US citizens – Demand the right to know what’s in your food

Think your food labels are complete and honest, even if you can’t pronounce 3/4 of the ingredients?  Think again.  GMOs (genetically modified organisms) developed by Monsanto and proven to cause cancer and other DNA alterations are not required by the FDA to be labeled.

This video does a great job to illustrate the point.  Just don’t let the issue drop there.  After going here to tell Pres. Obama to cut all ties between the FDA and Monsanto, take another moment to write your representatives from the bottom up.  Let them know that not only are you fed up with Monsanto contaminating and controlling our food supply, but that as a human being you have a right to know what is in your food.  It is about time the US caught up with the rest of the world on this matter.

Lastly, do not forget to share your concerns with local grocery stores, family, and facebook friends and tweeters.

To find out more about Monsanto and the damage caused by genetically engineeredfrankenfoods,” or GMOs, go here:

Quality not quantity counts – even with fruits & vegetables

11 yo homeschooler takes on Monsanto

Monsanto’s Dark History  (1901 – 2011)


MI Mother Loses Custody of Child after Vaccine Reaction/Discontinue Antipsychotic Meds to Turn to Holistic Medicine

I begun following this case first as a mother who was dumbfounded that Michigan mother Maryanne Godboldo was losing custody of her 13 year old daughter and arrested for deciding to discontinue medicating her daughter with risperidone (Risperdal).  Things got dramatic during a police stand off after a court order filed by Child Protective Services [CPS].

Maryanne Godboldo was a dancer before quitting to raise her daughter.  She homeschooled her to give her the space, freedom, and individual attention to flourish in her education without her self esteem taking any hard knocks due to an amputation her daughter had.  She simply did not want her defined by her weakness, but full of her strengths.

As her daughter approached middle school, she asked to try out the public school experience.  Upon enrollment, she was forced to be vaccinated.  Unusual behaviors cropped up immediately.  Maryanne took her to the Children’s Center, a place for at-risk youth.  They instructed her to give her daughter the antipsychotic drug that caused the young teen to get worse.  After seeking a 2nd opinion, she chose holistic treatments.

Now, her 13 yo daughter is in a shelter run by the Children’s Center.  A judge has court-ordered that the Children’s Center discontinue giving her Risperdal.  Since then, an appeal has been filed to reverse the order.  The daughter also has tested positive for a STD.  Tests were taken upon arrival that were negative.  An investigation into sexual abuse at the children’s shelter is underway.

When she tested positive, she was sent to a hospital for 17 hours of treatment and observation.  Her family camped out at the hospital in a peaceful vigil of prayer and unity to make sure that she did not return back to the center.  It didn’t stop them from releasing her back to the same den of emotional isolation away from her loved ones.

Maryanne Godboldo was preparing to finish her degree and teach.  Now, she is facing felonies.  Her daughter was preparing to see what ‘she might be missing out on’ [an often overstated mantra] and is faced with more than any little girl should ever be forced.

I think often people internalize, “Ah – that’s in [insert any state besides home].  What does that have to do with me?  Glad I don’t live there.”  No wonder we seem more like 50 divided states instead of the 50 United States of America.  Bad legislation or enforcement sets a precedent…or rather lowers the bar for the quality of life for all of us.

Besides, who can just stand by without at least acknowledging the issue, talk about it, tweet, share it, and of course…join and “like” the group “I support Maryanne Godboldo“.  Her niece updates it frequently.  The latest news was they are in court trying to regain custody.  The judge is reported to have said that CPS were lowering their standards for reasons to take a child away from their parents.


Physician who advised Detroit mother says she was right to refuse psychotic drugs for daughter


Stand-Off Daughter Allegedly Sexually Assaulted While In State Care



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Call NC reps NOW – voting to turn holistic health providers into FELONS

Urgent:  This matter will be open for debate again in 20 minutes!  Scroll down to find out how to contact NC reps NOW — even if you don’t live in NC.

Update:  NC House has closed business today & will reconvene tomorrow 4/7/11 at 1:15pm.  Emphasis on – it is not too late to act now.

