On Old Olympic…….

How many of my readers can continue this mnemonic?

Here’s clue: There are 9 more.

 

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Making Plans for 2019

kilimanjaro

As we sit around the world waiting for the bells to chime, it is often a day of contemplation. We like to think that we are going to change, we make a resolution or 2, which usually involves eating less, exercising more, and getting back to the weight that we were when we were 20, which for me is almost 35 years ago now. But let’s be honest, how many of us manage to keep those resolutions past the 1st week?

2 mornings ago I lay in bed thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro, it was a thought that would not go away. In the past year, of 2017, I have achieved some firsts. My first 10 k run, back in September, my first climb of Goatfell, the highest peak on the Isle of Arran, just off the Ayrshire coast where I live. And now I want to climb Kilimanjaro.

Over the next 20 months I plan on doing a 5k fun run most Saturdays, bagging a couple of Munros, and generally getting myself a lot fitter for it, but for now I am going to sit back and wait for the bells with a cocktail in my hand, and make plans for 2019.

What are you planning on achieving in 2018?

 

HPV vaccination Gardasil kills three New Zealand girls and debilitates hundreds of others

HPV vaccination Gardasil kills three New Zealand girls and debilitates hundreds of others

How much longer will the manufacturer’s get away with murder? Blessings on yoour people and our young women, who are our future.

Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

Tuesday 12 January 2010, 12:23PM
By J. James

Serious adverse reactions are striking down and killing young kiwi girls after having the HPV vaccination Gardasil – As the global death rate escalates similar deaths and illness are now replicating throughout New Zealand

This is a huge story that in order to expose fully will be covered in two or three parts

This is part one

Three girls have died in their sleep – including Jasmine Renata. However only Jasmines details are available at this time – The two other young girls privacy will be respected until their parents wish to talk about it.

Eighteen year old Jasmine died September 22nd 2009 – theNew Zealand Herald was first to break the story on 11th December and on the 9th January 2010 the Heralds Saturday paper carried the story of her mother Rhonda who knows beyond doubt that Jasmines Gardasil…

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This antibiotic will ruin you. 

This has really opened my eyes, as a health professional working with the musculo-skeletal system, I had no idea about this. Thank you for the CPD Blessings and may God Heal you completely

Mountains and Mustard Seeds

4739Hi there, we need to talk. My name is Amy Moser. I have almost written this post at least 20 times and got too overwhelmed and abandoned it. Well here goes…

The antibiotics you took or are taking for your sinus infection, UTI, skin infection, laser eye surgery…ect…may have already damaged you.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avalox, nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”…are all part of a large family of antibiotics called “Fluoroquinolones.” The FDA finally updated their warning on these antibiotics as of July 2016. They site “multiple system damage that may be irreversible. Permanent you guys. Here is the link for the warning if you are a doubting Thomashttps://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm500143.htm. Take a gander real quick if you are reading this with an eyebrow raised. Trust me, I wish I had been given the opportunity to soak up this information before it was too late.

In 2010, I took Cipro for…

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My Thigh is Now My Waist (or What Have I learnt This Week)

My first weeks progress

This Pilgrim's Progress

So I have come to the end of my first week of training for a 10 k run and I am reflecting back on what I have learnt.

Lesson No 1: First of all I was kidding myself about how fit I was and how svelte I am.

I measured myself, and came to the conclusion that I might be a Jelly Baby but my body shape is more of a pear drop! Vital Statistics 32-33-43 DD. And the worst thing I discovered is that the girth of my thigh is now the size that my waist measured when I was in my 20’s and 30’s, pre-childbirth. I hope to dispel the myth that age and child-bearing means that you gain pounds and inches purely becasue you have done 1 or both of those things.

Lesson No 2: This running lark is addicitive, or maybe it’s trying to beat your…

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V is for Verbena, Vetivert & Violet

Verbena                           Lippia citriodora                             Keyword : Refreshing

This oil is like a sweet lemon, and as it suggests, it is a refreshing and uplifting whilst soothing the parasympathetic nervous system.

Works on the digestive system, controlling stomach spasms, nausea, indigestion and flatulence. May also stimulate the appetite, so useful for those who may have gone off their food!

 

Vetivert                       Andropogon muricatus                           Keyword: Grounding

Amphora vetivertThis oil has a smoky, earthy aroma. It is known as the oil of tranquillty for its calming action, useful for stress and tension. Helpful for people who are out of balance and require grounding. Can be useful in helping people ease of tranquillisers.

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Amphora violet leaf diluted

Violet Leaf                       Viola odorata                                   Keyword: Healing

This oil is highly prized in the perfume industry. I must admit to having very little knowledge of it myself. I do have it in my collection, and will be using it in the  near future and noting the effect that it has.

I am currently using Galbanium as my new found oil, and am giving that a few weeks use, before introducing a new oil. Maybe a post for May?

Thank you for continuing to be with me almost to the end of the AtoZChallenge. Due to a scheduling mistake W was published last week, and can be read on Witch or Wise Woman

 

U is for Unction

Unction is a word we don’t hear much isn’t it? The dictionary definitions are :

1. The act of anointing as part of a religious, ceremonial, or healing ritual.
2. An ointment or oil; a salve.
3. Something that serves to soothe; a balm.
Aromatherapy oils can serve all 3 definitions, so to follow on from yesterdays SacredSpaces I have chosen to look at the Act of Anointing:

In Exodus 30 in the Old Testament, we read of the Anointing Oil composed of myrrh, cinnamon, calamus (that’s a new 1 on me) and cassia, diluted in olive oil. Now I believe olive oil was used because this was plentiful in the Holy Land. If it had been another country, then I believe Sweet Almond Oil may have been used, or grapeseed oil, whichever was grown locally. This oil was used for the anointing of the tabernacle and the priests and High Priests, to make them most holy.

We also read of the Incense which was composed of “fragrant spices, frankincense, gum resins galbanum and something referred to as onycha, which seems to be a debatable substance, as to what it really is. There are references to a sea mollusc, but I seriously don’t think that it is derived from an animal, if it is, it would be one of the very few essential oils to be obtained from an animal. There is a gland of an animal that produces musk, but that is the only 1 that I can think of. My money would be on it being Labdanum, which is obtained from the rock rose. It sounds much more of a likely candidate than a sea snail.

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain went through an Anointment at her Coronation discussed in this clip here:

In R is for……. I talked about Rainbow Valley, an intention of my lovely friend Lindsay, who has a vision to create a sanctuary where people can go to be in control when dealing with a diagnosis of cancer. I am going to invest in some of these oils mentioned here and experiment with the effects that they have on me, before considering using them on others.

I am so glad that I have taken part in this AtoZChallenge, it has taken me out of my comfort zone, and led me to expand my knowledge of aromatherapy and I am soon going to be making some more smelly friends. I hope I have encouraged some of you to make new smelly friends too.

Blessings Joy