MARLA'S THERAPUDIC BATH SOAK
When you need to relax after a long day, make it a fabulous soak in this Therapudic Bath Soak.
2 cups whole Oatmeal--see below on how to prepare.
2 cups Epson Salts
1/2 cup Baking Soda
10 drops Frankinsence Essential Oil
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Melaluka Essential Oil
Mix all the above ingrediantes in a large bowl.
Have a slection of clean used panty hose or knee hi socks.
Fill a one cup measuring cup about 2/3's full and place opening of clean hose over the cup.
Tie off one end if other side is enclosed. If both sides are open then tie the first side , fill, and tie second side.
Preparing The Oatmeal
Old fashioned Oatmeal
Grind in a small grinder. I do 1/2 cup at a time. It will look like a fine flour. A small nut or coffee grinder works fine.
The Finished Product
Placing the mixture in a nylon type sock prevents the oatmeal from clogging the drain. Everything else melts as you fill the tub and you receive the benifit of the oatmeal while keeping it out of the drain. Old nylon panty hose or knee hi socks work great. Remember to tie off any holes.
This is extremly relaxing and helps our tired sore muscles relax after a hard day on the homestead. All essential oils are from www.youngliving/floridagypsy
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All that said, my wife has been doing a wonderful job building her relationship with my son, and getting him out there into the world to meet new people and have some really cool experiences. Here are some of the photos of what they've been up to:
At the community center on the beatiful tatami (soft rush straw/rice straw mats) talking cosmetics and network business (my wife is involved in marketing).
Some other marketing moms and their
The observation deck at Toki Messe.
Exploring the Niigata Science Museum.
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Okay steemian's, after two days I did not leave any posts, today I come back with my new engraving.
This time I carved a floral motif patterned curved and tendrils which is a typical motif carved in Aceh.
My older post about carvings
-Simple flower carvings, stylized jasmine flowers
-The beauty Acehnese Minbar (pulpit mosque)
-Tulak Angen, legacy of the tradition of art
-From stone carving into wood carving
-My wood carving - calligraphy ornament on the minbar (Mosque pulpit)
During the Vietnam war an unbelievable amount of bombs were dropped on the country by the US, leaving behind enough metal to create a whole new steel industry which still thrives today. I know it sounds impossible and I wouldn’t have believed it myself were it not for a chance encounter with a Vietnamese man in Kuala Lumpar a week ago.
I spotted him at the airport gate waiting for his plane to Bali like me, and he was playing what appeared to be a Hang. For those of you who have never seen or heard one, a Hang is a musical instrument also known as a Hang Drum which makes a spectacular sound, metallic yet pleasingly etherial.
I understand this instrument is very difficult to make and particularly hard to come by, so I sat down next to him and struck up a conversation. It turned out that he had made it himself using the nose cap of an unexploded US bomb.
'Synchronicity' as he put it, saw to it that the two of us just happened to be sitting next to each other on the plane so we had a further three hours to chat and what he told me was truly an incredible story.
The United States dropped around 270 million bombs on Laos, which is approximately 2 million tons of steel.
It is said that one bomb dropped every eight minutes for a period of nine years and the crazy thing is that 30% of these bombs did not explode.
As a result, the steel industry has been thriving since then. Shrapnel from exploded bombs can be melted down and turned into other objects. And the unexploded bombs can be turned into pretty much anything you can imagine. Photographer Mark Watson has done a fantastic job demonstrating what I mean in the following montage of images.
Khoa Pham explained to me that he had been inspired by the Hang to create his own version, a much smaller instrument with a slightly different sound.
He said that each one takes around three days to create in his Vietnamese workshop and he has to make them himself due to the particular set of skills required. Once the slits have been cut, the metal is struck with a hammer until the correct notes are achieved. There is no factory line here. Like the original Hang, each one must be lovingly made by hand.
Here you can see his instrument in my lap.
He has created hundreds of these for people around the world and as word spreads, so too does demand and just like the creators of the Hang, he has a huge waiting list now.
He played me endless variations of this wonderful sound from his phone, explaining that he has been experimenting with different shapes & designs, with the intention of recording numerous albums incorporating an entire orchestra of his instruments.
His story had a very unique feel to me. For out of this horrendous war has come a wonderfully creative industry, not so attached to the original purpose of the objects that it cannot thrive.
And this man has taken it to a whole new level, creating a musical instrument from an instrument of death, which sings like an angel.
He spoke of the chakras points in the body and how each one is activated by a different note.
He spoke of forgiveness.
He spoke of hope for the future.
And I feel as if we should all aspire to be more like him!
I am blessed that the Universe continues to guide me on this most awesome journey in which I learn about the world not through books or films or the internet, but through the people I meet.
He was a particularly inspirational man and I hope he accepts my Facebook request or responds to my email soon!
For it is my firm intention to visit him with my family when we move on from Bali.
Naturally I told him all about Steemit and will be sure to let you know when he has an account here.
Thank you all for your time. Hope you enjoyed.
Hello my Steemit friends! I was working in photoshop cs3, I created it 4 years ago. I seriously thinking about a learning to work in Photoshop because I knew so many tricks in it but I didn't use it for a long long time, so why not? I mean I prefer natural photos but this is like a new thing to learn and discover, I like to trying new stuffs :)
Hope you like it :)
But what does it mean exactly? I asked stars — Kiefer Sutherland & Dennis Quaid — and top executives — Disney's Ben Sherwood and Fox's Marion Edwards — to share their vision on where the industry's headed.
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Back to the old days life in the Soviet Union of the people is envisioned in 2017. Even it has a communist taste in 1960, but we also know Americans drew similar futuristic imgination before.