The 1st business of the day on my priority plate was to track the progress of this freedom stifling piece of legislation:  SB 31 titled to “Clarify Penalties for Unauthorized Practice of Medicine.”   Let’s quickly get down to business so that you too, can spread the word — FAST.

We all know how bills, acts, campaign slogans, and government agencies often title themselves in a confusing manner – almost as if it were meant to intentionally mislead.  So, let’s start there.  

1)  NC refuses to license alternative health care practitioners.  Since bill SB 31 also applies to out-of-state licensed holistic healers, then that also means they cannot perform their specialty within the state of NC without suffering the same penalties. 

2)  What’s the penalty?  FELON.   Yes, they actually seek to increase the penalty from a misdemeanor (which is still a violation of civil rights and natural law) to FELONY status.  That means:  no more voting rights, forget applying for a job (if you can find one outside of allopathic drug based healthcare, military, banking to begin with in this state), total disqualification for ANY government employment from park maintenance to secretarial, postal, or education…I think you understand the gravity of this criminal status.

3)  Even though Asheville, NC is 1 of the most popular and renowned cities in our entire continent, as well as the most progressive towards green, eco-friendly, organic lifestyle and health modalities – therefore provides plenty of proof of efficiency and safety in their own geographical corner of the state – SB 31 still has not been shutdown entirely.

4)  Holistic medicine encompasses a wide range of specialties from nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, to energy work like chakra therapy or reflexology, and includes Chinese Medicine practitioners.  Every single faction of alternative health is nothing new, experimental, or drug dependent.  On the contrary…it in fact is based on natural law (quite simply:  how natural substances relate to each other), and comes from a vast world of knowledge that has been known since the beginning of time, tried and tested throughout the ages by Asian and Native American cultures, yet may just be coming to light in your neck of the woods thanks to the Internet allowing us to share and store infinite amounts of this knowledge.

What has been happening in the medicine field in our country is akin to the strangling cultural breakdown of Native Americans once they were 1st forced from their homes and then later beaten for even speaking their native language or practicing their own traditions as children were seized from their families and forced into government boarding schools.  Within 1 generation, eons of knowledge collected over the course of their history nearly disappeared entirely.  Even basic things like what was good to eat or how to connect spiritually to our Great Creator and each other as well nearly vanished from their mindset. 

NC is leading the country on none other than a witch hunt.  At a time when other states are recognizing the now scientifically proven benefits of natural medicine, they are regressing back into the Stone Age pockets of corporate greed.  They are afterall, 1 of the leading states in modern medicinal research containing 3 prominent med schools.

Which brings me to this little known fact about med schools.  Only 8 out of 128 med schools in the entire nation even offer nutrition.  Granted, there is more to alternative medicine than just nutrition, but the proper knowledge of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates is the very basis of life, health, and thus by extension – medicine.

Here is a personal example from my own life of how atrocious SB 31 is and the detrimental effects of passing it could have:

My husband broke both the ulna and radius of his left arm.  He went to an orthopedist who had practiced in NC for years.  Every 4-6 weeks for 8 months, he visited this orthopedist (bone specialist), receiving x-rays each time that sadly confirmed there was NO sign of healing or bone fusing whatsoever.  I began worrying that he was indeed diabetic. 

During this 8 months of orthopedic visits, he had to turn down 2 different high paying job offers as an electrician because they saw him as an immediate liability.  (He had been laid off >1yr when the break occurred.)

Having seen my chiropractor (the man was phenomenal) and learning that he bases his treatments on getting to the core of problems through nutrition v.s. relying on prescribing pain pills or muscle relaxers, I gained immense respect for him.  When I realized he was also an acupuncturist, I began thinking maybe he could help my husband. 

The acupuncture consultation was free.  Let me repeat:  FREE.  He viewed x-rays taken 2 weeks prior and immediately asked J, “Do you drink sodas?”  Again, my mind starts thinking, “Oh no, diabetes!”  My husband replied, “Maybe 1 or 2  20 ounce bottles a day is all.”  Our alternative healthcare provider’s instant response:  STOP NOW.  

