I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6
I have to first just say that we can get this world out of poverty by providing seeds, decent water and decent dirt that is not contaminated with man’s toxins, pesticides, and chemicals to the third world countries as well as in our own front and backyards.
I have always been told I talk too much and so I will talk about something worth talking about right now.
I have been fired from companies because I talk too much about what I see to be dead wrong and one company worked for made pesticides!
Well, since I talk too much I have something to say that we are our worst enemies when we believe the flesh and/or man before we believe in God and food as medicine is what we should be having faith in and hope is in what we do when we change the way we think.
I was out just looking at what we may call unwanted weeds and just started picking, smelling and really wondering if they are really sources of healing?
We may be our own worst enemies and while not a horticulturist, farmer, nor expert these plants are not just growing for the hell of it and may just be good for more than destroying and using weed killers and hurting our own soil and environment too.
I would love to see more taking interest and experimenting and begin boiling some of these so-called unwanted weeds and see what effect we get when the aroma hits our nose and see the healing effects of is what I say and I have begun doing myself and I am going to keep on expressing with my voice of writing until I am heard.
Now, I am seeing people speaking about what I have been writing about for some time now and I am so happy!
I hand-picked some mint yesterday from my yard, and shared with a couple of neighbors and one of my neighbors told me, “When that guy comes to cut your grass, make sure and tell him to use Weed B Gone!” I just looked at her while thinking to myself if we keep using Weed B Gone, we may eventually be gone on this planet ourselves and just smiled at her.
I would love to learn more about the many different plants, weeds, which grow and especially the ones which when we cut our grass, they come right back. It may just be a blessing from God that they keep coming back and we as humans just are not paying attention!
I came across a very interesting article “The War On Weeds – Eating Your Enemy” and where I got the title from also and we may just be getting rid of the wrong things in our society which may be medicine, healing and for curing growing right in front of our own lawns and under our own noses.
The article basically states, “Even though he has had a lifetime of planting and cultivating where weeds are just considered as far as destruction. I had taken a look at these plants as an undesirable scourge on the scene.”
Starting late, he expresses, “that he now appreciates their potential regard as a green compost editor for preparing the dirt, the length of they are trimmed before seeding. I have comprehended that nature seriously hates a vacuum so it will convey a groundcover of weeds if a vacuum is made.”
In the process “These plants photosynthesize and reuse supplements and along these lines, they can truly improve soils with included carbon and minerals when they fail miserably. I have in like manner come to fathom that various weeds can be viewed as a signpost for stimulating lack or environmental clumsiness. The weed seeds can get by for up to seventy years in the soil and they create when “consummate” conditions introduce themselves.”
“This might be dry conditions, compacted soils, wet conditions, soil acidity, salt, or a need or excess of specific minerals. On the other hand, I have never considered these yield-taking contenders as potential sustenance. It was a huge perfect model change to walk around my nursery and watch, recognize and recognize these past enemies as colleagues.”
He expresses that “In light of his newfound eagerness for green smoothies I have been analyzing “wild greens” and their dietary and healing quality.”
He likewise found that “It was a critical stun to locate that some of my disdained enemies, weeds that are bounteous in my greenery nook and on our examination property, are honestly consumable and some of the time delectable.”
That, and in addition, various them, are unequivocally useful and have been used as a piece of a characteristic answer for a significantly long time (going before transforming into “the wrong plant in the wrong place”).
Along these lines, all things considered, this is said and done, we may need to quit cutting and permitting the developing and simply observe what happens and begin testing.
Important: ensure you know your weeds before consuming them from your garden. There are millions of books and now that the internet is available we can start to looking and finding the weeds which keep coming back in our yards and just educate ourselves and research them.
We see this plant everywhere and I constantly see it being cut down and this is chickweed:
I have stated many times when we see birds and other animals eating, we may need to invest, however, many things birds eat we CANNOT EAT from trees, but on the ground, watch God’s creatures what and why they dive into our yards and see what they are eating and if they keep on flying, maybe we need to truly invest and try it for ourselves.
Chickweed is rich in minerals (counting calcium, magnesium, press, manganese, silica, and selenium) and it additionally contains especially abnormal states of vitamin C and a critical basic unsaturated fat called GLA. It must be recalled that these wild plants have never been hybridized, with the regularly related, negative effect on supplement take-up. Their notoriety for being an issue plant is regularly connected to their seeding proficiency. For this situation, chickweed delivers up to 15,000 seeds for every plant and these seeds can make due for quite a long time in the dirt. The plant is always blossoming so it winds up noticeably hard to control. This vermin like limit has nothing to do with the plant’s nourishment potential. The leaves, stems, and blossoms can be eaten in servings of mixed greens, softly steamed with different greens, saturated with boiling water for ten minutes to make chickweed tea or, obviously, they make an ideal added substance to your green smoothies.
