Simple Home Composting

This year I made a couple of resolutions. This is something that I usually don’t do, but, well composting is something that I was interested in for a while and this year I am going to start.

Many believe that composting can only be done if you have a garden or if you live in a House with a yard. Most of the books make compost out to be something that is quite complicated and it requires a lot of time and special tools. The truth is that composting can be extremely easy and can be done almost anywhere, if you live in a House, apartment or even a bus.

Why composting?

Every year, we literally throw away millions tons of leftover food. This food contributes a lot to the landfills and the precious minerals and resources in the food are buried forever and can never be re-obtained. For composting, you can greatly reduce your environmental impact, as well as produce valuable fertilizer for your yard and garden. Many composting as a source of income, so start composting today and make a profit, while helping the environment.

What you will need:

  1. A big plastic bucket with a tight-fitting lid
  2. Second bucket with lid (optional, but highly desired)
  3. A small glass, plastic, or ceramic canister kitchen steel. Yogurt tubs and coffee cans also work well.

How to start:

You will definitely need a big plastic bucket with a tight-fitting lid. If you want to get a continuous compost bucket according to begin once the first is full of filler. Make sure that your buckets has never contained any toxic chemicals such as paints, glues, pesticides or fertilizers. Because plastic is porous, these chemical waste never leaves completely and it will make your compost toxic.

Using a drill, carefully make several small holes around the top sides of the bucket. Your compost will have some ventilation. Don’t make any holes in the lid of the bucket. After that, there’s nothing more for him. Place your bucket of manure outside on your porch or balcony, preferably out of direct sunlight, and you’re ready to start filling it in.

If your apartment has balcony or outdoor porch area, you can still compost. Look for kits of vermicomposting (composting with worms) online that you can store correctly and neatly in your kitchen sink.

Beyond The Basics

As it fills add it to your compost. And that is about it.

Most industrial and commercial composting plants use processes, because we guarantee best quality products in one shorter period. The greater degree of control and, therefore, higher quality, often get composted in a sealed container with a control and continuous adjustment of temperature, airflow and humidity, among other parameters.

Home composting is more varied, fluctuating between extremely passive techniques to active techniques specific to an industry. For this purpose choose a place outdoors either courtyard or garden of choice away from the House or kitchen, should give you the Sun and shade during the day. Every time to integrate new organic waste to compost or once a week with a rod is stirred, this step is very important for ventilating materials. In three or four weeks it will be observed that it is difficult to distinguish what was deposited with the exception of the recent waste. Oral care products, can be used even if a well maintained pile rarely produces odors.

After four months will become humus (plant name of land formed by the decomposition of organic matter) and this results in a super fertilizer with life, with a great density and variety of micro-organisms that synthesize enzymes, vitamins, hormones and that favorably affect the biotic balance of the soil.

When it is howling out

First good snow of the season. The roads up here were covered almost immediately. Jeep took it fine (like I knew it would) but saw a lot of other people sliding around. Work was pretty dead since no one wanted to go out.

Got to have lunch with Suzi today even though we had to go down to town to do it. On the way back up, the wind was so strong it was trying to take the tops of my half doors off.

I think it’s bed time. Goodnight.

Blessed be the infinity.

Save Those Shells

Eggshells are valued in our home for a variety of uses of crafting for gardening. Wasting their eggshells is a waste! Instead of sending your valuable egg shells for the landfill, try some of these ideas.

To store the egg shells for later use, wash them and set them out on a towel to dry for a few hours. Once they are dry, Crumble them into pieces and store them in an empty container in the fridge. I like to use a large plastic yogurt container. Get them for use when necessary.

In the garden, broken egg shells act as a natural slug and snail repellent. Sprinkle them around your plants to form a barrier that the slugs you will not cross. You can also add crushed eggshells into your compost bin or worm. It will add valuable calcium to the soil and plants.

Eggshells are also excellent calcium supplements for pets. Many dogs like to eat eggshells. If they receive any, they must be raw, fresh and wet so they are still a little soft. If they are cooked or dry, powder them using a mortar and pestle and add them to your pet’s food. This is especially good for older pets who are losing bone density.

Eggshell pieces of dyed Easter eggs are great to use for crafts. Children can use them to create colorful mosaics on paper using some white glue and pieces of eggshell colored as the medium.

Egg shells can be profitable. Use a fan to blow their eggs egg. Wash the shells and let them dry for several days. These whole shells can be used for a variety of crafts, such as engraving, painted or decorated eggs, or pysanky. These beautiful eggs may be sold or given as gifts or transformed into Christmas tree ornaments.

