Monday, 31 August 2015

How dogs see us


Coconut Dog Treats1


Yield: depends on size of ice cube trays
  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup pure, unprocessed coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • silicon ice cube tray (we love our paw print tray!)
  1. If your coconut oil is not already liquid, place it in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat and cook until melted.
  2. Add in peanut butter and cinnamon and stir until mixture is completely smooth and incorporated. Note: mixture should be thick, but pourable.
  3. Pour mixture into silicone ice cube trays and refrigerate or freeze until set.
  4. Pop dog treats out and serve them to your pup! (Store in an air-tight container and keep in refrigerator.) *For exact coconut oil measurements, we use 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds dog’s body weight, or 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds. **Start with about 1/4 dose of coconut oil and gradually increase over the course of several weeks so your pup can get acclimated.
Recipe adapted from Health Starts In The Kitchen

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“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go Figure—the Numerology of Addresses.

Via Suzi Nolanon Nov 5, 2014

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Have you ever wondered if the address of your home, condo, apartment or mobile home could affect the energy and ambience of your living space?

Well, it certainly does and in surprising ways!
The meaning of house numbers can predict and influence anything from your experience in a space, to the ideal social activities to host in your home.
Whether you’re house hunting or contemplating a move, investigating a home’s energy and the numerology meanings associated with the address is a great way to find what atmosphere in a home is best for you.
To assess your house number meaning, you will need to consult the address itself. If you live in a community with multiple units at a single address, such as an apartment, condo, or town-home, you should always look at the unit number only. If you live in a single family home, it’s the street address numbers that hold the power.
When a home or building is erected it is assigned a number which is its birth (or vibration) number. This energy is active for the entirety of the structure’s lifetime.
To calculate your residence number always reduce to a single digit. To do this, you must add up the digits in your address until you have a single digit.
Apt # 345 = (3+4+5) = 12 = 1 + 2 = 3.
Home address 2129 Green Valley = (2+1+2+9) = 14 = 1 + 4 = 5.  
Once you have your vibration number, you will be able to analyze the numerology meanings behind your address. Take a look at some of the highlights of vibration numbers 1 through 9:
1. A building with a vibration starting with one is a place for strong independent people. These spaces are best for a single person. Original personalities are able to grow and thrive here. When it comes to design, a modern flair always works best. This space is ideal for a new start in life.
2. Buildings with the vibration number of two are place of harmony and balance. This space creates a good atmosphere for partners or roommates, as it allows for working together and building deep bonds. Women in particular will excel here. These spaces often have a romantic aura. Thoughtful and tactful people will thrive here.
3. Vibration number three buildings are often a place that bring a light, fun and creative energy, making it a wonderful location for the artist soul. This is a great spot for gatherings and parties that draw strong sociability. People love to visit spaces with a vibration number of three. However, you must beware of scattered energies and vivid imaginations as they tend to get carried away here.
4. Buildings with a vibration number of four are places where a more serious atmosphere and security is important. People who play by the rules and have practical attitudes often do well in these spaces. Home improvements may take a while in four energy homes but the investment is worth it in the long term. These spaces create a stable atmosphere to build relationships with each other as well as with the building, as tenants often stay long term.
5. Vibration number five buildings embrace change, that at times, can produce a whirlwind of activity. Progressive individuals enjoy the essence of excitement that these spaces produce. Flexibility and curiosity are required traits to excel in a five energy home. People come and go in these spaces, bringing an ebb and flow of tenants. Rental properties often have a five energy associated with them.
6. Six is the classic number for the family home. It is here where traditional values live and strong family ties are honored. Responsibility also steps forward in these spaces, allowing for the care for the home and its occupants, such as an elderly relative. In these homes, traditional holidays are happy, shared events with adults and children alike.
7. Seven energy homes are spaces where quiet solitude is cherished. These homes exude a strong spiritual feeling that makes every day feel like a retreat. Couples and individuals alike will enjoy this peaceful energy that allows for the escape of everyday stressors. Those who wish to work quietly at home, like writers or holistic healers, will find this energy inspirational.
8. Homes with an eight energy are often a good investment as #8 is the money number. People looking to show their financial power through art collections or well-decorated interiors will enjoy this high profile energy. Social events with important local people can grow money for charities. While money for improvements to this property can pay off, beware of going overboard.
9. Spaces with a nine energy are where tolerance, compassion and the company of friends are valued above all else. Spiritual growth joins inspirational work to help the less fortunate and improve the world at large. People who strive to cross borders and improve the lives of others do very well in a nine energy home. It is in these places that travelers, spiritual gurus and teachers come together and show how love and acceptance can bring magic into life.
For more information about your home’s vibration number and those that live in units assigned by letter may benefit from speaking to an experienced numerologist. Choosing the place that you call home is a big decision and understanding a the numerology energy of a home, before moving in, can ensure that you make the best decision for you and your family. ~

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Friday, 28 August 2015

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“I've traveled the world twice over,
Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,
Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I've been where no-one's been before,
Learned secrets from writers and cooks
All with one library ticket
To the wonderful world of books.”

