At the beginning of spring I started planting all my favourite herbs in the garden again, they are now free from the pot plant garden by the bay window shielding them from the harsh winter and enjoy the warm Mpumalanga sun. Growing my own herbs is something I have been doing for a long time; I still remember that balconygarden I had at my first flat – I admittedly often drowned the poor plants out of guilt after a week in the scorching city sun without a drop of water and eventually killed them. As a corporate I often popped sleeping pills in the early hours of the morning just to claw my mind away from spreadsheet and get a bit of sleep. Even now in my mostly corporate-free life I often find it difficult to just go to bed, not when there are things to be done. My wind-down nightly routine involves the following natural remedies, which have all helped me.