I was up at an even unholier early hour than usual and decided to do a bit of internet searching. After I had exhausted my search of "John Snow pics" I turned inward a tad and looked for some new quotes.
Here's two that spoke to me this am:
If You Forgot It All
What if, today, you forgot it all? What freedom would you feel?
What newness? What depths of experience might you discover?
The air, smell it!
A sky so blue, throw your hands into it.
A face, that stranger, is it your One True Love?
Embrace him! Kiss her. Don’t just fall in, leap!, hurl yourself into that love!
Imagine if, today, you forgot it all.
Would old habits become bold adventures? Might boring be a guise of mystery? The mundane, an invitation to wonder?
What if, today, you renounced all that you knew?
Celebrate the little things. Precious moments. Small victories.
A joyous chill down your spine; a smile you can’t stop with a frown.
Allow yourself to feel so bowled over, as if an angel has given you a shove,
see the sight you’ve seen ten-thousand times before,
today, so new, so unfamiliar, so Preciously Present.
That’s what makes life’s journey a miraculous string of happiness throughout the weeks and years.
A beautiful face you’ll never kiss. Dance with a stranger!
Relish little moments of victory; of success; of smart work, well done.
Honor the now.
Celebrate the instance of total peace, looking out upon that most beautiful landscape — you know, friend,
that scene the Mother painted with perfection;
the one you’ll surely never forget.
Look around when all is right, and say it aloud:
“All is right.”
The strange part is I'm not even sure I like John Snow.
Enjoy. Let me know if you use them in your classes and the student's comments.
Maybe leave John out of it. Totally up to you.
How to Naturally Remove Plaque and Tartar from Teeth
Plaque is a sticky, soft film of bacteria that builds up on your teeth.
When multiple layers of plaque combine with minerals present in your saliva, it hardens into a white, chalky calcified substance called tartar. Buy gross.
It create a breeding ground for bacteria that feed on sugars from the food you eat. Plus, it forms acid during this process that breaks down the tooth enamel, leading to dental cavities. Bacteria also produce toxins causing various periodontal (gum) problems.
Maintaining dental hygiene is key to preventing plaque and tartar buildup. You should:
Here are the top 10 ways to naturally remove plaque and tartar.
1. Oil Pulling helps remove plaque from teeth. Extra-virgin coconut oil is great for oil pulling because it is high in lauric acid that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.
A 2015 study published in the Nigerian Medical Journal suggests that oil pulling with coconut oil is effective at reducing plaque formation.
A 2014 study published in the International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences showed that guava leaf extract causes a reduction in the adhesion of early plaque. It has excellent antibacterial and biofilm-inhibition activity against Streptococcus mutans that cause dental plaque.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Oral Health and Dental Management found that aloe vera demonstrates a similar effect on plaque and gingivitis compared with the benchmark control chlorhexidine mouthwash.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology notes that an herbal mouth rinse containing clove, tea tree oil and basil reduced the microbial colony forming units, making it an effective antiplaque and antigingivitis agent.
White Vinegar. White vinegar contains acetic acid that can help prevent demineralization of enamel as well as prevent and reduce accumulation of plaque. It also has antibacterial properties.
A 2014 study published in the International Journal of Advanced Health Sciences suggests that a significant amount of dissolution of plaque dextran was observed in vinegar (4 percent acetic acid) as compared to distilled water and glycerin.
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Here's the article we talk of today about mat arrangements. I think it's trying to limit videos done this way.
I woke up this morning ready to take on the world. Then a tiny thought popped into my head. People who have pain don't wake like that. They cannot wake and wrestle the tiger. Today is a good day for me so the tigers nearby had better watch out.
For those feeling a little less than stellar may I be so bold as to recommend a site for some natural healing? Most doctors will not tell you about this possibly because they don't know anything about natural healing.
The link is below and it shows you how to make a castor oil compress or wrap. Castor oil can help with all sorts of muscular or joint pain. I usually do a wrap (with a heating pad is always better for me).
I need to take care of my knee, shoulder, back or wrist daily, I keep some by the toilet. When I use the bathroom I see it there. I put a few drops in my hand and warm it slightly with some frisky rubbing between hands. Then rub it into the joint that hurts. I do this in excess of 10 times a day sometimes on my knee, wrist, low back....you name it. It's even good for scars and hair growth.
Oil is messy so beware. Don't do this if you are wearing your favorite outfit. In my personal experience when I do this I feel better.
I also take a lot of turmeric (as it is the best anti-inflammatory out there).
Here's the site on how to make a pack. The Wellness Mama has great information on homemade cleaning supplies and many other more natural less toxic things:
For all of you who love AP and especially for the YTT students. Please review this great video on the spine. So much info easily presented by the wonderful people at Spine-Health.
Sartorius Muscle Anatomy: Origin, Insertion, & ActionSartorius Muscle Anatomy Study
Origin: Inferior portion of the anterior superior iliac spine and the area just below it plus the sacrum
Insertion: Upper medial surface of tibial shaft at the tibial flare
Action: Assists with hip flexion, knee flexion, medial rotation of the knee, lateral rotation of the hip
Synergist: Iliopsoas, Pectineus, Tensor fasciae latae, Adductor brevis.
Primary Actions of the Sartorius:
I just came across this page and found it to be very informative AP wise. If you are into Anatomy, check it out.
Now may seem like a strange time of year to talk about clean air indoors but plants are easy to find and transport now. No fear of them freezing in the car on the ride home. They are readily available too at your local Big Box Home Improvement store. Cheap!
Indoor air quaility should be a concern for all of us. This is an easy way to imporve it in a safe and natural way. Be careful and do your research if you have children or dogs in the house and they like to eat plants.
The Bamboo Palm (pictured below) is a safe bet for those of us with brown thumbs. Plus, its cute.
I also have ivy. It's a pretty hardy air cleaner too.
How to water a plant while you are away.
Take an old plastic coke bottle (large for large plants, small for small) and drill the smallest hole ever into the cap that you can. Cut the bottom off of the bottle with scissors all the way around. Dig a small hole and push the bottle in upside down. Stabilize the bottle and fill with water. This should last you a few weeks, depending on the water needs of your plant. Keep the plants away from heating vents in the winter. As this really dries them out.
Though Johnson & Johnson say their product is perfectly safe when applied topically, several courts disagree and have awarded several women millions and millions of dollars.
These ladies had used the baby powder for years and now have ovarian cancer.
READ NOW and STOP USING IT this way:
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