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Category: Living in Beauty (page 2 of 10)

National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Scotts: Disappointing and Disturbing News

This past week I became aware of some shocking news: both the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Scotts Miracle-Gro was proud to announce they were partnering. In their press release on January 18, 2012 stating,

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and ScottsMiracle-Gro are announcing a new partnership to advance NWF’s nationwide Be Out There initiative to connect children with nature. As the national presenting sponsor, ScottsMiracle-Gro will enhance NWF’s programs to create green spaces and attract wildlife to backyards and communities across the country.

“During our support of the NWF’s wildlife relief work in the Gulf of Mexico, we realized how many similarities our organizations shared – and started exploring ways to work together,” said Jim Lyski, executive vice president, ScottsMiracle-Gro. “NWF offers a unique perspective that we believe can help shape our sustainability initiatives, and proactively engage thought leaders on constructively developing solutions to environmental and societal challenges. This partnership for us is about building a business that leaves our world better off than we found it.”

Is That Stretching Our Abilities to Believe Them  Continue reading

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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Where to Buy a Quality Made Elk-skin Hand Drum

It was about eleven years ago that I bought my elk skin hand drum, custom made by Denise Linn. I had been to a class she was teaching on Space Clearing and she had the most incredible sounding drum and when I inquired where she got it she said, “well I make them!” I was completely sold and placed an order for one. The drum was named and came with a care booklet/history/connection, and a beater; and arrived shortly thereafter in beautiful condition.

I’ve since decorated my drum with dangling feathers (see photo) and have used it in Space Clearings, performances, healing’s, drum circles, Journeying, to song’s, drumming while walking a labyrinth, and just because. It has amazing sound qualities and draws attention wherever it goes.

These are one-of-a-kind, handmade limited edition elk skin sacred drums. Each has it’s own personality and use, and has been blessed in a ceremony in Denise Linn’s Labyrinth at Summerhill Ranch in California.

With this first collection Denise has included:

  • Custom Drum and Mallet [beater]
  • Booklet on care, use, history, and connection to your drum
  • And, a copy of her best-selling book, Sacred Space: Clearing and Enhancing the Energy of Your Home
(type the word- drum -into the search box)

Note: since there is only one of each named drum, there is the possibility that two people will try to order the same drum. In that case, the first order placed will be the new owner. The second person will need to choose another drum. If you would like, you can call our office to verify that your order was successful or put a second choice in the note box when checking out.

Evelyn Vincent Evelyn Vincent

Native Plant Landscaper, Gardener, Labyrinth Design, Feng Shui Practitioner,  Aromatherapy / Essential Oils, Big Fan of Nature and Living Simply.

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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Deforestation in Haiti – Reforestation Project

Haiti Dominican Republic forests comparison in one pictureHaiti and the Dominican Republic are on the same island and pretty much divide it in half. Haiti has been in the news recently because of the Jan 12, 2010 magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed Port-aux-Prince. With that coverage their has been some talk about how deforested Haiti is.

In the image to the left you see a portion of the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. On the left side of the image you see mostly brown and on the right side you see mostly green. Haiti is on the left, the Dominican Republic is on the right. The white spots are clouds.

Haiti is fairly typical of third world countries:

  • A government that doesn’t care about the people
  • A government that only looks out for the members of the ruling class
  • A government that allows big business to rape the land
  • People left to fend for themselves thereby using up (consuming) what resources are left after the governments and corporations are done. Continue reading

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Curt SitersCurt Siters

Webmaster

Shoals Creek Village - a new build intentional community.

My Eco Oasis - the hub for what will be a network of many ecovillages.

Big fan of living simply

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear

Silence

Ohiyesa - Dr. Charles Eastman- Santee SiouxSilence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood is ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence…

If you ask him: “What is silence?” he will answer “It is the Great Mystery. The holy silence is his voice.”

If you ask: “What are the fruits of silence?” he will say: “They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character.”

Ohiyesa (Dr. Charles Eastman)

1858 – 1939

Santee Sioux

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Curt SitersCurt Siters

Webmaster

Shoals Creek Village - a new build intentional community.

My Eco Oasis - the hub for what will be a network of many ecovillages.

Big fan of living simply

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear

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