Lovely Owl - 1 min video May 13, 2013
The One April 25, 2013
Her lonely heart longs to feel,
eternal desire, a love that’s real,
Two souls of one, the heart combines.
Never want to separate the fire they spark,
Hoping one day her will to manifest,
Diminishing her emptiness.
grow your yoga April 24, 2013
April is almost over and I am so looking forward to May which is promising to be one exciting month! The first long weekend of the summer, my birthday (wooooo), and the next 30 day challenge at the Moksha Yoga Danforth studio (this time with a twist)!
I last participated in the 30-day challenge in October of 2012. The idea is to do 25 classes in the 30 days.
Natural Wonders: Virgin Forests are Irreplaceable April 22, 2013
Analysis by an international team of more than 100 studies comparing wildlife in forests that had been modified with those that had not confirms the crucial role that virgin forests play in conserving the natural world. The researchers conclude in the journal Nature that, “When it comes to maintaining tropical biodiversity, there is no substitute for primary forests.
The worldwide meta-study found that most species, notably birds, do much better in virgin tracts than in areas that have been cleared for agriculture, plantations oragroforestry or selectively logged for certain types of trees. In all but the latter, the overall impact on biodiversity was marked. In all cases, the variety of plants and animals was depleted more severly than the sheer number of organisms present.
Surprisingly, total mammal populations may do better under some kinds of forest modification, although this may be because opportunistic animals such as rats multiply even as the diversity of mammals drops. Birds, insects and plants experience an unequivocal loss.
The study addresses how best to specifically preserve nature across the tropics, where most human population growth and rapid development is occurring. It compares the effects of “land-sharing”, where farming and other development enables wildlife to share the same space, and “land-sparing”, which provides entitlement areas to wildlife while humans use other segments as intensely as they like.
Source: BBC News
Today is Earth Day and wanted to share this post. When you are outside, take a moment to breathe in the air, look up at the sky and hug a tree! Thank Mother Earth for all that she gives to us every day.
Have a beautiful Earth Day! Peace, love and bliss. Tammy
Take a Brake Before the Lights Burn Out April 19, 2013
It’s Sunday morning- a day of rest and relaxation. But first I would like to take a moment and break the word Sunday down into two words: Sun- the sun is shining, enjoy it every moment it is smiling at you. When it brings warmth to your skin and nourishing vitamins to your body. (Remember: too much sun can be harmful). Day- Savor each and every day like it is a precious gift, because it is.
So, let’s move on to the scene where I am taking the boys (my doggies) for their morning adventure. As I am driving along one of the neighborhood streets, I notice in my rear view that there is that car with the lights on top, you know the one. I turn to head toward my local coffee stop, and this car did the same. So, I smiled and thought to myself, maybe they are going to get coffee too. No such luck ,the blue lights came on and was now on the side of the road filled with anxiety as to why I was here.
I am really nervous now as I see him walk toward the vehicle. It wasn’t the typical question: “Do you know why I pulled you over?” It was: ”the reason I pulled you over was because both of your brake lights are out. I was so not aware of this and wondered how long they were not working. So, of course I had to give my license and registration to him ( mind you while my hands were shaking). He said: “sit tight, I’ll be right back.”
As I was waiting, getting warmer by the minute, the dogs panting profusely, another blue light car pulled up. I was the highlight of the morning. Funny, I didn’t feel too much like a celebrity.
So, the two of them carried on a conversation while we are sweating. I was really ready to go, but what can you do. My mind was on that coffee, it was just taking longer to get it.
The uniformed man came back to the window, gave me the license and registration back along with a postcard to fill out within 72 hours to get the brake lights fixed. No ticket and for that I was grateful.
I did ask if I could still go for coffee. The reply was: ”you can, just be careful, I wouldn’t want anyone to crash into you.” How sympathetic was that.
So, the question I had: ”If I do, will I get pulled over again?”
“Probably, but just show that card and you should be fine.”
He stayed at the window for a few more minutes to acknowledge my doggies and then we went our separate ways.
I have to say I wasn’t too keen on getting pulled over. On the flip side, I was grateful that it happened, because I don’t know how long it would of been before I realized it or someone else told me. This experience has taught me to be mindful of everything, even the little things that we sometimes forget.
Always remember there is a light in every situation, even if you don’t see it.
The Power of Love April 18, 2013
NOTE: The finger paint artist, Alexandra, is a beautiful 12-year-old child from Sandpoint, Idaho, USA and lives everyday with Rett syndrome. Please take a moment to visit her web HERE. It is beautiful and inspiring.
You will also enjoy a visit to her mother Catherine's web HERE.
You can learn more about Diane Loomas, the poem's author HERE.
Twenty and Eight = LOTUS April 14, 2013
The one who wanders independent in the world, free from opinions and viewpoints, does not grasp them and enter into disputations and arguments. As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world.- Buddha
I aimed to get a beautiful flower in the branch of a tall tree.