Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Stand misfortune on its head.
Turn it into something good.
Don't let the disappointments get you down. Let them get you going, even stronger than before.
After all, life is how you look at it. Look at it all as an opportunity for grace and joy and fulfilment.
After all, life is how you look at it. Look at it all as an opportunity for grace and joy and fulfilment.
Every single time you feel like complaining about how bad things are, there's a much more powerful option. Visualize how truly good life can be and then take a bold, enthusiastic step in that direction.
Every situation is a situation in which you can choose to prosper. Every challenge helps to form the structure upon which you can build grand and meaningful success.
When anything pushes against you, choose to let it push you up. Every occasion is your occasion to brightly shine. ~ Ralph Marston

Monday, September 26, 2016

“Madame, it took me my entire life.”

Legend has it that Pablo Picasso was sketching in the park when a bold woman approached him.
“It’s you — Picasso, the great artist! Oh, you must sketch my portrait! I insist.”
So Picasso agreed to sketch her. After studying her for a moment, he used a single pencil stroke to create her portrait. He handed the women his work of art.
“It’s perfect!” she gushed. “You managed to capture my essence with one stroke, in one moment. Thank you! How much do I owe you?”
“Five thousand dollars,” the artist replied.
“But, what?” the woman sputtered. “How could you want so much money for this picture? It only took you a second to draw it!”
To which Picasso responded, “Madame, it took me my entire life.”

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Coconut Oil Is Great For You

