Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Organic peppermint oil is my favorite essential oil because it has many healing medicinal properties. Peppermint is great for survival, healing, and everyday purposes. I've been studying organic living and holistic medicine for more than 15 years and I've been fortunate to enjoy peppermint's invaluable magical healing benefits. Peppermint oil is great aromatherapy. I diffuse a few drops into the air and deeply inhale the aroma for energy, to help cool and clear my lungs, and to help me breathe something healing when I'm exposed to toxic air pollution.
I put a drop in a glass of water to make it taste refreshing and cool on an oppressive hot day. I put a drop on the soles of my feet for better energy and to cool down on an oppressive hot day. One of my favorite ways to use organic peppermint oil is to put a drop on my tongue and swallow. It's very cooling and refreshing and makes my breath smell lovely. Organic peppermint oil is my favorite essential oil.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
There is something very Magickal and rejuvenating about bathing with liquid organic lavender Castile soap. Knowing that I'm bathing with a liquid soap that is gentle and nourishing to my skin and is safe and healthy puts my mind at ease. When I read a liquid soap label and see that the only ingredients are organic hemp seed oil, Jojoba oil, olive oil, and lavender oil, I feel safe and at ease. I know that I'm protecting my health and my highly sensitive skin. My skin is my largest organ and it absorbs everything like a sponge. An added bonus is the fact that the lavender is very healing and uplifting aromatherapy. It's very comforting to me knowing that I'm caring for my personal hygiene and lifting my Spirits at the same time. This healing aromatherapy blend I use is wonderful for creating healing positive energy and is very rejuvenating. I look forward to using it every time I shower. It's a real Magickal Green Blessing.
Friday, September 10, 2010
I'm very grateful that the book, "Dolphins and Their Power to Heal," by Amanda Cochrane and Karena Kallen, touched my life. I was fortunate to find this wonderful book on the free bookshelf of a metaphysical bookstore in Los Angeles, CA. This book came into my life when I needed it most. I was enduring some very challenging difficulties in my life and I had recently begun learning about dolphins and whales and their tremendous wisdom and power to heal. One of the wonderful things I learned in this book is that therapists and health practitioners have worked with wild dolphins for years in helping to heal autism sufferers and many other people with various other mental, emotional, and physical ailments. Apparently, dolphins have very large brains and have evolved way beyond we humans.
I read a story about a young autistic boy who was very sad and a near mute, very unsociable and withdrawn. The story is very heartwarming and brought tears to my eyes because the moment the boy's mother held him gently in the water, a dolphin swam right up to him and showed him tremendous love, gentleness, and tender kindness; very similar to the kind of love you experience when cuddling with a cat or dog. Initially, the mother was a bit apprehensive and not sure it was a good idea, but the moment the beautiful dolphin made physical contact with her son, the dolphin squealed and squeaked and smiled and her son immediately started laughing, splashing, and playing with the dolphin. For that one special moment, there were no negative feelings, only pure beautiful unconditional love, and the boy and dolphin continued to play like dear friends and nothing else mattered.
There are many wonderful stories like this in the book and each story is equally heartwarming. Dolphins have tremendous capacity to love, play, feel and share emotions, and help we humans. But this will only happen if we show them, the whales, and their natural habitat, the vast beautiful mysterious ocean, respect, honor, kindness, and love. Please remember that the ocean is a vast world unto itself that is home to countless beings that swim and fly. Please conserve, protect, and respect this vast mysterious beautiful world and keep your carbon footprint as small as possible.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
There are many reasons I went vegan. I've been a happy healthy vegan for more than 11 years and I'm vegan for life! Like most kids, my family was convinced that I needed dairy products to be healthy, strong, and grow. Bless their Hearts, I certainly don't fault them for their ignorance, but nevertheless, it's upsetting that their ignorance nearly cost me my health. As a child, I suffered from horrible sinus problems and stomachaches. My parents didn't understand what was wrong and they kept taking me to the doctor to check me. Silently, I knew deep inside that the dairy products were making me sick, but I kept it to myself because I didn't want to disrespect my elders and sound crazy.
Fortunately, many years later, my dear husband and I went vegetarian together and made some wise healthy decisions. One painful New Year's Eve was a painful eye-opener and forced me to make a vital health decision. We celebrated New Year's Eve by baking chocolate chip cookies and drinking Martinelli's sparkling apple cider. I lay curled up on the bathroom floor in agony and tears from a horrible stomachache and that was it! I was done consuming dairy! We attended a wonderful vegan potluck on Thanksgiving and met some wonderful health experts, including Howard Lyman, the Mad Cowboy, and we were sold on the idea of going vegan. Despite all the debates with family members insisting that we were crazy, we still have tremendous conviction and continue to be healthy happy vegans!
After using commercial disposable pads and tampons for menstruation for many years and suffering from horrible painful adverse health reactions, I did some research for natural alternatives. I was relieved and grateful to discover that there is indeed a healthy natural safe alternative. At the time, I was using cotton pads that I bought from an organic health food store and I wanted to buy a second pair, but I discovered that they had been discontinued, so, I was delighted when I discovered Glad Rags. I'm highly chemically sensitive and my skin is hiqhly sensitive so I have to be very careful about what I use on and in my body. I'm very organic-minded and aware and I do everything in my power to buy only those products that are conducive to my personal health and contribute to a very small footprint on Mother Earth. I'm happy and grateful to say that I've been using these wonderful organic cotton pads for many years and they continue to keep me safe, protected, and healthy.