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Archive for April, 2007

Consideration of the Day – Gratitude

Posted by Angela on April 30, 2007

Gratitude can be an incredible healing process.  Shifting your perspective from negative self-talk and judgement to appreciation and gratitude can change your field of grace.  Here are some ways that I have found helpful in practicing gratitude:

  • Keep a Gratitude Journal – make a contract with yourself to find three things you are grateful for every single day
  • Look for beauty in the details – a blooming flower, the scent of lilacs on a spring day, a welcoming sunrise.
  • Tell uplifting stories
  • Practice random acts of kindness
  • Tell those you love that you Love them
  • If you catch yourself with feelings of frustration or anger, look for the blessing  (for example, someone is on their cell phone and runs a red light – bless and feel the gratitude that an accident was avoided . . .don’t give away your energy by feeding the anger)
  • Start and end each day with a prayer of gratitude

What ways to you spread gratitude?  How has feeling gratitude impacted your life?

 Blessings and Grace to all,

*Angela

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Cell Phones killing off the Bees?

Posted by Angela on April 17, 2007

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder is the name that has been given to a mysterious occurance of bees disappearing.  Why is this important?  Consider for a moment how many of our crops are pollinated by bees. . . . In fact Albert Einstein once speculated that if the bees disappeared then humans would be wiped out within 4 years.

Researchers are now questioning the possibility that cell phone radiation waves may be the cause.  Apparently the cell waves interfer with the Bees navigation system and the theory is that they can’t find their way back home.  This certainly explains why many hives are found with only the queen and a few young workers – all the others have left and then couldn’t get back.   A full report on this possibility can be found with the UK Independent http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2449968.ece

We have to wonder if the cell waves are indeed responsible – what are they doing to other species – will bats be affected?  They contribute to our food cycle by keeping potentially damaging insects at bay.  And of course the question still remains the long term effect of the radiation waves on humans – speculation ranges, time will eventually tell.

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Limbic System Part 3 – Thalamus

Posted by Angela on April 10, 2007

The responsibility of the Thalamus gland, which is located in the “C” groove of the lateral ventricles of the brain is conveying extensive sensory, motor, and autonomic information from the brain stem and spinal cord to the cortex.  The Thalamus nuclei are interconnected with cortex functions, such as sensory projection, somato-sensory stimuli, visual and auditory input.

We suspect that any dis-ease or imbalance within the Thalamus may not necessarily be noticable, in fact we suspect that typically the symptoms are very subtle and may just contribute to an overall feeling of ‘something off’ or ‘not quite feeling right’.   Balancing the Thalamus through advanced brainwork can be similar to experiencing a deep breath or ‘ahhh’.  Subtle, yet contributing to overall homeostasis.  

— Michael and Angela

Part 1 and Part 2 of the Limbic System Series are available here.

 

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Quote of the Day – Forgiving

Posted by Angela on April 3, 2007

I can have peace of mind only when forgiving rather than judging

 – – Gerald Jampolski

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Antioxidant Vitamins on the Pharmaceuticals hit list?

Posted by Angela on April 2, 2007

Unbelievable what makes news sometimes!   Last week the national news reported on an unusual article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  What is so unusual about this article is that it is controversial and apparently not fair reporting or accurate science.  JAMA reported  “Treatment with beta carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin E may increase mortality.” 

Many health experts and critics immediately called foul; pointing out the report from JAMA was not based upon specific research study – rather it is what is called a “Meta-study”.  A “Meta-study” means that they take the results of selected other studies and combine the information as they see fit – something like the old addage that the numbers can be made to say whatever you would like them to say.  In fact this particular report indicates that 68 studies were considered in the meta-study – this is 68 out of over an estimated 2000 studies on the results from vitamins and antioxidants.  Experts are questioning why studies that established that taking these same vitamins lowered the risk for disease and death were excluded.   The national News was fair and actually seemed to focus on the apparent ridiculousness of the JAMA article.  Physicians appeared on the news pointing out potential problems with the studies and recommended that if you have questions that you should talk with your own physician.

Author Dr. Jack Wheeler was so inflamed by this apparant ‘un-scientific’ report that he has accused the JAMA and Phamaceuticals of greed and exploitation.  Dr. Wheeler also explains some of the specific short comings of the studies that were chosen in this ‘meta-study’ in an article written last month and available here.

Bottom line it appears that our health care system is suffering from greed, dishonesty, and integrity.  If it is true that the pharmaceuticals bought a false study and the JAMA was willing to go along with this scam then who are we to trust with issues related to our health?  It is  becoming more critical to listen to your own body and make sure that you are getting the facts that are relevant to you.    

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