Showing posts from 2012

A Flower a Day

A Flower A Day Keeps the Doctor Away Here's one for each day of the week for you  from Amber's Book A Glance at Oregon Flowers

Venus Graces the Sun

This is an Incredible View of Venus passing by the Sun. 
Be sure to view it full screen size.

Here is a blog I contribute to:

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Mermaids Movie

Wow I watch the Mermaid movie and it was very believable.

 I live on the Oregon coast with a view of the ocean,

 the film really made me stop and think of what could be out there that we have yet to find. 

My New Book Published

Hey everyone I published my book today..I am so excited 

I had to share!!!

Here is my book blog, I really need a follower or two now that I have it up, thanks for following me here too!

Please share, thanks

Here is a free full size preview of my new book

A Squirrel Planted an Acorn by Amber Shawn | Make Your Own Book

A Glance at Oregon Flowers


A View of Oregon

Here's some pictures I took last year

Oregon Coast

Oregon Foxglove 

Wild Fern
Oregon Butterflies

Native American Prophecy

1986 Continental Indigenous Council,
Fairbanks, Alaska as spoke By Lee Brown, Cherokee

Traditionally, Native people from clear up in the Inuit region have shared with us this prophecy, clear down to the Quechuas in South America.

At this time you're going to see that things will speed up, that people on the Earth will move faster and faster. Grandchildren will not have time for grandparents. Parents will not have time for children. It will seem like time is going faster and faster. The elders advised us that, as things speed up, you yourself should slow down. 
The faster things go, the slower you go. Because there"s going to come a time when the Earth is going to be shaken a third time. The Great Spirit has shaken the Earth two times: the First and Second World Wars to remind us that we are a human family, to remind us that we should have greeted each other as brothers and sisters. We had a chance after each shaking to come together in a circle that would have brought peace …

Miracles of Life

Ah the miracles of life unfold
as the smoke plays on the horizon
and the sun goes down on the sea by ash 2012

Identify Healing Plants
How do we find out if the plant growing on the back fence is poison oak or beautiful morning glory?  The plant could be a healing herb but how do you know? 
Learning how to identify plants to see if they are harmful or healthy can be helpful especially when the plants are growing in your yard and a person in the house has allergic reactions.
Many of the weeds and wild plants in our yards and forest are beneficial for healing. 
Others are edible and can supplement a meal while some are poisonous and should be avoided.  It is better to know beforehand which plants are harmful to some people so we can avoid allergic reactions.
Items needed: Gloves, Scissors, Paper bag, access to the Web or Library

     Locate the plant that you want to identify. Put on gloves before handling the plant.  If you do not have gloves with you then a piece of paper or material will work to pick up a leaf of the plant.

Using scissors cut off a piece of the end of one branch of the plant so…


I've often wondered what all the noise, flashing lights and plinking everything in our life does to our senses. My home office is full of a bunch of blinking lights from electrical hardware when I turn off the overhead lights at night.

Everything is plugged in charging, getting ready to sound off in the morning at start up of another day..beep, beep,ring,,, tone sound, text message and purr the printer is ready.

Start up is pretty noisy and the lights are sort of pretty but what does this do to my mind, body and senses?

As a dog trainer who has worked with many traumatized animals I know how noise and lights can affect their senses and ability to relax or concentrate.

What about us humans?

Can noise, flashing lights and background fuss affect us?

I often see animals that are very shy or afraid of loud noises, animals don’t put on a persona or personality like humans do in pretending we can handle life.

Animals don’t worry what another dog will think of them if they are scared or …

Incredible Nature Video

Here is an incredible nature film by Jean Jacques Annaud

The Bear
If you love nature and animals, you really have to watch this!

Thanks to for posting this and Rick for sending it to me.

Belief Systems

Belief Systems
Pain Management

Placebos prove the power of the mind

Everything is based on our belief systems 
In other words, it's all in our is too 
 When we meet, speak or interact  all we do is let each other  into our heads for awhile  like when I come online  to surf.....
I venture here for while to refuel my mind   to refresh my place in yours to post to the world, "here I am"
To make my life more fun to be adding this taste for you to see as my mind forms along the way we shall see what belief I'll find to hold

Meditation  Meditation can reduce pain and manage other aspects of our body.
Pain is manageable with the use of meditation. In this video researchers have been doing brain scans of people who meditate regularly. The researchers found that the brain did respond during mediation and the response was in an area of the brain a person could feel and relate to. 

An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor away

The old saying" An apple a day, keeps the doctor away", may very well prove itself true one day. Every part of the apple tree; fruit, flowers, buds, leaves, bark and twigs have been used as a medicinal herb. The one draw back is the apple has is that the seeds are Toxic! 
Digesting more seeds then the few seeds each apple holds should not be consumed. This is why our livestock that get into the apple trees are often found very sick afterwards. As little as one cup of seeds have been known cause death.
Apples are all descended from the Wild Crab Apple, a member of the Rose family. The rose also has many medicinal uses. The inner part of the bark of the apple tree is generally preferred by the herbalist for healing, partly because, the bark can be obtained fresh year round from the tree.
The buds, blossoms and leaves are gathered by healers in the spring, just before reaching maturity.

Apples themselves are excellent for anyone suffering fro…