I told him, “Sure, no problem, but you have my curiosity picked, so could you please explain why?”   The answer:  Phosphates keep your body from using calcium, so even if you take supplements, the calcium remains free floating in your bloodstream and isn’t able to be used to rebuild bone.  Sodas are full of phosphates due to phosphoric acid as an ingredient. 

Guess what?  My husband quit cold turkey and FOUR WEEKS later was 98% healed.  We were never charged a dime for that visit, yet we owe the incompetent orthopedist for 2 surgeries, 8 months worth of visits, and an additional $2500 for an useless machine that he promised would cost only $800-$1000 and would be returnable.  The machine – even though for external use only – is non-returnable. 

Back to business though:  Time to GET ON THE HORN and let NC state representatives know that what they are doing steps on your freedom, blackmails your life by holding your wallet and mortgage for ransom, and creates criminals out of truly good Samaritans who in fact do know what they are talking about and who also seek to empower the “patient” – not create a dependency on any system, much less any chemical artificial substance proven to ruin health and destroy lives.

Think I’m going overboard by saying the modern Western medicine practices hold your life or mortgage at ransom?  How about considering we are THE ONLY developed nation in the world where foreclosures are soaring in large part due to unpaid medical costs. 

You do not have to live in NC to get your voice heard or to state the case supporting alternative healthcare.  Please call now.  Then, email. 

Progress of Senate Bill 31 [SB 31]

Full text of SB 31

Live Feed of NC General Assembly 

Contact NC representatives

When you’re finished there, another great read: 

North Carolina SB 31 bill seeks to turn healers into felons; but the health freedom backlash has already begun



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part 2: Law Enforcement Terrorist ID Training

Part 2  –  view part 1 here

There are several things that we, the patriotic, self-sufficient defenders of liberty can do to counter this effort. 

First, get involved in local elections.  Elect county sheriffs who will not fall for such propaganda nor go along with oppressive federal agendas.  Elect city council members who will not tolerate such behavior by their city police department.  Elect state representatives who will hold state agencies accountable for participating in such tactics.  Bring these issues up during elections, demand a public statement on their position on such propaganda and a promise to stand against these efforts while in office. 

Second, get to know your local law enforcement officers.  It is much more difficult for DHS to brainwash officers against people they personally know.  When you are known as a neighbor or friend, these officers are far less likely to submit your name to a terrorist watch list or view you as a potential terrorist.  Local officers should be personally offended when they hear members of their community slandered in such ways.

Third, always be friendly and courteous when speaking to your local officers.  Even if that officer has fallen for this propaganda, be sure not to resemble the negative stereotypes labeled to us.  After the fifth, sixth or maybe tenth time he deals with one of us, he or she may come to realize we are no threat to law enforcement or anyone for that matter.

Eventually, the officer may attend one of these training sessions, hear the propaganda and say to himself, “This isn’t true, I’ve dealt with many people like this, they are God-fearing, liberty loving Americans, they are not the enemy!”

I hope you find this information useful.  Please remember that there are many people in law enforcement that have not, and will never, fall for DHS propaganda.  Some of the most patriotic defenders of liberty and believers in self-sufficiency can be found in law enforcement.  Many officers like me [the original author] will continue to do our part to fight tyranny from within while the general public can do its part by electing liberty-minded candidates to office and educating their friends and neighbors about issues important to all of us.

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Law Enforcement Terrorist ID Training

The following information was sent to me from a friend and details the training being provided by DHS [Dept. of Homeland Security] to local law enforcement that focuses on the dominant model of complete social control. Officers are routinely instructed how to recognize “extremists” and “domestic terrorist.” Read the descriptons below and see if it sounds like anyone you know.

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I’ve been in law enforcement for the past 18 years.  I have attended a variety of training over those years.  During the 1990s, most training I attended was community-oriented, sponsored by local agencies or private companies specializing in police training.  Themes common to training of the past included topics such as constitutional rights, community partnerships, youth-oriented programs, and problem-oriented policing.