If you choose to do the entire egg shells, but you don’t want to use them for crafts, you can sell the empty shells. Many artisans are interested in buying eggs for their handblown craft projects. I saw several people selling online in boxes of eggs by the dozen.

A Frozen Reward Was Waiting

With the promise of freezing fog in the forecast, I thought it was worth a try to drive up to the mountains This is the closest high elevation spot to our house, about fifteen minutes away. It feels otherworldly, like the perfect breath of fresh air in the midst of everyday life. It was the perfect antidote to all the busy work of Christmas preparations and the generally gray mood things have been in lately.

I felt a little worried we wouldn’t see anything, but right near the top, we did!

This was an impromptu trip, just a jaunt, really. I’m so glad we went. It was absolutely exhilarating. I cannot explain how full of wonder I was. Every stem and leaf became a new treasure to discover and wonder over. The sun was touching the trees, as you can see, and the ground was already littered with the falling ice. The fog stretched across all of valley, miles wide.

Past Life Experiences

Past life regression, regression, regression of memory or retrocognoterapia (S, 2008) consists of making the patient recall their alleged past lives through hypnosis.


The name Past Life Therapy (Past Life Therapy) was coined by the doctor of Psychology Morris Netherton, in 1967, when he developed a proprietary method of hypnosis, which designated as Active Hypnosis. The Foundation of this approach extracts of regressive hypnosis your ground: in altered state of consciousness, the client would return to a past beyond the threshold of the current life, where you will find a mnemonic reservoir whose instance is what the researcher Hemandra Banerjee called “extra-cerebral memory“. According to the hypothesis of past-life Therapy, to reach the core of the trauma, your unconscious releases the material retained through the psychic that Freud called “catharsis”. With the catharsis, the psychic energy is released and the subject would be significant relief in their symptoms. This psychic relief would be the cause of physical and psychological cures recorded by regression therapists. In addition to Morris Netherton, are considered the precursors of this therapeutic current Hans Tend, Roger Woolger and Edith Fiore. Until today, these authors are considered references in the area and required reading in courses.

The therapy can be done by the help of hypnosis, but some lessons do not need this method. Hypnosis allows the person to enter deeper States of consciousness or trance regressive itself, where it triggers the phenomenon of regression or remembrance of past lives. Other methods can be used, for example, continuous difficulty for the Auto Lookup staff. The patient enters deep within you, by searching until at some point regresses alone, remember to flash or situation continues in dreams PES (extrasensory perception). Remembering past experiences or traumas, a person can identify the source of your problem and fix it. One of the most famous American writers on the subject is Brian l. Weiss, a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School and holder of the Chair of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, with several works translated into Portuguese.

  • It can be useful in several ways, in the treatment of: phobias and irrational fears, psychosomatic problems, feeding disorders, family problems, sexual disorders, problems of marriage and relationship. She treats negative patterns of being and acting, finding the reasons for the difficulties in the current life and putting in action a positive change, modifying attitudes and ways of understanding the existence. The reason to search for past life therapy, different from what many people think, is not looking to change anything in the past, but improve your life now. Very often trauma and negative patterns of behavior of the past continue to influence us, without you know, until today and it can manifest in the present as a phobia, allergy, a chronic illness or a physical disability, an addiction, a mental disturbance, inability to relate, an attraction or repulsion inexplicable about someone.


Among the known English speaking therapists who use and teach the past-life Therapy include Drs. Brian Weiss, Barbara Brennan and Ken Page in the United States and Dr. John Plowman in the United Kingdom. In almost all the major centers of Brazil is psychologists and psychiatrists who apply the technique.

In Brazil there are several therapeutic lines of DVT, each possessing their particularities and differences. But in the final analysis, the similarities between them are much more significant than the differences. The differences are more theoretical and focus that every therapist focuses their attention. The schools more serious, as taught by INTVP, founded by Maria Julia and Ney Prieto Peres, do not use the spiritual aspect and relegate to the background, preferring to focus on psychological aspects of current and objective consciousness “meaning” that the person gives the experience of past lives. Other approaches, such as the SBTVP (Brazilian Society of past-life Therapy) on the other hand, seeks to put the TVP in a karmic level, taking into account the task of the met life. This is considered by some as a more spiritual approach of past-life Therapy in Brazil, because it supposedly deals with the issue of “presences” (spirits obsessors for Spiritism). Other less orthodox approaches using the technique of the mentor (it would be a major advance spiritual soul that comes assist in the regressions), the proposal of life (our mission in life), the postmortem (life after death), future lives, spiritual guides, among others.

