A Update & Invite--Topic: Holistic Care for ADHD & Related Cognitive Concerns

Sharon YorkComment

Hello, friends,

I have a couple updates and a couple invites.

I will be attending another workshop hosted by VINES. Don’t know about VINES, well, let me enlighten you..Jordyn and I attended a workshop the other night. We learned how to make soup. Fresh from the garden, “from scratch” SOUP! We love soup. It was fun and informative. Creamy Potato & Leek soup is fantastic. (P.S It’s on the menu at home this week)

The VINES Workshops are scattered throughout the Southern-Tier of NY and most are FREE but they do accept donations. I have followed their growth and hardwork for a few years and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! what they are doing. Workshops are open to anyone including us in PA.

Personal note: I would love to create something similar in our area! Just saying!

VINES Mission Statement: Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, INC. (VINES) is an organization committed to developing a sustainable and just community food system. We do this by bringing together diverse groups of people, with a focus on youth development, to establish community gardens, urban agriculture and community green spaces. We strive to develop and beautify urban sites and empower community members of all ages and abilities. Source: VINES

The are hosting a series of Free workshops and I will keep you updated because I intend to go to ALL OF THEM! The next one is…..


Next week On Thursday, Sept.27, 2018

From: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: United Presbyterian Church 42 Chenango St. Binghamton, New York

Use the link I provided above to learn more and to register. Don’t forget to send me an email to tell me your going and I will meet you there!

FYI: I receive nothing from Vines by sharing this information. Consider this a public service announcement. When you find something good… WHY NOT SHARE IT!!!


Some of you know, I blended Allopathic and Holistic to create a path to maintain life with Lyme and that I have been looking for a more structured curriculum. During my last post, I had announced that I found The Herbal Academy. Well, I received an email from them about a new workshop they will be offering. It may be a coincidence but I had just spoken to a friend who is always looking for options to assist her daughter with ADHD.– especially during this fall season as the kids head back to school.

I find this topic SO timely and prevalent in children and adults I decided to share this learning opportunity with all of you.

Plus, I hear more and more from other concerned parents asking for suggestions for a child who are having a hard time getting into the rhythm of school, struggling to keep up with others, or causing regular disruptions in the classroom.

As you read this, maybe your child comes to mind. Perhaps a loved one, Maybe it’s you that is struggling to stay on task. Are you constantly feeling disorganized, losing focus, or regularly running late?  I know I have those moments. I did a little research

ADHD is an increasingly common condition in the US, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 10% of American children (more than 6 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD. The National Resource on ADHD notes that ADHD often persists into adulthood, affecting approximately 10 million adults!

While ADHD and related cognitive concerns can seem daunting and the task of finding reliable scientific based research and assistance can overwhelm a person. The goods news is that there are numerous holistic and herbal options that can help support those with these concerns.

So, If you are you looking for experienced guidance with herbal and lifestyle options to help navigate your way down this holistic path?

The Herbal Academy has teamed up with Maria Noël Groves, the author of one of my primary “Go to” books that I have in my personal library. It’s entitled- “Body in Balance, An herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care” to create and offer a 3-session series available online through the Herbal Academy.

Herbs for ADHD, Cognition, and Focus Intensive will address this very topic in three helpful video and written lesson sessions – it is available for a limited time!

I intend to sign up. Would you care to join me?

For an easy, non-committal registration, sign up for this Intensive on the Herbal Academy!

There are 2 Options

First Option AS A SOLO Workshop

Herbs for ADHD, Cognition, and Focus Intensive is available for purchase on the Herbal Academy website through Sunday, October 21st

Herbs for ADHD Intensive enrolling thru October, 21st

The second option: If you are already practicing holistic care for yourself, family or wish to expand to assist others. Maybe you have a practice or are building one? or you are looking for additional knowledge or resources for yourself. Take a look at The Herbarium available through the Herbal Academy.

The Herbarium Membership for Herbalists

The Herbarium currently offers three exclusive Intensive Workshops, with many more in development as we speak! 

For a $45 annual membership (only $5 more than paying for the single intensive), you will get: 

  1. This Herbs for ADHD, Cognition, and Focus Intensive 

  2. The Clinical Practice: Supporting Clients with Stress Intensive 

  3. Natural Approaches to the Management of PCOS: Finding Balance Intensive

  4. Privy to future Intensive offerings

Along with access to: 

  • The Herbarium’s exclusive Plant Monograph Database boasting over 130 herbal profiles

  • Herbal ebooks and media offerings valued up to $9.99 each

  • An ever-expanding collection of in-depth herbal resources including articles, presentations, videos, and podcasts from brilliant herbal minds from around the globe.

