The Chronicle of a Life Coach: Permission Granted

Awesome article by Kristie Kennedy. Everyone needs to do this at one time or another!!

My world changed dramatically the moment I granted myself permission to live magnificently in the face of adversity.

In regards to women, supporting and nurturing others is inherently ingrained in our genetic makeup. As a life coach I have the honor of attending to some of the most intimate and authentic thoughts of a woman.Permission

Listening to her share private dreams, frustrations, fears and aspirations is a very humbling position to be placed in. I am inspired when they take a bold stand to confront their inhibitions. Transformation occurs the moment they embrace truth, which requires courage to become vulnerable, naked and unashamed in the presence of another.

In the chamber of confession, a common thread that reappears time and again is the need to grant oneself permission to be, to do or to have.

The definition of permission is the act of allowing someone to do something, authorizing something to happen, or granting approval to proceed forward.

Your current state of being is often a reflection of your mental condition. Typically, if a person is unhappy their internal disposition is more or less rooted in negative thought patterns.

As women we must begin to grant ourselves permission to be human in order to inoculate the poisonous lie of perfectionism. A diamond is still a diamond even if a gemologist discovers apparent flaws.

How are you showing up in the world? In what areas of your life are you shrinking back instead of plunging ahead? Are you ready to grant yourself permission to be, do and have anything your mind can conceive?

Affirmation of Approval:
On days when my energy level is running extremely low,
Permission Granted to step back and refuel.

On days when I feel like succumbing to fear,
Permission Granted to slay imaginary bears that aren’t even there.

On days when my mind is burdened and my heart heavy with blues,
Permission Granted to sing something happy and new.

On days when I’ve stretched myself paper thin,
Permission Granted for me to live, love and laugh again.

On days when I don’t have the stamina to be the poster girl for strong,
Permission Granted to find a steady shoulder to lean upon.

On days when nothing seems to be going my way,
Permission Granted to scream out loud – the walls will be ok!

On days that it appears I can’t find one set of listening ears,
Permission Granted to sit still in silence for God is always near.

On days when it would be easiest to throw in the towel,
Permission Granted to fight with all my might, strength and power.

On days where it seems life is handing me the short end of the stick,
Permission Granted to rise to the occasion for I have vowed never to quit.

On days where I become weighted down with the cares of this world,
Permission Granted to embrace peace over turmoil.

On days when I forget the rare and valuable treasure that I am,
Permission Granted to shine brighter than ever and showcase
the beauty of greatness!

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Historical data shows vaccines are not what saved us

Do vaccines actually protect against the viruses and illnesses that they claim to? If you only get your news and information from mainstream news and educational sources, then the question about whether vaccines are effective is never even raised. However, if you look at the historical data on vaccination efficacy, you’ll see that they are not responsible for the decline in disease in the last hundred years at all.

Historical evidence

Take a look at some of the historical data below showing various vaccination programs and the outbreak of that very disease either Murdered-by-Science-Vaccinesimmediately or several years later.

-In 1871-2 England, with 98% of the population aged between 2 and 50 vaccinated against smallpox, it experienced its worst ever smallpox outbreak with 45,000 deaths. During the same period in Germany, with a vaccination rate of 96%, there were over 125,000 deaths from smallpox. (The Hadwen Documents)

– In Germany, compulsory mass vaccination against diphtheria commenced in 1940, and by 1945, diphtheria cases were up from 40,000 to 250,000. (Don’t Get Stuck, Hannah Allen)

– In 1967, Ghana was declared measles-free by the World Health Organization after
96% of its population was vaccinated. In 1972, Ghana experienced one of its worst measles outbreaks with its highest ever mortality rate. (Dr. H. Albonico, MMR Vaccine Campaign in Switzerland, March 1990)

– In the UK between 1970 and 1990, over 200,000 cases of whooping cough occurred in fully vaccinated children. (Community Disease Surveillance Centre, UK)

