At the end of the day ….


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~~February 20, 2014~~~ 


If “grate” isn’t a word, why is there a word “grateful” (and “gratitude”)?

It has nothing to do with modern “grates” but everything to do with gratitude, since it’s the state of feeling gratitude towards someone or something. Grateful and gratitude, though, actually come from an archaic adjective “grate” meaning thankful, which derives from the Latin “gratus” (not to be confused with “gratis”), meaning pleasing, agreeable, thankful, etc. It’s loosely related to “grace”.

The root word is apparently even older than Latin.

it’s a feeling or a showing thanks. Feeling or showing thanks to someone for some helpful act. It’s being appreciative of benefits received. It’s an expressing of gratitude …. a sensation affording pleasure or contentment. 



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The mere fact of being alive is a reason for being sincerely grateful. All other things come to our lives by the mere fact of life.
Breathe …. be grateful! 
Life give us so much … experiences, feelings, journeys, fulfillment, growth, lessons.
Granted, it’s not rosy all the time. There are obstacles to surmount. There are trials and tribulations to conquer.
Yet, in spite of any difficulty or hardship, we need to always be grateful.
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Always be …… grateful!
Breathe! Be blessed and pay it forward!!

GRATEFUL: A Love Song to the World


Published on Nov 26, 2013

Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody.

Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, the song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time.

As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives.


We ALL are ONE!! 


Changing Times ~ The Quickening!

Excellent!!! Hoping for changes!!

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Balance... photo from Photobucket Changes we see occurring seem to be happening all the quicker within our reality, as many things are now brought into our awareness all at once. Our Experience was to come and understand the physical form and all the emotions that entails. And for most part our experience has centred around ourselves, as we have explored our Egos and our base human emotions of self have taken president. Our selfish greed has trampled over each other and Mother Nature in seeking our own self gratifications based upon our material possessions and carnal needs.

The cycle of change, “The Great Purification” where we will witness a tidal wave of change, not only in the climatic floods and extreme weather patterns we are now experiencing. But in the way our hearts will open up to the floods of emotions we see breaking into our everyday lives, which are so needed to clear…

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Warrior Phoenix

Excellent!! Reblog!!



These eyes have seen, and this body has felt

Many years of adversities and obstacles

Trials and tribulations.

I have stepped much too close to the edge

Played with fire, burned badly by the flame

Been left weary and weak

Tried and tested, pushed and proven

Rocked and rolled, left for dead

To see light of day again

My self my opposition, a worthy adversary

To you I can only find these words to say

Listen closely and take heed

Go ahead

Knock me down

I will get up

Keep on

Knock me down again

Again I will get up 


Push me over yet again

Once more I stand

Be strong

Drive me down hard

I lift myself smiling

That all you got?

Send me reeling this time

Joy accompanies my ascent

Throw me over

Painful reminders of long ago

Pride sees me up one more time

Grind me…

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~~February 20, 2014~~

Going through this process for almost a third time, I had to review and refresh my knowledge.

Here goes …. 


The head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) is an obligate ectoparasite of humans. Head lice are wingless insects spending their entire life on the human scalp and feeding exclusively on human bloodHumans are the only known hosts of this specific parasite. Other species of lice infest most orders of mammals and all orders of birds.

Like all lice, head lice differ from other hematophagic ectoparasites such as the flea in that lice spend their entire life cycle on a host. Head lice cannot fly, and their short stumpy legs render them incapable of jumping, or even walking efficiently on flat surfaces.

The non-disease-carrying head louse differs from the related disease-carrying body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus) in preferring to attach eggs to scalp hair rather than to clothing. 

Head lice (especially in children) have been, and still are, subject to various eradication campaigns. Except for rare secondary infections that result from scratching at bites, head lice are harmless, and they have been regarded by some as essentially a cosmetic rather than a medical problem.


The bane of many parents, the head louse is a tiny, wingless parasitic insect that lives among human hairs and feeds on extremely small amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Although they may sound gross, lice (the plural of louse) are a very common problem, especially for kids ages 3 years to 12 years (girls more often than boys).

