Sunday, July 29, 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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Venus Graces the Sun

This is an Incredible View of Venus passing by the Sun. 

Be sure to view it full screen size.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Here is a blog I contribute to:

Pictured is Wendy Nan Rees- Pet Lifestyle Advisor and Little Man

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Lend Your Paw to Help Other Paws in Need

Hey everybody, we are so excited to tell you that Wendy’s main web site is back online and running again !

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Created for pet lovers, this site is designed to enhance you and your pet's happiness, comfort, and love! Directed by Wendy Nan Rees—the true Pet Lifestyle Advisor—this is a resource where you will discover new pet tips, recipes and products, get professional advice, and much more.

With 25+ years’ experience in the pet industry, Wendy Nan Rees is recognized the Pet Lifestyle Advisor and “Go-to & How-to Girl” in the pet community. She is a noted pet author and has written five well-received books.

Wendy Nan Rees, is well known for her ‘TWO MINUTE PET TIPS’



What’s New in The Shop

Lucky Dog Charms™ The People’s Charm now made for you and your pets. Always keeping an eye out for you, your best friend & Your Family©2009 Barking bar Productions

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Stay tuned for the New Evil Eye Store featuring all the different styles of Dog Charms coming soon to !

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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.

Indian Oak Painting

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 on earth, but we missed that.

Now they are talking about the sign for the Third Shaking of the Earth. They said theyÕre going to build what the elders called the house in the sky. In the 1950's they talked about this: they will build a house and throw it in the sky. When you see people living in the sky on a permanent basis, you will know the Great Spirit is about to grab the earth, this time not with one hand, but with both hands.

When this house is in the sky, the Great Spirit is going to shake the Earth a third time, and whoever dropped that gourd of ashes, upon them it is going to drop.
They say at that time there will be villages in this land so great that when you stand in the villages you will not be able to see out, and in the prophecies these are called villages of stone, or prairies of stone.
And they said the stone will grow up from the ground, and you will not be able to see beyond the village.

At the center of each and every one of these villages will be Native people, and they will walk as hollow shells upon a prairie of stone.
They said hollow shells, which means they will have lost any of their traditional understandings; they will be empty within.

They said that, after the Eagle lands on the moon, some of these people will begin to leave these prairies of stone and come home and take up some of the old ways and begin to make themselves reborn, because itÕs a new day.
But many will not.

And they said there's going to come a time when in the morning the sun is going to rise, and this village of stone will be there, and in the evening there would just be steam coming from the ground.

They will be as steam. And in the center of many of those villages of stone, when they turn to steam, the Native people will turn to steam also because they never woke up and left the village.

They say there's going to be the Third Shaking of the Earth. It's not going to be a good thing to see, but we will survive it. We will survive it.

And when we survive it, there's going to be another attempt to make a circle of the human beings on the earth. And this time the Native people will not have to petition to join but will be invited to enter the circle because they say the attitude toward us will have changed by then. 

Read more of this very cool Native Prophecy

Retrieved on 4-21-2012 From Crystalinks

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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

Monday, February 27, 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.

  1.  Using scissors cut off a piece of the end of one branch of the plant so you have a couple of leaves and part of the stem. If the plant has flowers, take one flower.
  2. Place the trimmings in the paper bag or container to carry home or to the library.
  3. Go online and look up plants for the area of the country you are in. It is very important to do this because plants change and adapt for different locations. The plant may not look the same as it does in another area.
  4.  Spread your trimming out on a piece of paper and look closely at the leaves. Take note of the veins, shape and size of each leaf. Also pay attention to how the leaf is attached to the stem and if the stem is round, square, smooth or rough. Another clue is if the plant is a shade loving or sun loving plant.  Every bit of information can be helpful, like is the whole plant a bush or a single stalk plant.  All of these notes will assist you in deciding which plant you have.
  5. Compare the plant trimmings and notes with examples you find online or in plant books. Always double check another description or example to make sure you have the right identity for the plant.
  6. Another excellence place to learn about plants that are native to your area is the county extension office that often has flyers and handouts about local plants.
  7.  Never use a plant that you are unsure of for healing or eating. Always double check to make sure the plant is identified correctly.