There are so many more weeds which we destroy by applying weed killers and we may be destroying ourselves and our planet too! Take a look at this one and I see all of the time as I am walking along the railroad tracks where lots of food grows and birds have a field day and are found there in groves munching and crunching away!
This is Purslane – a medicinal succulent
Most of us are familiar with the powerful health benefits linked to the leaves of succulents like aloe vera and yucca and many are discovering the tasty treats from the antioxidant-packed harvests from dragon fruit. However, few are aware of the suite of benefits associated with a common weed called purslane.
Now, everybody sees the dandelion or the “magic bullet weed” all of the time and don’t we mow right over them too?
The herbal name for dandelion is Taraxacum officinale, which actually signifies “official solution for disarranges”. It ends up being an exact depiction of an amazing herb when we see that dandelion is one of the main six herbs in the Chinese homegrown therapeutic chest and has been positioned in the best ten of every few different societies. Indeed, even the 1984 USDA release called “The Composition of Foods” recorded dandelion in the best four green vegetables as far as aggregate wholesome esteem. It could likewise be viewed as nature’s solution for calcium insufficient soils, as the dandelion develops where calcium is inadequate.
I know this probably means nothing to most of us, but next time before pulling them up and go to your computer and investigate and check them out and see what they do and how they may just be our medicine cabinets growing right in our own front or backyards.
The only to find out is to research and find out for ourselves, WE must begin to take our own lives into our own hands and I pray that we all live long and prosperous lives using our brains which God so graciously gave to us! ~ health and wellness
In closing, I state eating the enemy because society and many of us think that weeds are to be destroyed not even thinking what it says in the scriptures about God’s growing!
So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth, but God that giveth the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:7
A standout amongst the most imperative things about body mechanics and stance is posture. Our posture alludes to how the head, shoulders, spine, hips, knees and lower legs relate and line up with one another. Legitimate arrangement of the body puts less weight on the spine and helps you have great stance.
To keep legitimate arrangement, maintain a strategic distance from the accompanying positions or developments:
(1) Having a drooped, head-forward stance
(2) Bowing forward from the waist
(3) Curving of the spine to a state of strain
(4) Anything that requires you to reach far. i.e. reaching up for an item on a high shelf, which also could cause you to lose your balance and fall.
Many exercises can do more harm to us than better and here are some examples:
- Abdominal crunches (also referred to as stomach crunches)
Bending forward amid routine exercises additionally puts weight on the spine and can expand the shot of softening a bone up the spine. While bending forward puts strain on the spine, it is normally more secure in case you’re ready to hold your back level.
This is why I think my Design by Val, Go Green Musical Backpack, which can be carried with or without books will help with keeping proper alignment and is very important and if we don’t protect now, we will end up having to use canes, walkers and mainly having to deal with kyphosis back as we get older!
NOTE: I am not a doctor, but the next time you have a headache, it just may be because of the way we walk, sit or stand and may be from our improper body alignment which is so very important and should be treated with CARE!
For more information on proper sitting, standing, etc. please check out the many websites.
Finding and understanding what kind of paper is the primary goal first and foremost when we get our assignments in school or college. Writing is much more than writing and using others work is critical in knowing how to cite properly, which to me means nothing at all, but it does when it comes to using other great writer’s work. I want to pattern other good writer’s and they are like mentors too!
Real writer’s use others work and I know myself, I want to leave it the way the original writer put it and sometimes this can be their whole entire report. Yes, I said that and I know that I could or can just change the wording or put into my own words, but to get across and until I become a so called experienced writer, I don’t want to lose the gist of the actual work I am using as my research material. it and doing this now, but in this life we got to make mistakes on purpose to get the help we sometimes need! It is a job just reading a 180 page research paper and it is a good paper too?
I thank God. I know myself, I am not trying to come across as the owner, but I think that it is twice as bad when you use other’s work and put into your own words, but for the sake of the academia protocol, I will do this! But, this I think is dishonesty and it then does not become their reference material anymore either? I don’t understand some academia process and have made mistakes on God purpose and not by trying to be slick or getting over, but to see if anybody will pull me to the side and help me! If you do some real research, you will see that some really good writers used others works.
I want to eventually be able to be a full-time researcher of others work, on my own time, which their work was never shared nor known about. We owe this to them and there are many unknown authors, writers, poets, etc.whose works just never got shared or even published. Reading and finding others who are somewhat like ourselves, can be very inspiring and gives us hope too! It does for me for sure! When you give the glory to those who motivated and inspired you to get up off your huff, God will be there all the way with you, believe me!
