Watching the way society has become so full of consumerism is sometimes very disturbing. Nothing is deemed not expendable almost…….oh yes including our Earth and our commonsense perhaps!
We’ve gotten to the point where it is now the responsibility of every individual to recycle, reuse and notice when we are wasteful or pollutiing. The earth deserves our respect and we cannot be ostriches anymore, burying our heads in the sand about our consumer tendencies.
It is easy to want the latest gadget, furniture, item, fashion. Do we know how and where our items are manufactured?
Changing our ways doesn’t have to be traumatic or throwing the baby and the bathwater out, but we can start small and grow better at it.
Plant your own vegetables. You don’t need much space.
Turn your lawn or land into an oasis of diversity and plant edible plants instead of ornamentals.
Learn to use some practical herbal remedies instead of pharmaceuticals.
Walk a bit more and use petrol a lot less if possible….ie carpool to school or work. Plan your trips to go on a sensible multi-tasking route on a certain day and complete your job lists and shopping in a shorter, more time-efficient way.
Wear warmer or cooler clothing instead of using electricity wherever you can.
Re-cycle a tank full of water for the garden.
Encourage the kids to go outside and play instead of using the playstation all day. Can netflix and use tv for special occasions or purpose watching only.
Share time in nature, walking, bbqing, socialisinig at the beach.
Use organic natural based sunscreens and lotions, garden fertilisers etc.
Clean the house without usiing bought products. Cheap, easy and amazing.
Get rid of round up!!!!!!!!! Bloody toxic to everything including you! Use a mix of white vinegar, salt and dishwashing liquid with some water and spray this onto your weeds instead. It works really fast! Don’t spray the good plants as they go too.
Here is a link of a movie trailer on this subject coming soon. Enjoy!
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Firstly Happy Birthday to my daughter Sara who turns 33 today.
“Music is intrinsic to the vibration and webbing of all molecular structure” Creator gave me this quote back in 2006. So true!
Music makes the world go around. There is a fulfilling of emotion, vibration and love and happiness, or ssadness, or emotive triggering which happens when our cells are influenced by the tone/vibration of notes in music. This is why it makes us remember things from years ago. Music is a biological trigger response mechanism too. We are frequency and light and so is tone and colour.
So siblings have an interesting tonic. They are genetically similar and often the harmonies which siblings produce are amazing. Often the specific resonance of harmonies cannot be replicated exactly by non-siblings. Look at the Bee Gees for example. No-one can exactly match their amazing harmonies as they were three brothers.
Above is a photo of me with Brothers 3 in January 2018 in Port Macquarie.
Of course you already know from my newsletters my fascination and love for the harmonies of an Australian group Brothers 3. Here’s their grand final performance of xfactor. I’ve met them last month. Love their stuff.
So my own two youngest boys harmonise and play music together beautifully also. It’s built in. I sing and play with my kids. My daughter used to harmonise in my bush band many years ago and also dance to the music as a feature to our melodies. One of my sons beat-boxes and his brother will drum with him occasionally. Music is a joy for families.
My mother was part of a musical family of ten playing a variety of instruments and harmonising in Holland in the 1020s to the 1040s. She played the mandolin and continued to teach it.
I am very musical and so it is something close to my heart. I cry at the sound of harmonies, especially musical siblings. Unfortunately I don’t have a musical sibling which is a regret of mine as I would have loved to be part of that energetic of creating beautiful musical harmonies and song-writing with the genetic heart and soul combined. Not to be however. So I find common harmony opportunities with friends I love. I am part of a singing group of with two other ladies called Rockin’ A Frock. In fact we do a great version of “Safe and Sound” as featured by brothers three above. Guitar and vocals.
Below is a wonderful and so emotional clip of a young girl playing guitar to her 2 year old brother who has Down’s Syndrome. They sing together and then the middle brother comes and joins in. It is so lovely and really makes you see the love that can be a part of musical siblings.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to feel healthy and vibrant. Sleep is the answer just as much as exercise and a good life-style.
Peace of mind gives you healthier and happier sleep and not all of us are blessed with that all the time. It takes meditation and honesty, freedom of thought and time to have truthful integrity in our lifestyles. It takes communication and wisdom to know what it good for you.
