Monday, October 20, 2014

Everything About Paris

Everything About Paris
from Paris smarts
Jean and Sarah in Paris, Las Vegas, NV
True or False
The French government regulates the price of baguettes.
In fact, the government regulates the price of all breads. A prix du pain sign in the window of a boulangerie will tell you the going rate.
So, it could be higher or lower each day. Hard to budget that way..

Baguette Definition
n. noun
  1. A long narrow loaf of French bread.
  2. A gem cut in the form of a narrow rectangle.
  3. The form of such a gem.
I love baguette's with warm brie cheese or butter melting on it.
When we hike, Kerry and I like to take a baguette and a block of cheese with us. It's light to carry and tastes great outdoors.
Enjoy and remember the cost could change day to day.
Be Inspired,

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

What my soul wants me to know -Grace

What My Soul Wants Me To Know
Jean Hart artist
Soul Coaching
cards by
Denise Linn
Today's Card

"I graciously accept the infinite love of the universe!"

Gard Meaning: Be gracious and understanding with yourself. Angels, guides, and spiritual guardians are watching over you and cherishing you. Kindly honor the reality of others.

For me today, Grace is so special. I have so many things to be happy about. So, many goals have been met. But, just as life is not or ever will be without problems, it should not ever be without new challenges. The Universe will not let there be a void in your life.
I have recently had to stop, and ask Arch Angel Micheal to step into my life and give Arch Angel Raphael a hand with my health.  In the early Fall morning, when I meditate and I lite all the candles the room fills with angels and guides. I have been told they are drawn to candle lite. Sometimes, my life gets overwhelmed, confusing, and I need to hand it over to the spirit guardians. Which is what I have done the last couple of weeks.
Their answer to me and I am so happy to graciously accept.:
It is not the problems, the goals, or the set backs that have created my life. No, it is the way I have gone about solving, achieving and accepting my life, that has created my life. 
Your Soul wants you to know:
 "There's a spiritual nobility that accompanies true grace. Even if you absolutely know that your opinion is right, sometimes it's wise not to push your point. Let it drop, it's not that important. ..."
Being still, quiet, calm is not in my nature. But, it has become the most important lesson for me lately. I can not tell you how many times I have had to bite my tongue just so I would stop talking. This is because so much information is coming to me lately that I want to share it.
I'm wondering if anyone else does this. I often have 3-4 books going at one time. I have books in each room, by each chair that are left with a bookmark ready to be picked up and continued.
Information is literally at my finger tips.  
This is tough, but I know I can't read everything so I must listen to others share.
 Give me the Grace to be still, quiet, calm.
"I graciously accept the infinite love of the universe!"
My goals have been set. My Angels are in place. My prayers are said out loud, and life will continue whether I participate or not.
The biggest thing right now is to trust the universe and know in my heart that I am loved.
Grace is accepting what you can not change. Grace is the compassion to understand and stop questioning. Grace is saying thank you.
So I make lists. Seriously, not everything gets done each day. That is not what my list is for. It is a list that gets me up and moving. This list says you made it, your alive. This list after awhile tells me what I like, what I don't, What I want, What I have.
 This list is created by me to create the life I want.
This weeks list is created to being courageous, being compassionate, self love, and nonviolent towards myself or others. Building this foundation is found in the day to day chores of life.
"I graciously accept the infinite love of the universe!"
Truly, this is a great affirmation. Well worth the time to write it, recite it and live it.
Be Inspired,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Little Red Gate

Original Painting of
Gate, Windows and Passage Ways.
Elko, Nev.
Here is my first painting in this series,
 Little Red Gate.
It is the gate to the Kindergarten class at Grammer #2
 Little Red Gate,
8" x 10"
$85.00 unframed
by artist

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

what comes after your goal is met?

Fourth Season of Chance

Fall 2014
Soul Coaching cards
Denise Linn
When I have finished a goal I get a bit lost. I don't know what to do with myself. I worked so hard to get where I am now. But, look there is always stuff to learn. When I say Transformation, it wasn't that I felt I had to change myself, it was that I had to set goals, get myself moving, strong physically and mentally. What I found lacking in my life was discipline. When my world became so small that I did not leave my house it did not matter what I did with my time. The truth is life goes on. If you do not get yourself moving, pull yourself up and get back into life, life will leave you behind.
Those are my thoughts for today.
My card for today:
"I have deep inner strength and glorious vitality!"
Now, I find this interesting. I can read, watch video's and listen to self help tapes, but truly, it will have to come from me, the glorious vitality!
I have accomplished a great deal this year. I had one goal that not only effected me but my family. My goal was so strong in front of me that someone would say I was obsessed about it. But don't you think you have to be consumed with your own goals to have them come true. The word that keeps coming back to me is discipline.
I will put it together with today's card.
Strength to be disciplined in my life.
That seems like a good affirmation, or motto.
Cards Meaning: There's a wellspring of power with in you. Lend your strength to others.
Great. Lending your strength, or self to others.
SERVICE TO OTHER'S. Yes, that too has come my way.  I volunteer my help to students who need extra time to learn good study habits.
Your Soul wants you to know: The greatest strength is silent and deep. It doesn't need a show of force.. it just is. Inner power is found through contemplation, refection, and meditation. Sometimes it comes from times of growth and change, other times it springs from surviving and conquering painful situations.
Oh, yes I love this. With all the blogging, talking, meditating, journaling, etc.....I felt that I had to say my goals out loud, to everyone, just to keep me true to my word.
Here is what I have learned about myself after 3/4 of a years transformation.
I am an artist, I inspire, I bring emotions to images, I bring people to memories,
I bring myself to the world,
that is who I am.
"I have deep inner strength and glorious vitality!"
I have an affirmation notebook I write these in. I write them 10 times, no that's not a magical number. It takes me that long before it become memorized. I feel once I have memorized something it become part of me.
New Goals are being formed in my head and heart.
I can not yet list them for you because they are just little ideas bubbling up.
Some ideas are too big and have to be pared down and accepted in a smaller form.
Acceptance of course is a wonderful level of understanding too.
Be Inspired,