During the past several years, I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the focus of law enforcement training.  Law enforcement courses have moved away from a local community focus to a federally dominated model of complete social control.  Most training I have attended over the past two years have been sponsored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), namely the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

No matter what topic the training session concerns, every DHS sponsored course I have attended over the past few years never fails to branch off into warnings about potential domestic terrorists in the community.  While this may sound like a valid officer and community safety issue, you may be disturbed to learn how our federal government describes a typical domestic terrorist.

These federal trainers describe the dangers of “extremists” and “militia groups” roaming the community and hiding in plain sight, ready to attack.  Officers are instructed how to recognize these domestic terrorists by their behavior, views, and common characteristics.  State data bases are kept to track suspected domestic terrorists, and officers are instructed on reporting procedures to state and federal agencies.  The state I work in, like many others, have what is known as a “fusion center” that compiles a watch list of suspicious people.

So how does a person qualify as a potential domestic terrorist?  Based on the training I have attended, here are characteristics that qualify:

Expressions of libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)

Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership, holding aCCW permit)

Survivalist literature (fictional books such as “Patriots” and “One Second After”are mentioned by name)

Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)

Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)

Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)

Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government


Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties

Belief in a New World Order conspiracy

A recent training session I attended encouraged law enforcement agencies to work with business owners to alert police when customers appear to be stockpiling items.  An example was given that a federal agent was monitoring customers at a well known hunting and fishing retail outlet and noting who was purchasing certain items.  This is something to remember the next time you purchase a case of ammo at one of these popular outdoor sports retail stores.

Methods of developing evidence of terrorist activity from virtually any search have also been discussed.  Various common materials which may be associated with homemade explosives are listed:  lengths of pipe, gunpowder, matches, flammable liquids and fireworks.  Officers are told when these items are found, they can be listed as “bomb making materials.”  The training even goes so far as to instruct officers that the items are cleverly disguised as legitimate, such as gasoline stored near a lawn mower, pipes stored in a shop building, or gunpowder stored with reloading materials.

One course I attended used the example of a person employed as a plumber being the target of a search warrant.  In this example, the officers were told how to use his employment as a plumber as further evidence of terrorism.  The suspect’s employment would be described as an elaborate scheme to justify possessing pipes and chemicals so as to have bomb making materials readily available.  Based on this example, all plumbers are potential pipe bomb makers.  All gun dealers are plotting to provide arms to gangs or terrorists.  All pest control companies are preparing mass poisonings.

By using this logic, simply having the ability to do something criminal automatically makes the person guilty of plotting the crime.  With all the various methods of manufacturing methamphetamine, it would also be easy to claim that a disassembled clandestine drug lab was located during the search.  In other words, it is easy to frame anyone for possessing bomb making materials (or other crimes) if the officer knows what items to list in the report and how to link these items to terrorism.

Another common tactic used in DHS sponsored training is the slander of certain ideologies by linking an erroneous characteristic to a particular group.  Here are some examples:

These groups might:

hold the anniversaries of certain dates as significant such a Ruby Ridge, Waco, and so by diluted comparison – Hitler’s birthday;

oppose abortion, support gun rights and therefore must be [sarcasm]affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan;

fearful of big government, espouse support for the Constitution, and so would then ‘want to kill police officers’ [their paranoid ideology, not ours].

OR maybe they collect firearms, survivalist books, and explosives – which of course, would be anything flammable.  [No cook-out tonight, hon’!]

Perhaps these citizens labeled as extremists and falsely assumed terrorists read books such as Patriots, One Second After, and The Anarchist Cookbook.

These targeted groups also include religious zealots, read the book of Revelation, speak of the second coming of Christ, and so thus must be planning mass murders to summon the end of the world. [again, not an accusation, but their justification]

These people grow their own food, raise livestock, and would only do so to plot attacks on commercial food production facilities.  [Yes, really.  This is what they are training us to think.]

Do you see how this tactic works?  List common characteristics of libertarian/conservative minded people, then throw in a slanderous accusation.  If A and B apply, then you should automatically presume C applies as well.  If they were disturbed by the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco, then obviously they must celebrate Hitler’s birthday.  Officers are being conditioned to assume criminal and terroristic views when politically-incorrect views are observed.  As simple-minded and ridiculous as this line of thinking is, there are some officers who unfortunately buy into this.