Sleep is one of the first things which go when we are not happy. Pain is a consequence of dis-ease of body and of thinking. Sleep is sorely needed to support the body to rest and be at peace with the mind and the life we choose.
I find the way people choose to live their lives fascinating.
We can choose to live in cities, country, desert, mountain, sea environments. We can choose to live in a straw house, a stick house, or a stone house. We choose these things dependent upon our budget, environment and how interested we were in the three little pigs story as children lol.
If we want to keep the big bad wolf of poverty and manipulation from our door we choose to inhabit somewhere we feel is safe. People create homes and a tent can be a home if we feel comfortable there.
I am fascinated by the creativity of people when they choose the design of theirhome. Some choose to live in apartments and pre-built structures. Some choose to create a wild and expansive concept and grand design their lives.
Others choose nomad living and travel the globe without roots to ground or family zones of where they grew up or raised their children.
I have found a fascinating home to show you in this clip. This man is an extreme mountain snow-boarder by profession. Hetook years to build a stone home on his land very high in the mountain regions through the harshest conditions. What he has created is based upon his passion alsowith sacred geometry. He has created a fascinating home which follows the rhythm of the stars and the earth. He lives a solitary life in this home dependent upon nature to fuel his life, but he has also linked himself to the possibilities of travel. So feel free to watch his life unfold and his passion of a tiny off-grid house develop. FASCINATING!
“Last month it was my birthday and I received over 90 personalised birthday greetings on my facebook page. That was amazing! I realised how many people’s lives I must have touched in some way, some small and some huge.
I have seen the most amazing example of frienship beyond the normal in a link I am going to show you. It is about a man with Muscular Dystrophy who is wheeled in his wheelchair 500 miles along the Camino in Spain. This trek is arduous on your own two feet, let alone pushing your friend in a wheelchair. I have included the link as today’s newsletter because it is so inspiring a thing to witness and experience. There is a trailer of a film they made about it and text for you. It is called “I’ll Push You”
We live on a beautiful planet. Our Earth is full of mystically beautiful and natural rainbow landscapes. All the colours and frequencies that hues represent can be found naturally occurring in random places. Today I am placing photos and links for you to explore the natural rainbow landscapes we are blessed with on Earth.
“To recycle your waste is to help the planet. We don’t always know how to successfully recycle and I found a great article on it for you. My son told me last week how frustrating it can be for recyclers when tubs etc are not washed out thoroughly and he is concerned when we recycle that we get it right. I think this is a great thing about this younger generation, in that they are the generation really working with this concept probably more than others. They have been born into it and therefore also inherited our messed up planetary pollution and waste issues. So to prosper our thought patterns and assist in the greater good I went seeking for a great article which is informative and will assist you to recycle well. Here it is.”
“War on Waste: Recycling and why you’re almost certainly wasting your time rinsing it
Once a fortnight we diligently wheel our recycling bin to the kerb, and then probably give ourselves a pat on the back while thinking of all the useful products we have helped to create, and the resources and energy we have saved.
Yet it pays to think a bit more deeply about what is going into each bin.
The most common “contamination” items include plastic bags (both full and empty), textiles, green waste, polystyrene (styrofoam) and general rubbish.
The problem cuts the other way too. Around a third of landfill waste bins routinely contain recyclables or green waste.
How many of us actually know where the contents of our recycling bin go, who manages it, and how the various materials are separated?
This knowledge is a crucial element in reducing contamination and improving our recycling industry.
A 2005 report found 48 per cent of Australians were confused about what could and could not be recycled, not least because the rules and practices differ between local governments and commercial operators, and between households and workplaces.
For household recycling, we generally receive an annual flyer from the council telling us what should and should not go in the recycling bin.
Yet many householders still do it, either because they were never told it was unnecessary, or because they were given the information but didn’t read it.
Meanwhile, we waste water, energy and time rinsing our recycling.
Where’s the info?
A recent confidential report compiled for four regional councils in Victoria found that only 29 per cent of householders had ever looked at a council website for information about recycling.
Most respondents said they got their information from schools, local newspapers and bin stickers.
It is important to have clear information from the right source about which items can and can’t be recycled.