― Janice James

The most haunted places in Wales: Would you be brave enough to spend a night here alone?

Would you be brave enough to visit these places alone at night?
Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, some stories are enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
Here are the stories of some of the ghosts said to haunt castles, country homes and old pubs around Wales.

1. Sker House, Porthcawl

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A 12th century mansion known as one of the most haunted places in Wales.
The 800-year-old mansion was immortalised in the Victorian novel The Maid of Sker, which was based on the tale of Elizabeth Williams, who "died of a broken heart" after being locked in a room in the house by her father to prevent her from marrying her lover.
The house is known for its vivid and violent past. This included 16th century carnage against Catholics, upon whose faith the house was founded.
Witnesses have reportedly heard "high pitched screeching noises, screams and wailing cries", seen dark shadows and figures, more so in the room where Elizabeth is thought to have been locked away.
They have told of feeling unease and dread on entering the house, with some feeling physically sick.

2. Craig y Nos, Powys

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Craig y Nos was once a sanitorium for children with TB and the home of an opera star at the turn of the 20th century.
According to television's Most Haunted crew, the salt cellar houses a "particularly nasty guy".
The slab room where opera star Adelina Patti's body was embalmed is also in the cellar.
In one room, famed TV psychic medium Derek Acorah said he felt as though a child had been pushed out of the window of one of the rooms.
And one photo seems to show the outline of what looks like a man in formal evening wear going up the stairs.
Craig Y Nos Ghost Image 1
Is this a ghost caught on camera at Craig y Nos?

3. Plas Teg House, Flintshire

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A Jacobean country house, Plas Teg was built by Welsh politician Sir John Trevor in 1610.
There are believed to be more than 15 ghosts walking around the house, which was used as a local court where people were tried and hung.
Sir Trevor’s daughter, Dorothy, is believed to haunt the A541 that runs past Plas Teg and there are reported to have been many car accidents on the approach to the house with visitors who have "seen something" in the road.
A teenager named Elizabeth Trevor-Roper, who died in 1815 at the age of 16, was believed to have been pushed down a well by a man whose love she spurned.
She is also said to have been seen running through the house’s corridor.

4. The Skirrid Inn, Monmouthshire

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Believed to be the oldest pub in Wales dating back to the Norman Conquest, the Skirrid Inn was used a as a courtroom for many years.
It is said more than 180 people were hanged from an oak beam over the staircase, which is still there.
It is also believed to have been a meeting place for supporters of the Owain Glyndwr.
Among the ghosts said to be at the Skirrid Inn include the hanging judge who wanders the upper floors and the hangman himself.
But there are also said to be a number of friendly ghosts, including local clergyman Father Henry Vaughn and Fanny Price, who died of consumption when working at the inn.

5. Denbigh Castle, Denbighshire

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The castle was originally built as a fortress after the conquest of Wales by Edward I in the 13th century.
There have been many hauntings in the Goblin Tower, including the son of the castle’s builder
He was falsely accused of having an affair with the landowner’s daughter and thrown to his death from the tower.
Another legend states that a dragon used to live in the castle bit was killed by a man with eight fingers on each hand.

6. Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire

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Dating back to the 13th century, Roch Castle in Haverfordwest was home of Lucy Walter during the 1630s.
She was the consort of Charles II and mother of the Duke of Monmouth.
It is believed Lucy is haunting the castle and she has been seen floating through locked rooms wearing a white dress.
Noisy running footsteps have also been heard by guests during the night.

7. Candleston Castle, Bridgend

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The 14th century manor house is located on the edge of the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes near Bridgend.
Old stones and crosses have been found near the castle where ghosts are said to appear.
The Goblin stone is believed to be haunted by a ghost who encourages people to touch the stone, which traps them by their hands and feet.
The only way to escape is to pray.

8. Powis Castle, Powys

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It dates back to 1200 and was once a military stronghold before being transformed into a fine home for wealthy families.
According to, the Dukes Room and Ballroom Wing are said to be the most haunted parts of the castle.
A lady in black has been seen sitting in a chair near the fireplace in the Dukes Room and one visitor reported the feeling of a hand brush down their arm.
The piano has been heard to play on its own in the Ballroom Wing, along with the piano stool moving. Knocks on the doors and windows have also been heard when the castle is all locked up.
A lady wearing a mop cap who sits at the bottom of a bed has been witnessed by guests and workmen have reported feeling a hand on the back of their neck while walking down the stairs.
A child has also been seen, described as having long hair and dressed in green.

