Writing for Therapy

Just a quickie to ask –

Have you ever considered writing as a therapy for yourself? It can actually really help with getting ideas worked out, letting go of anger and frustration.  I have just found a little booklet of prose that I wrote about 20 years ago.  I was a much more spiritual person then.  The little sayings I wrote would uplift me and those I shared them with.  I am going to type them up and put them in a new Category called “Starwords” – which is what I named them all those years ago.  I look forward to your comments on them.


Count Your Blessings

We had a young Chinese lady staying for almost a week. She was very curious and asked many questions. We have one if those wooden signs that are made to look aged, they have different positive affirmations.

Cathy (real name unpronounceable – so she gave herself an easy one), asked me about the sayings. We got to the one that said “Count Your Blessings”. She did not seem to understand – so I explained it by counting my own out loud. I got to number twenty in just a few minutes.

We have so many good things in our lives that we sometimes forget to be grateful for. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis. Some days are quite painful – but many days I am ok. I can write, play with my birds, do a little gardening, have HelpX people to help me http://www.helpx.net a wonderful husband, helpful adult children, running water, the ability to protest without being shot at…

The list is endless. Thinking about these good things yesterday was a real ‘Pick Me Up’. We often count our woes but how about, after reading this post, you give yourself permission to count your own blessings and be grateful!

Growing An Organic Garden – Healthy For You And Your Wallet!

Old World Garden Farms

It used to be that if you told someone you were an organic gardener – they looked at you as though you had to be some sort of crazed hippie, separated from the rest of the “normal” world.

The beauty of organically grown produce The beauty of organically grown produce

Thankfully, organic gardening has now become all the rage!

In fact, millions of regular, every day backyard organic gardeners across the globe are growing their own food without the use of dangerous chemicals and sprays – and finding out that organic gardening is not only the “healthy” option – but far less expensive than using all of those costly fertilizers, sprays and more!

The simple fact is that growing organically is not only better for the health of your family and the land – but for the health of your pocketbook as well. And it goes without saying of course – the flavor of organically grown vegetables simply…

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Workshops – growing more of your own food

Sustainable Communities South Australia Inc.

Sustainable Communities SA Unley groups ran a pruning workshop on 21 June 2014. Over 70 people came to hear Steven Hoepfner describe how to prune fruit and nut trees to achieve long-term productivity. Many questions and lots of interest! We are also running a follow-up pruning workshop on 5 July 2014 for those who couldn’t make it to the first one and to answer some of the more detailed questions.


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In the Beginning

For those of you who don’t know – Word Press have a lot of different ways of helping people to get their creative juices flowing.  One of these is to give us a topic that we write about in a unique and creative manner.  This week’s challenge is to write a new creation theory.  I hope you enjoy!


In The Beginning

I wonder what may have been
If flecks of dust that couldn’t be seen
Had not fallen into a muddy quagmire
And mixed with amino acids to create life

The Bible tells of mighty things
A God who created all living beings
This God had sons, said to be giants,
Who mated with women to create an alliance.

Hindus have three mighty Gods
To create all life then knock it down
So people can reincarnate
And learn from their past life mistakes.

Buddha may have got it right
There always was an Earth with Life
Except for Thais who believe that Phrom
Is whom all life extended from.

I believe the Stargate Theory
Of countless Planets and Ancient Beings
Of wormholes through which beings visit
And Earthlings are the actual Misfits!

If I had to form my own ideas
I would say we were always here
Starting as a fleck of stardust
Mixing with the Earth’s fine crust.

Bodies dying but Souls still thriving
Born into another body
Changing sizes, changing shapes
Reincarnating from fish to apes!

Ros Stiles (aussiewriter@iinet.net.au)  http://www.thenaturallyhealthyaussie.com


A Simple Stir Fry

I have been thinking lately of “Fast Food”. No one wBpnts to spend hours in the kitchen after a busy day out. I am, by no means, a saint. I spent must of today out and my husband was working late. Here is what I did to make a quick and easy meal!

I set my Ipad up in the kitchen with a classic Iview Who Dunnit? To keep me entertained. I set two of the birds up for company and to give them fresh food!

I cut up a frozen onion and put that in the wok to fry while I cut off some frozen turmeric and ginger. Then I threw in some lemon grass powder, chopped up some chili and capsicum and put all that on to cook with a little Himalayan salt. I put in cut up broccoli (including stalks) and unpeeled thinly sliced carrot. While that was cooking I chopped up some spinach, kale and rocket from yesterday’s big discount find at the green grocers. I just put all the greens on top, splashed on some vegetarian stir fry sauce and put a plate over it. I turned the gas off and poured a glass of wine – Mmm.

