Say No To Plastic Water Bottles

Say No To Plastic Water Bottles

I can’t tell you how infuriating it is for me to still see plastic bottled water being sold as a solution to transport, store and sell water, and this being sold as a so-called convenience to us!  Ughh.  This is an environmental disaster! We are actually 2-3 decades late in our response in actioning some sort of change around our consumption of plastic, however, as you will eventually read in my new bookLifestyle Reset- The Essential Guide To Healing You and The Planet  I’m calling it again, like many other environmental evangelists, and making an effort through the way I purchase or not purchase plastic bottles.  My suggestion is to only store water in a glass or BPA-free container. If not for the fact that whole cities are forming on top of plastic mountains, in countries like Laos and Brazil, I believe ‘collectively’ that we can still do something.  Here’s why:

Because I keep fish in a pond within the garden of our property, I get to observe firsthand, how important the quality of water is to the life and health of my fish.  An example of that is, last year I noticed several floating ‘dead’ fish near the filter mesh of my pond.  I wracked my brain as to what may be causing so many fish to just turn up dead or very near death, as I had been keeping the water clean, and been particularly vigilant at cleaning out the filters, and then it hit me.  I had introduced one new filter mesh which must have had a chemical of sorts, still embedded in it, and my fish just couldn’t handle the effect of this filter on the water quality. (more…)

All I Want For Christmas is….

All I Want For Christmas is….

If you are anything like me, you are probably thinking and even singing that song when you see those words‘All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!’  You were singing it, weren’t you?  Here’s a little warning, I’m not going to write much about Christmas I feel a need to express more here in this blog.

You and I know, Christmas will come and go, and we will be into another year before you know it; right now it’s October, and we are thinking about simpler human basics, like ‘when are things going to settle down?’  Will we ever see our relatives and friends down south again? 

Those that have booked flights overseas or interstate and had their flights canceled, will they ever see that refund (myself included)?  Will we be able to fly overseas by choice without being forced to have some sort of vaccine (which I won’t be part of)?

Will we be reduced to video conference calls and zoom calls for our Christmas gatherings? Rules like no touching, no hugging are becoming part of our new norm, this ridiculous ‘elbow tapping’ or ankle tapping, it’s driving us all nuts!  I’m not buying it!  How much of what is being reported is true?

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Trees

Trees

I’m a tree lover, all sorts of trees, but especially food-bearing trees.  They can be dangerous too, in storms or high winds.  We have experienced a few trees falling down over the years and damaging what they fell on, still, I wouldn’t give up on a tree just because it fell over.

Trees provide shelter, food, stability, shade, and sanity just to name a few. Trees provide leaves, bark, roots, and flowers for essential oils. Trees are homes to birds and wildlife, they bring better air quality, colour and shape to our world.

Trees For Emotional Pleasure…

I’d like to share Hermann Hesse’s description of trees, what their relationship is with each other, and us.  This was taken from his 1920 collection of fragments, Wandering: Notes and Sketches. 

Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877–August 9, 1962). (more…)

Jin Shin Jyutsu – Harmonizing The Body.

Jin Shin Jyutsu – Harmonizing The Body.

The service of love and care for another.

Recently I had the good fortune to receive treatment of care and love from Deborah Callan.  Deb is officially a very specialized practitioner in Jin Shin Jyutsu, ( sounds like a new form of martial arts, only you are not defending yourself, or attacking).

I really do feel it’s a wonderful experience, and that’s why I’m letting my friends know about Deborah’s treatment and skills.

There are so many modalities out there claiming to bring calm and peace to the willing receiver, most do, but occasionally they don’t, and that can be a disappointment. If you are paying good money to receive some healing, it needs to be satisfying! (more…)

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