Sometimes, I feel like people are just waiting for you to mess up, but the thing about social media, nobody says anything and thinks we are suppose to know already, but yet, say nothing! This is where we got to pay attention and take heed to the things which are presented to us, and seriously how many students honestly are trying to get be criminal writers? Not I and God does not have me here for this, but felt the need to express this!
Everything is not about money and as bad I need I am willing to make as many mistakes it takes until I get better at what God wants me to get better at and you can tell when are getting closer, because you will begin to actually express how you truthfully feel and I can pleasantly say this with no regrets!
The freedom of expression of writing is such a wonderful feeling and a healer too and has done this for me. I suffer from no pain when writing, and I love it! And…with music look out and the two together are powerful and detrimental to my hands, body and spirit and cure my mind!
When you read a lot and you read something which you know would make good material for others to know about, it is difficult to get down when it comes to writing for myself, what I believe to be societies correct way and like I said, it is way more to writing but I do fully believe getting your thoughts down is 101% you should get for the effort and courage!
I get so excited when I read something which has been around for a very long time, and if it were not good enought to share and even if one person reads it, it makes me happy!
Good things which are precious and valuable are kept at a place at the library called the stacks shelfs at our public libraries and I use to volunteer and walks those glass floors a whole lot and get dust in my eyes too working with Bill Olbrich as my boss. When in stacks it is like classic music and put away for safe keeps, because it is valuable and there are others who just may come and ask for it! When anything is good, it will be around forever and this is what I want my work to do now, then and later!
God has prepared and still preparing me and the journey has been a hard one too but an awful lot to speak about for sure so now I must start and begin keeping and journal about everything which I have been taught, people who have inspired me along the way, etc.!
I am reading “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson and also “Population Explosion” by Paul R Ehrlich and these are perfect examples of books which had to be gotten from the stacks at the public library for me!
I have always had been different when it comes to not thinking like others and am very proud of it too!
What I mean is am still having difficulties when using others material and not knowing when you use their words, when to put in quotations, when to paraphrase, etc. I am not doing what I do for any money or recognition, but want others to know this great news and when I cry about something I had prayed for, I know it is nothing but God wanting me to share the Good News comes to me in time I want to share with others, if this makes any sense.
So, as I always say, please blame my head and not my heart!
Can somebody please come up with a program when you write any kind of paper, research, thesis, dissertations,etc., it will tell what you need to do properly and will also show you the right way to say for example, put into APA format, MLA, correct way to do appendices and will actually do it for you, proper way to do footnotes, etc. This way your paper is ethically and an honest paper according to what the Land Of The Free stipulates we are to do?
This goes back to plagiarism and one who honestly does things on purpose and wants to go to Plagiarism Jail or even be thrown out of college? Can’t you help people and what kills me is when they say, we are warning you and give you no advice nor help?
Does anybody care about mental health and do we ever think why everybody does not think the same, and we all process things much differently from one another and why things are just so much harder for some more than others?
This doesn’t mean you got a problem or dumb, but it does mean you are special and not normal; and anyone who wants to be normal and like the others. you go right ahead, and I applaud you; but some of us are not!
I am one of those very few and proud to be who I am!
I can hardly believe this story I just read, but I do know this much that some of your best writer’s use others work and maybe that is why my first book did not sell, but I don’t care because I wanted to get what I got into their and did not break any rules nor trying to steal anybody else’s work on purpose. It is there and especially ones whose work never gotten shown, published or even heard of and sue me! The person who made this rule really needs the help!
Just like I did a blog about Chris Long writing about Paul T. Frankl! Who are we to know that even when we cite others work that it is certifiable correct? I am not trying to justify plagiarizing and the word gives me the creeps! Knowing when to put into quotations, using their exact words, then other times, paraphrasing and putting in our own words, and on and on and it is incredibly stressful and there needs to be programs which will check for this for us students who are seriously interested in writing and writing good honest stuff for the reading and viewing of the public’s eyes!
To make a long story short, we need to begin to teach our children how to read and write at very early ages!
When I did the blog “Form and Reform,” I wanted the words to come out exactly how Chris Long wrote them about the incredible Paul T Frankl, whose story is right now displayed in the big hall at our Central Public Library in Saint Louis downtown and not trying to use anybody’s words as mine!
When they are mine, I know and don’t care if anybody believes me or not and this is the freedom of expression of writing and we do things like this, no disrespect!
It takes a special, not normal of course, to break the so-called norm and rules, and what I care most is knowing what and how come the rules which come along with writing turn into madness and understand why so many writers cracked up, smoke, etc. and so many which are so hard to do and follow which can throw our focus completely off.
Usually our first thoughts are our best thoughts and have learned to follow them always, but try to get the right way of going about doing so that is academically correct and can really help others!