– In the 1970s, a tuberculosis vaccine trial in India involving 260,000 people revealed that more cases of TB occurred in the vaccinated than the unvaccinated. (The Lancet 12/1/80 p73)

– In 1977, Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the first polio vaccine, testified along with other scientists that mass inoculation against polio was the cause of most polio cases throughout the USA since 1961. (Science 4/4/77 “Abstracts”)

– In 1979, Sweden abandoned the whooping cough vaccine due to its ineffectiveness. Out of 5,140 cases in 1978, it was found that 84% had been vaccinated three times! (BMJ 283:696-697, 1981)

-The February 1981 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 90% of obstetricians and 66% of pediatricians refused to take the rubella vaccine.

– In Oman between 1988 and 1989, a polio outbreak occurred amongst thousands of
fully vaccinated children. The region with the highest infection rate had the highest vaccine coverage. The region with the lowest infection rate had the lowest vaccine coverage. (The Lancet, 21/9/91)

– In the New England Journal of Medicine July 1994 issue, a study found that over 80%
of children under 5 years of age who had contracted whooping cough had been fully vaccinated.

– In 1990, the Journal of the American Medical Association had an article on measles which stated, “Although more than 95% of school-aged children in the US are vaccinated against measles, large measles outbreaks continue to occur in schools and most cases in this setting occur among previously vaccinated children.” (JAMA, 21/11/90)

Medical deception

So what are some of the true reasons for the decrease in disease in the last century? From his book Health and Healing, Dr. Andrew Weil said it best with the following statement:

“Scientific medicine has taken credit it does not deserve for some advances in health. Most people believe that victory over the infectious diseases of the last century came with the invention of immunizations. In fact, cholera, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, etc, were in decline before vaccines for them became available – the result of better methods of sanitation, sewage disposal, and distribution of food and water.”

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Holiday Planning For Your Customers

The holiday season is a perfect time of year for savvy business owners to capture profits. The “holiday marketing HolidaySalebenefits” are staggering in the form of generating new customers, rewarding repeat customers, creating community good will, and increasing public relations! All of which ultimately will increase bottom line profits.

The Black Friday holiday sale is a perfect example of this phenomenon. Consumers will line up in the early hours of the morning just to have first dibs on fabulous deals at brick and mortar storefronts like Walmart, Best Buy, JC Penney, and more. These stores will sell items below wholesale cost, but recoup their money with customers who purchase additional items at regular price while in the store. Free media coverage also increases exposure by highlighting stories of the madhouse rush of consumers.

The online shopping experience utilizes the same philosophy. For example, on Black Friday, one of our clients (a well-known vocal singer) will offer downloads of her newly-released single for 1 cent, coupled with additional deeply discounted rates on other products to increase her popularity and sales.

This same client may also participate in a singing engagement on Thanksgiving where all proceeds go to a local charity to feed hungry children. While this doesn’t bring profits in the form of monetary value to our client, it promotes goodwill and plays a paramount role in her public relations campaign. And behind the scenes, it fulfills her personal passion to help underprivileged children.

If you are a business owner wanting to take advantage of the holiday season to increase year-end revenues, simply follow these steps:

Plan In Advance – Determine your desired revenues and then devise your plan accordingly.
Develop Specials Along With Extra Incentives – Create enticing specials at extraordinary prices that will entice new and existing consumers to purchase from you. Throw in “unannounced” specials to further engage them.
Develop Your Marketing List – Segment out your marketing list, survey those who have never purchased from you before and find out what their “needs” are. Create additional specials and incentives directly related to their purchasing desires.
Schedule A Holiday Event To Engage Your Customers – An event that brings out the holiday spirit in your customers will endear them to you. You can create a fun online event, or a local “live” event. It doesn’t necessarily need to have monetary value, but if done correctly it will further develop the trust factor between you and your customers. This goes a long way in their future buying decisions.
Give To Charity – Let your customers know that a portion of their purchase will be donated to a worthy cause. Take it a step further by giving your customers a choice between a few different charities to send their portion to… customers love having a “voice” and this is a golden opportunity to provide it.
Combine Social Media With Public Relations – Take your holiday sales campaign to both social media and the public relation arenas. Be sure to include appropriate hashtags with your status updates so that consumers can find your events and sales.
You now have the steps to facilitate a profitable holiday season for your online or offline business. It is up to you to begin while there is still time! So roll up your sleeves, put together your holiday sales campaign and begin working your plan. Then watch your revenue, customer base, and goodwill increase.