Coconut (C. Nucifera) is a part of the Arecaceae (Palmae) family and belongs to the subfamily Cocoideae. Its flesh is rich in healthy acids, and its composition of fat may vary depending on its processing process and type.
Namely, medium-chain saturated fatty acids are around 90% of its content, combined with a small portion of polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fatty acids.
The human body easily digests, absorbs and uses medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFA’s), as they freely cross the blood-brain barrier in the unbound form, meaning that they may be used to promote neurological health and provide energy.
Virgin (unrefined) coconut oil is extremely useful, and at the same time, it is tasty, cheap, readily available, and entirely natural. Moreover, it has powerful health-promoting properties, such as:
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antioxidant properties (prevents the formation of free radicals and the damage they cause)
  • Anti-microbial/ Infection-fighting properties ( it effectively kills viruses, yeast, bacteria, protozoa and parasites)
  • It enhances the absorption of nutrients (it is easily digestible; and makes fat-based vitamins, like vitamin K, E, D, A, more available to the body)
  • It is nontoxic to both, animals and humans
  • Powerful anti-carcinogenic properties (inhibits the spread of cancer cells and boosts the immune system)
Therefore, this oil is absolutely remarkable for use in numerous cases.
Internal Health Problems
If taken internally, coconut oil prevents, alleviates and helps numerous health issues, as follows:
1.Chronic and adrenal Fatigue
2.Diabetes – coconut oil prevents food cravings and stabilizes blood sugar levels
4.Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchial Infections
5.Asthma – in both, adults, and children
6.Acid Reflux/ Indigestion – In this case, consume coconut oil after meals
7.Mild Depression and Cognitive Disease –In this case, take coconut oil in combination with fish oil, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and other treatment methods
8.Bowel function –gut infections, constipation, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
9.Cancer – Studies have demonstrated that coconut oil prevents breast and colon cancer
11.Candida Albicans
12.Allergies – seasonal hay fever
13.Cholesterol – improves the ratio of HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) to LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol)  in individuals with high cholesterol levels
14.Gas – The imbalance of bacteria in the gut often leads to foul gas. This oil has mild anti-microbial properties and thus re-establishes healthy gut flora
15.Colds and Flues – Coconut oil has potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties  and is extremely useful in case of colds and flu
16.Flaky, dry skin- Insufficient amounts of oil lead to dandruff and dry skin
17. Poor Circulation – If you constantly feel cold or in the case fo edema, particularly in the extremities, apply this oil to the skin in a circular motion towards the heart.
18.Gallbladder Disease – Dietary oils raise the bile flow, which is beneficial in the case of  gallbladder problems
19.Kidney Disease and Stones – it is really helpful as it dissolves small stones in the kidneys
20.H. pylori – In this case, take coconut oil orally.
21.Epilepsy – Coconut oil may effectively reduce epileptic seizures
22.Hemorrhoids – You should apply coconut oil externally or internally two times a day
23.Irritable Bowel Syndrome – alternating diarrhea and constipation are key signs of IBS
24.Hot Flashes
25.Menstruation Relief – This oil alleviates pain, heavy blood flow, and cramps
26.Liver Disease
27.Heart Disease – it provides protection for arteries from injury that leads to atherosclerosis
28.Lung Disease
29. Tooth Decay and Periodontal Disease
30.Mental Clarity
31.Immune System Builder
33.Migraines – In this case, you ought to use it regularly
35. Bladder Infections and Urinary Tract Infections
36.Thyroid Function – it provides regulation in case of overactive or underactive thyroid gland
37.Prostate Enlargement – BPH- benign prostatic hyperplasia
38.Stomach Ulcers – it soothes the stomach lining and reduces the growth of H. pylori
Topical Health Problems
The topical use of coconut oil  relieves, treats and helps in the case of the following health conditions:
41.Athletes Foot
43.Decongestant – If you are congested due to an allergy or a cold, you should rub some  coconut oil on the chest and under your nose
44.Pink eye – You should apply coconut oil to the eye and around it
45.Allergies/Hay Fever – For fast relief, you should rub a little coconut oil inside the nostrils, and the pollen will cling to the oil.
46.Head Lice – Apply it topically
47.Herpes – You should take it orally and apply it topically
48.Ear infection – It fights the infection, and in order to reduce the pain, you should pour several drops of coconut and garlic oil inside the ear two times during the day
49.Cysts and boils
50.Hives – Coconut oil lessens the swelling and itching
51.Acne – The skin which is susceptible to acne, is often excessively dry, meaning that your glands produce much oil and clog the pores.
52.Sore Muscles and Back Pain
53.Toenail Fungus
54.Gingivitis, Gum Disease, Canker Sores – You can rub it directly on the gums, or use it as a toothpaste
55.Circumcision healing – Coconut oil are helpful in the healing
56.Genital Warts – In most cases, genital warts vanish on their own after 2 years of the initial infection, but if you use coconut oil topically, you will cure them after 6-month treatment
Personal Hygiene and the Body