9. Llancaiach Fawr, Caerphilly

Llancaiach Fawr Manor has a reputation as a hotspot for ghosts and the supernatural. The rustle of a 19 Century housekeeper known as Matties petticoats have been heard in the bedchamber where it is believed she died, tragically. The saddest is the ghost of a little boy who fell to his death from one of the rooms. It is believed he sometimes makes his presence felt by a little mischievous tug of a sleeve or someones hair, or else hell slip his hand into the hand of whoever is in the room as though he is looking for someone to take him home
Built on the site of a medieval dwelling in 1550, Llancaiach Fawr is home to many ghosts and has been named as one of the most haunted places in the UK.
There is often a pervading smell in the air, like lavender, violets or roast beef.
Among the ghosts said to haunt the building are the petticoat-wearing housekeeper Mattie who died tragically in one of the rooms, as well as a little boy who tugs at the hair and sleeves of visitors.
Original Llancaiach Fawr owner Edward Pritchard can be seen dressed in his Civil War outfit.

10. Margam Castle, Neath Port Talbot

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With its Gothic architecture, Margam Castle is an impressive spectacle.
The most prominent ghost in Margam Castle is believed to be Robert Scott, a former gamekeeper at the house.
He is apparently frequently seen ascending the staircase, and throws stones at those who try to contact him.
There have also been reports of Victorian children playing and giggling through the corridors and rooms of the castle and even moving objects.

11. Prince of Wales, Bridgend

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The inn dates from around the 15th century and includes spells as a mortuary and even a courthouse that sentenced criminals to death.
Rumours go that one of the pub’s ancient walls can talk – and conversations of drinkers long since dead can still be heard in the watering hole on quiet winter days.

12. Tretower Castle, Powys

Tretower Castle, Tretower, Powys
The castle has stood for 900 years and the Picards and the Vaughans who lived here were rich influential Welsh families.
Sightings are said to be of a ‘White Lady', believed to be Sir Roger Vaughan's wife. In the main bed chamber, the apparition of a woman has been seen before she walks into the gallery.
Another woman has been witnessed sitting by the windowsill, said to be very calm and peaceful.
But visitors and staff have apparently reported feeling very uneasy in this area.
The ghost of a woman has also been seen in another bedroom, wearing white and having green eyes, and being anxious but not aggressive.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

25 Spiritual Quotes to Write on your Wall.

Via on Jun 11, 2015

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Two years ago, I started writing quotes on the wall next to my bed.

I read so many interesting spiritual books that I felt the need to memorize some of their content to keep me going.
It started with writing one quote and today I have over 50 spread all over the wall.
These aren’t just any quotes. They are the daily bread I have. When I wake up, I read them. Before sleeping, I read them. If I feel down and skeptical, I read them.
Even now when I’m writing them down, I’m not copying them; I know them by heart. They simply are my bible.
The friends I have in my bedroom will stand still for 10 minutes in front of the wall and read them.
My close friends tell me that reading these quotes when feeling down is always relieving.
Just picking up some great quotes (not beautiful quotes) and writing them down somewhere I can always see has been helpful. Even at my office at work, I have something like 15 stickers with quotes on them on the computer.

From more than 50 quotes written down, I chose to share 25.

“Today I shall judge nothing that occurs.” ~ Deepak Chopra
“Nothing can grow forever. Dissolution is needed for new growth to happen.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“At a certain point, even if we pray that the egg won’t cook, it will be cooked.” ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
“It is not the appearance that binds you; it is the attachment to the appearance that binds you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Any action you take might not bear fruit immediately. Until it does, do not resist what is.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Sometimes our wishes aren’t in tune with the cosmos time frame. Sometimes they happen in their own time frame, not when we feel we want them to.” ~ Unknown
“Some changes look negative on the outside. But you will soon realize that space was being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Don’t let go too soon but don’t hang on too long.” ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche taken from Shakespeare
“How can you suffer because of something that doesn’t exist?” ~ Buddhist Monk I met in Nepal
“One step away from despair, one step away from Enlightenment.” ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
“The more and more you analyze, the less and less you understand.” ~ Jiddy Krishnamurti
“Once you realize that a certain kind of food makes you sick, would you carry on eating that food and keep on asserting that it’s okay to be sick?” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Die to the past every moment.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“Every form is destined to dissolve again and ultimately nothing out here matters all that much. You have overcame the world as Jesus put it. Or as Buddha put it, you crossed over to the other shore.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“We don’t have to search for light. There will be light when there is no darkness.” ~ Jiddy Krishnamurti
“They are seasons to our lives and painful times never last.” ~ Robin Sharma
“Practice acceptance.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“It is always darkest before the dawn.” ~ Proverb
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Zen saying
“Do not oppose life and life will come to you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“’This is my secret,’ he said. ‘I don’t mind what happens.’” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
“If I do not know reality, the unknown, how can I search for it? Surely it must come but I cannot go after it. If I go after it I am going after something which is the known, projected by me; by my own mind.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
“The law of detachment says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you must relinquish your attachment to it.” ~ Deepak Chopra
“There is no need for conditions. One can be unconditionally happy.” ~ Osho