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Free energy breakthrough? Holy grail of water splitting technology now achieved with sunlight, mirrors and seawater

A team of scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have achieved what appears to be the “holy grail” of water splitting technology for the production and storage of clean, abundant energy. Because sunlight is free, I’m calling this “free energy.” UofCB-Solar-Thermal-Water-Splitting

To understand this breakthrough, it’s important to first understand why solar power has so many limitations. Solar is great when the sun is shining, but storing solar power require the deployment of a large array of heavy, expensive and toxic electrical storage devices known as “deep cycle batteries.” To put it in street terms, deep cycle battery technology sucks. The batteries suck, the chemicals suck, the weight sucks and the cost sucks. There is absolutely nothing to like about batteries unless you enjoy hulking around with heavy, useless objects.

So the “holy grail” of solar power has always been finding a way to store solar energy that’s portable, dense and relatively lightweight. Until now, that discovery has been elusive.

But now a team of scientists in Boulder, Colorado say they have come up with “a radically new technique that uses the power of sunlight to efficiently split water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen, paving the way for the broad use of hydrogen as a clean, green fuel.”

Sunlight, mirrors and a reaction chamber

The system works by exploiting a large array of ground mirrors to focus sunlight onto a tall reaction tower. There, the intense heat (2,500 degrees Fahrenheit) powers a reaction chamber containing metal oxides. The heat drives oxygen atoms off the metal oxides, causing them to “soak up” the oxygen from steam vapor introduced into the chamber. Steam vapor is, of course, made of water (H2O), so stealing the oxygen atoms from water leaves hydrogen gas that can then be collected.

In effect, the tower uses sunlight to split water into hydrogen gas and oxygen gas. The hydrogen gas is then collected, purified and pumped into high-pressure hydrogen containers which, pound for pound, are extremely dense “batteries” of energy that far out-perform chemical batteries.

Better yet, hydrogen gas then holds all this energy with 100% efficiency, losing no potential whatsoever, even if stored for decades. From an environmental perspective, hydrogen is also a super clean-burning fuel, producing no carbon dioxide emissions or particulate matter. (The reason hydrogen does not produce CO2 when combusted is because it does not contain carbon, obviously. CO2 production requires a carbon-based source of fuel such as hydrocarbons — coal, gasoline, diesel, etc.)

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the 4% of the universe we’ve so far discovered

Scientists like to say that hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. But since 96% of the known universe is actually a mysteries unidentified “dark matter” that cannot be seen or touched, this is really just a guess. There may, in fact, be a “dark hydrogen” equivalent that is far more abundant than the hydrogen we know.

Nevertheless, in terms of the stuff we can see, feel, touch and produce, hydrogen is incredibly clean and readily abundant. Planet Earth, being a “water planet” with abundant water sloshing around, has a massive supply of hydrogen fuel locked up as water molecules. If solar energy can be efficiently used to split H2O into clean hydrogen fuel, then we finally have a realistic pathway for transitioning away from the fossil fuel economy and toward a hydrogen fuel economy.

This sunlight-powered water splitting tower could be the miracle breakthrough the world needs to end its hydrocarbon addiction. It could also turn northwest Mexico into an energy production hub, as the best places to build these hydrogen production towers would be in dry, cloudless deserts that are near a source of ocean water. The Mexican lands surrounding the Gulf of California would be ideal for such projects.