57.Body Scrub – You should mix some salt and this oil, or you can add some other essential oil for a better smell as well, and rub your body. Afterward, wash the mixture off and your skin will be incredibly soft!
58.Bruises – It reduces redness and swelling, and thus accelerates the healing process. Apply it directly to the bruise.
59.Bug Bites – It accelerates the healing process, as it reduces the burning sensation, as well as itching. Therefore, apply it directly on the affected area.
60.Dandruff – Oil secretion may be one of the most common causes of dandruff. Coconut oil reduces it, as well as it moisturizes the scalp and alleviates the dandruff symptoms.
61.Burns – It promotes healing and prevents scars. Therefore, apply it immediately on the burn and continue using it until you solve the issue.
62.Swimmers Ear – Mic coconut and garlic oil and pour a few drops in the ear and leave them for 10 minutes. Repeat this method twice or three times a day, and you will solve the problem in a few days.
63.Skin Conditions – It provides relief in the case of eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
64.Wrinkle Prevention and reduction – rub some coconut oil on the wrinkles and sagging skin, and you will strengthen the connective tissues and rejuvenate the skin.
65.Chapstick – Rub some coconut oil on your lips and it will soften them and protect them, as it has an SPF of about 4.
66.After Shave – Coconut oil successfully heals the skin after shaving and does not clog the pores.
67.Deodorant – You can use it as a deodorant, but it provides amazing effects when combined with baking soda and cornstarch/arrowroot powder.
68.Hair conditioner/ Deep Treatment – Apply a teaspoon of this oil to the ends and through the hair with the fingers, and use it as a leave-in hair conditioner. In order to use it as a deep treatment, rub in a tablespoon of this amazing oil onto the dry scalp and rub a bit in the hair ends and put a shower cap and leave it to act overnight.
69.Diaper Salve – It has no chemicals and it is great on a rashy bum, and completely safe for  cloth diapers.
70.Eye cream – At bedtime, apply some coconut oil on the eyelids. Moreover, in order to reduce wrinkles, bags and puffiness, apply it under the eyes.
71.Age Spots – In order to make it fade, apply some oil directly to the age spot.
72.Baldness – Mix thyme, rosemary, coconut oil, lavender, cedarwood, Grapeseed/ castor oil, a little cayenne pepper and jojoba oil. Apply this mixture at bedtime or three times during the day and massage the affected are, and it will support cell regeneration.
73.Face Wash/ Soap – Mix coconut oil with almond oil, olive oil, castor oil and avocado oil in equal amounts and use the mixture to wash your face instead of your soap. Rub it in, leave it on the face in order to act for 2 minutes, wash it off and pat dry.
74.Hair Gel/ Defrizzer – Rub a bit coconut oil between the palms and finger comb, or in case, your hair is curly, scrunch into the hair on the ends.
75.Lubricant – Note that it is not compatible with latex, but it is a completely natural, safe personal lubricant for sex and masturbation.
76.Massage Oil – Just get some coconut oil and rub it, it is fantastic for massaging!
77.Healing – As soon as you apply coconut oil on the cuts and scrapes, it creates a thin chemical layer which prevents viruses, bacteria, and dust. It accelerates the healing process by repairing the damaged tissues and has an incredible smell.
78.Cradle Cap – It effectively nourishes the baby skin and helps you get rid of cradle cap. You should rub some into the scalp on a daily basis.
79.Nipple Cream – It nourishes sore, cracked and dry nipples. Apply some of the oil on a cotton ball and leave it on the affected areas between feedings.
80.Sunscreen – It has an SPF of around 4.
81.Pre-Shave – It will prepare the skin for the upcoming damage resulting from shaving.
82.Makeup Remover – Dab some coconut oil with a cotton swab and it will remove makeup and leave the skin soft and radiant!
83.Stretch Marks – This oil effectively nourishes damaged skin and miraculously reduces stretch marks.
84.Moisturizer – Apply some coconut oil on the body and it will moisturize it.
85.Sun Burn Relief – Rub some coconut oil into the affected areas and it will relieve the sunburnt skin.
86.Tattoo Healing and Moisturizer – The regular use of coconut oil will prevent fading of the pigment and it will accelerate the healing process and prevent infections.
87.Toothpaste – Mix some coconut oil with baking soda and brush your teeth with the mixture.
88. Acne Skin Fix – Apply a bit of coconut oil underneath the makeup or alone in order to reduce the stimulation of the oil gland. Usually, the skin which is susceptible to acne may be too dry and thus indicate that the gland excessively produces oil and the pores are clogged.
General Health and Wellness
89.Digestion – Coconut oil contains saturated fats which control fungi and parasites that lead to indigestion and other issues linked to digestion, like irritable bowel syndrome. This fat also helps the absorption of minerals, vitamins and amino acids, and thus promotes overall health.
90.Breastfeeding – Breastfeeding mothers should regularly take 3 ½ tablespoons of this oil in order to enhance the milk supply.
91.Insulin Support – It stimulates the secretion of insulin secretion and the use of blood glucose, so it is perfect for diabetics and non-diabetic.
92.Bones and Teeth – It helps the absorption of magnesium and calcium and thus enhances the bone and teeth development.
93.The absorption of vitamins and nutrients – This oil makes the fat-based nutrients, like vitamin D, E, A and K more available to the body
