Archive for October, 2010

Thuja Occidentalis

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

We went to the Tyler arboretum last week, and I had the opportunity to meet the great healing conifer tree, thuja occidentalis. The leaves and twigs of this tree are used to make a homeopathic remedy to treat warts or into a cream to treat rheumatism


Open Your Third Eye

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Dr George Brainard will be presenting a workshop on Light and Consciousness at the annual Yoga Research Society Conference on November 13th at 2PM at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
Dr. George (Bud) Brainard joined the Jefferson faculty in 1984.  His academic work is specialized in the area of pineal gland physiology and the effects of light on humans.  His research has been supported by grants from the FDA, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy and many others.

Dr. Brainard is currently funded by the National Space Biomedical Institute, which is supported by NASA, to develop lighting for the International Space Station, as well as for future vehicles and habitats for long duration space missions.

Respected in the Jefferson community as an extraordinarily gifted teacher, Dr. Brainard has taught neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to more than 5,000 medical and graduate students.

You will not want to miss Bud’s program on Saturday, November 13th, when he will explore the relationship of light to the brain, behavior, and consciousness.

Philadelphia Shell Show

Saturday, October 9th, 2010


Every October, I always look forward to attending the Philadelphia Shell Show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. As a seasoned beachcomber, I have collected shells from beaches around the world, so I always appreciate looking at other’s collections from exotic islands and faraway places. What’s even more fun is the shell art section of the show ranging from paintings to more traditional sailor’s valentines. And after seeing some unusual species and imaginative shell interpretations it’s always wonderful to browse the shell market and see what treasures vendors from across the country behold.


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