When you're under the weather or simply run down, there's nothing more soothing than a mother's care. Even the simple suggestion that "Everything will be OK," is enough to make us feel better. Of course, we are biased toward our own parents and nothing takes the place of that familiarity, but a mother's love is a powerful antidote. It almost doesn't matter if it's your mom or a mom across the world, as long as it's from a mom—we'll listen to what she says. The combination of maternal instincts, experience, and ability to hold healing space is too sweet to pass up.
As the mbg editors fondly discussed some of the odd ways our moms raised us, especially when it came to feeling better, we couldn't help but wonder: What do the moms of our wellness community swear by? Here are our favorite answers.