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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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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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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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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — A — Argan (carrier oil)

African folklore tells us the story of how the Argan tree’s significance was first developed. According to legend, in times of severe poverty, bloody feuds and disease, man spent his days and nights in prayers, hoping to someday discover the root of evil and path to salvation. As time passed, the evil maintained and people… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — A — Argan (carrier oil)

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#Haikai Challenge #132 — Covid-19 — Disruptor

Crowned thief in disguise Trojan horse hugs from loved ones Steals my peace of mind Solitude turns with vengeance From peace to imprisonment     Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to coronavirus (covid-19).

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SAVE OUR VA: Veterans say NO to Privatization! — Rise Up Times

Spreading the word.  Our Veterans Deserve Quality Care. “The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has the best integrated healthcare system for veterans in America according to many studies.” via SAVE OUR VA: Veterans say NO to Privatization! — Rise Up Times

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Make your own hand sanitizer

For those getting frantic for hand sanitizer to ease your mind but can't find any at the store, I've come across a recipe to make your own. This is from Lisa Taormino RN, BSN, ASN, BS, which came to me from Penn Herbs email newsletter: If you're running into empty shelves when you go shopping… Continue reading Make your own hand sanitizer

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#MM Saturday Mix — Coronavirus: king of the zoo

The classroom is a zoo. We're caged within its reach. Worldwide it spreads its goo. The classroom is a zoo. It threatens me and you. Grim lesson does it teach. The classroom is a zoo. We're caged within its reach.   My offering today is a triolet form poem. Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery's… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — Coronavirus: king of the zoo

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Bridge, “Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source” headline: Detroit says no proof water shutoffs harm health. Get real, experts say.

February 26, 2020Joel KurthMichigan Health Watch Detroit water shutoffs   DETROIT — Water is life, the old saying goes. But does denying it to thousands of people pose a threat to public health? More than 150 years of science may say yes, experts say, but that may not be enough as the Detroit City Council… Continue reading Bridge, “Michigan’s nonpartisan, nonprofit news source” headline: Detroit says no proof water shutoffs harm health. Get real, experts say.