94.Fitness – It has been proven to support the function of the thyroid, boost the metabolism,  and increase energy levels, all of which reduce fat and increase the muscle mass.
95.Stress Relief – Apply some coconut oil to the head in a circular motion by massaging, and its aroma is relaxing and soothing and will reduce stress.
96.Weight loss – Coconut oil contains saturated fats which prevent food cravings and promote weight loss.
97.Gum Health – Oil pulling is one of the most effective treatments in case of gum infections and diseases.
98.Lung Function – Coconut oil raises the fluidity of cell surfaces.
99.Mental Cognition and Productivity – The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil freely pass the blood-brain barrier and represent an alternate energy source to enhance cognition.
100.Nausea – You should rub a bit of coconut oil on the inside of your wrist and forearm in order to relieve an upset stomach.
101.Nose bleeds – This oil effectively prevents prevent nose bleeding which appears as a sensitivity to weather, like extreme cold or heat. This occurs as soon as the nasal passages  dry due to dry or cold air, and cause cracks and burns and cracks in the mucus membranes. In this case, you should apply some coconut oil to the nostrils in order to strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages.
Pets/ Animals
The dosage of coconut oil recommended for your pets is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of the animal’s body weight two times during the day.  However, consult your veterinarian before you use it.
102.Clears up skin conditions, including itchy skin, eczema, contact dermatitis and flea allergies
103.Helps in the case of ligament issues and arthritis
104.Alleviates allergic reactions and promotes skin health
105.Prevention and treatment of yeast and fungal infections, like candida
106.It is excellent for the general wellness of your cats and dogs. You should add a teaspoon of coconut oil to their water every day.
107.Reduces cough and hairballs
108.Accelerates the healing process of wounds and disinfects cuts
109.Supports healing – Apply it topically to wounds, cuts, hot spots, stings, bites, dry skin and hair
110.Provides energy in the case of sedentary dogs  – the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil enhance the brain energy metabolism and reduce the accumulation of  amyloid protein which causes brain lesions in older dogs.
111.Boosts digestion and helps the absorption of nutrients
112.Helps the healing of digestive disorders – such as colitis and inflammatory bowel syndrome
113.Regulation and balancing of insulin and enhancement of the function of the thyroid
114.Reduces or gets rid of bad breath in dogs
115.Enhances coats – the coat of your pet becomes glossy and sleek and deodorizes the odor of your dog
116.Prevents or controls diabetes
117.Increases energy and promotes weight loss
Additional Uses
118.Polishing Bronze – Rub some coconut oil onto a cotton towel and wipe down the statues in your home, in order to clean them and deepen the bronze color.
119.Insect repellent – Mix peppermint extract and some coconut oil and rub the mixture over the exposed areas, in order to avoid insects.
120.Seasoning cookware
121.Oiling wood bowls and wood cutting boards
122.Goo Gone – Mix baking soda and coconut oil in equal amounts in order to create a paste and apply it on the “sticky” area. Leave it thus for 1 minute and scrub it off with a sponge or with an older toothbrush.
123.Make a soap – you can use this oil instead of other fats and make a natural homemade soup.
124.Chewing Gum in Hair Remover –Rub a bit of coconut oil over the chewing gum stuck in your hair, leave it for half an hour and roll the gum between the fingertips.
125.Polish Furniture – Mix some coconut oil with some lemon juice to polish the wood furniture in your home.
126.Use it to clean and moisturize the leather products
127.Seasoning animal hides drums

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off... Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.
The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."
The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."
The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain:
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.
We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.
Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a r azor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the"green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?
Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart ass young person.
We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off... Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Power Of An Axtraodinary Mother

One day, Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He told her, “My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to only give it to my mother.”
His mother’s eyes were tearful as she read the letter out loud to her child: "Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have enough good teachers for training him. Please teach him yourself."
After many, many years, Edison’s mother died, and he had become one of the greatest inventors of the century. One day he began looking through old family things. Suddenly he saw a folded paper in the corner of a drawer in a desk. He took it and opened it up. On the paper was written: "Your son is addled [mentally ill]. We won’t let him come to school any more."
Edison cried for hours and then he wrote in his diary: “Thomas Alva Edison was an addled child that, by a hero mother, became the genius of the century.” #ThePowerOfAnExtraodinaryMother