Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Photo of the Week - National Wildlife Federation

Photo of the Week - National Wildlife Federation


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mars in Capricorn

Absolutely beautiful visualizations.... It's so Piscean. Actually more like Mars in Pisces. So extreme..you feel like you're transcending as you watch them turn all different type of colors. The fluorescent and neon lights would make Limelight circa 1992 proud.  Neptune is the king of the sea and Neptune rules Pisces and what that means is:   That's the planet associated with Pisces and every sign of the zodiac has one.  I felt like I was meditating watching this....Pisces are deep...like the ocean.  (Neptune) This was a very spiritual video if you look at it long enough. A man or woman who has Mars in Pisces in their Natal Chart can walk into a room and absorb everyone's energies if they want to. A Mars in Pisces is usually Romantic, Artistic and into photography or music in some way. They are giving with the purest of intentions. They are also inspirational partners.


David Gallo shows underwater astonishments | Video on TED.com

Friday, March 5, 2010

Lighten Hair Naturally at Home to Avoid Toxic Chemicals

Lighten Hair Naturally at Home to Avoid Toxic Chemicals

Rising concerns about the harmful effects of hair color have drawn many back to the old-fashioned methods of hair-lightening. It is estimated that two out of every five American women color their hair, so there are no shortage of people who can benefit from utilizing more natural methods of hair color. Henna is one product that uses natural dyes to alter the color of your hair. While these are generally effective, they rarely provide the right results if you are trying to lighten your hair.

Fortunately, there is a world of other options if you want to lighten your hair color naturally.Lemon juice is by far the most popular method for lightening hair at home. Beware of commercial lighteners that claim to use lemon juice; they are often strong chemical products in disguise with very little lemon juice inside the bottle. Lemon juice in itself is strongly acidic, so diluting it will keep it from damaging your hair. It should be mixed with at least an equal amount of water, more if your hair is already damaged or if you are concerned with graying. This mixture can be rinsed through the hair by itself, or it can be combined with any of the ingredients below.

Olive oil contains lightening agents in addition to its undeniable ability to give hair a certain softness and sheen. It's excellent for counteracting any drying effects lemon juice may have on your hair. Mix a tablespoon or two of olive oil in a cup of water with one tablespoon of pure lemon juice. Massage mixture into hair and leave to soak for 30 minutes. Rinse well; two shampoos may be required to completely remove the olive oil.

Another old-fashioned method used for brightening hair is chamomile. Regular chamomile tea mixed with lemon juice can be rinsed through hair daily until the desired effect is achieved. Enhanced results can be seen if you boil the tea yourself using chamomile flowers. Using the natural flowers instead of tea bags seems to have a much stronger effect.If you happen to be boiling chopped rhubarb, use the water leftover as a rinse to lighten hair. It can also give your hair a shiny gloss if used regularly.

Honey is a superb hair lightener because it naturally contains traces of hydrogen peroxide. You can mix a tablespoon of honey with a cup of water and let it sit for 30 minutes to allow the peroxide to develop. Then coat hair completely with the mixture and allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes. After applying the mixture, you can also cover hair with saran wrap and leave overnight. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mix for an intense overnight moisture treatment.After using any of these methods, you can enhance your results by sitting with your hair in the sun for about 20-30 minutes. The sun is known for its brightening effect on hair, and the items listed above will further activate the sun's lightening power.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Feng Shui Do’s and Don’ts for Better Health


Our home is intrinsically connected to our health and well-being. If our house or apartment is dirty, cluttered or filled with stagnant chi, our health may suffer as well. Follow these important Feng Shui Do’s and Don’ts as the first steps toward more energy and better health.

Do: Have good quality air. Most of us feel better after spending a day in the outdoors in the woods or mountains, breathing fresh air. Maintain that high-quality air in your home, as well, to improve your overall health.

Open windows to let air – and chi – circulate, and add plants to your environment. Plants release oxygen into the air and absorb CO2, making our air cleaner with their very existence. Because plants are alive, they also add positive chi to an environment.

Do: Let the sunlight in. In the morning, open the blinds or curtains on windows to let lots of energizing light into the space. Decorate with light or bright colors, using dark colors as accents, to promote positive energy, too.

Don’t: Overpower your home with artificial scents, like those from air fresheners and scented candles.

Don’t: Let clutter take over the center of your home. The center of your home should be clean, clear and still. As the center of your home has to do with your own health and should be left open as it can adversely affect your health.