Potential Workshop hosted by Jordyn and I

But we need to hear from you!

We are getting ready for Halloween still time to add to our special group order for the locals. We are planning a workshop so SHOP Natural Earth Paint and Face Paint and Sign up!

JEMSLYlove Events Calendar We will be adding quite a few events and happenings to our schedule. Come see us! WE will have samples on display and are now able to take orders.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy the Day- Sharon & Jordyn

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It's September ALREADY? Wow... Here are our Latest Updates!

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We have aquired our first samples of organic cotton tees and started attending a few local events. I wish I could say “THE CROWD WENT WILD!” but the interest level and compliments were enough to make us “FEEL GREAT” about what we are doing. We had a few orders and we are planning our next events.


Take a walk with me

Sharon’s Journal

“Our mission was simple. Seek the alternatives available to create safe, functional apparel and home goods made from sustainable organic fabrics complimented with creative decoration using NO harmful inks or toxic chemicals. Safe for people, home and environment. The commitment begins in house and extends to those who partner with us. It starts with sharing the benefits of Organic Cotton and Hemp fabrics. Grown, Sewn, and Decorated within the USA. Due to limited supply we may need to source fabrics from outside the US. Rest assured that we are dedicated to finding Organic farms verified Fair Trade, Fair Wage. No sweatshop labor. Let’s create safe, healthy, happy homes and world together. ” Love, Sharon


It has been an interesting journey and maintaining my health has been foremost on my mind. I have decided to do a few things that will assist me. I have been enjoying my morning routine, 15-30mins of gentle yoga followed by a stroll in the woods. I have tried to stay consistent, at least 2-3 days a week. I began taking pictures of the plants, mushrooms, chipmunks, deer, birds (those silly woodpeckers) anything that crossed my path. I found myself coming back to the house and trying to identify the plants and mushrooms. We have some pretty neat things growing in our woods. I found a couple classes that I wish to attend. I will share more in coming days but I want you to know I will be asking for your help.

How did the news and all of the pictures about what happened on 9/11 affect you? I shed tears with every story. I come from a family of volunteer, first responders, so I have a tender spot every time I hear a siren blow. When someone leaves a hot meal that is sitting on their dining room table, kiss their families and walk out their door to go assist someone in need. Just think about that for a minute. Could you do it? Could you put yourself in harms way to help another? If you answer Yea then volunteer. There is such a shortage of those who do. Police, Fire and Military Personnel do this because they answer an inner calling to serve others. Unselfish acts, consider the moment that you or a family member needed help and nobody showed up. I will admit it is hard to trust and feel safe after an attack such as 9/11. We can’t let fear and judgement stand in the way of having a true America. Consider a “Random Act of Kindness” when you see someone in need of a pick-me-up. Just try it. It feels good! It will be in those moments when we stand up and act that the fear begins to fade and the truth about what it means to stand on the soil of this planet shines. That’s right, there is a bigger picture, we ALL reside on one planet, so consider extending that kindness, expect nothing and the return may surprise you.

There have been many things happening in our local community lately, natural disasters, like, the flooding, which has affected many people and businesses just down the road a few miles. We donated a bunch of clothes, but, my heart wants to do more. I often think. If I had a printer we could do a fundraiser. If I had a printer I could …. Well, I decided I don’t need to print one word or picture on a shirt to do something that could help others. I am throwing around a few ideas so if any of you wish to participate. Contact me!

I still wish for the printer, a goal that would open up the option of us adding that service. I can wait, it will happen if it is meant to be. I have many other things I wish to do.

We have a couple new products on our website

Natural Earth Paint & Natural Face Paint

Non-toxic, eco-friendly paint from the Earth, Hand-crafted in Oregon, USA.

Thank You, Leah Fanning I am looking forward to painting with Jordyn in the near future.

Leah is a professional painter, mom and environmental activist. I contacted her about her Natural Earth Paint when I learned She is committed to an eco-friendly business model just like us. Her company has earned the prestigious Gold certification from Green America - the highest rank for a green business.

I am excited to announce that we now offer Leah’s products on jemslylove.

Natural Earth Paint uses natural earth and mineral pigments and organic ingredients to make completely safe, sustainable, and beautiful art supplies for children and fine artists. Earth pigments are clay and mineral earth prevalent in native soils all over the world.

