Monday, July 26, 2010

Last Night's Healing for the Gulf and video

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful response for our call to healing.
See the video from last night's "OM Healing for the Gulf at Pine Island" I put together for the continued healing of the gulf. Cyndi Lauper's True Colors song set to a combination of my photographs, and a few from istockphoto.

Plus a message from Tim:
Tim Symonds July 25 at 10:11am Reply
Hi All,

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful response for our call to healing.

Below are confirmed places people will be gathering. This is our first gathering so it may be a bit difficult to find each other at first but we will get more organized, I am sure, as this goes on.

  • Venice Florida - Venice Beach Pavilion.
  • Maui Hawaii - Keawekapu Beach at the end of Kilohana
  • Sarasota, Florida - Siesta Key Beach meet near the drum circle
  • Weekie Wachee, Florida - Pine Island Beach - Manilla Drive

There are people all over the world that have expressed an interest in this. If you look on the event page on Facebook you may very well find someone near you. If not, spend some quiet time with yourself and the Universe and OM away. It's the vibration that heals.

We will be continuing this at the beginning of each full moon for quite a while, so keep coming back to see how things are progressing. And don't forget about the website

Again, thank you all for your love and kindness.

om shanti om


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Join the OM Healing for the Gulf of Mexico; Tonight!!!

Om Healing for the Gulf Tonight!

Sun and Moon Data for One Day

The following information is provided for Weeki Wachee, Hernando County, Florida (longitude W82.6, latitude N28.5):
        25 July 2010          Eastern Daylight Time          

        Begin civil twilight       6:22 a.m.                 
        Sunrise                    6:48 a.m.                 
        Sun transit                1:37 p.m.                 
        Sunset                     8:25 p.m.                 
        End civil twilight         8:51 p.m.                 

        Moonrise                   7:35 p.m. on preceding day
        Moon transit              12:56 a.m.                 
        Moonset                    6:21 a.m.                 
        Moonrise                   8:13 p.m.                 
        Moonset                    7:16 a.m. on following day

Full Moon on 25 July 2010 at 9:37 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

10 Foods to Avoid that Could Blow Up Your Diet

The contents of your own cupboards and refrigerator could hold land mines — foods that can blow up your healthy eating plan...

Here are 10 foods to avoid — and suggestions for healthier substitutions:
  1. Sugary drinks. This means soda pop, sweetened tea and fruit-flavored punch drinks. Each 12-ounce can of pop has about 7 teaspoons of sugar and about 140 calories. Drink water instead.
  2. Processed lunch meats. And this includes sausages, hot dogs and bacon. They're high in fat and sodium — even those that say "lower" or "reduced." Instead cook a little extra meat, chicken or fish to use in sandwiches.
  3. White bread. Choose whole grain for more fiber. Don't be fooled by the color of the bread — it has nothing to do with it being whole grain. Look for the term "whole" on the label.
  4. Whole milk. Skip dairy products with "whole" on the packages. Look for "low-fat" instead.
  5. Canned or instant soup. They're pricey and loaded with salt — even the lower sodium versions. Make your own.
  6. Junk food snacks. Chips, crackers and "doodles." If they're in your kitchen they'll end up in your mouth. They may be labeled "low-fat" or "trans fat-free," but they still have plenty of salt and calories. Think fruit and veggies for snacks.
  7. Stick spreads. Butter and margarine in stick form are saturated fats — and stick margarine can have trans fat. Try trans-fat free tub spreads. Or better yet break the spread habit.
  8. White rice. Go for brown or wild rice. Replacing white rice with brown rice or other whole grains, such as whole wheat and barley, can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.
  9. Yogurt — unless it's plain. Avoid ones that are loaded with fat and sugar. Choose plain, low-fat yogurt and add your own fruit.
  10. Processed cheese. "Cheese food," "cheese spread" and "cheese product" usually mean lots of fat and salt — and in some instances no cheese! Go for the real thing, but remember that moderation is key.
That's my list of food to avoid. What's on your list?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How to Say "Where's the Bathroom" in 5 Languages Video; Hilarious!

This video was pretty funny, just thought to share, and hey,
you might learn something along the way with a laugh!

