We are mad as hell. Will we remain charred and broken or will we rise from the ashes?

The anger released by the nurder in broad daylight, on camera, of George Floyd has been held back for years.

And it has been growing for years.

Black people are right to voice their frustration and anger at the encouraging role of the government in oppressing minorities.

Everyone is angry, everyone is afraid. When the institution we build to protect us murders us we know the system is broken, and fear takes over. We should all join in peaceful protest.

We must make change happen now.

Killer Mike says it well.

The Club is open, yoga is on and the garden is busy. Sort of …

The Club is open, yoga is on and the garden is busy. Sort of …

It’s been a weird few months hasn’t it?  And we’re never going back to the way it was, are we?  Too many thoughts have helped us all see the world a little differently and Covid-19 will be here for a while.  But we can still live!

On Monday 11 May there will be a partial lifting of lock-down guidelines and you can read about that here.  The Nature Club can have a partial opening.  That’s good because nature is a complimentary therapy for  mental and physical health, so join The Club!  May is a beautiful time to walk the river.  Bluebells are fragrant, rhododendrons are boomin’ and the brambles haven’t yet taken over.  We started to look at mowing the path (video), but after cutting some branches across the way we decided that it didn’t need it yet and just drove home.  Please drop a line if you’re planning a visit as we want to help maintain social distancing while uncertainties linger.  We’re also looking at gatherings in The Tent, but want to keep numbers under control. There’s plenty of space to have a yoga session for a dozen people, but a full-on concert would be asking for trouble!

Continue reading The Club is open, yoga is on and the garden is busy. Sort of …

Planet of the Humans. Or cockroaches? Maybe.

Thoughts on the recently released film, both acclaimed and vilified, Planet of the Humans by Jeff Gibbs.
Watch the film. www.planetofthehumans.com
Inform yourself.

Thoughts on recently released film, both acclaimed and vilified,
Planet of the Humans by Jeff Gibbs.
Watch the film. www.planetofthehumans.com
Inform yourself.

Coronavirus tips.

#Coronavirus #covid-19

Inform yourself … but thisinformation circulating the internet is interesting. Useful points include:

* practice breathing – if short of breath, check for other symptoms.

* drink water (warm, not cold) frequently.

From member of the Stanford hospital board. This is their feedback for now on Corona virus:

The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can one know if he/she is infected? By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it’s too late.

Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning. Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.

Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases: Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus. If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That’s very dangerous.

1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold

2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.

3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 26/27 degrees. It hates the Sun.

4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.

5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours – so if you come into contact with any metal surface – wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap. 6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours. normal laundry detergent will kill it.

7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.

8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but – a lot can happen during that time – you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.

9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.

10. Can’t emphasis enough – drink plenty of water!

THE SYMPTOMS

1. It will first infect the throat, so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days

2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.

3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.

4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you’re drowning. It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.

Big Picture thinking for positive change