Burning hydrogen is child’s play; fusion reactors are the far better way to go

Despite all the promise of splitting water and burning the hydrogen as fuel, I think it’s worth noting that burning hydrogen gas is a stupid way to turn hydrogen into fuel. The far smarter use of hydrogen is to use it as a fuel in fusion reactors that produce “gobs” of electricity if I may humor you with yet more street slang.

Theoretically, hydrogen isolates extracted from seawater through the use of simple chemical separation techniques can be used as a fuel in hydrogen fusion reactors. In a fusion reactor hydrogen mass is turned into energy according Einstein’s famous equation E=MC2.

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US Navy vet a real-life Jason Bourne; wakes up with no memory but speaks perfect Swedish

The fictional character Jason Bourne is a covert intelligence operative who survives an intense mind control “reprogramming” process to become a government assassin. After being shot while on an assassination mission, he forgets his identity and tries to rediscover his true past. That’s the storyline of the Bourne series of motion pictures.  The-Bourne-Identity

Last week, a possible real-life Jason Bourne awoke in a motel room. While his I.D. revealed he was a U.S. Navy veteran named Michael Boatwright, he awoke without any memory of being able to speak English whatsoever. He now speaks Swedish and insists his name is Johan Ek.

When he looks in the mirror, he doesn’t recognize his own face, and he has no memory of his past.

“The guy Michael — it wasn’t me. I’m still Johan,” he said through a translator, as reported by MyDesert.com.

When Michael Boatright (picture on the right) was discovered in the hotel room, he had, “…a duffel bag of casual athletic clothes, a backpack, five tennis rackets, two cell phones, some cash, a set of old photos and four forms of identification: a passport, California identification card, veteran’s medical card and a Social Security card.”

Except for the tennis rackets, it already sounds a lot like Jason Bourne, doesn’t it? All the phone numbers in his phone were non-U.S. numbers, and when they were called, everyone disavowed any knowledge of who the man really was.

Medical workers eventually gave his condition the name, “Transient Global Amnesia” and said it must have been triggered by some sort of trauma. But Natural News readers probably share in my suspicion of that whitewashed diagnosis.

There’s quite possibly something far more mysterious at work here.

James Holmes and mind control

Take a look at James Holmes, the Colorado Batman theater shooter. He was a bright, high-IQ graduate student studying government-funded mind control technologies. And then one day he’s a crazed psychopathic shooter who allegedly shoots and kills a bunch of innocent people, then gets thrown onto so many tranquilizers and mind-numbing pills that he can’t even speak.

His apartment just happened to be set up with an astonishing maze of extremely high-end explosive devices rigged in an intricate way that no normal student could have possibly managed. His actions also set off a major push for the disarmament of the American people under the guise of “gun control.”

There is growing consensus among those who have really looked into the James Holmes story that Holmes was a victim of mind control. MK ULTRA-style mind control. Manchurian Candidate stuff. Even Holmes himself probably had no idea what he was doing when he stormed the theater in Colorado. It was all pre-programmed in his head, then triggered to set it off.

These mind control technologies really exist, by the way. They aren’t just Hollywood sci-fi. The highest levels of covert government really are involved in extreme mind control programming to create assassins that don’t even know they’re assassins. They’re “triggered” by a pre-programmed event to go on a killing rampage or to kill a specific target.

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Spam Email: Stop Your Inbox From Getting Littered!

This is great advice from Susan Dolan. You would be surprised how many people don’t know this!

I often wonder how much time every day is spent by people in the world checking through their emails. Then I think how much of that time is actually wasted sifting through your Inbox to find the “real” mail you need to focus on. Junk emails, unsolicited mail, unwanted bulk messaging – whatever you call it, we all seem to receive it.    SpamEmail_StopYourInboxFromGettingLittered

Spam email – promoting diet pills, male enhancement products and dating websites, among other things – may be distributed in record-breaking quantities by America (18.3% according to surveys conducted by SophosLabs earlier this year), but this does not necessarily mean that these emails originated in the United States. Many spam emails originate in overseas hard drives but use American email accounts (often hijacked) for content delivery.

