Does Solitude Have a Place in Your Life?

Though it’s technically possible to be connected thousands of people thousands of miles away—anytime, anywhere—too much of a good thing can lead to a bad place. Solitude is a human need and to deny it is unhealthy for both mind and body. Living in a technologically connected 24/7 society that undervalues solitude and overvalues attachment…

Happiness is

What triggered happiness or joy in your life during the month of February 2012? For me happiness is surviving (without drugs) a 3 week-long excruciatingly painful Shingles (chicken pox virus recurrence) attack t affected both my optic and auditory nerves and that could have led to complications like these:

Broken links warning

This blog is being domain mapped and has been for years now. The traffic on it became so low on my self hosted wordpress.org install that I did not feel the cost of web hosting justified keeping it on paid hosting.  So last week the contents have been moved back to free hosting at the…

A Tumultuous Month

This has been a tumultuous month for me and for my Beloved. We are eager for it to end and  hopefully, for a better month to begin. The beginning of our January featured repetitive computer breakdowns and repairs and lost data. Some of the data I lost was research files that were  intended to become…

I won!

Lana Gramlich is an award-winning international artist/photographer, amateur naturalist and astronomer and my friend.  The Dreaming Tree is her personal blog which includes posts on visual arts, dreaming and natural sciences (astronomy, parklands, etc.) among other things. I  subscribed to Lana’s  Eye Candy Visual Arts Newsletter and in the November draw for an 8 x…

I won again!

My friend David of Quillcards™ a subscription ecard service and site for the sale of art prints had a contest on his other blog  Guess The Animal And Win A Prize.  I looked closely at the image of the eye of the animal in question and remembered that somewhere on my travels on the internet I…

Joy, Love and Peace

The days of  making homemade Christmas cards and writing Christmas letters on store bought cards to send them off to others by mail are fast disappearing. Statistics are showing that, even more so than other years, Christmas greetings 2010 are increasingly being sent via ecards due to convenience and the instantaneous communication that internet provides.…

Computer Woes

UPDATE: A new C drive is on order for my computer and ought to arrive on Wednesday. With any luck I’ll have my computer back containing all my data and research files on either Thursday or Friday. Meanwhile I’m keeping busy and staying happy. Cantankerous computer! This is the fourth time in the last 2…

Smartphone Apps for Health

I don’t own a cellphone or a Smartphone and was amazed to see my friend’s using them to monitor their health  while they were visiting.  I went online and did some exploring and what I found is fascinating.  Without doubt the online health‐information environment is going mobile. Roughly 85 percent of  American adults have cell…

Love Dream Musica

New Video – Love Dream Musica – リラクゼーション音楽 Marcome Marcome’s world of ambient New Age music has a special quality that draws me. Her energy speaks of inner strength and optimism. This latest video remix offers a unique mix of serene sound and kinetic, electronic images. Find out more about Marcome, her philosophy, her music…

Congratulations Claire!

This post is dedicated to Claire, an authentic, artistically creative blogger, who keeps one of the best personal development blogs titled A little piece of me I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Claire’s readers experience her authenticity shining through her text, doodles and photography. She’s just celebrated her 4th blog anniversary so please…

All Hallow’s

The festival of Samhain celebrates the end of the “lighter half” of the year and beginning of the “darker half”, and is sometimes regarded as the “Celtic New Year“. The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The…

Naked in Eden Book Trailer

This is so exciting. My friend Robin Easton adventurer, writer and blogger has released her Naked in Eden book trailer. It’s the remarkable story of her adventures and awakening in the Australian rainforest. The book will be released Sept 2010. Follow the Naked in Eden Blog – Robin Easton for updates. And while you are…