Friday, March 25, 2016
Sea World's new CEO could find no other solution but to end their breeding program and change the way that they do business.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
We’re all drawn to the word Zen. It sounds peaceful and … Zen. As a trained meditator, I’ve studied many different styles of relaxation and meditation, but sometimes the goal of doing everything right gets in the way. Although Zen Meditation is easy to do, it requires a silent focus. I think about how I’m sitting, if my eyes are open or closed, if my tongue is pressed against the top of my mouth, etc.
I’ve got new neighbors. Even though it’s illegal to burn trash, they do it every day. My house smells like toxic smoke and no matter how many times I’ve nicely asked them not to do it, they continue. It makes me so angry that sitting in a silent meditation is almost impossible to do, and that’s my point. Sometimes telling yourself to relax or “get over it” just won’t work.
As a matter of health, allowing stress to dominate your thoughts is detrimental. The problem is when you’re too stressed, meditation can be a job. Yeah, we all want to burn candles and be Zen, but I start to re-visit my anger, my knee starts to bounce, and I’m in an argument with myself to relax.
As some of you know, I’ve started to work more extensively in the relaxation and meditation genre and have begun to create music for the purpose of meditation and finding silence. This isn’t the typical new age music that is played during a massage. These are sounds recorded in specific intonations to create a vibration in the body that brings natural silence.
I have just completed a project that is around 9 minutes long and contains 108 gongs along with other specific bells and background vibrations. You can add 108 prayers, visualizations, mantras, or stay silent. It is not converted to an mp3 yet, but can be played on almost every smart phone as an m4a. I’ll probably convert it later today.
If you’d like to be one of the first few to preview my new DEEP RELAXATION project, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send it to you today.
I am very proud to be creating sounds that will help with stress, pain relief, relaxation, and meditation. I look forward to input from those who sample this new meditation!
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Why do we have to be hateful and mean to get something accomplished, or to get elected, for that matter? I’m disappointed that such a large number of people see Trump as a solution. I’m not sure how it will go, but I like that John Kasich is at least handing out sincere hugs to people who really need them the most. Make love, not war.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I’ve been through a violation of my drinking water in Colorado. We were just a bunch of ranchers that lived in an area where gas drilling got out of control. The air was polluted, and although the gas drilling companies denied that they had caused a seep that was bubbling up in the local creeks where our livestock drank, they delivered drinking water to us for over a year. Not only that, but they drilled and installed a meter for testing for methane near our crawl space. Now, that seems like a possible admission of guilt.
This type of violation happens in our country all the time. I truly believe that the economical class of people being violated has a lot to do with action or inaction. I can assure you that if this type of activity had happened in Aspen, not only would it have been rectified immediately, but the offenders would have been sued by the most expensive attorneys in the country.
I feel like the water pollution situation in Flint, Michigan is like another Katrina. The majority of people affected in Flint certainly don’t have the money to sue the city for their loss of quality of life or the loss of the ability to sell their homes and run. They are literally STUCK in a toxic lifestyle with their children. This is a travesty of justice.
As far as I know, the Governor of Michigan is still messing around with the budget to try to find the money to fix the pipes causing the problem. Again, let me re-iterate, this would not be happening in Aspen, New York, or LA where people would be suing the pants off of their local government.
As of today, NOTHING has been done to rectify the problem with bad water in Flint, Michigan. In addition, much of the drinking water that has been donated has been from other concerned citizens and not the local government.
Something must be done! You can help your fellow citizens by harassing Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan. You can call, Fax, or write, but please do one of those things. Our neighbors NEED your voice to help them. Think about being in their position. NOBODY will ever buy their homes. They are stuck! Please reach out as if it was you. But for the grace of God, it could be you or me. This is wrong and the children of Flint are in danger of long term health risks.
Governor Rick Snyder
P. O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: (517) 373-3400
Fax: (517) 335-6863
Friday, January 15, 2016
According to TheGuardian.com 44 truckloads of food and medicine were delivered to Madaya on Monday. Each family got sugar, 10kg of rice, hummus, green beans, two cans of tomato paste, six cans of beans and salt. Of course, we all know that this is only a lifesaving temporary fix until these people can be extricated from this remote area, but volunteers say that the families are more grateful than they can believe.
Please continue to help if you can.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Please go the the International Red Cross Website to donate anything that you can. Not only are the adult people of Madaya starving, but so are the children STARVING to death. Please go to the International Red Cross website and donate what you can. This is a travesty to the people caused by their own government! Nobody deserves to be deliberately starved to death, Please help these people. Click Here To read about the crisis and to donate. International Red Cross
While waiting for a possible food delivery on Sunday or Monday, the children in Madaya are being forced to eat leaves and shrubs. Some of them haven't seen enough to eat since last October.
I'm sending positive thoughts to the aid workers that will be passing through some dangerous zones where they may be robbed of the goods that they intend to deliver. THANK YOU.
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