One example is plastic shopping bags, which many supermarkets urge their customers to recycle by placing them in dedicated bins on the shop premises.
But this might prompt shoppers to think that plastic bags can be recycled in their kerbside collection too, which is typically not the case.
And, as we saw above, relatively few householders check their local council’s website for the right information.
Plastic bags are just one of the common contaminants in the recycling stream that result in large volumes of recyclables being rejected and disposed of in landfill.
This comes at a cost to the council, and therefore to us.
Many items can be recycled, given the right equipment. To persist with the plastic bag example, these require a machine that can separate them from the rest of the waste stream.
But this doesn’t work for full plastic bags, regardless of whether they contain rubbish or other recyclables.
Full bags go straight to landfill because it is too laborious to empty them, and in some cases (such as when they contain nappies) doing so poses a health risk for workers at the recycling facility.
A little consumer knowledge goes a long way — both in improving the efficiency of our recycling systems and in increasing the motivation of householders who know they’re helping to make life easier for those who process their recycling.
Disposables vs reusables
We must also have a good think, not just about the items we put in the recycling, but about which products we choose to use in the first place.
Although we are bombarded with messages about reducing our use of disposable items, in some cases disposable is actually better.
One study found that a ceramic cup would need to be used at least 39 times to be a better option than paper disposable cups, and 1,006 times when compared with a styrofoam one.
A plastic reusable cup would need to be washed at least 17 times to be more sustainable than paper disposable ones, and 450 times when compared with styrofoam.
So if you’re prone to losing or breaking things (or just collecting too many reusable cups!), then it might be wise to consider going disposable (or being more careful).
Then comes the issue of whether and how these disposable cups can be recycled. Most outlets now use paper rather than styrofoam cups.
While the plastic lid can be recycled, in most instances the cup cannot as there is a film of a plastic waterproof material inside it.
A good plan is to ask whether your favourite café stocks cups that can be recycled. If so, encourage them to put up a sign (if they haven’t already) indicating that they use fully recyclable cups, to avoid confusion.
The key to all of this is knowledge and balance — that is, after all, what sustainability is all about.
Trevor Thornton is a lecturer at Deakin University’s school of life and environmental sciences”
I have taken an extract from a scientific article where it is now proven there are Time Crystals.
What are these? They are a new state of matter that we can create. This has been discovered.
Early in 2017 physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals – a bizarre state of matter with an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, allowing them to maintain constant oscillation without energy.
Rather than confuse you with my own interpretation I have included a great link below which explains all about it. It is fascinating.
We are responsible for the oceans but we defile and desicrate. I can’t forget Oprah dropping her mobile phone off a tourist boat in the Great Barrier Reef that I was told about. Really we are all responsible in a real sense for the many disasters society and our rubbish are causing. We pollute the oceans and without them the ecosystem of the Earth’s very breath dies.
Please be responsible for your clutter, recycling, plastic bags when you shop, debris you leave lying at the beach. So many items and things humans create end up in the oceans. Want some proof of this?
Here is an article written by greenpeace which shows you the contents of the stomach of a dead whale beached. You would be disgusted to see what this poor creature ingested and why it died.
Please remember to respect our Earth in all ways and be prepared for the cosequences of neglect. It really is serious. Global warming, pollution and weather all create effects for the creatures of the land and the sea. We seem to be doing even more damage to the ecosystem than we suspect.
What does that mean? It means living without the use of power generated by organisations. It means self-sufficiency.
Living in isolation isn’t necessary but living without the normal provided services which cost us money and resources and instead using nature’s resources is all part of living off the grid.
You would expect to have a bit of land, solar panels potentiall, a creek for water? You would expect to have to grow all your own food and farm animals, provide your own clothing or buy cheaply. Would you be on a pension? Would you rely on the government? The idea is no. You return to a natural way of living before societies constructed our needs and wants models in the media.
It would take a bit of work and intelligent reading to know who to live off the grid if you have been societised. After all so many expect a pizza delivery, a supermarket shop, a clothes shop, a telephone or internet service, a tv channel, parties to attend and concerts to see. Well living off the grid doesn’t preclude you shopping or attending social events, but it does mean you have to find a way to generate your own power instead of using provided electricity services etc.