Another training session I attended two years ago discussed the dangers of people who have strong views of the U.S. Constitution.  [Imagine, an American citizen honoring our founding document, the design of democracy…being labeled a terrorist.] 

One trainer made the statement that “these people actually believe the Second Amendment gives them the personal right to own a gun.” Of course, the trainer failed to mention that our Founding Fathers, as well as recent Supreme Court rulings, verify this view as being completely accurate.  The obvious attempt here was to suggest to officers that the Second Amendment does not apply to individual gun ownership and to be suspicious of anyone who holds such a view.

It was also stressed to be cautious of anyone who quotes the Constitution and even worse, actually possesses a copy of this radical document.  Unbelievable, I know.  Incredibly, in the United States of America today belief in our founding legal principles is now grounds for being labeled a domestic terrorism.  Imagine how they would respond to some of the known statements of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, or George Mason concerning the issue of individual liberty and limited government.  It is true that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

So, how to deal with it?  Continue here.

Make Democracy Work for You – Here’s How

We would like to thank our guest authors at Take Back America for sharing this with us today:
Being an engaged, active, and responsible citizen requires more than casting a ballot on voting day.  Our responsibility as citizens does not end when we exit the voting booth, rather that is the moment at which the true responsibility begins.
Whether or not the person for whom you voted actually gets into office should not deter you from making them work for the people. Remember, our tax dollars pay their salaries; therefore, regardless of whether or not the person sitting in office is the one for whom you voted he/she is still our employee.  As such, it is up to each of us to ensure that they are working for the people.

This requires some effort on our part.  This requires us to keep up on legislation on the floor and to write, call, or email our elected representatives on a regular basis.  We have far more disclosure in our government than many of us may realize. Every bill currently on the floor of our state and federal houses is available for our review. 

State legislation is available for review on your state’s website.  Simply type in your state’s two letter abbreviation and state legislation (ex. pa state legislation) into your search engine and you can browse bills currently on the floor.   Federal legislation can be viewed at

As much as I want to place all of the blame on the government for failing us and on the rich for bribing this country out from under us, We the People must take some of the blame upon ourselves.  For too long we have remained silent.  We have been complacent.  We have been lackadaisical bosses.
If we want our country back, if we want the political system to work in our favor then we must work for it.  We must make the ultimate sacrifice – our time and energy.  We must take responsibility.  We must take action. 
The rich get the attention because they make the most noise:  they have lobbyist who make phone calls, write letters, and make meetings.  Yet, the rich make up only 2% of the population.  This means that there are over 294 million of us and only about 6 million of them.  Imagine the force We the People could be if all of us performed our duty as citizens; if we each wrote letters, made phones, or sent emails to our state and federal representatives every month.  The squeaky wheel gets the grease, so let’s be the squeaky wheel. 
Time to make some noise!
Here are a few examples of sites where you can view state legislation:
PA     NJ     CA     WI 
From each state site you can also find out who your representatives are and how to contact them by entering your zip code.
Then, there’s US Congress, both House and Senate.  From these sites you can find out who represents your district and how to contact them.
To actually view legislation currently debated or introduced in Congress, visit here.  It would be more effective to start here before contacting your reps so that you can have the name/number of the exact bill in front of you as you voice your support or opposition.
The political process will only work for the people if We the People are willing to put in the effort to make it do so.
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Fluoride is a Drug & Austin, TX Fights Back

Introducing our 1st collaborative contributor, Granny Good-Food. You’re gonna love her. 😉

Austin is kickin’ it!  Fluoride-Free Austin is educating their elected officials about the dangers of industrial by-products being added to the water in the name of dental health.  Fluoride is a drug, and officials who consent to it are practicing medicine without a license. 

Hydrofluosilicic acid (fluoride) is an “unstable, poisonous, corrosive acid” used in your drinking water and not batch tested for heavy metals.  Sure, it eats through concrete.  But don’t worry, it’s safe for you.  The self-regulating industry says so.

