Home Gardening | The Art of Gardening For Beginners – Urban Moonshine

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Are you fantasizing about starting a garden this year but not sure where to begin? Not to worry! There are many ways to participate in the gardening resurgence even if you don’t know the first thing about soil science, pollinators, or the difference between the 50 tomatoes to choose from on the seed rack at your local gardening store. Here are a few tips to get you started on your gardening journey.

Depending on your access to gardening space (tiny apartment or sprawling country farmhouse), free time, and available resources (how much money do you want to spend on this new gardening hobby anyway), you may want to start small or dig up your whole front yard and join the Food Not Lawns movement. All gardeners are welcome to the gardening club. As a start, I’m a big fan of growing sprouts in the kitchen as well as a…

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Astrology | Sun in Gemini!

Sun is moved into Gemini yesterday, the third sign of the zodiac. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the messenger planet, who is also moved into Gemini. 💫

Gemini has the twin energy which is dual and airy energy. So now is a great time for communication and everything that has to do with speaking, writing and also marketing. 💫

Gemini does not like to be stuck in one place and like to move around a lot. Short trips, vehicles and electronic devices are also connected to Gemini. You might acquire new things of such nature now. This can also bring an energy of indecisiveness and multi-tasking, so take the time to slow down every once in a while. 💫

Gemini is also connected to social media and we can see more interest and activity in this area of life. Gemini is all about connecting and socializing which makes this month more extroverted.

Aloha Spirit

HO’OMANAWANUI CHALLENGE

This is another journaling exercise that works in tandem with Na Mahalo ‘Elima … This week, write down the things that bug you. These can be big things or small things. Write WHY these things annoy or frustrate you, then write HOW you will act when faced with these irritations. Visualization is a powerful tool to overcoming bad habits and strengthening character.

Health Optimization and Adaptogens – An Effective Strategy Against Pathogens | DonnieYance.com

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Now more than ever, we need more sunshine, fresh air, clean water, and to nourish our cells with powerful phytonutrients that strengthen our ability to adapt and thrive as we are exposed to stress, toxins, and virulent pathogens in our environment. Did you know that being outside, getting sunshine, and breathing fresh air (particularly humid air) is one of the best medicines against acute respiratory viruses? Being in a hospital on a respirator, as much as it may be a necessity for some, is far from creating an optimal environment for healing. Speaking of fresh air, did you know that our environment is cleaning up like never imagined because of COVID-19? Yes!  It’s true. Los Angeles, which normally has some of the poorest air quality in the world, now has clean air, and on April 21st, 2020, it saw some of the cleanest air of any major city…

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“No Mow May” Campaign Asks Us to Leave the Lawn Alone Until June to Help Save Bees

Not mowing in May results in more flowers and nectar all summer long for struggling pollinators. Wildlife organization urges us to leave lawnmowers locked up until June. April showers bring May flowers, and if you like food, you should leave those flowers alone. Not mowing in May results in a […]

Source: “No Mow May” Campaign Asks Us to Leave the Lawn Alone Until June to Help Save Bees

La’au Lapa’au | Essential Oils for Treating Cold Sores

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Cold sores, which are also called fever blisters, can be itchy, painful, and embarrassing. They are typically caused by the herpes simplex virus.

Cold sores can be treated with antiviral medications, which may shorten how long the symptoms last. There are various home remedies, as well, which are used to ease their discomfort.

Furthermore, a lot of studies have been done that show compounds in certain essential oils may help treat cold sores.

Essential oils might have some advantages over medication. For instance, essential oils usually cause fewer side effects than antiviral drugs.

Although they may be helpful in treating the symptoms of the herpes simplex virus, essential oils can be harmful if taken orally. When used to treat cold sores, the oils are applied topically to the skin only after they are mixed with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil or coconut oil.

In this article, we take a look at…

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La’au Lapa’au | Green Tea

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Green Tea, Camellia sinensis Foster Purchased 2008

Green Tea

Botanical name Camellia sinensis (L.),

Family Theaceae.

Also Known As: Tea Plant, Tea Shrub

TCM Name: Lu Cha

Meridians: Spleen, Kidney, Heart, Liver

Key TCM Actions & Medicinal Uses: Promotes Bodily Fluids/Quenches Thirst. Clears Heat/Dissolves Phlegm/Promotes Urination: headaches, dizziness, heat stroke. Enhances alertness/Boosts Mental Clarity: meditation, focus, sleepiness, refreshes the mind.