I am challenging this vicious cycle and refuse to go down like this, and just want the honest truth when being given an assignment, and I am not back in school to be a criminal student, but do want to learn to get better with academia etiquette, improve and get better producing proper and readable writing and works which will get an audience!
Enough with bits and pieces of explanations, rules policies, etc. Doing what is proper and correct according to societies manmade rules is very stressful!
I just feel if you find a good source and can back it up with others who also contributed, it is to be used in their own words, but get so very confusing when we must cite throughout the paper with page numbers, and etc. if found material on website, how to make the website a proper citation, etc. It is crazy and when it comes to references, bibliographies, I really dread and this worries me most!
Most of the journals, books, articles I am finding when I go and get the book, it is not the same as what is on social media either? Has anybody else had any of these issues? It confuses me and can somebody help with and give us students who really do want to be good writers a method to this madness.
I have always had been criticized by many Professors, instructors who I know have my best interest, but instead of telling me what I am doing all of the time, give me an example I can follow and so this is what I do now!
Can somebody tell me where it is written in stone it is called plagiarism and where do these words, maybe the person who invented it should be checked out? Now they got computer packages checking for this and don’t you as a Professor or instructor no when we are using somebody elses work and what makes you think we are doing this as trying to become criminal students? There are many of us who want to get better at what we profess we must do!
When is it okay to paraphrase and don’t we need books to be able to do this, and when we find on website and from good papers found on internet to use as mentor papers, so that we can see the page numbers and with so many revisions nowadays, we really, I guess be very careful with this too, because this means the page number will change if you don’t have the right year when looking for the actual book at the library. All of these manmade laws are making teachers and professors do nothing anymore and you are suppose to use others work and don’t care what others say or think of me!
I have used very old books which were either given to me by Washington University, library stacks, bought myself, etc. and am seeing so many revised books now. Or it could mean that now see that others are using for research, etc. When the books are revised this already makes many papers not believed because each of the book’s page numbers change, etc. For example: “Your Body’s Many Cries For Water” by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj and guess this is why there are so many revisions and we must make sure of the dates for the book we are using is correct, “DMSO Nature’s Healer” by Dr. Morton Walker, etc. and I have the very older versions which I use as my research and sometimes, the old books cannot even be found.
Anyway, just wanted to drop this and see if any other writers or students out there are experts who produce perfect papers? Needing help with my papers and again, please blame my head and not my heart for I am not here to get paid, but assigned by God and to honestly learn from others mistakes and mine too, and hope somebody can learn from mine! Thank goodness for partners!
I so love mistakes, and for those of you out there just waiting and looking for mistakes, get ready because they are what make us better and when you are not normal, we don’t really care nor or afraid to break the rules!
One last thing and I must say, it amazes me how important it is for students to do what is most important while in college, for once you educate a woman, watch out and the rest is history!
So, I close with “To Do or Not to Do” is like being perfect according to society and I am not perfect, nor normal so we got a real issue! Don’t let anybody tell you that you are doing something not the right way all of the time, but help a person instead and show them your so called right way and also and please back it up with the way it is suppose to be done and this even goes for Professors, instructors, mothers, fathers, even me!
Always use an outline before wasting your time and send to your professor to see if you are on the right path to somewhere. When you are doing an outline and know you are on point because you feel so good about what you have done and then get the bomb dropped because you don’t know what you are talking about it makes me so wonder what is really happening with our leadership in our educational arenas!
Distance learning is not easy at all for students, but those who do accelerate, should be praised, but when you get assignments which make no sense and then the right answers are wrong answers, I question the Dean’s of colleges and no disrespect to any of the good Deans out there!
Organic candles (as many as you can light)
Running water sound, CD, etc.
Nice meditation music
Nice comfortable bed or
Nice comfortable floor with mats
(1) Inhale taking a beautiful breath of air and don’t forget to smile……….you must smile in order for it to become happy air!
(2) Exhale, releasing and blowing all that happy air out and you will feel like you are floating, and releasing all that happy into the atmosphere to spread and share all around you!
(3) Then start with once again until the whole room is full of happy!
(4) If you want the happy to stay within your inner most……..you must laugh instead of smiling!
You have now created a very contagious happy wind and spreading it all over the place! Catch……
Sometimes what we dream may not be what we expect! But it’s okay! But without dreams where we would be?
I have come to realize when things are meant, they will be what they really are….and what that is…..we will just have to wait and see won’t we?
We may think one thing, see another, and it may appear what it really is and not even that at all!
If you have a dream about traveling, taking a journey, or visiting somewhere else, you are having one of the most common human dreams the world over.
Jung wrote about such dreams as being commonplace. In general, such a dream is about the journey through life!
Writing is such a comforting way of dealing with our dreams, Write…
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