Lice aren’t dangerous and they don’t spread disease, but they are contagious and can just be downright annoying. Their bites may cause a child’s scalp to become itchy and inflamed, and persistent scratching may lead to skin irritation and even infection.

It’s wise to treat head lice quickly once the diagnosis is made because they can spread easily from person to person.


~~Signs of Head Lice~~

Though very small, lice can be seen by the naked eye. What you or your doctor might see by thoroughly examining your child’s head:

~~Lice eggs (called nits)~~

These look like tiny yellow, tan, or brown dots before they hatch. Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the scalp, where the temperature is perfect for keeping warm until they hatch. Nits look sort of like dandruff, only they can’t be removed by brushing or shaking them off.

Unless the infestation is heavy, it’s more common to see nits in a child’s hair than it is to see live lice crawling on the scalp. Lice eggs hatch within 1 to 2 weeks after they’re laid. After hatching, the remaining shell looks white or clear and continues to be firmly attached to the hair shaft. This is the stage when it’s easiest to spot them, as the hair is growing longer and the egg shell is moving further away from the scalp.

louse and nit illustration

~~Adult lice and nymphs (baby lice)~~

The adult louse is no bigger than a sesame seed and is grayish-white or tan. Nymphs are smaller and become adult lice about 1 to 2 weeks after they hatch. Most lice feed on blood several times a day, but they can survive up to 2 days off the scalp.


With lice bites come itching and scratching. This is actually due to a reaction to the saliva of lice. However, the itching may not always start right away — that depends on how sensitive your child’s skin is to the lice. It can sometimes take weeks for kids with lice to start scratching. They may complain, though, of things moving around on or tickling their heads.


~~Small, red bumps or sores from scratching~~

For some kids, the irritation is mild; for others, a more bothersome rash may develop. Excessive scratching can lead to a bacterial infection (the skin would become red and tender and may have crusting and oozing along with swollen lymph glands). If your doctor thinks this is the case, he or she may treat the infection with an oral antibiotic.

You may be able to see the lice or nits by parting your child’s hair into small sections and checking for lice and nits with a fine-tooth comb on the scalp, behind the ears, and around the nape of the neck (it’s rare for them to be found on eyelashes or eyebrows).

A magnifying glass and bright light may help. But it can be tough to find a nymph or adult louse — often, there aren’t many of them and they’re able to move fast.

Call your doctor if your child is constantly scratching his or her head or complains of an itchy scalp that won’t go away. The doctor should be able to tell you if your child is infested with lice and needs to be treated. Not all kids have the classic symptoms of head lice and may be totally symptom-free.


Also be sure to check with your child’s school nurse or childcare center director to see if other kids have recently been treated for lice. If you discover that your child does, indeed, have lice or nits, contact the staff at the school and childcare center to let them know.

Find out what their return policy is. Most usually allow kids to return after one topical treatment has been completed.

~~Are Lice Contagious?~~

Lice are highly contagious and can spread quickly from person to person, especially in group settings (schools, childcare centers, slumber parties, sports activities, and camps).

Though they can’t fly or jump, these tiny parasites have specially adapted claws that allow them to crawl and cling firmly to hair. They spread mainly through head-to-head contact, but sharing clothing, bed linens, combs, brushes, and hats can also help pass them along. Kids are most prone to catching lice because they tend to have close physical contact with each other and often share personal items.

And you may wonder if Fido or Fluffy may be catching the pests and passing them on to your family. But rest assured that pets can’t catch head lice and pass them on to people or the other way around.



Your doctor can recommend a medicated shampoo, cream rinse, or lotion to kill the lice. These may be over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications, depending on what treatments have already been tried. Medicated lice treatments usually kill the lice and nits, but it may take a few days for the itching to stop. For very resistant lice, an oral medication might be prescribed.