When my husband got home we fried hokkien noodles in sesame oil and leeks. Tossed it together and wow. Some where in the mix my Husband, who us not a vegetarian yet, cooked a piece of steak – Grrrr. The meal probably took an hour to cook because I was watching an episode at the sample time.
The meal was delicious, I did most of the fishes whilst cooking, an

The Case of the Dissapearing Calcified Brain Tumour

So the Brain Mole – a small calcified tumour. The doctor said I would die of old age before the tumour killed me. I decided I wasn’t risking it and went on a rigid diet for six weeks. The diet consisted of being completely vegan and following a protocol from The Cancer Tutor – http://www.cancertutor.com
The protocol consisted of using MSM and DMSO on a regular hourly basis. I also used Zeolite for good measure.
I had my MRI 3 months later and there was no sign of a calcified tumour. They said they must have made a mistake – but I know it was the diet that got rid of it!

T.E.N.S Machines

TENS stands for  transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.    Which basically means that it is electrical nerve stimulation applied to the skin.

My kids bought me a “revitive”, which is  a machine that has a foot base with placements for the feet.  These have separate electrodes just for the feet and a separate setting.  Then there are two places to add plug ins for TENS pads .  I can use other attachments as well and I have glove attachments for my hands.

I also have a small portable tens machine that is rechargeable.  I take it with me when I go away.  The portable T.E.N.S machine has a lot of functions such as massage, cupping, acupressure, stroking – each with a changeable strength.

There is a reason I am telling you about this!

I have been using my portable one since I strained my back recently – that, along with DMSO helped me considerably.

DMSO – Natures Gift for Illness and Pain.

I discovered DMSO last year when I was told by my Doctor that I had a small calcified tumour on my brain. I looked to the Internet to find myself a natural cure. Admittedly I had time as I was told I would probably die of old age before the tumour. I was concerned about the effects of the tumor such as memory loss and the inability to think clearly. As it happened – the tumour was not effecting that – the Fibromyalgia that I didn’t know I had, was causing these problems.
I actually went on a very strict protocol of a completely vegan diet, DMSO and an off shoot of DMSO called MSM. I also went to exercise classes at least 4 times per week.
I used these DSMO and MSM together every hour for 8 hours for a 6 week period. My mind became clear, energy levels were up and I became at least 6 kilo lighter.

This is an excerp I copied from WebMd today (1/6/14). ‘DMSO is a prescription medicine and dietary supplement. It can be taken by mouth, applied to the skin (used topically), or injected into the veins (used intravenously or by IV).

DMSO is taken by mouth, used topically, or given intravenously for the management of amyloidosis and related symptoms. Amyloidosis is a condition in which certain proteins are deposited abnormally in organs and tissues.

DMSO is used topically to decrease pain and speed the healing of wounds, burns, and muscle and skeletal injuries. DMSO is also used topically to treat painful conditions such as headache, inflammation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and severe facial pain called tic douloureux. It is used topically for eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma, and problems with the retina; for foot conditions including bunions, calluses, and fungus on toenails; and for skin conditions including keloid scars and scleroderma. It is sometimes used topically to treat skin and tissue damage caused by chemotherapy when it leaks from the IV that is used to deliver it. DMSO is used either alone or in combination with a drug called idoxuridine to treat pain associated with shingles (herpes zoster infection).

Intravenously, DMSO is used to lower abnormally high blood pressure in the brain. It is also given intravenously to treat bladder infections (interstitial cystitis) and chronic inflammatory bladder disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved certain DMSO products for placement inside the bladder to treat symptoms of chronic inflammatory bladder disease. DMSO is sometimes placed inside bile ducts with other medications to treat bile duct stones.

In manufacturing, DMSO is used as an industrial solvent for herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics, and plant hormones.

How does it work?
DMSO helps medicines get through the skin and can affect proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water in the body.’ http://www.webmd.com

MSM and Fibromyalgia

I take MSM daily to help with my fibromyalgia.  It particularly helps with the brain fog that I used to experience.  Before I found out that I had fibromyalgia I went to the Doctor on three separate occasions to find out if I had some type of dementia.
Fibromyalgia is a very cruel condition.  We with fibromyalgia suffer from a myriad of aches and pains to the extent that we hurt all over and the usual pain killers are to no avail.  We suffer from over-whelming tiredness to the point where we feel completely exhausted and may sit in the one place for hours, not knowing what we have been doing.  We also have depression and anxiety which creates a vicious cycle of pain, depression, pain, anxiety – mainly because the simplest thing like doing the dishes can take over an hour.
There are many different medications to take for all the different ailments but not one tablet for fibromyalgia.  Even though I was diagnosed by a specialist – my Doctor maintains that we need to treat every sympton separately.  I have to admit that I feel much better after changing to my new Doctor.  
Because I like to be natural and healthy, I also supplement with MSM, DMSO, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Honey, Ginger, Garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar.


For a more indepth description of the many attributes of MSM have a look at this Web MD link.