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart-Angelo wrote the lyrics for the show’s theme song, and in it, they sing, “You want to be where you can see the troubles are all the same.” Paradoxically (or pair of ducks-ily) as the country grows more divided, many of the personal problems we deal with remain the same.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. The National Institute of Mental Health published statistics for 2017, and an estimated 17.3 million adults in the US had at least one major depressive episode. Diagnoses of ADHD are also rising. Sometimes people are dealing with all three. Sadly, these illnesses are often co-occurring with other disorders making it even more challenging to get through daily life.

We recently wrapped up the holiday season. Facing holiday stress with mental illness can feel unbearable. But as you can see, you aren’t alone. You might be feeling like an outsider who just cracked open a dad pun and watched everyone around you cringe or run away. We’ve been there.

We’re all stressed out, and it’s hurting us. If you are one of the millions facing this, we strongly encourage you to talk to your doctor, take medication, and see a therapist. Once you’ve done that, we invite you to sense the meadow, a complementary and holistic resource to enhance your well-being.

We’ll be back tomorrow to tell you more.

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An Update From Meadow Sense

So, we’re here. 2020. A new year, a new decade. Many of us are starting the new year with a steadfast commitment to resolutions and goals. Many of us gave up on making new year’s resolutions a long time ago. But either way, it’s always exciting to have a fresh slate.

As the pages of 2019 drew to a close, there was an air of contemplation at Meadow Sense HQ. We started this business to make a difference in the world. We care about our friends and family and have a strong desire to enhance their lives. We are happy learning about and creating natural products, but we want to do more. We’ve been thinking about the best way for us and the business to move forward.

As we’ve been growing our business for the last few years, we’ve also learned things about ourselves and noticed a general trend in the world. Many people are feeling isolated, unhappy, misunderstood, and unmotivated. The rates of suicide have been climbing. Many people are struggling with addictions. We know most of you can relate.

So as we begin this new year, you will see some changes to Meadow Sense. We’ll still have your favorite products. You can continue to order the same way. However, we’ll also be introducing products, resources, and sharing information to help our customers with specific areas such as focus, rest, energy, motivation, and organization.

We’ll also be implementing small details to support you daily. Because sometimes an uplifting scent, some calming music, a positive word, or an encouraging story really does change a day. And sometimes, a tiny change in one day can create a massive transformation in life.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about what is to come! We will share more details as the first week of this new year unfolds. Until then, thank you for being a valued member of our community! Happy new year!

-The Meadow Sense team

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Weekend Wandering

We were out of town to attend a wedding over the weekend and found ourselves close to The Palace of Gold. We thought it looked like an interesting place to visit so we planned to join some of our relatives there for a tour. 

Palace of Gold
Palace of Gold

The journey there was almost as interesting as the place itself. Our navigation system took us on some desolate back roads. Our adventure included stopping and waiting for a random chicken to safely cross the road as well as swerving the car to keep from crashing into an insufficiently marked area where the road had caved in. Not how I imagined a road to a palace. However, even with all of the risks in this quest, we are glad we got to see New Vrindaban.

As we came upon this unexpected palace in the fields of northern West Virginia, we were awed by its beauty. We decided to explore the grounds while waiting for the rest of our party. One of the first things we noticed was the breathtaking view of the temple near the parking area. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to visit the temple on this trip but our tour guide explained they have a vegetarian feast every Sunday and all are invited.

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