It’s important to follow the directions exactly because these products are insecticides. Applying too much medication — or using it too frequently — can increase the risk of causing harm. Follow the directions on the product label to ensure that the treatment works properly.

Treatment may be unsuccessful if the medication is not used correctly or if the lice are resistant to it. After treatment, your doctor may suggest combing out the nits with a fine-tooth comb and also may recommend repeating treatment in 7 to 10 days to kill any newly hatched nits.

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Familiarize Yourself With the Enemy

Do Routine Head Checks

Advise Your Children to Not Share Hats

Keep Hairbrushes Separate

Practice Safer Sleepovers

Use Shampoo and Conditioner for Lice Prevention

Use Essential Oils to Deter Lice

Spritz Clothing with Lice Protection Spray

Put a Scarf Over Movie Theater or Airplane Seats

Keep Hair Tied Up

Use Your Clothes Dryer


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Is It Head Lice?

Uploaded on Aug 21, 2009

Think someone in your family may have head lice?

Learn what head lice look like and how to find them.



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We ALL are ONE!!


The Alchemy of Love – Rumi poetry

RUMI …. a unique human being!!

the Hunt for Truth



Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi Balkhi was a 13th century Muslim Sufi saint. His message of Love is being discovered all around the world. Rumi wrote a few books including Masnavi. He is best known for his poems. The main theme is Love of Allah, love humanity, nature and everything good. There is great wisdom in his poetry and his message of Love is for all people.




You come to us from another world

From beyond the stars and void of space.
Transcendent, Pure, of unimaginable beauty,
Bringing with you the essence of love.

You transform all who are touched by you.
Mundane concerns, troubles, and sorrows
dissolve in your presence, bringing joy
to ruler and ruled.

To peasant and king
You bewilder us with your grace.
All evils transform into goodness.
You are the master alchemist.

You light the fire of love in earth and sky

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GMOs again ….. Genetically modified organisms!


~~February 20, 1014~~ 



Remember the pictures of the fish tomatoes?

For years they were an unofficial emblem of the anti-GMO movement. They depicted how anti-freeze genes from an Arctic fish were forced into tomato DNA, allowing the plants to survive frost. Scientists really did create those Frankentomatoes, but they were never put on the market. (Breyers low-fat ice cream, however, does contain anti-freeze proteins from Arctic fish genes, but that’s another story.)

The tomato that did make it to market was called the Flavr Savr, engineered for longer shelf life. Fortunately, it was removed from the shelves soon after it was introduced.

2010-12-31-xtomatofish2.pngAlthough there are no longer any genetically modified (GM) tomatoes being sold today, the FDA’s shady approval process of the Flavr Savr provides a lesson in food safety — or rather, the lack of it—as far as gene-spliced foods are concerned. We know what really went on during the FDA’s voluntary review process of the Flavr Savr in 1993, because a lawsuit forced the release of 44,000 agency memos.

(Those same memos, by the way, also showed that FDA scientists had repeatedly warned their superiors about the serious health risks of genetically modified organisms [GMOs]. They were ignored by the political appointees in charge, who allow GMOs onto the market without any required safety studies.)


The first GMO to hit the grocery stores in the US was the Flavr Savr tomato. Calgene’s Flavr Savr tomato was approved by the FDA in 1994. The tomato was engineered to have an extended shelf life and take longer to rot. Unprofitable and rejected by consumers, it was withdrawn from the market in 1997. Calgene was later acquired by Monsanto. There are NO GMO tomatoes currently on the market.



GMO Bt crops, such as corn & cotton, have been genetically engineered to produce Bt toxin, a pesticide, from within every cell of the plant. It’s in the corn and cotton and you can’t wash it off. Bt toxic crops are considered pesticides in their own right and are registered with and regulated by the EPA.

When insects bite into the crop, it kills them. If the corn or cotton were on the shelf at Home Depot, is would have an EPA pesticide registration number on the label, as do all of the other chemical pesticides on the shelf. GMO Bt toxic sweet corn may be found in the produce department of your local grocer.