I try summarized the contents which provided in the slide show video.
The illustrations were drawn by L. Smekhov. It was very similar desire for technology surprisingly what was happening not only in the United States now .
Let's take a look at the images from the primary source Sergey Pozdnyakov .
Let's take a look at the figure of the Soviet Union in 2017, which was drawn in 1960.
The first slide is obviously the Title written as - 2017 years.
It is possible to look back how the Soviet Union special cinema device was evolved.
Exhibition of Futurama of the New York World's Fair, this illustration was held in 1939 . It was a futuristic streetscape, unlike the children of the Soviets in the work that the exposition visitors could see on Futurama attractions.
In this art, I was thinking - everything in the future of the Soviet Union is to powered by the nuclear energy.
In this art, it seems that the earth surface has melted and disappears, and what is going on inside the earth is also visible. In the depths of the volcano, the underlying molding ship made of special heat resistant steel has infinite, digging towards an energy source.
Wonderful space travel, these space travel illustration certainly seems to be very Soviet.
These space travel illustration is certainly what seems very Soviet, but if an American of you may notice.
It seems to be a boy Igor with a father who works for weather control stations. Weather control technology had been obsessed during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.
I think he is cooking his breakfast in a computerized kitchen. According to the instructions, it says "Automatic scooping weighs the necessary materials, special knife carves vegetables quickly".
Was “Space Families Jetson” inspired by this Soviet 1962 images, not sure. But it is also remembered that "Space Families Jetson" was a parody program exaggerating outrageousness, gaining ideas from the futurism of the 1950s. This computerized kitchen probably was inspired by the appearance of other futuristic meals that would have appeared in the 1950s. The futuristic exposition was held in Moscow might have affected. Not sure, it was an exposition planned by Americans who were obsessed with the future of food at that time than those of the Soviets.
In the above image, In order to talk with the mother rush to the TV phone that can be seen on the left side of the screen.
Mother is in the Black Sea water kindergarten, science from the future.
What will happen if you suffer from the harsh winter storm like the above image?
Dive in the basement.
Awaiting a wonderful utopia of perfect climate.
Students who were able to take a trip can see the underground cities.
Spring for forever....
Soviet own version of Magic Highway, USA 1958.
The above image is weather control station.
A problem arises here. We are in trouble with weapons that should not have dirty imperialists (Note: America).
I caused a storm, in the South Pacific weapons experiment. In order to save as many people as possibly, need to dispatch weather control stations.
In the crisis - brave officials of the weather control station stormed.
When the weather control station returned to Moscow, the staff were welcomed as heroes with the power to control the weather to save hundreds of lives.
And although it is a TV phone call, the group will temporarily meet again.
Everyone in Moscow gets a breath of relief and women throw flowers to brave Soviet heroes.
We greeted is very different from the Soviet Union's, but there are technologies that have been realized. What will be chosen and realized in the future imagined by the predecessors? It is also a revival that the times change and looking backward.
"You won't make money doing that."
"That's not a real job!"
"That's not the real world. You're living in a dream world, come back down to reality."
"Why would you want to leave the box? Just get in the freakin' box that's already packed like everyone else."
Really?! What's the reason society deems certain professions as fake or invalid? Who decides what constitutes as a real job when the reality is you can make money doing virtually anything?
Throughout our years on this planet, most of us are told what will make us happy and are encouraged to do only those things. Society puts us on a general track for how we should live our lives and straying from the path is often frowned upon. We waste so many hours on this planet living a lie... ehem, I meant life that other people prescribe to us and they say it'll make us happy. For example, from age 4 to 17, we're put through a public or private Pre-K- 12th grade school system. After that, we go to college and pick a major that will give us a decent salary and make our parents proud. Once we graduate, we get a job and until we reach the age of retirement, we work the same career we chose at 18 (whether we like it or not). It's as if retirement is the only time we are able to be in control of our lives.
Most of us are so brainwashed that when we decide to do what we want in life, we have to recondition ourselves. Why are we settling to live in the box that the world has built for us? As a human being, I'm trying to figure out the reasoning behind telling masses of people that their lives have to be this way or that way. The aftermath of it all is that we wake up everyday trying to pursue stuff that doesn't even make us happy.
We spend our time chasing unfulfilling, purposeless, mundane jobs or ideas or things because that's what we're told will make us okay in this world. But the reality is, no other human being holds the road map to another person's life. That only belongs to God and it's God who gives you the dream, He gives you the idea, the passion, the fire to produce music, or act, or create art or whatever it is you love to do. The reason why He gave us these things that we enjoy so much and are happy to do, despite what society says, is because that's His way of telling us that's what we should do to add value to the world. From person-to-person our roles on this earth should look dramatically different. If everyone's running around doing the same thing, what the heck? Where's the creativity, individuality and boldness to take risks and buck the system? It's time to say, "I know what makes me happy, brings me joy and I know what I'm here to do." I know what God put me on this earth to do. A quote from Alan Watts reads, "What would you like to do if money was no object? How would you ENJOY spending your life?"
If you're unhappy with where you are in life, you have the power to change it. If you're in a bad place physically, emotionally, spiritually, or mentally, you can change it. It comes down to making the decision for yourself to do what you've been put here to do. If a job is unfulfilling to you, no matter how much money or status it brings, it might be time to let it go. You can apply this to any area of your life. If you know that you'd love to do something else or live somewhere else, it's always time to just do it. It doesn't matter what others are saying. Remember, no one else has the road map to your life. Make the choice to create a plan to change things and go for it. Humans don't belong in boxes. Period. Get out of the box.
Don't talk. Do.