I have found such an inspiring short video for you of a lady by the name of Jill Redwood. She has been very happy self-sufficient and living off the grid for 30 years and her story is inspiring. This is a must watch feel good video. She grows her own food, repairs her own house, makes her own cheese from her own goats, channels water from a stream and irrigates her crops, and she has a dunny (outside toilet).
I remember living in a caravan while building my own home twenty- six years ago and the emptying the toilet bucket never really gets comfortable, but the rest of it was awesome. Living on a block of land with two children running in nature whilst you construct your home. The home was far too big and felt like a mansion once we got out of the caravan after 16 months, however once you experience living simply, it does grow on you and I have a hankering for it still in many ways. Perhaps mine will be the grey nomad existence? Who knows.
However, this lady has it sorted and living alone, finds extreme comfort in her lifestyle.
“Well there is another interesting topic. Did you know that you can get hemorrhoids from mobile phone usage? Perhaps not many people really think about this but it is a real problem in todays social media world.
People sit on the toilet too long and take their mobile phones in with them and read. Yes they do! I have clients who confess and I know people who do it. People these days just don’t go to the toilet to evacuate their bowels. People go there for a break, a respite, a quiet minute.
In our hectic lives of emails and social media, people will even be addicted enough to take their mobile devices in with them and sit on the toilet awaiting nature’s processes whilst being completely devoid of time contrainsts. Their mind is a frenzy of activity and their body just lets go. Then it finishes letting go and their mind doesn’t even notice.
How many levels of candy crush does it take to get a hemorrhoid? Why is this linked?
Sitting on the toilet in this position once you have competed your ablutions so to speak, will place pressure on the under-carriage. The muscles aren’t made for half an hour of download time. Leave your mp3 downloads to sitting at the desk or chair. Your sphincter muscle will overstretch from the downward pressure that toilet posture will produce and the next thing you know there is a stretched area and whammo your veins are popping through and you have a hemorrhoid arrive on the next push episode.
Wow Katherine, you are being graphic today. Well it is because life can be a pain in the arse at the best of times when life’s pressures build up without adding to the physiology of the cause and effect process.
My advice is have a laugh, live your life without your phone for at least this long. Go the the toilet because you need to and go outside or to your workstation to check your emails the old fashioned way.
Well actually I expect this is an age old problem of reading on the toilet. It used to be newspapers or articles in a magazine. I am sure we have all seen the movies and tv shows depicting this as a funny joke against “dear ol’ dad”. These days however I am hearing many women complaining of it also. Leave the reading to the length of time it takes you to do your business and remember the outside world will still be there when you get out of the cubicle to embrace and enjoy.
Here is an article about hemorrhoids for the uninitiated”.
“I looked at the link below and it made me really think. It is a fantastic film footage from 1890 to 1920 showing identical scenes between London in those times and London now.
It made me feel nostaligic to see places I had visited in 2009 and knew. I remembered being at the gates of Buckingham Palace with my husband and two youngest boys. I remember their hijinx on the statues out the front, climbing the statue in haste so they didn’t get caught and sliding down the lions. Aged 7 and 16 it was hysterical to watch their joy and mischief. Things like trying to make the guard at the sentry box smile, when they are not supposed to by pulling faces at him. You can only do so much to get there in time when boys are on the run in front of you in a crowd. I give the guy credit for not moving a facial muscle!
Memories came flooding back for me, shopping at Hamleys toy shop, five stories of toy shop that had my children thinking they had gone to heaven, even if we couldn’t take all the toys home! So I can imagine what it would do for the older generation who knew London in earlier times. It makes me think of all things about aging and what the world has become from what it was. Some things never change and some things change drastically.
When you view this film footage there will be some recognisiton of landmarks but there are other factors to make you muse over life.
Firstly, I doubt anyone from the old footage is still on the planet living. The horse and carts where now there is traffic was a real insight into how we lived. Ladies on bicycles on what would now be traffic strewn roads.
It is like watching an amazing dream in black and white. Some of the footage is astounding and congratulations to the person who replicated identical scenes from 2015 to 1890s etc.
Please watch and enjoy a travel back in time and reminisce about how life has changed.”