Monday, October 17, 2016

The Moon Was Spectacular Over The Weekend!

Ask E.R. Nurses or your local police, and they will tell you that when the moon is full, the incidences of accidents and violence significantly elevate.
The moon exerts an electromagnetic pull on water, which is what our bodies are mostly made of.

The cycles of the moon affect the balance of ions in the atmosphere which affects the number of positive ions on the earths surface. The reasonant pattern of the ocean waves has been set in motion by the gravitational effect of the orbiting moon on the rotating earth over a period of time.

When the positive ions mix with the ones on the earths surface that are more negatively charged, it results in changes in our bloodstream. Blood cells and the walls of our veins and arteries usually hold a negative charge. This allows for a free flow of blood.

When the moon is full, the ions in our blood become more positive, so the flow of blood gets stickier. This directly affects the efficiency of our body to oxygenate itself. The result? Possible headache, stress, and tension.

Plants, specifically pines and asparagus ferns, emit tons of negative ions, as do large bodies of water like lakes and the ocean.  If you tend to be stressed or over-anxious during full moon cycles, try going camping, or going out and enjoying nature where you can. You might even find some relief in your own bathtub, or by filling your home with plants!

Research has shown in Australia, Canada, and the U.K., that there were as many studies that showed increased animal bites and there was a no higher incidence, however, a full moon makes it easier to see at night, so there are higher incidences of animals out hunting. For the same reason, there are fewer prey animals out, but because animals migrate at night, the brighter lighting allows for more incidences.

There are more hurricanes, arson, murder, epileptic seizures, and all around more aggravation during a full moon. Check the morning news today to see if there was more craziness in your neighborhood this weekend! Then, take a bath.

Inspired by: Home Enlightenment, by Annie B. Bond (Rodale Press, 2005)

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Life Coach CAN Help You Succeed.

Because the term “life coach” hasn’t been around for many years, some might confuse what a life coach does. A personal coach doesn’t sing kumbaya and counsel you to tears. No counseling here.  A coach will take you beyond “I’d like to go back to school,” or “I’d like to move to a different state,” to the actual planning and implementing stage.

Working full time, taking care of a home, and life in general often take the president in getting through the days. This can become so overwhelming that achieving our dreams become nothing but dreams. Devising a plan for dream success should take as much of your day as a workout or a class. Your personal life plan should be specific. Where you might say “I’ll never be able to move to the beach,” you should be saying “I’m moving to the beach in 15 months.” YES. You can create this. Why 15 months? Because you might have to sell some stuff on eBay, or take a part time job, or do whatever it takes. The reason that you haven’t moved yet is because you said “I’ll never be able to afford it.” Maybe you couldn’t before, but you will devise the plan that will make it happen.

If you truly have dreams that you want to realize, you owe it to yourself to make it happen.  Some things that people call their personal challenges are:

Going back to school

Losing weight

Moving to a different town

Changing jobs

Starting your own business

To do any of the above things, there is an expert out there that can help. If you don’t know how to set up books for your new business, your coach can help you through. I work with several professionals that love helping people put a plan together.  Putting a blog or website together, a realistic re-location plan, a wellness program, or a job change can be easier than you think when a sound plan is devised.

For me, the fall has always been a time to get my plans together for the upcoming year. The weather is changing, and the seasons are shifting. Do it. Make this year the year of big change for you! It’s time for the change!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I WILL be back …

When I sat down to apologize for not blogging all summer, I looked at my history for the past several years, and I’ve done it every year. So I guess it would be safe to say that I’m mostly a bad weather blogger. When the fall comes around, I write more.

I haven’t wasted the summer. I planted a backyard, a small garden, converted our van to a camper, helped Al through 6 weeks of radiation, and did a lot of playing outside.

I’ll be back after Labor Day. Until then, enjoy the photos!



I hope that everybody is enjoying what's left of Summer, 2016! We've still got a couple of Hot Springs / Massage trips planned before we hunker down for the winter.

Please donate to the Louisiana recovery if you can.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Have A Cup Of Tea!

The first bowl moistens my lips and throat;
The second bowl banishes all loneliness;
The third bowl clears my mind of words and books;
At the fourth cup, I begin to perspire ---
life's troubles evaporate through my pores.
The fifth cup cleanses my entire being.
Six cups and I am in the realm of the divine;
Seven cups --- ah, but I can drink no more;
I can only feel the gentle breezes blowing
through my sleeves,
wafting me away to the Isle of immortality!

---Lu Tong, Eighth - Century Chinese poet, from
In Gratitude For A Gift Of Fresh Tea

Friday, March 25, 2016

Kudo's To Sea World for listening to their financial losses

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

Zen And My New Neighbors – Get my new meditation music FREE today

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 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!