Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day 2012

Wishing all you daddies out there, a blessed father's day.

Enjoy your special day!

I am so blessed to still have my lovely old pops around. Here's a little something for those who don't have that blessing.

Monday, June 11, 2012

12 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

Another wonderful find from a friend's Facebook page.

It comes from some kind of twelve-step/recovery programme, and it has some gems that we should aspire to, if we're not already there.


1.  An increased tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
2.  Frequent attacks of smiling.
3.  Feelings of being connected with others and nature.
4.  Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
5.  A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experience.
6.  An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
7.  A loss of ability to worry.
8.  A loss of interest in conflict.
9.  A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
10. A loss of interest in judging others.
11. A loss of interest in judging self.
12. Gaining the ability to love without expecting anything.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Helping Others- Track Star Meghan Vogel Carries Rival Across Finish Line

It was a brutally hot day, and a junior at West Liberty-Salem High School in Ohio, Meghan Vogel (17) was coming in last in the 3200-meter race at the 2012 Ohio State Track Meet. She had already won the 1600-meter (2 miles) race that day. As she ran the final lap she encountered another racer, Arlington High Schooler Arden McMath (16) who had collapsed under her uncooperative legs. As Arden attempted to get back up Meghan came from behind swooped her up and helped Arden to the finish line 30 meters away. Not only did she help Arden finish the race, she actually pushed her forward so that she finished 14th, instead of last.

It's not often that you see people putting others before themselves, especially those of such a young age. Meghan could have just let Arden sit there on the track, they were from competing high schools, after all. Or she could have helped the girl to the finish line but jumped in front to place 14th instead of last. But Meghan did what was right: helping someone in need. It's too bad more people don't do that, because bottom line, when we cross the 'finish line' of life we will ultimately be judged by our actions, how we have served others, not how many awards or medals we have won, or how much wealth and material things we have accumulated over a lifetime.

People are praising her for her good sportsmanship, but it's way more than that.

Good for you Meghan. You will be rewarded in many ways.

Source: HuffPo

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Censorship Of Alternative Healing Health Blogs

Just like allopathic (Western) medicine, alternative healing modalities help some and not others. It's just a question of experimenting to find out what works best for our particular constitution. I have two major health issues I was diagnosed with- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ulcerative Colitis- both of which I  have under control through diet, herbs and supplements. They have less side effects (homeopathy has none) and are usually less expensive than some western drugs that are riddled with major side effects, including death.

I started this blog to share with others my pathway to healing, and to let people know that there are alternatives to conventional medicine- whether you use it as a complementary method of getting better (along with your Western meds) or simply by itself.

Unfortunately, there's no money to be made by the pharmaceutical companies (with all their lobbying efforts) on herbal remedies, so there isn't much support for them. Even my Rheumatologist shared that information with me after he witnessed how well I was doing exclusively on herbals etc. And, oftentimes, government agencies and major medical associations try to regulate what kind of information gets out to the general public. They are not fond of those of us who have found  non-traditional ways of healing, and will sometimes try to censor us.  Fortunately, I have not encountered any problems- yet, but blogger Steven Cooksey has. 

Steven has Diabetes and after embarking on a low-carb Paleo "style" Diet, now has it completely under control solely through diet. No more insulin shots four times a day, no more diabetes-related ailments- whatever he is doing has helped him, and he  has shared all that information on his blog. It is not a diet that I would use, since it focuses on a lot of meat and very low carbs, but it worked for him, and might for others.  He  has also been highly critical of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and as a result was targeted by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition for  "violating the law by giving dietary consultation without a license."  He was forced to make some changes to his blog, but is now suing the agency  for censorship.

Who knows if he will win, but it's important that he at least try.  Some of us just want to help others find a safer way of healing their dis-eases, and we should not be censored by our government.