So how can we prevent ourselves from receiving all of this spam email that we really never wanted in the first place?

First, there are a few simple steps you can take to prevent spam emails from landing in your Inbox:

  • Be sure before you share your email address. Unless you really know the person or organization that you’re giving your email address to, keep it to yourself! Chat rooms and social networks are great for connecting with people, but not a place to be sharing your email address.
  • Have two email addresses. A personal one that you give to family, friends and work associates, and a second one that you use when subscribing to newsletters, shopping online and for creating a profile on a website. Hotmail, for example, has a great anti-spam filter built in so you can easily see which emails are spam and which are not.
  • Watch out for the check boxes! When you sign up for something or buy online, make sure you read the small print and opt out of receiving information by email. Quite often your information will be shared amongst a number of third parties, leaving you at risk of being spammed.
  • Never “reply” to spam email to ask to be unsubscribed. By replying you are letting them know that your email account is active. Instead use the link provided at the bottom of the email to unsubscribe your address from their list.
  • Use anti-spam software. Norton Internet Security, for example, filters any spam email into a Junk Mail folder separating it from your legitimate email. You may need to check the folder occasionally and tell the filter if anything in there is not spam, but once “trained” this software can really work for you.

Next, there are things you can do to stay safe online, avoiding a violation and breach of your cyber privacy by spam email. Here are a few hints and tips to ensure you cover yourself and stay secure online:

  • Set up a second email account to receive your password reset information. If your primary email has been compromised, you don’t want the reset information to be sent to it. Setting up email accounts is free; have two and use them to back each other up.
  • Don’t use your email to send sensitive information and data. If you do, delete the email from your Sent mail immediately, and then your Trash folder as well.
  • Connect to your email address through an encrypted connection. This simply means utilizing the SSL tool (the lock can be found in your web browser) for Gmail and Yahoo accounts. For other accounts, a secure protocol such as IMAP or POP3 can be used. Be sure to do this on mobile access ports, as well as on your PC or Mac.
  • Use very strong passwords with 15 or more characters. For example, use your home address number, college or pet name, with an anniversary date – something you can remember, but others (including people who know you) won’t ever be able to figure out.
  • Use strong password retrieval questions. There is little point in using your favorite film or meal as your password retrieval question, and then writing about it on your preferred social media platform. Although innocent in your intentions, you are potentially giving others access to your email.
  • Use the two-factor authentication tool on Gmail. This email provider has set up a two-factor authentication system, whereby the user not only provides their password, but also a secret code, heightening the security of the account.

Learn how to regain control over your email in case it is compromised. Plan the procedure ahead. Be sure you know who to contact or which number to call, and also what information you will need to provide the customer support services. It is far better to have this planned ahead than to find yourself rushing around to do it.

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Shift Your Mindset For Success

Great article by Kristie Kennedy from Showcasing Women.

Life is designed to be filled with passion, excitement and adventure. Yet many of us at one time or another chose to hide in the shadows of obscurity. We settle for being a timid wallflower rather than boldly showcasing our resplendent essence to the world as a breathtaking centerpiece.

If you are honest, I bet you would agree that there is a longing and a whisper down in your soul nudging you daily to live more, be more, seek more, have more, reach more, speak more and do more.  ShiftYourMindsetForSuccess

I recently spoke with two women who were struggling to recognize their life purpose. One adamantly stated, “I know this is not what I am supposed to be doing, but how do I figure out what I have been created to do?” The other woman had a vague notion about what would bring true fulfillment, but due to feelings of overwhelm she was perplexed by thoughts of how and where to begin. Sometimes we inadvertently decide through inaction and passivity that what we truly want will require far more than what we are willing to give. Hence, the inner conflict arises between what is and what is to be.

