In Celebration of Mother’s day

In Celebration of Mothers DayIt goes without saying that when one enters the realm of motherhood, there is a belief that one is going to be the perfect mom but sadly this can only exist in the world of fantasy.

 

When that very special time arrives, there are many outside occurrences that can have powerful influences such as a traumatic delivery, “wise advice” from a grand-mother and the power of the ever presence media.  And at times one person’s idea of the perfect mom will clash with others ideals.

 

Life changes a great deal during the fascinating journey through parenting and no doubt some guidelines come in useful but patience will over-rule during episodes of poop, pees and smelly potties !

 

Basically the job description is common sense to new moms, but motherhood has undergone great upheavals in the last century. In earlier times their instincts were never questioned, but rather ruled sacrosanct !

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The Joys of Autumn

The Joys of AutumnAutumn has a special way of rejuvenating the soul and although some will be “ bidding farewell “ to Summer with a sense of melancholy, the change in seasons is quite refreshing.

 

One would never truly appreciate the 4 seasons in juxtaposition as nature intended, should one’s home be in equatorial regions where heat and humidity persist relentlessly without change . Fungal infections are forever being fought and bugs galore abide in these climates ever keen to “ befriend “ one with not too congenial outcomes.

 

With the onset of Autumn the sharp glare of the summer sun softens and the gentle light paints the sky in subtle tones of orange and gold. One can literally smell the commencement of this season as the falling leaves create new aromas combined with the soil.

 

Life changes in many forms especially as one becomes aware of the sounds of birds migrating in their unique, courageous way to warmer climates.

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EGGS – a different perception

eggsEggs have been sacred to many civilizations, both because of the form and the inner mystery that holds the secret, a latent “nothing” that produces a “something” within a closed shell needing nothing but warmth.

 

Although eggs are slightly more oval than round, the shape typifies the great circle ‘O’ symbolic of the universe and its spherical bodies. Within the oval shape of the bird’s egg, one discovers nature’s unique secret. Had the egg been created in the perfect round shape, it would have rolled away as dictated by gravity. But instead, the egg rotates in an almost circular manner coming to rest with the pointed side facing inward!
So this ensures better preservation, and a bonus for egg laying hens!

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Blood Life Sustainer

Blood Life SustainerMany cultures have been ascribed to blood having magical powers such as blood-letting for the bodies equilibrium, said to cure blindness, goitre, worms , grey hair and a multitude of bizarre complaints.

 

The bible has mentioned blood more than 400 times and William Shakespeare more than 700 times.

 

Many sayings have arisen such as a blue blooded aristocrat to a red blooded male, a set-up that makes ones blood run cold, killing a person in cold blood, blood being thicker than water, an issue that makes one’s blood boil or to sweat blood and tears & blood brothers mentioned on umpteen occasions.

 

Yet to science, even the most extravagant blood lore pales in comparison to the biochemical and evolutionary marvels of this liquid tissue.

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Sugar - some bitter truths unveiled

SugarDear readers, not too long ago, fats were the biggest enemy in our lives, having zero tolerance in any diet and induced great guilt at the mere mention of butter !

 

But now, according to health practitioners worldwide, there is a new evil on the block, namely sugar and the outcome of research is worth taking note of.

 

The statistics are frightening regarding how “sweet” the world has become with unpleasant circumstances.

 

The chief medical officer of the American heart association recommends that women have the maximum of 6 teaspoons per day, that everyone should read the labels on foods as just about any purchased contain sugar.

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