Sacred Habitats

...discoveries of living mindfully on the Earth.

Category: Reflections & Discoveries (page 1 of 14)

FDA Says GM Salmon, Trout, Tilapia Safe for Human Consumption

Genetically Modified SalmonThe FDA has been considering approval of a genetically engineered (GE) salmon (and soon other popularly eaten fish to follow) for human consumption that grows at twice the rate of normal salmon. The GM salmon is a mere starter in the culinary revolution of GE animals for human consumption. The approval of GM salmon will pave the way for an ever-growing number of animals to be genetically engineered for human consumption.

The company responsible for the first Frankenfish for humans to eat is AquaBounty. AquaBounty has developed an advanced-hybrid (Genetically Modified) salmon, trout, and tilapia designed to grow faster and significantly larger than their conventional siblings. The tilapia that’s being developed is a modified version that has been developed so that it can digest protein more efficiently. The result is a giant fish that can grow up to five times the size of a non-transgenic tilapia, sounds real yummy and healthy, huh?! Just looking at the photo above is enough visual indication that GM salmon are hardly fit for eating!  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

Follow Me on Pinterest

What is Pinterest and Pinning?

I first heard about Pinterest on Facebook a few weeks ago when I clicked on a friends link and had a look around. I thought it was neat but it wasn’t real obvious at the time what I would do there. The name Pinterest came up again so thought I needed to check it out further.

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a virtual inspiration board. It’s a place where you can ‘Pin’ things that you don’t want to forget. It’s like a virtual bulletin board or ‘Dream Board.’ Or, use your Pinterest pinboard to create a strong brand “story” build loyalty within your community through board collaboration.

In the past when I came to a site that I liked or saw something that I knew I would want for future reference I would copy and paste the info and images and email them to myself. Needless to say, I have a lot of saved emails to myself! The problem with doing it that way is I never see what I sent to myself unless I intentionally go into my saved email folder and open up each one (if I didn’t put in the subject line a catchy-enough title)… it’s time-consuming and not much fun!

However, over at my Pinterest account, I can very easily scroll through the images in the different Boards that I have saved and noted. I’m a visual person so seeing the image always rings a bell for me.

I also like the Pinterest layout. It’s clear, easy to see… and did I say very easy to use!? I’m really liking the way my Pins and categories are shaping up, check out my Pin Board.

How Does Using Pinterest Help Me?  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

Follow Me on Pinterest

Organic Certification: is it all it’s cracked up to be?

I had been a devoted “certified organic” shopper for 25 years, when something struck me while shopping in a well known supermarket in 2003. While selecting broccoli in the produce section I couldn’t help but notice that the appearance of both the conventionally grown and the “certified organic” broccoli looked exactly the same! I picked up a bunch of each; felt them, smelled them, both seemed exactly the same… so, I bought both to perform a little experiment.Young Living Balsam Fir Farm, Idaho

I continued my shopping and as I walked each isle I began wondering… how was it that just a mere few years ago that none of my local stores sold anything organic and all of a sudden organic fresh produce, canned/jarred, and boxed organic foods lined shelves. “Hmmmm, I smell something fishy!” I said to myself.

As I walked down each isle I began losing my appetite thinking of what the USDA might have changed when they took over organic standards and regulations… I continued entertaining what might be going on and speculated; in the past few years there had NOT been a rush of people to purchase land and establish organic farms. Quite the contrary many farmers were selling their prized land to developers! Now, I was smelling a BIG skunk! I looked around at other shopper’s and wondered if they too had put 2+2 together yet???  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

Follow Me on Pinterest

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

Follow Me on Pinterest

Older posts

© 2014 Sacred Habitats

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