When we discuss whether or not fluoride is beneficial, or what level could be considered safe, we do err. It is not the prerogative of government to medicate its citizens. This is stepping out of the realm of a republic based on law and into the arms of a dictatorship that believes it controls its citizens’ life from birth to death.

As Congressman Ron Paul [R] said, “Freedom over one’s physical person is the most basic freedom of all, and people in a free society should be sovereign over their own bodies. When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies.”

Chemicals like chlorine are added to treat the water. Fluoride is added to TREAT PEOPLE. This is wrong, unethical, and very dangerous. Once the precedent has been set, what is there that the government, in the guise of ‘health’ could not do? The possibilities are terrifying.

If you haven’t noticed, water treated with fluoride is everywhere.  Even with solid proof that it wears away teeth causing them to chip along with other more serious consequences like cancer, it is forced onto the public in every state.  Many do not even have a choice between having a well or using “city water,” & even some that do have the choice still have to pay the usual city fee even if a well is used but the property is part of the aqua grid.

Take Riverside County, CA for example:

Riverside County has Wyle Labs and all the perchlorates are in the water, too, along with very high natural levels.  I know.  I actually went with my friend to the Water Dept, and saw the electronic board that tracks levels; how they mix it with other water when it gets too high.  No studies have been done on the synergistic effects of multiple halogens [fluoride, chlorine (perCHLORates) ] in any municipal water.

There MUST be some secret blackmail that the fluoride industry uses against elected officials.  Or the payoff must be beyond belief.  I just don’t get it.  All the evidence to reasonable, intelligent adults shows how toxic it is.  To create a need for ongoing dental services?  Stupify the public?  Create a use from industrial waste?

We must find a weapon against this crime against humanity.  Elected officials are bonded; what if we filed charges against their bonds?  They would be un-electable.  Some smarty pants needs to figure out how to do this.

While we’re at it, why can’t the “practicing medicine without a license” be extended to everything that contains fluoride??

Eat well, be well, & God bless ~ Granny Good-Food

For more information:

Fluoride & IQ: The Studies

Formal Complaint Charges CDC Oral Health Division
with Ethics Violations

Get the F Out! –Fluoride: Slowly Poisoning the Children? –Part 1

City Council Is Prescribing Medicine? Austin Experts Testify to the Dangers of the Forced Medication of Artificial Water Fluoridation



Essential Oils for Common Ailments

Leptospermum scoparium (Tea-tree)

Image by Arthur Chapman via Flickr

Disclaimer:  Chart is for information purposes about traditional uses of essential oils.   

Common Ailments Essential Oils to Use Method of Application
Aches and Pains basil, benzoin, black pepper, chamomile, cinamon, clove, cypress, ginger, juniper, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, ylang ylang massage, compress, bath
Acne basil, bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lavender,palmarosa, rose, tea tree bath, massage
Asthma chamomile, frankincense, myrtle, myrrh, pine bath, massage, vaporization, inhalation
Athlete’s foot lavender, lemon, myrrh, tea tree bath, neat application
Chest Problems benzoin, frankincense, myrtle, myrrh, niaouli, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thyme bath, massage, vaporization, inhalation
Chilblains benzoin, black pepper, cedarwood, ginger, juniper, marjoram, thyme massage, bath, compress
Colds and Flu basil, benzoin, black pepper, cinnamon, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, lemon, myrtle, niaouli, peppermint, pine, tea tree, thyme bath, massage, vaporization, inhalation
Constipation black pepper, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary massage, bath, compress
Cramp chamomile, lavender, marjoram, sandalwood, vetiver massage, bath, compress
Cystitis chamomile, lavender, tea tree, geranium, pine, sandalwood massage, bath, compress
Dandruff cedarwood, lavender, lemongrass, sandalwood scalp message, rinse
Diarrhea chamomile, lavender, rose, neroli massage, bath, compress
Eczema benzoin, chamomile, lavender, myrrh, sandalwood, vetiver massage, bath
Fluid Retention black pepper, cypress, juniper massage, bath
Hay Fever bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemongrass, myrtle, pine, rose, rosemary, rosewood, ylang ylang bath, massage, vaporization, inhalation
Headaches chamomile, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, rosewood bath, massage, vaporization, inhalation
Headlice bergamot, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, tea tree scalp massage, rinse
Herpes Chamomile, lavender, myrrh, tea tree bath, massage, compress, neat application
High Blood Pressure bergamot, chamomile, fennel, frankincense, lavender, mandarin, marjoram, neroli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang massage, bath, vaporization, inhalation
Indigestion dill, fennel, parsley, peppermint, mandarin massage, inhalation
Nausea bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, mandarin, orange, peppermint, rosewood bath, inhalation, vaporization
Sinusitis chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, lemongrass, myrtle, niaouli, peppermint, pine, tea tree massage, bath, vaporization, inhalation
Sprains chamomile, lavender massage, bath, compress
Throat Infections basil, benzoin, black pepper, cinnamon, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, myrtle, niaouli, peppermint, pine, sandalwood, tea tree massage, bath, compress, inhalation, vaporization