Without a label, you have no way to know. GMO Bt toxic cotton is used for food grade cottonseed oil. A recent study published in the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases found that Bt toxins are toxic to mouse blood. Sound yummy? Maybe not.



GMO fact of the day 193 lbs

On average, Americans consume more than their weight in GMOs each year – 193 pounds of GMOs per person. Not to mention the Roundup herbicide sprayed on and absorbed into it, or the Bt toxins inside the corn & cotton(seed oil).


~~New analysis underscores need for long-term health studies, labeling~~

Oakland, Calif. – Americans are eating their weight and more in genetically engineered food every year, a new Environmental Working Group analysis of recent government data shows.

EWG calculates that people eat an average of 193 pounds of genetically engineered food over a 12-month period. That’s more than the typical U.S. adult weight of 179 pounds. EWG’s is the first estimate of dietary intake of genetically engineered ingredients in the American population.

“What’s shocking is that Americans are eating so much genetically engineered food, yet there have been zero long-term studies done by the federal government or industry to determine if its consumption could pose a risk health,” said Renee Sharp, lead author of the report and the director of EWG’s California office. “If you were planning on eating your body weight of anything in a year or feeding that much food to your family, wouldn’t you first want to know if long-term government studies and monitoring have shown it is safe?”



5 GMO Myths Busted


Every year, a greater and greater percentage of our food supply sources back to genetically modified ingredients.

Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, DuPont and the other biotech giants have made GMOs into a multi-billion dollar industry and unsurprisingly have launched one of the largest pr campaigns in the history of the food industry to convince the public that their products are safe, healthy and beneficial.

Let’s examine five of the main claims of this PR campaign and see how they stack up to reality.

Published on Aug 19, 2013



We ALL fight the fight!! 


We ALL are ONE!! 

Evian Water Ads …. so adorable!!

~~February 20, 2014~~ 

Evian is a brand of luxury mineral water coming from several sources near Évian-les-Bains, on the south shore of Lake Geneva.

Today, Evian is owned by Danone Group, a French multinational company. In addition to the mineral water, Danone Group uses the Evian name for a line of organic skin care products as well as a luxury resort in France.

In popular culture, Evian is portrayed as a luxury and expensive bottled water. It was named in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. It is popular among Hollywood celebrities.

David LaChapelle photographed an Evian campaign juxtaposing a supermodel next to an Evian fountain formed from a Greek statue, film actor Sebastian Siegel painted to look like stone by Joanne Gair. In addition, high fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg produced the latest Limited Edition bottle for 2013.


Country France
Source Évian-les-Bains
Type still
pH 7.2
Calcium (Ca) 80
Chloride (Cl) 6.8
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 360
Magnesium (Mg) 26
Nitrate (NO3) 3.7
Potassium (K) 1
Silica (SiO2) 15
Sodium (Na) 6.5
Sulfates (SO) 12.6

Evian Roller Babies international version


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2 years after the roller babies, Evian offers a new Live young experience: a film and an interactive music video.

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Found a new one today!!

Baby & me/The new Evian film


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Dancing with my baby-me. Evian Live young.
Music: Here comes the Hotstepper – Evian remix by Yuksek
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We ALL have our INNER CHILD!! 

We ALL are ONE!! 


My tutorial ….. directly from Scotland!!!


~~February 20, 2014~~


Just blogging these thoughts to see how it works.

Remember that I posted I was having some issues???



Tutorial from ….. Shaun …. the lad from Scotland …. at




~~We ALL are connected to this wonderful WEB!!


We ALL are ONE!! 

To start the day …..


~~February 20, 2014~~ 

What is love?

Five theories on the greatest emotion of all

It’s the most popular search on Google – but what’s the answer?
Experts in fields from science to fiction share their thoughts.
A Bulgarian couple kiss in Sofia's central mall
Looking for answers in Sofia’s central mall, Bulgaria.
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What is love” was the most searched phrase on Google in 2012, according to the company. In an attempt to get to the bottom of the question once and for all, the Guardian has gathered writers from the fields of science, psychotherapy, literature, religion and philosophy to give their definition of the much-pondered word.