How to say, "Where's the Bathroom in 5 Languages" video

Join the OM Healing for the Gulf of Mexico; Pine Island Beach in Weeki Wachee, FL

So many of us feel helpless, wondering what we could do to make some sort of difference in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Disaster.
Well, two very good friends of mine have come with a plan, and a good one at that.
They've put together a website and an idea that I think could really work some miracles.
Basically, it's just a synchronized world "OM" healing for the gulf.
the more the merrier...
Check this out:

OM Healing for the Gulf of Mexico; Pine Island Beach in Weeki Wachee, FL

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bjork's song Earth Intruders from her 2007 Volta album (with lyrics)

This song says so much about how we treat our planet, and Bjork, well, being Bjork, has put her own strange spin on it giving life to her thoughts on how we've intruded upon our Earth's fragile systems with our pounding, marching, carnage. It's beautiful in it's own way, yet scarily haunting.
Have a listen and see what you think.

Bjork - Earth Intruders .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine
LYRICS For Bjork's Earth Intruders

We are the earth intruders
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

Turmoil, carnage

Here come the earth intruders
We are the paratroopers
Some beat of sharp shooters
Come straight from voodoo

With our feet thumping
With our feet marching
Grinding skeptics
Into the soil

Shower of goodness coming to end
The doubt pouring over
Shower of goodness coming to end

We are the earth intruders
We are the sharp shooters
Flock of parachuters
Necessary voodoo

I have guided my bones
Through some voltage
And love them still
And love them too

Metallic, carnage
Furiocity, feel the speed

We are the earth intruders
We are the sharp shooters
Flock of parachuters
Necessary voodoo

There is turmoil out there
Carnage, rambling
What is to do but dig
Dig bones out of earth

Mud graves, timber
Morbid trenches

Here come the earth intruders
There'll be no resistance
We are the canoneerers
Necessary voodoo

And the beast
With many heads
And the arms rolling

We are the earth intruders
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

Forgive us, tribe

We are the earth intruders
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches
Marching, marching, marching, marching

Friday, July 2, 2010

30 Seconds To Mars - Kings and Queens Lyrics Full of Meaning

I'm loving 30 Seconds To Mars' newest single, "Kings and Queens"
omg, it's so good!
Even the lyrics have so much meaning;
See for yourself;

Into the night
Desperate and broken
The sound of a fight
Father has spoken

We were the kings and queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the children of a lesser God
Between heaven and hell
Heaven and hell

Into your eyes
Hopeless and taken
We stole our new lives
Through blood and pain
In defense of our dreams
In defense of our dreams

We were the kings and queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the children of a lesser God
Between heaven and hell
Heaven and hell

The age of man is over
A darkness comes and all
These lessons that we've learned here
Have only just begun

We were the kings and queens of promise
We were the victims of ourselves
Maybe the children of a lesser God
Between heaven and hell

We are the kings
We are the queens
We are the kings
We are the queens

Steven Jobs; Copyright Infringement of Western Electric?

this is too funny, found this on Fox News:

old ad from 1969....


Western Electric

Wait, didn't Steven Jobs just claim to invent this this week?
We smell some copyright infringement!
Go get 'em Western Electric!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Healing the Gulf; 10 Ways WE Can Help Google Search

(picture at left is called, "And Then There Was Light" by Emilie Leger ) beautiful, isn't it?
I felt like spreading the word today....
about Healing the Gulf...
So I did a google search for Healing the Gulf; 10 Ways WE Can Help ; ...below the post, you'll find the results:

My Favorite Find for the question is a Blog post from (yahoo-based) entitled;

Stop Blaming BP: 10 Things You Can Do to Help Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill

Image via 
Deepwater Horizon Response/Flickr
Image via Deepwater Horizon Response/Flickr
Looking for someone to blame about the devastating oil spill in the Gulf? Sure, you can blame BP (it is the company's fault after all) and you can blame President Obama too (even Jon Stewart has been doing more than his fair share of that). But while you're at it, you should take a good, long look in your rear-view mirror.

The United States is the largest consumer of oil on the planet. Americans burn 378 million gallons of gasoline a day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. Our collective oil addiction makes us as much to blame for this mess as anyone. (And even if you disagree with that, you surely agree that something needs to be done -- and soon.)

More from The Stir: What the Gulf Oil Spill Means for Your Seafood

So instead of pointing fingers, take some responsibility and put your energy (pun intended) into something else.

Here, some ideas.

1. Admit you have a problem.
That's the first step in any addict's recovery. Repeat after me: My name is ____ (fill in the blank), and I am an oil addict. Then get on the road to recovery (preferably in a hybrid).
  • Stop driving. Carpool, ride a bike, use public transportation, and walk when you can. No excuses. Just do it.
  • Use alternate sources of energy. Think wind and solar power, and try alternate home-heating solutions (a wood-burning furnace can save you oil -- and money). Or talk to your local utility company. Many power providers offer green energy sources as an option on your bill. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Locator to see what options are available to you.
  • Lighten your carbon footprint. Use the EPA's Household Emissions Calculator to estimate your family's greenhouse gas emissions and find out how to cut back.

