350 or bust: Relief for Climate Anxiety

EFT, also called Tapping, is a great mind/body tool that’s been shown to alleviate stress and change stuck emotional patterns in our nervous system. In this video, Christine Penner Polle, climate-concerned mom and author of Unfreeze Yourself: Five ways to take action on climate change NOW for the sake of your family, your health, and ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Ultimate Caregiver’s Playlist

Music is often the soundtrack of our lives. Particular songs evoke memories of personal pain, triumphs, love, commitment and maybe a broken heart. Other tunes just make us happy by prodding us to smile and dance. Caring for another person is a journey full of some of the greatest dramas in our lives, so I ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Best Revenge is Living a Good Life – i believe you, it’s not your fault.

Add i believe you, it’s not your fault to  your bookmarks, your blog, your whatever.  It is too important not to.   The Best Revenge is Living a Good Life.  (TW Rape, Child Abuse) I am the only female child in my family of four children and I am the youngest. When people hear that, ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The therapeutic benefits of gardening and getting your hands in the soil

Studies have shown that gardening really is therapeutic. It has been found that there are compounds in the soil that, when they strike the olfactory senses, trigger a stress-relieving relaxation response in human beings. This makes sense, since we have spent ten thousand years digging in the soil, and associating the scent of the earth ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Fukushima still spreading deadly radiation across northern hemisphere: one food can help protect you

Seaweed is a true super-food, high in essential nutrients, low carb, low calorie, and also, naturally high in iodine – and it helps protects the body from radiation. It is a staple in Japan and many other maritime regions. Considering the rising levels of radiation across North America due to the Fukushima disaster, we had all best ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Top Priorities of the 21st Century

If I were asked what I felt were the top priorities facing human beings today, in the 21st century, I would have to say there are four that top the list, in my mind. 1. Halt the global corporate coup. Defeat the corporate war on democracy, which is now escalating daily, and take democracy back. ...

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Dead Wild Roses: Project Unbreakable – Pictures that say too much.

*TW for sexual violence. Project Unbreakable is about the survivors of sexual assault.  It is a photoblog of survivors holding up signs with messages about their experiences and feelings.  Powerful stuff. Abuse is epidemic in our societies, not thinking about it does not make it go away.  Please link to and propagate Project Unbreakable’s message. ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body

Mens sana in corpore sano: a sound mind in a healthy body – a very good motto that is. The saying comes from the Roman Juvenal, and it applies as much today as it did two thousand years ago, of course. I’ve alternated, myself, between being a certified bon vivant, almost a regular Zorba the ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

“Our true home is in the present moment. The miracle is not to walk on water. the miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment. Peace is all around us – in the world and in nature – and within us – in our bodies and our spirits. Once we learn ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Caregivers’ Six Senses: Today is TOUCH

This is the first in a mini-series about how the senses are used in caregiving.  Today’s subject: TOUCH One of the benefits of caregiving, I believe, is that we touch the people we love more than the average, busy working person. Young parents know the primal satisfaction of touching their new baby.  But when children ...

350 or bust: Are You Hungry For Change?

Yesterday, I asked the question: what if our dysfunctional relationship to food is connected to the dysfunctional relationship we have with our ecosystem? Can we really properly care for our planet if we aren’t able to care for our own bodies?  If we are making choices that contaminant our bodies, and make them less and ...

350 or bust: Healing Ourselves, Healing The World

I recently read the following quote:  “life is a series of events that we’re not quite ready for”. Life is difficult; sometimes just getting out of bed in the morning can be a challenge. Tune into the news anytime of the day or night, and it’s clear that our world is hurting. Because we are ...