If there is enough Love, there is always a possible solution to a problem. Never forget, there is always Hope. Love conquers all.
~Magaly Knobel
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Healing begins with the Atlas

Healing, artwork by Jean Hart  from her Healing Journey Album.
It starts with the Atlas and healing the nerves.
Thank You all for your emails about my recovery.
You have asked me many questions about what I am doing to heal my spine.
First, let me say that I'm not a medical professional.
I am a person who got injured and was in great need of help.
When you asked me what's so great about the Chiropractor I go to. Let me tell you about why I choose him. I did not know him. He did not live in my home town. My daughter has a friend who went to him and had amazing results. There were a few more people who gave him high recommendations.
Why Dr. Fox was so different from all the other Chiropractors I have gone to is simple.
He believes in the Whole Body working together to heal the body.
He interviewed me before taking my case.
His procedure is all about the Atlas, brain, and nerves charging up to go where the healing is needed.
He uses an instrument to manipulate the spine.
His procedure is more acupuncture.
I have downloaded an explanation here.
I hope this is helpful. It's far better then I could explain it.
Dr. Fox has gone on to research.
I now go to Dr. Sinical
If you would like his information just ask.
Be Inspired,

Chiropractic Definition of the Vertebral Subluxation

Subluxation, and its definition, may be the most controversial aspect of chiropractic. Since its inception in 1895, the term subluxation and its definition, have served as a lightening rod for critics and skeptics, both inside and outside the chiropractic profession.
The lack of a precise and universally accepted definition of vertebral subluxation continues to plague the profession. The definitions below reveal both distinctions and commonalities.

Subluxation Definition #1

A popular, yet simplistic subluxation definition limits vertebral subluxation to a purely structural phenomenon:
“A spinal subluxation is a situation in which one or more vertebra of the spine is out of alignment with the vertebra above or below it.”
Most chiropractors would assert that such a definition is far too superficial and perhaps purposely excludes related pathologies that occur when improper position of spinal vertebrae occurs.

Subluxation Definition #2

This definition includes the three components of bone, motion and nerves:
“A mechanical impediment to nerve function; originally, a vertebral displacement believed to impair nerve function.”
The usage of the word “believed” seems to suggest that the relationship between the vertebral column and nervous system function may not be universally accepted.

Subluxation Definition #3

The medical definition of subluxation, regardless of joint, tends to suggest a more gross dislocation and largely ignores the potential neurological component:
“A lesion or dysfunction in a joint or motion segment in which alignment, movement or physiological function is altered, although contact between joint surfaces remains intact.”
This definition is more orthopedic in nature, seems to apply to any joint in the body and ignores the potential involvement of nerves, soft tissues and whole body effects.

Subluxation Definition #4

The Association of Chiropractic Colleges published their definition of vertebral subluxation in the Journal of Chiropractic Education in 2001:
“A complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health.”
This appears to be a more complete definition because of its mention of function, structure and pathology, but also its reference to the nervous system and its potential whole-body effects peripheral to the spine.

Subluxation Definition #5

In an attempt to define the far-reaching effects of vertebral subluxation, the five-component subluxation model emerged in the early 1980s:
Kinesiopathology – spinal pathomechanics, including alignment and motion anomalies.

Neuropathophysiology – due to compressed (pinched) or facilitated (irritated) nerve tissue.

Myopathology – in the form of muscle spasm, weakness, atrophy and scar tissue.

Histopathology – describes the inflammation, edema and swelling of soft tissues in the area.

Pathophysiology – seen as lipping, spurring and degenerative changes resulting from adaptation to changes in postural alignment to gravity.
While the five-component model helps explain the far-reaching effects of vertebral subluxation, because of its technical nature, this definition is often reserved for use by clinicians and chiropractic researchers.

Which Subluxation Definition Is Correct?