Theoretical Assumptions

Since long ago, centuries, millennia, a large portion of mankind already carries with it the certainty of reincarnation. The Oriental peoples, especially took into their philosophies and religions that concept. The psychology in the Western world seems to have taken 4000 years to begin to glimpse the explanation of reincarnation to justify the sore pains of contemporary man’s soul; his depressions, their delusions, their anxieties and paranoia, their negative patterns of behavior, all that, anyway, that he uses to stay alive. Although a few years between us, there are already a few decades therapists in different parts of the world, especially in the United States, began to face personal experiences or clients during sessions of psychotherapy or hypnosis experienced events in ages past, in another time, knowing, for example, report historical facts of which had not had any previous cultural information , or talking about the languages they strangers. From the systematic study of these experiences, and especially the therapeutic results obtained, regression techniques in time were studied and refined, and the customer think of the whole process.

The goal is to provide the individual opportunities so you can secure the traumatic episodes relived, generally occurred in situations that were left unresolved in the past which have turned into problems in the present. While taking note of the previous trauma, the individual brings the level of understanding, to the conscious mind, the problem which has been experienced until then disconnected from the right. For most people the regression if accompanied of a catharsis that blocked energy in the form of a large release of emotions. At other times the individual still requires reprogramming, this past life therapy process called awareness and transformation. Like all psychotherapy techniques, including analytical, DVT works with the emotional pain being a science of human behavior, as therapy, using the compilation and systematization as treatment technique.

  1. Most of the therapeutic work comprises release something that is locked in the past, or are stuck in the unconscious of the individual, this burden, transported to the current life, needs to be eliminated via your clarification and understanding, to make way for a new type of psychic and behavioral response, this is the goal of therapy. The original cause can be emotional, mental or physical, but will be marked as a scar on his current life and can manifest as any form of sickness or another kind of unease, not necessarily physical. The remembrance, and reframing of these disidentifying problems of the past, with the subsequent rescheduling of ways of being and acting towards life are you going to provide the cure.
  2. The fundamental difference between DVT and other schools like the Orthodox psychological, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and other is the belief in reincarnation and the understanding that our spirituality, being an integral and inseparable part of our being, can also suffer from pathological processes which lead to unpleasant consequences in our life leading to pain, suffering and despair. There is a tendency to mystify the DVT or even associate it with certain religions, is likely to happen just by Spiritualized and Reincarnationist approach of the process itself, which is inseparable from their theoretical bases. As in Western societies science and spirituality are still inconsistent there is a tendency to schools, councils and professional associations take advantage of a particular opinion more “psychological” and “scientific” taxing that kind of therapy “spiritualist”, “mystical” or plain quackery, unfortunately, we have to admit, it can happen, as in any area of human knowledge

Spirit vision

Teach the Doctrine to the oblivion of the past is necessary for the spirit in its current existence is not overwhelmed with the memories and emotions of other lives.

There is a passage from the book of the Spirits “by Allan Kardec, which some argue authorize the rescue of memories of past incarnations:

“On entering the body life, the spirit lost momentarily, the memory of his previous existences, as if a veil the force; However, sometimes, have a vague awareness of it and they can even be disclosed in some circumstances. But it is only the will of the spirits that do spontaneously, with a useful goal and never to satisfy an idle curiosity. “

We see in this passage from the book of the Spirits “that you can remember previous existences, when there is a reason useful and when the spirits higher than approve.

Spiritualists scholars often say DVT is not a joke, but a serious technically and therefore must be sought only when necessary. In other words, one should not face the decline as a chance to discover a past life distinguished or by mere curiosity.

Despite the confusion about the two themes: past life regression and Spiritism (because the TVP is based on the belief of reincarnation) therapy is based on scientific principles through structured studies and research conducted by psychologists and psychiatrists as: Maria Julia Peres, Livy Tulio Pincherle, Hernani Guimarães Andrade, Helen Wambach, Morris Netherton, etc. Is a psychotherapeutic process that deals with psychological and emotional problems, already the Spiritism is a religious doctrine, beliefs and dogmas that seek to help the man to solve their problems of spiritual order to achieve a better evolution of long-term spirit. Spiritualism is a religion, past life therapy is science, yet with his doubts and controversy, but based on theories similar to other psychological disciplines.

Skeptical view

Skeptics claim that although the patients really believe have remembered past lives, it’s about false memories.

According to the skeptical psychologist Robert Baker, the belief in reincarnation is the leading Predictor of which the patient will have a memory of past lives during past life regression.

