Thursday, October 14, 2010

It is all about your perspective...

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poorer people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on a farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?” “It was great, Dad.” “Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked. “Oh yeah,” said the son. “So, tell me, What did you learn from the trip?” asked the father. The son answered: “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, they have friends to protect them.” The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.” Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.

Live well!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Terms of the Trade: Analgesics

They relieve pain without causing loss of consciousness. They also relieve pain by reducing cramping in muscles, also called antispasmodics.

Example herbal analgesics include willow bark, meadowsweet herb, hops flower, dogwood root bark, yellow jessamine root, black cohost root, and lavender essential oil.

Here is an article I posted earlier in my blog about the best herb for pain relief:

The question to ask when deciding which remedy to use is What type of pain will be remedy relieve?