Origins: Camellia sinensis (or tea plant) is used to make most traditional caffeinated teas, including black tea, white tea, oolong tea, and green tea. This plant originated near the southwest region of China as an evergreen forest shrub. The leaves are glossy green with serrated edges and are similar in both shape and size to a bay leaf. As the story goes, tea plant was first stumbled upon by accident in 2737 B.C.E. The emperor at the time was boiling water in his garden when a leaf from the overhanging…

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Home Gardening | How to Grow Lemons At Home And Never Buy Them Again (Video) 

In general, people who eat fruits as part of an overall healthy diet have a lower risk of chronic diseases. Fruits are rich in numerous nutrients, such as fiber, vitamin C, folate, and potassium. Citrus fruits are the favorites of many. Their taste is usually a combination of sweet, sour, and bitter, which makes them a fantastic […]

Source: How to Grow Lemons At Home And Never Buy Them Again (Video) – Healthy Food House

Homestyles | 12 DIY Cleaning Recipes — From Hand Sanitizer to Floor Cleaner

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It’s cleaning day! Time to put on your favorite old jeans, sweatpants, or even pajamas. Crank up some loud music or just enjoy the silence. The unpleasant smells and harsh chemicals usually associated with cleaning are a thing of the past with these “Do it yourself” or DIY cleaning recipes.

Don’t dread giving the toilet bowl or kitchen floors a good scrubbing when you use all-natural homemade cleaning products. These recipes can make you feel great about cleaning toxin-free! These easy recipes can work for every room of your house.

From a daily surface cleaner to homemade laundry detergent, you can customize the scent of all of these DIY products using essential oils. You’ll avoid all the harmful chemicals and save money because they use just a few basic ingredients.

Benefits Of Using Natural Cleaning Products

For people with issues with their respiratory tract or lungs, like asthma, all-natural cleaning products — especially ones you make…

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La’au Lapa’au | Moringa

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Moringa

Botanical Name: Moringa oleifera

Common Name: Ben oil, Benzoil tree, Drumstick tree, Horseradish tree, Moringa, Mulaka, Sajna, Saragva, Shajmah, Shevga, Sujana, Sundan

Family: Moringaceae

Ayurvedic/ TCM: Shigru

Habitat: The moringa tree, also known as “miracle tree,” “drumstick tree,” “horseradish tree,” “mother’s best friend,” “miracle tree,” “the never die,” and “ben oil tree,” is a deciduous species, native to southern Asia and Africa, although nowadays it thrives in both dry and humid tropical and subtropical forests of many countries around the world. The moringa tree prefers elevations below 1,970 feet (600 m), but it can grow up to 3,940 feet (1,200 m) in tropical areas.

Plant Biology: The moringa tree is really a woody, perennial shrub that can be 16-32.8 feet (5-10 m) tall, with a trunk diameter of about 18 inches (45 cm). The bark is usually pale, grey-white, and usually smooth. The pale green moringa…

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La’au Lapa’au | Bacopa: Therapeutic Potential for Alzheimer’s Disease?

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In Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) is called brahmi and used as a brain tonic to enhance cognitive function and prevent memory loss. Bacopa monnieri extract (BME) has antioxidant and neuroprotective properties and, in clinical studies, has been found to improve aspects of cognitive function and memory in both healthy participants and patients with cognitive impairments. The purpose of this literature review was to summarize the experimental and clinical evidence supporting the therapeutic potential of BME for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Various formulations of BME were used in the studies reviewed by the authors.

Mechanisms of Action

In animal and cell studies, BME has been shown to decrease oxidative stress by inhibiting lipid peroxidation, scavenging free radicals, inhibiting the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROSs), and upregulating antioxidant enzymes, among numerous other mechanisms. BME also has been found to ameliorate mitochondrial and plasma membrane damage, protect against cytotoxicity…

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Reiki | 432Hz RAISE Vibration | Be Positive Minded – Reiki Healing To Cleanse Negativity | Meditative Music

 

Welcome to our latest music release! Use this as an anchor for positivity, self-love and healing so that you may ascend your soul into inner awakening!

