28 February 2009
Hi, everyone! Thanks for taking this The Healing Waters feed, much appreciated!
Apparently, Feedburner is having count issues. A while back they were bought out by Google. It looks like just now they are making the change over of accounts and the like. The numbers have been looking downright screwy the past few days so am unable to know exactly how many have signed up or remained. Go figure. Feedburner has a notice of basically to wait it out for the next three days as the current stats are far lower than is true. Guess telling people to expect good things keeps the beasties away! :)
Either way it turns out, if one person or 50 folks have signed up, just know that you are most welcome here and well appreciated! Let me know if you have any info to pass along that pertains to this blog and I'll be glad to include it or write about it - even link to it.
Thanks for the listen and keep on coming back to visit! I think this calls for a group hug! (huge grin)
Photo of rolling happy dog by g-hat @ flickr
Staying Up In Down Times: "The key to staying up in down times is to build personal resilience, and develop your capacity to create what matters—with whatever life gives you to work with!
Why do we need resilience, and the ability to create? Look at the following reasons:
Financial crises. Climate change, and globlal warming. Weird weather. Peak Oil fears. Resource Wars. Mortgage meltdown. Housing markets collapse. Job losses. Bailouts. Insecurity. The list goes on and on."
By Bruce Elkin
27 February 2009
Hello, everyone! Thanks for joining up and taking The Healing Waters feed!
Since I started this blog a few months ago, the aim was to provide articles to help people help heal themselves on many levels.
Give me a shout if you want to view something in particular that I haven't gotten around to posting. If you like something in particular then let me know that too and I'll scout around for more of it from a wider variety of writers for you.
You can leave comments here on this blog. If you want to leave private comments then feel free to contact me, Denny Lyon: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The whole point of this blog is that it is meant to be a healing resource for you! Some days all we need is a kind word or two to help get us back in balance. Sometimes, just a beautiful photo is so soothing! Or a humorous photo gets us laughing again!
Some days we need more, much more. That's why I put a feed here from Bruce Elkin, life coach out of Canada. He's an easy-going guy who specializes in working with very sensitive artistic people like poets, writers, artists and photographers. He's equally adept in working with business folks and frazzled stay-at-home moms and dads.
I found him over at HubPages where I am writing and really liked him. He even likes poetry! That makes him cool in my book! :) I have a poetry blog too: The Social Poets.
Most of all I really enjoy his articles as they are so timely for folks who are severely stressed from this chaotic economy. Any writer I put up here either writes in a way that appeals to me as a fellow writer or at the least they have some useful information and an interesting take on a subject.
If you found Bruce helpful be sure to drop him a line at HubPages. He's a sociable guy and would enjoy hearing from you.
BTW, did you notice the new slideshow I put together for you at the top of the page? It's a whole lot of photos from my friends over at flickr. There is so much beauty in the world and they captured a lot of it!
All my blogs take a bit longer than usual to load as they are photo rich and I like a larger format for photos. While it is annoying for how long it takes to load - I decided it's best to stick with the rich and beautiful format instead of quick to load but visually dull to look at. Besides, who ever said I was a conformist? :) Hopefully, the flickr slideshow will keep you entertained, amused and enriched while the page loads.
Again, thank you everyone for signing up on this feed, much appreciated!
Photo by StuSeeger @ flickr
CHANGE YOUR BELIEFS - A Self-Improvement Basic: "Many years ago, I worked for a boss who was abusive to his employees, and to the company's suppliers, and was, in my opinion, unethical, too. These were later conclusions, but I was a young man and I wanted to make an impression and get on in the company. I tried to gain the respect and appreciation of this man, my boss.
The more I tried, the more disrespect I seemed to get from him. And the worse he treated me, the more hurt I became. I began to doubt my own competence, my own ability. It was a very trying time for someone who wanted to progress and I felt thwarted at every turn. My self-esteem was being chipped away."