One of the most notorious cases of therapy was an American woman who remembered having been Bridey Murphy, and sang old Irish songs; When the case was investigated, it was shown that she reminded him not of a past life, but of his childhood. The book The Search for Bridey Murphy details this story.

The undeniable is that even if they are fantasy, imaginations, hallucinations or even mental creations the regressions in the therapeutic process, are capable of making symptoms disappear or promote healing of sick aspects of personality. Most patients who have spent the past-life therapy, incidentally, got rid of several symptoms and improve your quality of life.

My Sister’s Modern Bridal Shower

My sister’s Maid of Honor and I have been planning her (my sister’s bridal shower) for a while now, and while we got a little hocked up on what games we were going to play (since it is supposed to be a modern affair), what to serve and how we were going to decorate. Since both she and I both love being crafty (not to misinterpret that with devious), we decided to hand make some of the decorations. And that they should fit with my sister’s one and only request about the bridal shower, namely that it should be modern and a little formal. Alright, that is two requests but I pushed them into one category. I had recently seen a garland made out of coffee filters (I know not the most elegant right off the bat but it did look modern and it didn’t look at all like coffee filters when it was finished) and thought it looked sweet.

Since the one i saw was a little bit more complicated it also looked a little more professional, I on the other hand decided to take it on and simplify it. It was in fact super easy to make and is really classy!

When it came to the invitations we both decided it was better to order them. I mean, it wasn’t like either of us had the time to sit there and design and print them and I voiced my concerns if they would look professional. I am seriously an old soul when it comes to technology and I don’t get my printer to work half of the time so it wasn’t like I was going to print out my own bridal shower invitation, we decided to order them instead.

She was in the process of caring for her newborn so it all worked out and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be helping with my sisters Bridal Shower. Her Maid of Honor called me and asked if I would help her out and was jumping for joy, I like to help setup parties, and this wasn’t just another party to help with. This was my sister’s bridal shower. I can understand why I wasn’t made the Maid of Honor but that doesn’t mean I wanted to be excluded.

Since we knew the colors for the wedding, the colors for the wedding are blue and green with an accent color, we wanted to compliment (steal) them in the shower. Since modern was the theme we decided on a shabby chic feel.

I found this wonderful blue and green flowered calico that I have been using on all of the items I have crafted to tie things together.

My sister asked if I could make some mini cupcakes for bridal shower. There is a story behind this, mostly with me making them when I was small with my mother and my sister eating them all up. As i was searching for inspiration i kept saving pictures of bright colors and knew i wanted to create 2 different cupcakes that were VERY colorful!

The batter is a white chocolate chip and mint cake with cream cheese frosting.

I did have some help and we adapted a a recipe for white cake that I had in my old cookbook. With twenty-four hungry ladies coming it put a bit of a strain on how many to make. In the end we quadrupled the recipe to ensure we had enough mini cupcakes with some to spare, and it worked out perfectly. My sister took a dozen home with her for her soon-to-be.

In the end the day was amazing and we had a great time.

Thanks for letting me help!

Blessed be the soul.

Science of the Soul

The soul or the equivalent term to the Albuquerque néphesh and to the Greek psykhé, meaning “to be”, “life” or “creature”. Etymologically, it derives from Latin term animu (anima), means “anima”. It would be a source of life of every organism, being eternal and body separated. Soul is not the same spirit. In religion, has great importance, giving, to the individual, a capacity to do and experience things and moments swell. Was discussed and cited on philosophy.

Modern science

In General, modern science studies the man without making references to an immaterial soul, since, if it exists, cannot be observed or measured by current instruments. Nevertheless, some scientists have tried to find transport units of the existence and the nature of the human soul. Many of the scientific research on this subject will in the direction of the near-death experiences, but there is no conclusive evidence for modern science actually the minutes left Affidavit body, or if you have suffered from hallucinations. There are also some scientists such as Ian Stevenson and Brian Weiss conducted case studies on previous experience narrating children at birth, and could suggest a routine calls of reincarnation (hence, existence of the soul), although they have not demonstrated by the scientific process of how this could occur.


Neuroscience is a term gathers as biological disciplines study the nervous system. Many discoveries of neuroscience bring intriguing facts about the mind.

The study of people had both cerebral hemispheres photo (called calosotomia, the result of surgery stop serve serious cases of epilepsy, or trauma or liquid spills) has brought important program stop o more functioning of the mind. The right and left hemispheres are, in many ways, symmetrical. The right hemisphere controls the left side of the body and the left hemisphere controls the right side. As mental functions are distributed in two. However, in most people, some mental functions are more concentrated not left hemisphere (language, linear reasoning), while others are more concentrated without law (intense emotions, intuition of space Affidavit body, emotional expression without a face), although these functions are not unique for each hemisphere. In addition, the left visual field of each eye is received by the right hemisphere and the right visual field is received by the left. The Corpus Callosum allows communication between the two hemispheres.