This is tuned to 432hz, so this miracle frequency music will work perfectly for either deep healing, pure relaxation, or blissful meditation.

432Hz Info:  The frequency is used in music tuning. Any music tuned using the frequency is more pleasant yielding positive results in the human body and mind. It is one of the ideal frequencies to be used in meditation.

Homeopathy | A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works: Natural Mosquito Repellent

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Summer is prime time for enjoying the outdoors. But more often than not, there’s a dark cloud hanging over that backyard barbecue: bugs – and especially mosquitoes. These blood-seeking fun busters expertly follow their senses right to your skin. But if you can repel them with one quick application of bug spray, then what’s the problem? It turns out that many old-fashioned bug sprays contain neurotoxic ingredients that may increase cancer risk. But, worry not – there are plenty of nontoxic essential oil blends that repel the bugs, without the bite to your health.

Why Should We Use Natural Mosquito Repellent?

Mosquito bites are not just annoying. They can also transmit diseases such as malaria, Zika, and dengue fever, among others. So, it’s important to guard against them. Mosquitoes are guided by their sense of smell, which is equipped with hundreds of odor-receptor proteins, and they’re attracted to the carbon dioxide we…

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Runeology | Daily Draw: Mannaz

Mannaz (Man)
Human, Divine Wisdom, Manifestation

Phonetic value: M

Esoteric interpretation of name: the divine ancestor and sky father.

Ideographic interpretation: a marriage between heaven and earth.

Today’s Message: Be the human link in whom spiritual warrior and High Priest conjoin as one … be the mystery of humanity, the power of human intelligence, rationality, memory, and tradition.

Na Pohaku | ONE HEART – Prayer Stones

These beautiful heartfelt prayer stones are crystalline repositories, places of holiness and Hope where prayers can be heard and held. They are angelic of influence and come to give us the gift of healing thru the ‘One Heart’. They have a deep ethereal quality that shines on the darkest of days reflecting hope as a prism of Love. Just by holding, these stones your breathing will change, your heart will ease with worry and a soft white angelic presence will wrap itself around you holding you in a place of safety. Place these soothing stones between your palms and let them bring peace to your heart. Speak healing prayers into them, then gift them to others.

A message from the One Heart Crystal:

Within my body lives outlines of certainty that wish to come to the surface to be qualified and fulfilled as direct lines of communication and heavenly prayer. Each crystalline scallop upon me houses a heart healing that wishes to be found. Touch my crystalline heart and think of what love means to you. Allow me to amplify and emanate that beautiful feeling. Just by holding the intention of pure love you will release a planetary Hopefulness that has been held prisoner to long. Put me in places that need healing on your body, in your life. Use me as a healing device, place me in the center of your living room or office and Let me shine, for I am Heart looking for Heart.

Selenite has the power to conduct light rays like fiber optics into high frequency light radiations that are above what the human eye can visibly see. Selenite can record information written on light rays as well as disperse info on those same rays. It can be used to send messages and images. Selenite is an ancient stone, a calm stone that instills peace. It has an ethereal quality and is said to inhabit the place between light and matter. This stone clears confusion and is a powerful stabilizer for erratic emotions. Selenite exists at the doorway between spirit and nature. It is the fiber holding these two worlds in communication with each other and is a receiver for information from the causal plane. It provides its owner with more ability to reach these planes and communicate with the higher spiritually evolved beings, masters and teachers.
Selenite comes originally from ancient oceans and seas it is a water element just as the emotions are associated with water. It has been found that Selenite has a direct effect upon balancing the emotions. Selenite vibrates at a very high frequency almost too high to be seen manifested on the physical planes. Selenite brings Light into the subtlest of things manifested. It bends pure white light to manifest things on the earth planes it is a catalyst of manifestation.
This stone can increase the frequency of physical matter to a more spiritual plane as well as lower the frequency of light into a more physical plane. it becomes a bridge between the spiritual and physical. It can create new electrical synapses with your own physical body allowing your light body to manifest more clearly for you in this physical world. Selenite light transmission will eventually strengthen and change your nervous system and other organs to allow the messages of non physical planes to manifest in the third dimension. In doing this work you become part of the recreation and enlighten of the world.