Monthly Archives: October 2012

Surviving the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy makes her exit, it is now evident how much destruction the storm has caused.  Many homes, stores, beaches, boardwalks, roads have been destroyed, not to mention the railways.  Extensive flooding has shut down the NYC subways, LIRR, MetroNorth, NJ PATH and NJ Transit systems.  Numerous areas are without power, with no certainty when it will be resumed.  Many people in NYC, New Jersey, Connecticut are still without power, making it dangerous to walk around at night.

It is important to stay up to date with information coming in from the governors, mayors, and local officials regarding when the power is expected to return, where to get help and how to donate to the American Red Cross for those greatly affected by disaster.  We have all been affected by this storm on many levels so it is essential that we all stick together and help out our neighbors.  To get more information on Hurricane Sandy, please click here and

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Ease in the Breeze

Well, my heart’s in the Highlands at the break of day
Over the hills and far  away
There’s a way to get there and I’ll figure it out somehow
But I’m  already there in my mind
And that’s good enough for now.
-Bob Dylan, Highlands

                   Stay safe and at ease.

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The parable of the two houses and the apocalyptic storm

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be likened to a wise man, who built his house on the rock; and the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and fell upon that house, and it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. And everyone hearing these words of mine and not doing them will be likened to a foolish man, who built his house on the sand; and the rain came down and the rivers came and the winds blew and struck against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.

Matthew 7:24-27

Subtle Lesson ~ The choices we make are rooted in the state of our minds. Be calm in the midst of the storm for your foundation is inside of you.

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Perspective – Riding the Storm Out

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
~Willa Cather

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When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.
~Kahlil Gibran

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Celebrate Food Day!

Food Day is celebrated every October 24th to promote to the community the importance of health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice.  The purpose of the organization is to encourage people and communities to eat healthier, wholesome food instead of highly processed foods, which contain a lot of fat, sugar and chemicals.  Food Day hopes to change the food policies and regulations that are currently in place so that healthy food can be made more affordable for all people.  This, in turn, will reduce the rates of obesity, heart disease and cancer.  If you would like to read more about Food Day and how you can get involved, please click here.

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Inaudible Melodies

Busy day? Rough Week?

No worries… Relax and take in some easy ♫♪ Jack Johnson. ♬♩

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Masaru Emoto and Conscious Water

Einstein claimed water, liquefied matter, is energy.
Benveniste claimed water held memory.
Japanese Researcher Masaru Emoto now claims not only that water is energy and can store information, but it can also be impacted by the human conscious.
Emoto took various water samples from different locations, and applied nonphysical stimuli such as music, spoken word, and even thought.  He then froze the water and observed via microscope how the water behaved after the stimuli.  What he discovered expresses the power of the conscious.

Disclaimer: Masaru Emoto has expressed his research as less “science” but more art.

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Resist Temptation and Stay on Track this Halloween

With Halloween almost a week away, staying on track and keeping to your diet and weight loss goals can be a challenge.  Bags of chocolate, candy, cookies and baked goods fill grocery aisles, your coworkers leave baskets of treats in the office, your kids come home with handful of sweets- no wonder it is not easy to say no when presented with all these temptations!  To prevent sabotaging your hard work, it is important to plan ahead and decide how you will respond to each situation.

Click on the link to obtain more information on how to resist those treats as well as learn which candies satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the calorie count.  Have a safe Halloween!

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Aesop’s Fables: The County Mouse & The Town Mouse

A country mouse was extremely hospitable and generous with a visiting town mouse. The latter extolled life in the city and deprecated simple country life. He persuaded his “country cousin” to visit him in the city where he served him lavishly with the remains of a feast. However, the meal was interrupted by the barking of the master’s dogs and the revels of the people. In disgust the country mouse returned to his home convinced that his barley bread eaten in peace excelled dainty fare taken with fear and trembling.


A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

Aesops Fables

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