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#SLS — Copperhead Road by Steve Earle

Jim Adams is the focused host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise and I think that everyone should be able to find a song that uses one of these prompt words. Here are the “rules”: • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme… Continue reading #SLS — Copperhead Road by Steve Earle

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Pictures and Poetry challenge 3 — Unholy

A few stars glimmered through the morn, And down the thorn the dews were streaming. --from The Dead Kings I'd give anything to see the greens again, Where calves nudge their mother's teats And sleepy swans rest on marsh ledges. If only star glimmers could warp today to The place before our husbands left to… Continue reading Pictures and Poetry challenge 3 — Unholy

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Doodads 4/4/20

I'll be playing an online virtual board game with my kids today so will be "gone."  I did want to share one of the things I did yesterday.  My older son's girlfriend gave me a gift for Christmas of herb growing kit.  I opened it yesterday and was instructed to soak the seeds for 24… Continue reading Doodads 4/4/20

(c) all rights reserved · A2Z 2020 · essential oils · health · mental health · The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Worwood

A2Z 2020 — essential oils — D — using essential oils for depression

Nowadays, use of alternative and complementary therapies with mainstream medicine has gained momentum. Aromatherapy is one of the complementary therapies which use essential oils as the major therapeutic agents to treat several diseases. The essential or volatile oils are extracted from the flowers, barks, stem, leaves, roots, fruits and other parts of the plant by… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — D — using essential oils for depression

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Novelty Song Friday #4 — The Name Game by Shirley Ellis

I almost forgot to do the novelty song feature today! Sorry for the late posting. "The Name Game" is an American pop song co-written and performed by Shirley Ellis as a rhyming game that creates variations on a person's name. Written by Ellis with Lincoln Chase and produced by Charles Calello it was released in… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #4 — The Name Game by Shirley Ellis

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #129 — addiction and the hero’s journey

Addiction and habit are shades cut from the same cloth. The brain in my brain is like a malleable lump of grey clay and thoughts form depressions in the clay that makes it easier for the same thoughts to roll along. When there is a habit, of thought or deed, it easily rolls along those… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #129 — addiction and the hero’s journey

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#MM — Music Challenge — Numb

Jim Adams is the illustrious host of Mindlovemisery's Menagerie's Music Challenges.  Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on [Promises in the Dark] and use it for a short story, a piece of flash fiction, or a poem that you can share with the WordPress writing community.  Lifetime stretched, caught between love and isolation… Continue reading #MM — Music Challenge — Numb

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — C — chamomile

The word Chamomile comes from the Greek meaning “ground apple”, probably because of its apple-like fragrance.  The Romans used Chamomile for incense. Roman Chamomile gained its name, not from ancient Rome, but because a 19th century plant collector found some growing on the ruins of the coliseum in Rome.  Chamomile was used in ancient Egypt… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — C — chamomile

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — B — Bergamot

Bergamot oil was a key remedy in Italian folk medicine and from the 16th century appeared in a number of European herbals as a febrifuge and antiseptic. It became popular as a perfume in Napoleonic times and was a key ingredient of the classical toilet water Eau-de-Cologne. It is still used in perfumery today as… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — B — Bergamot

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#FF — Raw

Wrought with terror-saturated anxiety, she wondered how she would communicate the truth to Robert. Despite the barrier it would raise for eternity, she owed him at least that much. She rolled the platen, then began typing: Dearest Robert, I gave birth to our son, Johnny, on 3/17/55. He left the hospital with his new parents… Continue reading #FF — Raw