The key to success is often one step outside of our comfort zone. We all possess the finesse to transform into anything our minds can conceptualize. Understand this truth – a mountain can be eradicated through various means, and sometimes we find ourselves gradually uprooting it one stone at a time. You will learn that patience is vital in the process of personal metamorphosis, in order to fully experience the bountiful joy nestled in the journey!

If you find yourself in a place of ignorance pertaining to any area of your life, allow the discomfort of not knowing to be a catalyst for imminent change. Those of us who are ambitious and driven sometimes find sweet delight in filling our calendars to the brim with seemingly important tasks – but these monumental to-do lists often mask our real desire to live beyond the confining lines we encumber ourselves with day after day.

What if you unapologetically charged over the walls of opposition in order to inhabit a land of unlimited possibilities? Who would you then become? How different will this new space you’ll so courageously abide in be, compared to the trenches of familiarity you left behind? And why did it take so long to identify, acknowledge and embrace your exquisite worth?

The call to exceptionality requires every fiber of your being to be fully vested. I remember hearing an influential leader say, “If it was easy, anybody could do it.” When you finally awaken to unveil the brilliance that your internal fears have buried for years, it will compel you to evolve into somebody completely new. There is more to you than meets the eye, and it is your individual responsibility to reveal the greatness that resides within.

Each of us is journeying on our own distinct path of purpose. The speed at which your budding talent and raw potential are unearthed depends upon the amount of time, energy and labor expended on aconsistent basis. I often say, “Heart work is hard work!” Our eminence often eludes us due to misplaced identity and low self-esteem, which is directly influenced by preceding experiences that warp our current outlook.

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Dream It… Then DO It!

I think we all need to spend some time just fantasizing in order to connect with what our deep down desires really are. But just wishing, hoping and dreaming will only get you so far. There comes a time when you must take action.

When you are in the “dreaming about it” phase, you create an image in your mind, and a thought of how you would like something in your life to be. Maybe it’s a possession you desire, a business opportunity you’d like to see come to fruition, an outcome in a relationship, or anything else that you may want to change.  Dream_It_Then_Do_It

The next step is to then connect with the feeling of actually owning it, being there, or experiencing it… just like we did when we were children.

When I was small it was called “daydreaming” and it certainly was not encouraged. As an adult, I brought this belief with me, and thought dreaming about what I desired was a waste of time. It wasn’t my belief, it was someone else’s, but I chose to accept it. (Good thing I learned otherwise! And the beauty of it is, since I chose the belief, I could also choose to let it go.)

So, why must we go ahead and allow ourselves to dream about what we desire?

Think about this – if we don’t let the Universe know what we want, how can it ever present the way to accomplish it? So dreaming is important, but…

Now for the crucial next steps:

  1. You have got to pay attention to the opportunities presented to you as the Universe starts showing you the “how.”
  2. You have got to act on these messages and opportunities.

Remember that the Universe will open doors in ways you could never imagine, so it may be outside the realm of what you would normally pay attention to. Become a diligent observer! This is what “living in awareness” means – being aware and mindful of what is happening around you, and then following through with action.

When presented with new opportunities, I’ve found that quite often it’s scary for me, but only because it’s outside my comfort zone. Taking action is usually about stepping outside the norm – but as soon as I take action, it is no longer unknown, and the fear goes away!

This is a choice, so choose to take action on your dreams… it’s the only way to make them come true!

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Secret flower planter threatened with arrest !

The real estate department from Washington’s Metro Transit system has recently become aware of unauthorized flowers springing up in planter boxes on public property. Along the north side of their Dupont Circle station, hundreds of mysterious morning glories and other flowers have been coming up in planter boxes along the Metro’s north escalators.Purple-Flower-Close-Up-Nature

Metro found out who the secret flower planter was when they received a polite letter on June 3 written by the flower planter himself, Henry Docter. Henry sent a letter asking permission to continue caring for hundreds of flowers he had planted a week earlier at the Metro transit system.

