CRYING SOLDIER

“US Sergeant Ken Kozakiewicz mourns the death of fellow soldier Andy Alaniz, killed by friendly fire.” Pentagon tries aroma therapy to ease combat stress Sat May 8, 2010 8:27pm EDT FORT RILEY Kansas, May 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. military is experimenting with aroma therapy, acupuncture and other unorthodox methods to treat soldiers traumatized byContinue reading “CRYING SOLDIER”

STRONGER THAN YOU THINK – BELIEVE IT!

I have had a client with Multiple Sclerosis. She was diagnosed in her late teens, 20 years ago, so this has been a part of her life most of her life. She was surprisingly mobile considering how long she had been ill, but as it goes with MS, it comes in waves, each time leavingContinue reading “STRONGER THAN YOU THINK – BELIEVE IT!”

ROCK ROSE

Cistus, Labdanum (Cistus ladaniferus) A perennial shrub up to 3 metres high which grows wild in warm sheltered places on some mountainous Mediterranean islands and in the Middle East. The leaves are lance-shaped with white furry undersides, and the flowers are yellow with purple splashes at the center. The parts used for extraction are leavesContinue reading “ROCK ROSE”

BODY AWARENESS

I listen to many young people, and what is becoming more and more evident is this constant, incessant talk of body and weight. I am seriously disturbed by this. Like so many other girls, I grew up with a weight-fixated mother and that left me with disturbed body-notions. I was – of course – alwaysContinue reading “BODY AWARENESS”

TOO MUCH PARTY IN THE COLD

I went to Sweden over the weekend to celebrate my daughters graduation. This event is always outdoors, which is fine when (if) the sun is shining – it wasn’t. At least the rain stopped in time. In cold, drizzly and gray weather I have stood outdoors dressed in a pretty summer-dress with only a thinContinue reading “TOO MUCH PARTY IN THE COLD”

PEONY or CHINESE ROSE

I have an ever increasing love for these flowers. When I was a child my grandmother grew deep-red peonies that used to bloom around midsummer. They were always used to crown the midsummer-pole – The Queen of Midsummer. There exists about 25-40 varieties. They are heavenly scented with huge flowers ranging from white and yellowContinue reading “PEONY or CHINESE ROSE”

THE GUEST HOUSE

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably.Continue reading “THE GUEST HOUSE”

NoctamBulle in Paris

(photo from http://www.grandpalais.fr) On May 15 from 7 pm until 1 am the Grand Palais opened their doors to allow, for the first time, the public free access to the whole building. Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian created a collection of scented bubbles that were released in the nave by bubble-blowing machines. The air was filled withContinue reading “NoctamBulle in Paris”