~~The physicist: ‘Love is chemistry’~~

Jim Al-Khalili Jim Al-KhaliliJim Al-Khalili

Biologically, love is a powerful neurological condition like hunger or thirst, only more permanent. We talk about love being blind or unconditional, in the sense that we have no control over it. But then, that is not so surprising since love is basically chemistry. While lust is a temporary passionate sexual desire involving the increased release of chemicals such as testosterone and oestrogen, in true love, or attachment and bonding, the brain can release a whole set of chemicals: pheromones, dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin and vasopressin.

However, from an evolutionary perspective, love can be viewed as a survival tool – a mechanism we have evolved to promote long-term relationships, mutual defence and parental support of children and to promote feelings of safety and security.

 Jim Al-Khalili is a theoretical physicist and science writer.


~~The psychotherapist: ‘Love has many guises’~~

Philippa PerryPhilippa Perry

Unlike us, the ancients did not lump all the various emotions that we label “love” under the one word. They had several variations, including:

Philia which they saw as a deep but usually non-sexual intimacy between close friends and family members or as a deep bond forged by soldiers as they fought alongside each other in battle. Ludus describes a more playful affection found in fooling around or flirting. Pragma is the mature love that develops over a long period of time between long-term couples and involves actively practicing goodwill, commitment, compromise and understanding. Agape is a more generalized love, it’s not about exclusivity but about love for all of humanity. Philautia is self love, which isn’t as selfish as it sounds.

As Aristotle discovered and as any psychotherapist will tell you, in order to care for others you need to be able to care about yourself. Last, and probably least even though it causes the most trouble, eros is about sexual passion and desire. Unless it morphs into philia and/or pragma, eros will burn itself out.

Love is all of the above. But is it possibly unrealistic to expect to experience all six types with only one person. This is why family and community are important.

Philippa Perry is a psychotherapist and author of Couch Fiction.


~~The philosopher: ‘Love is a passionate commitment’~~

Julian BagginiJulian Baggini

The answer remains elusive in part because love is not one thing. Love for parents, partners, children, country, neighbor, God and so on all have different qualities. Each has its variants – blind, one-sided, tragic, steadfast, fickle, reciprocated, misguided, unconditional. At its best, however, all love is a kind a passionate commitment that we nurture and develop, even though it usually arrives in our lives unbidden.

That’s why it is more than just a powerful feeling. Without the commitment, it is mere infatuation. Without the passion, it is mere dedication. Without nurturing, even the best can wither and die.

Julian Baggini is a philosopher and writer


~~The romantic novelist: ‘Love drives all great stories’~~

JojoJojo Moyes

What love is depends on where you are in relation to it. Secure in it, it can feel as mundane and necessary as air – you exist within it, almost unnoticing. Deprived of it, it can feel like an obsession; all consuming, a physical pain. Love is the driver for all great stories: not just romantic love, but the love of parent for child, for family, for country.

It is the point before consummation of it that fascinates: what separates you from love, the obstacles that stand in its way. It is usually at those points that love is everything.

Jojo Moyes is a two-time winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year award.


~~The nun: ‘Love is free yet binds us’~~

Catherine WybourneCatherine Wybourne

Love is more easily experienced than defined. As a theological virtue, by which we love God above all things and our neighbors as ourselves for his sake, it seems remote until we encounter it enfleshed, so to say, in the life of another – in acts of kindness, generosity and self-sacrifice.

Love’s the one thing that can never hurt anyone, although it may cost dearly. The paradox of love is that it is supremely free yet attaches us with bonds stronger than death. It cannot be bought or sold; there is nothing it cannot face; love is life’s greatest blessing.

Catherine Wybourne is a Benedictine nun


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We ALL are connected through LOVE!! 


Lea Michele – What Is Love? (Lyrics)


We ALL are ONE!!