Monday, February 6, 2012


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 shy.

Animals don’t hide their feelings until they are conditioned or trained to act a certain way.

We don’t train our dogs to obey us but to adjust to the environment we place them in, our homes. We train them to act a certain way under specific circumstances.

People on the other hand are, like the new pup brought home, taught from day one to hide their feelings by behaving. We tell them “don’t be afraid of the noise or light, it’s a television child, see the cartoon.” Lol.

As we age, like the pup we learn to relate to the sounds and sights around us. The noise levels and environment are pretty important to our senses too. Think of how some of us react by standing there when fire crackers go off and others flip out.

Those who flip out usually have a story to tell about why. They remember the fear or surprise the noise caused them in the first place.

This is especially true for those with PTSD or a past history of trauma associated with noise. Animals and people have been known to be gun shy, meaning when a gun goes off they freak out.

They are not afraid of being shot but the noise makes them react without any reasoning or with confused reasoning.  Noise can do funny things to some people while other people seem to be unaffected. Some prefer to have a loud environment, others need quite and calm.

Noise and distractions come in many forms, a partner in a hurry or a child fussing can create noise in our environment we have to adjust to. Text messages coming in and voice mail ring tones, then the phone ringing along with the lights alerting us of these incoming distractions do take us away from or interfere with what we are doing at that moment even if we are only sitting watching television.

This affects us by setting off our internal body alerts that get us ready to adjust to what these sounds and lights will bring. Most of the noises in our life are alerts for us to get going doing something so our body learns to prepare for what is to come when the noise or light goes off.

Just light when a stop light turns red and we stop we learn when the text message beeps we must act. The more beeps and rings in our life the more we must be ready to act which puts our body into a mode of preparing to act with little time to relax.

After a while we experience burn out due to remaining in this mode of ready for action which depletes our body’s resources causing us to come to stand still due to no rest or peace and quite.

At a stand still our body gets to rest because we do not feel like doing anything anymore, we have had it with all the noise and distractions although we might say it is our job or environment that burnt us out.

All the body wants to do then is sit there and look at the blinking lights or stare at the computer screen like blah. A weekend away from work and the body bounces back. Is it the work we need a break from or the distractions from peace and quite which gives our body the time to relax in a safe comfortable unrushed mode?

It’s a thought to ponder.

Here’s a great article about “How to turn down the noise in your life. “ and put yourself back in a comfortable zone of being calm.

They say, “Sometimes, as hard as you try to move yourself into the focus zone, you might feel stuck in overdrive. That's likely because other forces are at work on your mind: Whether you realize it or not, your concentration is being hijacked by an emotion — for instance, a hurt feeling over a snide comment at work. Major clue: You find yourself mindlessly clicking through TV channels or Websites or flipping through catalogs you don't need. "It's easy to lose ourselves that way; it makes us forget tough issues that, deep down, we know we have to face," says Palladino. "But those unresolved conflicts generate stress chemicals, which rob our brain of its ability to concentrate and problem-solve."

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

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 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. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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.

Apple Blossoms

Apples themselves are excellent for anyone suffering from digestive problems. Unripe Apples, peeled and grated can be effective for Diarrhea. When a mild laxative is needed, the whole ripe apple is called for. Because Apples are slightly laxative, calming and purging (produces an emptying of the bowels) they are regarded as having a cleansing influence on the liver, colon, spleen and kidneys.

The peelings can be saved and made into tea that is recommended for Rheumatic illness. There is a long standing tradition that apples help the body to be rid of stones in the kidneys and bladder. Apple Cider is a fine way to obtain the therapeutic effects or results. 

Apple blossoms have been known to be made into a tea and used to treat sore throats and colds. Apple tree bark has been used to treat nausea,fever,vomiting and flu symptoms.

Apple Cider Vinegar has been said to help balance the body' s PH level and many people enjoy a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of vinegar and honey at night before bed to help keep them on a "regular" bathroom schedule.

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