2. Hold someone's hand at the beach.
Hands Across the Sand is holding a national day of action on Saturday, June 26, to clean up America's energy and call on President Obama to get the U.S. off oil in 20 years. People in more than 500 communities across the globe will join hands at 11 a.m. to create a line in the sand against offshore drilling. To find or organize an event in your community, visit Hands Across the Sand.

3. Tune in to Larry King.
Tonight (June 21), CNN will be airing a two-hour telethon: "Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help." The telethon will feature celebrities like Chelsea Handler, Tim McGraw, Lenny Kravitz, Pete Wentz, Jenny McCarthy, and many more. You can choose between three charities that you'd like to help -- the money raised will go to aid in rebuilding the Gulf Coast.
More from The Stir: The Oil Spill: A Much-Needed Wake-up Call?

4. Report oiled wildlife and oil damage. If you live (or you're vacationing or volunteering) along the Gulf Coast and you see wildlife in need of rescue or you notice oil damage to the environment, report it. You can do so online at Deepwater Horizon Response or by phone 866-557-1401 (for oiled wildlife), 800-440-0858 (for oil damage), or 866-448-5816 (for affected shorelines).

5. Don't boycott BP gas stations -- on second thought ...
No one is happy with BP (Tony Hayward is probably wishing he never accepted a job there -- though that didn't stop him from attending a yacht race this weekend), but refusing to buy gas at its service stations might actually be putting more money into the company's pockets.

  • According to The Consumerist, your corner BP station is but a licensed franchise owned by a local businessman, and the fuel that comes out of the pumps may be from a totally different company, so you might only be hurting the independent dealer.
  • If you opt for a supermarket gas station (such as Castrol, Arco, Aral, am/pm, Amoco, Wild Bean Cafe, and Safeway), it could be a wholly owned BP subsidiary in which case BP gets all the cash. (You can join the Facebook group Boycott BP for more info.)
  • If you do decide to boycott BP, some say it will simply be a political statement (and there's nothing wrong with that), but others, like Ryan Chittum at The Audit, believe that boycotting BP will make a dent on its returns.

6. Don't cut your hair (or your pet's).
While everyone who's been snipping their hair and grooming their pets for the cause has their heart in the right place, BP and the U.S. Coast Guard say they're not using hair to contain the oil spill -- and they don't plan to (they're using sorbent boom, which they have aplenty). Organizations who have been collecting hair, such as Matter of Trust, have been asked to stop doing so.

More from The Stir:
Do You Live the Green Life?

7. Plant a flag.
Go to Let's Move Beyond Oil to plant a virtual flag and on July 4. The organization will plant real flags in front of Washington Monument that spell out "Freedom From Oil" so that Congress and the White House are sure to see what the American people want.

8. Volunteer.
Many organizations in the Gulf of Mexico are looking for helping hands. Here are but a few.
  • The Audubon Society has launched the National Oil Spill Volunteer Response Center, which has lots of information on ways to get involved.
  • eBird, an online birding resource that tracks the health of bird populations, needs volunteers to help survey Gulf Coast bird populations.
  • In Louisiana, LA Gulf Response is coordinating volunteers to assist in local, state, and federal recovery efforts. 
  • In Alabama, the Alabama Coastal Foundation wants volunteers for cleanup efforts along the Alabama coast if the oil spill reaches that state's shores.
  • In Florida, Save Our Seabirds is a bird rescue group looking for support to help oiled wildlife.

9. Adopt a bird.
At the International Bird Rescue Research Center, you can "adopt" a duck for $25 or an egret for $50; the birds will be cleaned and rehabilitated.

More from The Stir:
How Oiled Birds Are Cleaned

10. Text don't talk.
Put your money where your mouth is. Every time you play the blame game and say (or write in a comment somewhere -- wink, wink) "BP" or "Obama" or "Tony Hayward," put a dollar in a jar. (Or set aside all that money you've been saving on gas because you've been walking, carpooling, or using public transportation.) At the end of the month give it to some people who are actually making things happen:

  • Text the word "NWF" to 20222 to donate $10 to the National Wildlife Federation through your phone bill.
  • Donate to the United Way's Gulf Recovery Fund by going to its website or text the word "United" to 50555 to donate $10 from your mobile phone.
  • The Nature Conservancy Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration wants to re-establish critical habitats (marshes, seagrass beds, oyster reefs, and coastal wetlands). Text the word "coast" to 50555 to donate $10 through your mobile phone.

What have you done to help with the Gulf oil spill disaster? What will you do?

Written by Suzanne Murray on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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