By Frederick Pearce
Photo by abbynormy @ flickr
26 February 2009
Simple Easy Ways to Update Loved Recipes to Healthy: "Bon Appetit!
There are small tweaks you can do to update and still retain the pleasure of eating well! 4 videos."
Recipe for Swiss Cheese Green Bean Casserole included. Check out the funny guardian green bean lizard at the food market!
By Denny Lyon
Photo by mahalie @ flickr
Self Help - Blasting Through Your Belief Barriers: "You need this information to help you understand... understand what you are missing. Because you have lingering:
Uncertainities about your life and living.
You have fears gripping you rendering you incapable of perfect action.
You have indecisiveness.
You probably have hopelessness.
You probably don't know what to do or how to get out of your debilitating circumstances."
By Shahnaz Rauf
Photo by Scarleth White @ flickr
25 February 2009
Todays Blogging: Born from Yesterdays Underground Newspapers: "Read the real life story of the amusing transition from subversive underground newspaper writer to today’s blogger."
Nothing like rolling in your happiness from all this writing!
By Denny Lyon
Photo by Phil Romans @ flickr
What Is the Good Life?: "Some say a good life is rich in material pleasures, and good feelings—a life of getting, and having. Others say it is a fully engaged life. A life of doing, creating, and enjoying the gratification of mastery in life, work, and relationships.
For others, it is a meaningful life, a giving life, lived in service to a purpose or cause; a spiritual life. But, perhaps, it is not one or another of these options.
Could the good life be the harmonious whole that comes from integrating the three lives into one?"
By Bruce Elkin
24 February 2009
The Power of the Brain - "So how can we tap into our subconscious to allow our mind and body to work together to foster healing on a physical level? We need to first change our perception of reality."
By Motivation Coach
Photo by William Dalton @ flickr
23 February 2009
How to Get a Six-Pack Quick - It seems like everyone wants to know how to get a great set of six-pack abs in "one easy lesson". Unfortunately, getting great abs requires both physical and mental work. It also requires a solid understanding of how and why people with well-developed abdominal muscles got there.
Photo of Tom Venuto @ 3.7% body fat
22 February 2009
If You're Bipolar Stay On Your Meds - "It's no easy trick to manage the ups and downs of a bipolar brain. The treatment goal is to help you function within a normal range -- not too up, not too down, but just right...As a bipolar, your brain suffers from a major chemical imbalance.
One way or another, it needs to be rebalanced, it craves to be rebalanced. This is why, without even knowing they're doing it, so many bipolars turn to "self-medicating" with alcohol and drugs. They are naturally obeying their brain's command to please, please stop this roller coaster and give me some peace!"
By Mighty Mom
Photo by allspice1 @ flickr
Excellent read from someone who deals with this condition every day.
21 February 2009
Tips on keeping your house clean when everyone seems to be too busy to help.: "As a certified clean a holic this question was surely meant for me alone. I am so house proud that even the dogs and cats get dustered and hoovered(by the way it's not cruel,my dogs rather enjoy it. It actually concerns me as to how much lol)."
Photo by Randy Son of Robert @ flickr
20 February 2009
Essential Oils Promote Inner Harmony and Health - Many of us have heard about aromatherapy and some may have tried it, but how many people really know about the extraordinary health benefits that aromatherapy can bring? It is often an overlooked therapy, although once people realise the true benefits, committed followers soon form.
Really good hub to introduce people to this area of gentle healing!
19 February 2009
When The Angels Cry For Us: "A lot of humanity spends a lot of time agonizing over 'what other people think' about them. What if we are observed by what we cannot physically see yet sense on a deeper level?"
By Denny Lyon
Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr
18 February 2009
Psychology and Its Importance: "What’s the function of psychology? Is it important? What’s the importance of this then? What do you call a person who studies psychology? There are a lot of questions concerning psychology..."
Photo by Terence J Sullivan @ flickr
Great overview to help point people toward the area they might like to investigate further on their own.