The definition of subluxation and attempts to define its scope are likely to continue in the years ahead. Regardless of which definition you prefer, there seems to be some agreement that…
  1. The loss of normal motion or position of individual spinal bones can result in health issues.
  2. Spinal misalignments can have a neurological aspect.
  3. Organs and tissues controlled and regulated by affected nerves can be affected.
  4. Chiropractic is the science of locating vertebral subluxations and the art of reducing them, permitting the body to function more normally and to self heal.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Circle Is Complete

The Completed Journey
Jean Standing in Front of Old Faithful, Yellowstone WY
After three long years I have finally made it to Yellowstone.
Three years ago Kerry and I were on our way to Yellowstone. We stayed the night in Rexbury after a day of being out in the hills driving around on rough dirt roads. The next morning I could not get out of bed. I could not feel my right leg down to my toes. We had to turn around and go back home. We made a stop in Twin Falls because my daughter told as of a chiropractor that would be able to help me. Dr. Fox. Sure enough they got me in and he said yes we can fix this slip disc. But, be prepared to work hard and stay with the treatments and understand this will take time, atleast two years.
We moved into a hotel and stayed for a week. I went to see him twice a day. After that I went twice a week for the first year. It took over six months before I could feel my toes. My balance was off, I tripped, I fell and was still in pain. My routine was this:
Sit on ice, walk around the dining room, hallway, front room for 5 min. I set a timer, rest for 30 min, do a small amount of neck exercises, sit on ice,
Repeat althrough the day.
The only thing I did was the dishes and that took me hours, showered, and made simple frozen meals.
That was my life and I barely had energy to do that.
After two years of therapy, the feelings in my legs came back. I was slowly picking up more house chores and shopping. My trips to Twin Falls now were once a week.
This year, I started exercising. Sarah and I went to a gym and had a trainer help to build my strength up. Here, I might add that I was also coming off a knee surgery and heart failure.
No energy, no strength, progress was slow and discouraging.
But, Sarah kept at me and we were a team. I had a goal of walking around NASCAR that year.
Last January a Yoga studio opened up. Sarah and I felt it was time to center ourselves better. The gym was great but suddenly we felt we needed something more holistic for the mind, body, soul.
Yoga has been wonderful. I do what I can. It's slow and I'm a beginner. I may always be a beginner, and I 'm fine with that.
I started walking 5K's, which is 3.2 miles.
My last x-ray reported improvement, my 5L actually moved a little back into place. Which surgery Doctors told me would never happen. I can feel my legs, and feet. I go to Twin Falls to see Dr. Noel every other week. My energy and strength has returned to a livable level.
Now here's the cool part.
I meet my goal of getting back to Yellowstone.
Kerry and I standing in front of Old Faithful at Yellowstone.
It was so cold I have two sweat shirts and a heavy coat on. But, I don't care, I made it back.
The circle is complete.
I'm not done with therapy, I may never be done since the 5L disc is still out of place. But I can learn to live with it now. I can walk, exercise, paint, and still have adventures.
The most critical stage of this recovery is over.
What's on my next adventure list?

Walking more 5K's
Hiking parts of the Continental Divide Trail
Be Inspired,

Saturday, October 4, 2014

St John's Episcopal Church, Labyrinth

St. John's Episcopal Church
I love labyrinth's. Whenever I travel I always look up the town to see if there is a labyrinth to walk.
This one came on me accidentally. I was walking around Jackson after lunch, it was so beautiful I thought it was a park. Just down the garden path was this labyrinth. 
Here is the quote from the brochue I picked up.
 "The path enters on the East, and will take you to the center and out again if you remain on the path. Your meditative walk may be viewed as a three stage process.
The first stage of the process is moving to the center of the labyrinth, releasing and letting go of the details of your life, bringing quiet to the mind.
The second is when you reach the center, This is a place of meditation, illumination, and prayer. The Hebrew Scriptures, represent God's people journeying to a land of Promise, To Zion, to sacred places. The Psalms also bear witness to this yearning deep within the heart of the Covenant people.
The third state begins as you leave the center, union, which is joining God, your Higher Power or the healing forces at work in the world. The winding walk of the labyrinth symbolizes a pilgrim's walk with God.
 It is not a maze, there are no tricks to it and no dead ends. The path winds throughout and becomes a mirror to the way we live our lives, so walk it with an open heart, and mind.
By walking the path of the labyrinth, we are rediscovering a long forgotten ritual used as a walking meditation and a spiritual tool. The labyrinth is a tool that helps us to look within for the answers we need. It teaches us to recognize the wider pattern of our lives and the work in harmony with each other. The winding path becomes a mirror for our lives. each of us is on a unique spiritual journey with our separate joys, sorrow, twists, and turn.
The labyrinth walk is different each time one walks it. Often people find peace, solace, release and a deep sense of joy. When walked with a community of people, the is a shared journey. "
I find labyrinths to be very peaceful, and inspiring.
Be Inspired,