“Arrests, fines, and imprisonment” for planting flowers

Immediately, the Metro responded to Docter on June 11 with a “cease and desist” letter threatening “arrest, fines and imprisonment” if Docter tried to weed, water, or tend to the flowers. Concerned about public safety, Metro said that they didn’t want Docter or anyone else to be injured caring for flowers that were set in steep, cobblestone inclines.

The 52-year-old garden artist, Henry Docter, who has planted flowers in public places on four continents since 1979, said, “I’ve never gotten in trouble for planting flowers. Never has anyone overreacted with such an absence of common sense.”

Docter, who calls himself the “phantom planter” doesn’t deny that he is “a little nuts,” but planting flowers is something that he loves to do and has been doing for 34 years. “Flowers are nature’s way of affirming how beautiful life can be,” says Docter. He’s more famously known for his clandestine horticulture and the planting of more than 40,000 flowers at the American Embassies in Israel, Argentina, Spain and Cambodia.

A passion to garden – punished

Docter isn’t some freak on the street whose goal is to disrupt the public. Instead, Docter is a husband, father of two, part-time lawyer, author, and collage artist who just has a knack to garden. His friendly public gardening is loved by many.

A man who lives nearby the Metro station, Mike Stirratt, said that Docter’s passion for planting “is fantastic,” as he questioned the Metro’s threats of prosecution, “It seems incredibly unfair that they would prosecute you for doing something to help the neighborhood.”

As the issue gains more public attention, Docter hopes to raise awareness about his predicament with the Metro Station through an online petition. The petition has already drawn more than 2,000 signatures in a week.

Visit http://www.letmyflowersgrow.com/ to support Docter and a fellow team of neighborhood activists who are discussing ways to compromise with the Metro station.

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A superfood with amazing health benefits: Organic coconut oil

Pound for pound, coconut oil is one of the single most nutritious superfoods you can put in your body. It has a vast array of incredible health benefits and is something recommended to almost everyone I talk to on a regular basis. People are always asking me, Chris “What can I eat to be healthier”? The answer is simple: organic coconut oil. This stuff is simply amazing and is something everyone should include in their diet.Coconut-Coconuts-Fruit
Specifically, you should look for “Organic, unrefined, expeller-pressed coconut oil”. This is the unprocessed product derived directly from the organic coconuts with minimal processing or modification. This is as close to “unprocessed” you can get. The more foods are processed, the less the health value they offer. You can find this on the shelves of most all natural foods stores or purchase online.

There are a couple ways to eat coconut oil. Some people cook with it. I recommend eating it in an unheated, uncooked manner. Reason being is high heat levels can change the properties of the oil, (further processing it), and therefore affect the overall nutritional value.

Health benefits

Eating coconut oil on a regular basis has numerous health benefits. If you do some basic research on the health benefits on coconut oil you will discover just how amazing this food really is. These benefits include healthier skin and hair, lower cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased levels of immunity, proper digestion and metabolism. It has been show to provide relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and other viruses, cancer, and bone strength. The reason it is so effective and healthy is because of high levels of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. The presence of these acids contributes to coconuts antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial and general body nourishing properties.

Suggestions For Use

There are a couple ways to use coconut oil. Some people cook with it. Coconut oil is rare in that it has a high melting point. This means it’s a solid form at room temperature. It doesn’t melt until about 77 degrees Fahrenheit. You will notice when you purchase a bottle, it will be in solid form. It doesn’t take much heat for this to melt.

If you are using coconut oil for topical purposes (hair or skin application) you can bring it to a liquid form simply by immersing a container with the solid oil into warm water. It will melt in a matter of a few moments. You can also take a small amount out, put it in a small bowl and heat over an open flame. Do not microwave as it will affect the healing properties of the oil. Next, take the oil on your palm and apply it to your hair, face and skin. You will notice healthier skin and hair if you do this regularly. For cooking, try using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil or butter.

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