17 February 2009
Power of Earth to Cure: "In ancient times earth was used extensively for remedial purposes. The use of mud packs is thought to be highly beneficial in the treatment of chronic inflammation caused by bruises, sprains, internal disease,boils and skin wounds. This method of treatment is usually adopted with a proper plan of dietary and various natural therapies."
14 February 2009
Newest Health Care Plan: Food as Medicine - "OK, so what does the minor political rant have to do with food as medicine you ask? Plenty. When jobs are scarce or people are underemployed – like most of America right now with 100,000 each week entering those unhappy ranks – people make really bad food choices.
Because of job and ensuing financial stress they go to sugar, lots of carbohydrates and low quality meats. With stress on the rise during this tough economic time worldwide, wallets and bank accounts depleted, it’s time to think of food as medicine.
Enjoy sweetened food without sugar through the use of herbs and spices giving a whole lot of flavor to your favorite dishes!"
By Denny Lyon
Cherry photo by TimWilson @ flickr
Swiss Chard photo by Ned Raggett @ flickr
Apple Orchard of golden apples photo by ruralgold @ flickr
The Science Behind Self-Affirmations - "An affirmation is a form of autosuggestion in which a statement of a desirable intention or condition of the world or the mind is deliberately meditated on and/or repeated in order to implant it in the mind."
Here is a short informative article about a currently popular subject: healthy self-talk.
By Maddie Ruud
Photo by Terence J Sullivan @ flickr
13 February 2009
Valentine's Day, isn't love complicated enough?: "It seems that in the old days there where two saints who were called Valentine and which both have been assassinated on 14 February. And that is the best reason to have a party for loved ones of course!"
Photo by Lazur
What Is The Science of Sexual Attraction? If you want to know how what smells good to you determines who you love, read on!
By Love Solutions
Photob by millzero.com @ flickr
12 February 2009
Bilberry For Better Vision: "...they do strengthen your eyesight, making night driving clearer and small print easier to read."
Blue food. We all hear about how good it is for us. Here's an interesting short article to tell us about bilberries in particular! Video included.
11 February 2009
Fingerprint Science Project for Kids - For parents who enjoy or teach science this is an easy, informative and fun project to do with your children!
By Lela Davidson
10 February 2009
Emotional Wellness Using Self Healing Homeopathy Journal Exercise - "Journaling is a process of self questioning and finding answers. Find out what self talk and inner conversations bubble through your mind and affect your level of peace. When you are aware and understand, a healing takes place."
Could not have said it better myself! Videos and lots of detail here to revisit, a worthwhile read.
By Melissa Burch
Photo by churl @ flickr
09 February 2009
Apologies everyone as Blogger seems to be having issues the past couple of days with the title fonts. I've tried correcting them over and over but to no avail so far. They are too small, too orange, the wrong color, you name it but hopefully you can still read it well enough to understand what is going on.
Hopefully, Blogger issues will not go on much longer. Again, my apologies for any inconvenience to you. Fortunately, the rest of the text looks fine and is easily readable! Thank God for the small victories in life! :)
A Practical Guide to Improving Your Body Image: "Bookstore shelves are lined with self-help books geared towards improving self-esteem, and particularly body image, but many turn out to be rants on the state of society with no practical advice you can actually implement into your daily life.
That's why I've written this guide, both as an offering to the masses of women, young and old, who underappreciate themselves, and as a reminder to myself - however hackneyed it may sound, the only person who can define my self-worth is me."
By Maddie Ruud
Photo by Shannon Archuleta @ flickr
08 February 2009
A Soul Adrift . A poem about my newfound quest for God: "Maybe it was the angel that appeared. Perhaps it was the hands of God, nudging me closer to salvation. Do I need religion? Have I become empty? I do not know. I do know that something changed in my life."
When in the process of healing ourselves how many times have we asked just was what our destination in life? This powerfully written poem is awesome in scope and description of the inner struggle to discover spirituality. A great read you will enjoy and find riveting!
