A Little Bit About a Lot of Things

DID YOU KNOW…

Children are always being told to wash their hands when they come in from outside. But it’s advice that adults should be following as well. A study has found that it takes just a few hours for viruses to spread from a single doorknob to up to 60 percent of surfaces in a building Researchers from the University of Arizona put a harmless, traceable virus on selected places – like a doorknob or pushplate- at the beginning of the day. After just two to four hours, the virus was detected on all of the most commonly touched surfaces in the building, such as light switches, coffee pots, phones and computers. Surprisingly, the most affected area wasn’t the bathroom but the break room. Yet this is not an unsolvable problem. When just half the workers used hand sanitizers or washed their hands after entering their building and cleaning wipes once a day at their desks, the number of contaminated surfaces fell almost 80 percent.

THE WEEK, September 26, 2014

DID YOU KNOW???

SUGAR…The Journal of the American Medical Association says one sugary soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 83%

EYE DROPS…Some eye drops have a chemical in them that makes Dry-eye worse? That’s the reason your eyes continue to burn even after you use the drops. I have found a homeopathic drop that is 100% natural and works wonders. The brand name is Similisan. The brand offers dry-eye drops as well as allergy drops. You can purchase them any place you purchase eye drops. All I can tell you is they work wonders for me. One drop in the morning and evening and I’m good to go. If you try these drops, drop me a note and let me know how you like them.

EGGS… Most eggs are useable long after the expiration date on the carton. How do you know if the egg is still good? Easy. Drop it into a large glass of tepid water. If the egg sinks to the bottom, you can use it. If the egg floats, it’s past it’s usable date. I use this method all the time and so far, so good.

SMART PHONES…  Sixty-five percent of smartphone users in the U.S. check their device upon waking in the morning. On average, 18 to 24 year olds check their phones fifty three times a day. Amazing!                                                                             The Week, Sept 19, 2014

WHOLE FOODS… Whole Foods’ customers are suing the high-end market chain for “vastly understating” the amount of sugar in it’s store-brand yogurt. The class action cited a recent Consumer Reports study that found the store’s plain Greek yogurt contains 11.4 grams of sugar per serving, not the 2 grams listed on the packaging. The plaintiffs, who want $5 million in damages, said the mislabeling “is not harmless trivia”.  Ooooppps again, Whole Foods.

The Healing Power of Gem Stones

Gem stones have been used for healing for thousands of years. I have been asked so many questions about gem stone healing since I began wearing the Obsidian Flake bracelet Paulette brought from Brazil. I have been plagued by arthritis in my low back and hips for well over a year. There is no concrete or physical explanation, however, since the moment I placed the bracelet on my arm, the pain has disappeared. I alternate between my arm and my ankle and I can’t tell you what a different body I have. Obsidian Flake is said to strengthen the skin, hair, bones and joints. No promises made, however, I think it’s well worth a try if you have ailments to conquer.

Paulette has graciously shared her list with me of the healing properties of various gems and so, I am sharing it with you.

Rose Quartz… Indications: Love and relationships. It is known as the love stone. It stimulates our capacity to love, helping in emotional relationships. Great for those who are afraid to show their emotions. Is excellent to promote healthy heart tissue.

Green Quartz… Indications: Health and connection with nature. Strengthens overall health. Aids in cancer treatment, blood pressure issues, insomnia and fatigue. Represents nature, health and balance.

Rhodochrosite… Indications: Helps to promote loving ways and harmonize relationships. It brings harmony in love relationships and opens the way for new passions. Teaches the wearer to experience a love for life and to share that love with others. This stone promotes self love and self esteem.

Selenita…Indications: Love, pregnancy, protection and reconciliation.

Black Tourmaline… Indications: Repels negative energy, neutralizes anger, envy, resentment and insecurity. It’s a great protective talisman, freeing its wearer from all evils.

Green Tourmaline… Indications: Promotes relaxation and stress reduction. Great for the renewal of cells. Assists in the healing of hear disease.

Amazonite… Indications: Soothing, promotes stress reduction. It has great healing power. It connects to the central nervous system and therefore has a calming effect, helping to reduce anxiety.

These are just a few of the gem stones on the list. I will be adding to it as time progresses so you will have a more complete knowledge the healing property of stones. If you are interested in ordering bracelets, check out Cosmic Lotus Gems on Facebook.

Writing to you is going to be soooo much fun. I’m so excited to be able to communicate to so many of my friends and students, to share the years of knowledge and experience I’ve collected. Hope to see you soon…

A Little Bit About a Lot of Things

Devin_Morgan

Welcome. Come on in and get comfortable.

A few years ago I distributed a monthly newsletter via email to all those who were on my email list. The reception was wonderful. People began forwarding the emails to friends on their own email lists. Eventually it actually became overwhelming. Now, I’m so glad to be able to offer the same format in blog form. Everyone will be able to access the newsletters directly from DevinMorgan.net.

Each month I’ll be sharing information on mental and physical health, tidbits and little known facts, even unique cleaning tips that I happen across. You might find a favorite recipe of mine or a short excerpt from a novel or story. A little bit about a lot of things, always new and always interesting.

So tune in the first of each month beginning in July, 2014 for “A Little Bit About a Lot of Things”. Until then be happy, healthy and safe.

Devin