Occurs when they had their Corpus Callosum completely divided (calosotomia), the hemispheres lose communication with each other (although over time the brain tend to find other was entitled to establish communication between the two hemispheres Amendment of other nerve connections there are no brain besides Corpus Callosum). With that, the left hemisphere controls the right side body and not participating in language, work so separated the right hemisphere controls the left side of the body and do not participate in the emotions.

While the right hemisphere does not have access to language centers and, therefore, cannot speak, he arranged the table can rearrange cards with letters with a left hand. For example, in one study, a guy had suffered calosotomia was asked about what is your ideal collection. Verbally (i.e. coordination the left hemisphere), the patient replied he would like to be a designer. However, with the left hand (this is, the right hemisphere), he rearranged as forming of letters as words “auto race” (“car race”, in English) without your left hemisphere before he had acknowledged it.

Roger Sperry, in a survey of patients with split-brain, reports that when it was shown at the right side of the patient (through special glasses that block the right visual field of each eye), a picture of a family person, the left hand pointed out the first letter of the name of that person, although the patient say (the left hemisphere) since I’ve seen some photo and not moving his left arm. When a photo of the patient himself was shown to the right hemisphere, the patient responded with emotional responses such as laughter and self-conscious smile, in addition to simple emotional phrases like “Oh, no! Oh, God! “. The right side also responded with thumbs up or down so socially correct for images of famous personalities such as Winston Churchill and Hitler. All this with the patient saying (your left hemisphere) that I haven’t seen any photographs.

The right hemisphere of the brain, working independently and isolated from the left, demonstrates intelligence. He can understand, analyze, record, perform complex reasoning, understanding emotions and express them, demonstrate cultural knowledge and respond creatively to new situations.

These studies show that, in some cases of split brain, the brain generates what appears to be two separate Consciousnesses. Research on split-brain patients led the neuroscientist and Nobel Prize winner Roger Sperry to conclude: “everything we have seen indicates that the surgery left these people with two distinct minds, that is, two separate spheres of consciousness. What is experienced in the right hemisphere appears to be totally outside the scope of what is experienced by the left hemisphere. “

One of the most dramatic consequences and avoided the alien hand syndrome. One of the hands “wins a mind of its own” (usually the left) after surgery and is opposed to what the patient wants, undoing what the right hand does (intermanual conflict). For example, tasks such as opening a door with the right hand is broken by the left. The dress, the left hand can oppose, and struggle to get the clothes right hand in turn struggle to put. In another case, the left hand (right hemisphere) of a patient would prefer different foods and even different television programs, intervening against the wishes expressed by the actions of the right hand that is spoken by the patient. There is also the case of a patient whose left hand was opposed whenever the patient was trying to light a cigarette and smoking; the left hand often vanquished the cigarette or lighter and threw away. Another case reported is of a patient whose strange hand grabbing the breast of every woman who approached him, causing a great cognition for him.

According to some atheistic ideals, these scientific studies put serious questions to dualism, because their results seem irreconcilable with the idea of the existence of an individual soul (i.e. indivisible) independent of the brain, which already provide strong evidence that a physical Division of the brain produces as two different souls that have purpose, tastes, opinions, personality and miscellaneous thoughts , although they share memories of facts prior to the separation of the hemispheres. If the mind becomes two minds at the physical level of the brain divided into two, as not to conclude that, during the time of the death of the brain, and the increasing disruption of neuronal connections, what we call mind multiplies in a fractured mind increasingly dispersed until all connections fall apart?

However, from the point of view of defenders of the soul, this implies only the result of a physiological effect on the body. Being, the body, the temporary housing of the soul, this shall be subject to the conditions that this offers to express themselves. Being, the soul of the human being, befitting their degree of evolution, this, too, is not perfect and is subject to their will while in the body, following the principles of free will, and also its limitations. Events such as these may be part of reincarnation processes, in accordance with the principles of reincarnation. And also simply explained with the fact that the body be the duality of emotion and reasoning. If your brain, a driver and a commander of the nervous system is divided, the body is liable to its consequences. The fact that apparently two consciousness arise, is nothing more than the emotional and the rational, that normally work together when not in harmony but in agreement when one outweighs the other, in this case are totally separate, exposing maybe, things a let the other, hidden when expressed in human target attitude of calosotomia.