Wild Chamomile flower image ©2010 jennifer o'neal simmons

Wild Chamomile ©2010 jennifer o'neal simmons

Creatures of habit? or reinvention?

We are creatures of habit, and that includes our online habits.  I just realized the other day that it had been quite some while since I scanned headlines that had not already been filtered by my time quarantined over at facebook, or limited in scope [and notably leaning to the right in offerings] by my “swag buck” earning search engine.

That’s when it occurred to me that I had sold my Freedom of Press out for lousy cyber tokens, hoping to save enough in a couple of years for some phat swag.  I had voluntarily given up my constitutional right to information.  Had pigeon-holed my own thoughts and due processes to crippling narrow proportions. 

I was appalled, and vowed to put my blog on hold no longer.  It would encourage me to get digging into the news again, judging for myself what would be shared.

You have to understand, a wide-ranged mass of information comes at me weekly.  Having hidden useless info (except that 1 vice, Mafia Wars.  Oh, and Texas Hold ‘Em…), I am witness to a deluge of healthy, pertinent info that I feel a deep need to share.  It took me more than a few months to realize my friend list and sub-categorized lists were not ample ‘who gives a damn’ filters.  It might be my free right to publish, but it was also my contacts’ free right to hide, delete, or generalize my posts as irrelevant or bitter simply because of poor timing in the midst of a barrage of media.

It would be more appropriate to streamline the mental whirlwind so the reader could choose when (and how far) they wanted to go.  Controlling over exposure and output prevents me from putting off any 1 audience or newly added friend.  Redirecting my energy to comments towards developing blog discussions keeps the wrong impression from being made to a misinformed 3rd party. 

I don’t expect everyone to “like” what I have to say, but I have a need to say it (hey, I’m a Gemini; call it my “calling”), and will continue to say it.  I appreciate and encourage reader input, because at the end of the page, the 1 thing I strive for is to make you think.

Obama Says Bring Back the Arts for Superior Intelligence, Success, & World Relations

I’ll let Senator and Presidential candidate Barack Obama speak for himself:

To remain competitive in the global economy, America needs to reinvigorate the kind of creativity and innovation that has made this country great. To do so, we must nourish our children’s creative skills. In addition to giving our children the science and math skills they need to compete in the new global context, we should also encourage the ability to think creatively that comes from a meaningful arts education.

Unfortunately, many school districts are cutting instructional time for art and music education. Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe that the arts should be a central part of effective teaching and learning.

The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts recently said “The purpose of arts education is not to produce more artists, though that is a byproduct. The real purpose of arts education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society.”

Thanks to fullbodytransplant here on wordpress for passing along this exciting and enlightening information.  I invite you to check out his website at where you will see some fascinating artwork and complicated techniques in use. 

Peace, One Love, & most of all:  YES, WE CAN!!!   Optimistic




                                                                             Action  <<gotta give my 11 yr old son credit for that one 😀



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