By leaving out the preservatives, heavy metal toxins, solvents, synthetics, additives and fillers, our products are of the highest quality - pure, radiant and the most archival and durable paints available. - Leah Fanning


Most of you know that I took a “ALTERNATE ROUTE” to assist me to heal. I spent a lot of time researching food, and herbs. I enjoy tea so that became my way of treating myself. I fell in love with the plants and began growing a few of my own. I guess that is why I have a developed a strong desire to homestead and farm. I began the search for where I could learn more. I bought the books and began to teach myself. I am a hands-on learner. I found myself with the knowledge but still lacked the skill and confidence to apply it. Plus, I wanted to assist others on their journey. I am not a doctor and I was afraid to share what I did and the herbs I used for various reasons. So, I located various locations in the northeast. Most seemed so far away. When I finally decided that a structured education was required. I wanted to learn more. I found a few wonderful schools online and tried them. Long story short, I decided on The Herbal Academy an online program that filled all of what I had been looking for.

I started with there FREE mini course entitled Becoming an Herbalist. I shared a link below. I enjoyed it very much. It gave me all of the information I needed and I learned about the legalities involved with helping others. I have decided to continue my education. I have started the INTRODUCTORY HERBAL COURSE. If you have any interest in plants (herbs) I encourage you to take a look at the classes and curriculum they offer Learn more about the FREE Becoming an Herbalist Mini course.

Enroll in the FREE Becoming an Herbalist Mini Course and discover your herbal path

JEMSLYlove at Backyard Ice Cream Vendor Event

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Come meet US!

We will have samples of organic cotton fabric from Texas. 

We are just starting out and decided to start attending some local events In PA and NY.

Are you are chemical sensitive? Have you tried to reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals by eating organic food? Have you started to realize what is in the products you put on your sin?

WE WILL NOT BE BRINGING ANY of our JEMSLY Treasures to this event. We will be at JIMAYS FLEA MARKET the following Day. JEMSLY Treasures is our collection of ANTIQUES, VINTAGE JEWELRY and a slew of other gently used and new items that we are finding new homes for. Your purchase will help us rebulld our life and help us to expand our business..

  • GO here to see what we have. If you cant get to the page..Please be patient we are currently adding to it.. 
  • Please.. Sign up below and we will add you to our newsletter and send you an email when we get the page up and will have pictures and brief descriptions 

JEMSLYlove Event Calendar

We have started to add to our calendar. . WE MIGHT END UP NEAR YOU 

We include

  • Events we plan to attend,
  • Updates about what we are up too
  • & "Pre-sale" offers to our followers. 

JEMSLYlove News

Each month we send out a email to our followers. It includes: What we have added to our JEMSLY Treasures and other Updates & Special offers. 

Please Like our pages and follow us.

Come on down and see us!!

Posted by Backyard Ice Cream on Monday, July 23, 2018

JEMSLYlove ANNOUNCEMENT: We have New Friends in Texas.

Sharon YorkComment

We have new friends in TEXAS...Yes, We do.. 

A few years ago. I set out on a journey. "Healing". Prior to knowing what was making me ill. I decided to make changes. One of the best things I decided to do was attempt to remove the chemicals from our food and home that could be affecting our health. This included what we put on our skin, hair, and what we used to clean with, etc I haven't completed this goal. We are still working on it.

So, when I set out to print our designs. I looked for people-friendly and eco-friendly inks and I would say

"I really want our T-shirts to be "Made in the USA" with cotton grown organically." "I want to be able to trace the path of our Tees from the cotton on the farm to our customers "

It seemed to be a huge goal. I wanted   "Farm to Fashion" or "Dirt to Shirt". I would smile as people would usually give me a blank stare and encourage me with a "Good Luck with that!" 

Well, today I am so excited to introduce you to our new friends in Texas, The Oldham Family will be providing us with the T-shirts and other products. 

"Organic Cotton Grown in Samnorwood, Texas

They have been certified organic by the Texas Department of Agriculture since 1992

Thank you Gary and Family for your courage and dedication to creating just the tee I was looking for. Thank you for excepting us to share your products.

We will be adding them to our "Shop" in the very near future. I just couldn't wait to share.

Meet the Oldham Family and Watch The production of an organic cotton T-shirt showing the processes of farming, ginning, knitting and sewing. Then shipped to us, I still can't believe it.

The process is quite interesting. Great music choice, if you ask me.

Video shared with permission from Gary Oldham