Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Maya Angelou

Bamboo

Lovely, durable, useful, and edible…there are so many good things about bamboo.

Bamboo Shoots are good for you.

Bamboo shoots may have anticancer qualities

According to a review published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, young bamboo shoots “are rich in nutrient components, mainly proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and fibre and are low in fat and sugar.” Specifically, the authors noted that fresh shoots are a good source of thiamine, niacin, vitamins A, B6, and E, potassium, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, and chromium, and contain 17 different amino acids, eight of which are essential for human health.

http://www.emaxhealth.com/1275/bamboo-shoots-may-be-new-health-food

You can decorate with them.

Maxx Viaggi bath in bamboo decor

Fantastic Film

“House of Flying Daggers”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385004/

I know that they grow very aggressively, so if planting them be aware.

“The taller the bamboo grows, the lower it bends.”

Chinese Proverb


The Thymus Thump

The Thymus Thump (also known as the happiness point) can assist to neutralize negative energy, exude calm, revamp energy, support healing and vibrant health, and boost your immune system.

A simple but very effective energy technique involves tapping, thumping or scratching on the thymus point. The word thymus comes from the Greek word ‘thymos’ which means “life energy.” The thymus gland lies just beneath the upper part of the breastbone in the middle of the chest. Its role is in keeping your own life energy vibrating in high frequency. When the thymus gland is in harmony can increase your strength and vitality. Dr. John Diamond, author of “Life Energy” maintains the thymus gland monitors and regulates the body’s energy flow. Therefore when there is an imbalance in energy flow, the Thymus Thump can help correct it.

The thymus gland is linked between the mind and the body thus when there is emotional or physical disturbance can cause the thymus gland to shrink and cause depletion in this vital life energy.

How to do it:

You may thump in the middle of your chest with your fist (think Tarzan) on the point shown on the chart. Or, you may want to rub softly or firmly or scratch with four fingers of your hand. Do this for about 20 seconds and breathe deeply in and out. You can also add an affirmation such as “all is well in my world.”

You will know when you have activated the thymus gland as you will feel a little tingling or a subtle feeling of ‘joy’ or ‘happiness.’ Another hint is to do three thumps at a time but emphasize the first thump more firmly. For some people it may take a little time before you ‘feel’ anything. Persevere and you will get it and well worth it.

Do this every day to ensure your life energy and thymus gland is activated, but do several times a day if you are suffering from anxiety, panic attacks or stress and allow your life energy to come alive.

http://tinyurl.com/ybmsphy

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Fresh Mint

FRESH MINT….how to Juice it and what is it good for? Here’s a tonic that we LOVE in the summertime and also after or before a good workout: (it also helps relieve water retention!)

My Favorite Mint Juice:

2 cups Fresh Mint
8 ribs Celery
1 large unwaxed Cucumber
1 Large Green Lime
1 Apple, red, green or yellow

What’s so great about Mint? Relaxes the intestines, helps with calming the nervous system, and helps eliminate indigestion, gas, and parasites. It combats bad breath as well. FRESH MINT is a fantastic herb, please use it daily if you can throughout Spring and Summer. It combines beautiful with all greens, apples and limes and lemons. AND IT’S SUPER ALKALINE!

http://www.jaykordich.com/

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