Photo by Steve Kelley
Seven Illustrated Quotes: Art and Writing - Quotations excite the mind and inspire the heart! Beautiful art photos for pondering your deep thoughts in meditation, colorful photos to lift your spirits and give joy to your heart too. Poem included.
By Denny Lyon
Photo by millzero.com @ flickr
07 February 2009
Ten Illustrated Quotes: Humor: "Collecting humorous quotes is always a laugh out loud moment well spent. Well, I’m always advising people to live out loud…"
By Denny Lyon
Photo by Tina Keller @ flickr
Poetry native heritage:
"Her children born....and some have died
It’s only with the Creator’s help that she survived.
For every single step that she took
She gave the Creator a questioning look...
"...He guilded her every step of the way
down life’s twists and turns...He showed her the way
To one and all, her love’s been ample
Through out her life, she’s been an example..."
From an Apache Native American poetess come two family history poems of her grandmother and grandfather. It really gives new meaning to how much our culture has changed. You will enjoy the easy flow and beauty of her words!
Photo by kathycsus @ flickr
Top Ten Worst Things to Say to Someone With an Eating Disorder - This writer has a lot of articles about eating disorders and all are informative and written in a clear yet heartfelt manner.
By Maddie Ruud
Photo by Lida Rose @ flickr
06 February 2009
Tips for Celebrating a Single Valentine's Day: "Who says you need to be in a relationship to celebrate Valentine's Day? After all, it's a day for LOVE, not just romance. Even if you've got the blues on Valentine's, you can still do something to cheer yourself up and celebrate. Here are some ideas to get you started."
This is a lovely article on two fronts: one to remind singles that a holiday need not be about loneliness and two, to remember our soldiers who are overseas doing what their country ordered them to do during an unpopular war.
She gives an online organization where you can adopt a soldier to send Girl Scout cookies and occasional notes so they get some mail to know someone is thinking of them.
By KT pdx
Photo by SantiMB @ flickr
Word Puzzles to Work Your Mind - Here's a short article with some great links for all you crossword and other word puzzle enthusiasts! Great for keeping the mind nimble and refreshed, another way to balance yourself.
Photo by jessie.whittle @ flickr
05 February 2009
..........Albert Einstein ( 1879 - 1955 ).
.....German - American theoretical physicist.
..........Bees are disappearing at an alarming rate all around the world - due to Colony Collapse Disorder.
.....So whats killing the bees ?
..........It could be pesticides , or genetically modified food, or global warming, and its recently been discovered that bees won't fly near cell phones - the electromagnetic signals they emit knock out the bees navigation system.
.....It is estimated that one third of human food supply depends on insect pollination.
..........No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.
...............Worth thinking about ? .............................. 08.08.08
04 February 2009
03 February 2009
Molecular Gastronomy – Where Science Meets Cuisine: "The science of molecular gastronomy has given us knowledge about why foods do what they do, under what circumstances, and how. And it has fascinated us by busting myths..."
By Sallys Trove
Photo by Claire L. Evan @ flickr
Bittersweet Memories of Love - Long after a relationship is ended the memories can linger until we have fully processed the whys. This is a lovely acrostic poem for Valentines Day, far different than the usual writing on this highly celebrated holiday.
By G-Ma Johnson
Photo by tanakawho @ flickr
02 February 2009
What Do Acupuncture Needles Feel Like? - This writer is pain sensitive and has always wanted to know more than the technical about acupuncture treatments.
So, what does it feel like to be a patient for this treatment? Is it pain free, painless or painful?
Read on for a short informative amusing read from a writer at HubPages!
Photo by zenera @ flickr
01 February 2009
Funny Prayer Requests & Church Humor - TRUE - Short true stories of funny happenings during church services from the daughter of a pastor. Enjoy, as it will make your day!
Photo by sunfox @ flickr
International Travel Immunizations: Interactive Guide
Interactive Graphic via HCCMIS, a provider of Worldwide Medical Insurance.