And I'm glad...now I am back on track in terms of flow. So that happened...
I'm still hanging out with the children in terms of learning...
The entire Hawaiian Alphabet:
A E I O U
H K L M N P W
It's not easy though! At least not for me. So I shall learn from the masters! The little ones :)
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Came across this # song. I love it
Adding in this color song....
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As for Fingers and Toes...
This one I already know from hula but it's cute...I watch it anyway. I know..I really am a child!
Joyful Belly writes:
ayurvedic perspective (FYI-Pears are good for my Dosha, because I know what mine is. You can take the test on the link above to find out yours...
Pears are a soothing, cooling, and Kapha friendly fruit that calms the heart and relieves restlessness. Western naturopaths consider pears to be hypoallergenic, a safe choice for those with food sensitivities.
Their cold and expectorant qualities are used in Chinese medicine when heat conditions dry up fluids in the lungs. Their lubricating action also relieves cough, especially when the juice is combined with rock candy. Although pears quench thirst they are also a diuretic.
In ancient Greece, pears were used to treat nausea. They are laxative and a good source of fiber. Too many pears, however, will have an excess cooling effect on digestion, aggravating Vata and Kapha. Avoid eating pears late at night, or if you have acid reflux.
Pears are also high in vitamin C and copper
My Favorite Ayurveda based Company (in case I haven't mentioned it)
MOVIES: Robert Redford theme
The Way We Were
Opposites attract when, during their college days, Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand), a politically active Jew, meets Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford), a feckless WASP. Years later, in the wake of World War II, they meet again and, despite their obvious differences, marry. Hubbell wants to be a screenwriter, so the two move to California despite Katie's objections. They prosper there, but as the Hollywood blacklist looms, Katie's activism threatens her husband's reputation.
Release date: October 19, 1973 (USA)
Director: Sydney Pollack
Screenplay: Arthur Laurents, Francis Ford Coppola, Dalton Trumbo, David Rayfiel
White Anglo-Saxon Protestant lacking initiative or strength of character
Katie Morosky Gardner: I don't have the right style for you do I?
Hubbell Gardner: No you don't have the right style.
Katie Morosky Gardner: I'll change.
Hubbell Gardner: No, don't change. You're your own girl, you have your own style.
Katie Morosky Gardner: But then I won't have you. Why can't I have you?
Hubbell Gardner: Because you push too hard, every damn minute. There's no time to ever relax and enjoy living. Every things too serious to be so serious.
Katie Morosky Gardner: If I push too hard it's because I want things to be better, I want us to be better, I want you to be better. Sure I make waves you have I mean you have to. And I'll keep making them till your everything you should be and will be. You'll never find anyone as good for you as I am, to believe in you as much as I do or to love you as much.
Hubbell Gardner: I know that.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Well then why?
Hubbell Gardner: Do you think if I come back its going to be okay by magic? What's going to change? What's going to be different? We'll both be wrong, we'll both lose.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Couldn't we both win?
Hubbell Gardner: You never give up, do you?
Katie Morosky Gardner: Only when I'm absolutely forced to. But I'm a very good loser...
Hubbell Gardner: Better than I am.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Well, I've had... more practice.
You see these political conversations happening now, in present time with people. You see people like "He who shall not be named" calling activists things like "snow flakes," Or people calling others "Babies" or "Sore losers"
That: White Anglo-Saxon Protestant lacking initiative or strength of character
WASP: Also known as: Privileged. I can actually relate to both Hubbell and Katie. I like fun and I like activism. I think you can have both...but it seems like..that would be an activist consciousness and person who has "things come very easily" to them would have a harder time-generally speaking. Just guessing...
Still the movie: as good as it was way back when....
I love this movie and all of the moral issues this brings up for people. I have to laugh because as I'm watching this movie play out, all I could think about was....a million dollars to spend one night with Robert Redford on a yacht -it's a no brainer. I mean how hard is it? Really! Mind you, I am not deeply in love with anyone, I'm old(er) and I just don't see what the big deal is. Personally.
There are parts to this going down where Diana could have handled this very differently with her husband. Her sweet, sometimes annoying (dirty shoes on the table) husband whom she was crazy about....
There were all of these opportunities where she could have told her husband about John (aka Robert Redford/billionaire) in terms of his clear interest in her. She could have told him about the moment where she said to John...
Diana: The dress is for sale. I'm not.
And I think their agreements were not workable with reality in terms of:
She wanted to never ever talk about it again. What the hell is that? How is that even possible? Your wife goes off for one night to sleep with another man, you agree to this, you sign a contract and everything. I'm pretty sure that would be something worth talking about after the fact to allow room for feelings and processing and more. Had they agreed to remain open, to move through feelings, to express openly and continue to move through and grow...they could have done that whole thing differently...but then again, as my friend Karen used to say to me "You wouldn't make a very good movie Christina." cause I'm always trying to improve upon the story line. haha. It's how I play :) However, I think it would be interesting to see them agree to talk about it and share in honest ways through the feelings and sensations that came up for them...That's just me :)
Human nature is what it is. You can see the thread of how the husbands ruminating mind and his financial insecurity prompted him to go bonkers. And all the classic things some men do when their minds go bonkers. A Drunken stupor for a while, followed by a decision to get his act together. In the sadness, let me add on some depressant substance since I can't handle my emotions. That sort of thing. That's a pretty common theme. The temporary destructive decision to avoid falling to ones knees which only creates a deeper more hurtful falling to ones knees...cause then there is all kinds of weird shit that happens- inside the attempt to avoid the inevitable. To feel ones feelings full out- takes a level of courage, isn't always fun yet...the freedom and bliss that follows is beyond anything...To get rid of the things we do to avoid feeling our feelings....that takes something, I think.
She's also commented that movies used to be all about promoting the movie, now it's all about promoting the actors. She thinks that's weird. I do too actually. She's got some good points!
Anyway, when I was younger I didn't see why everyone was so gaga about Robert Redford...but now, when I see him...I'm like "Hmmm, I get it"
According to BELIEFNET what you can do to stay grounded is.....
There are a countless amount of ways that you can give back to society. Donate your gently used clothing or household goods, volunteer to read to the elderly, participate in a big brother or big sister program with the YMCA, give blood or volunteer at a soup kitchen. Don't give back just once, continue to bless others with your time and good fortune. Giving back is a huge part of being a good person and allows you to spread your wealth of good fortune.
Make Time for a HobbyCall this your "me" time or "down" time but no matter what you choose to call it - just make time for it. Pick a new hobby, that you've always wanted to do, and commit to it. Use this time to learn something new and to regroup from the sanity throughout your work day.
Your CircleKeep your circle close. Talk to your friends and family on a regular basis. Your circle will keep you in check and give you honest opinions and feedback. Having friends and family close by, will help when you need a reality check or need your foundation to be reassured.
Stop JudgingIt's okay to be observant but don't allow yourself to become involved with placing judgment on another person. God is the only one who should cast judgment on another individual. Remember to always do unto others as you would like others to do to you.
Allow meditation to be a time when you give yourself a break. Meditation is a great tool to use when de-stressing and trying to find your center. Solitude and zen can help you to rewire your brain to so that you can better handle your day-to-day.
Create a Rhythm
Create a schedule and stay with it. Once you get into the groove of things, you will feel much more balanced and focused because you have a rhyme and reason. Planning things out will help you stay focused and remain grounded when the day throws a wrench at you.