Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dr Rant: Antidepressants don't work - in Hull

Dr Rant: Antidepressants don't work - in Hull

It is becoming clear that many antidepressent drugs work well in giving the patient side effects that are horrible. I suggest you look at the brilliant work of Dr. Bach who cataloged and tested on hundreds his Flower Remedies. His Rescue Remedy is famous. I speak from an experiential place of using the flower remedies particularly the Rescue Remedy and Homeopathic remedies on sets world wide. I have at least 1000 personal observations and thousands using my Hollywood Survival Kit and now my pocket pack. The set is a microcosm of everyday life in the fast lane with stress and injuries and overwork and sleeplessness. I know what I am using works and I know too that is does no harm as it is without known side effects. The remedies I use are made exactly as they were over 200 years ago and are used for the same reason and with the same good effects. Try and come to the same place I am in now, happy to tell you and everyone else that there are ways that are safe and sure and supportive of the immune system and profoundly user friendly
John Board

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

the idle world

I often wonder if we are all too busy trying to stay alive to care how we are dying. Or if we are all aware we are dying and will do anything to stay alive. I of course am referring to how badly we treat ourselves generally in what we eat and what we think about. I watch the TV and see all the ads for medicines and cold remedies and sleep remedies and pain remedies and know they must be bought by millions or the ads would not be there. Most of the money goes to bringing in new users. It is a shame that we have a health community that is driven by greed. I long for the day when Governments begin to lead their people and examine the choices that they are offering to their countrymen. Why they encourage us to gamble with lotteries and they stoke the coffers of the pharmaceuticals although it is getting clearer and clearer that many of the drugs not sold even over the counter and many that are prescribed by doctors too are dangerous and have nasty side effects. Isn't it a shame.
Here we have television an opportunity to support proper values and a modest sharing life and most of the time we are being given anything that will distract us from any good purpose at all. I marvel at the rise of the extreme fighters as what millions are now watching. I marvel that we are encouraged to be fans of this sort of violence. We are in an age where cheating is fine and anything is considered fair game to get ahead. To those who get caught it is the throw of the die. And to the many who do not get caught well they consider themselves worthy of not getting caught.
Our values are deplorable and our heroes are without real valor but they do get our adrenalin going and we can cheer and forget about the millions of people who would die for the price of a ticket to a sporting event to spend on food. How we think it is our right to have it all and not live in the honour of the place we really find ourselves. In the olden days we would tithe and share one tenth of what we earned with those not so lucky and our companies and our government worked hard to care for us properly but now our medical system is in shambles and our pensions often used by corporations for other things. Isn't it a shame that will all our progressiveness we have forgotten how to live in real community.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine Day Thoughts

Yesterday I spent time at a school where I spoke to a few teachers about wellness and my Hollywood Survival Kit pocket pack and it was such a quick hour spent in enjoyment and contact. If any of you have the wish to put together a group of people or work where a group might wish to talk about wellness and my pocket pack I am available.I wish I could go somewhere every day to do that; to talk to people about health and homeopathy and the benefits of taking care of self with love and direction. It is my goal.

How we are led so astray from our simple selves. How we are pushed into greed and shallow pleasures. Where are our Gods and our religions that they no longer guide our leaders and our energy into better places.

In mixing we have lost the fibers that join us into family, tribes and proper community and so we have no lineal connections it seems. As if we were a beautiful swan made of paper stuck together the rain has soaked us leaving nothing but bits of paper floating on a careless sea.

It is so hard being me for I am all things good and bad and willing and willful. I can sense no reason that it is not hard for everyone, each for their own reasons. It is a large keyboard that I seem to play but then we all play a large keyboard and most are just a bit tunnel-visioned and only see a few of the vast array.

Somewhere inside me I wait for there to be a huge purging cry go up from all the people and we will stop and see the beauty about us and the joy hidden behind the wanton desires that stretch so far now into our beings; and that there will be this primal scream and after that we will love each other and know that though thousands of miles away we are all joined as one caring for each other and ourselves in positive ways.

It is no stretch of mind that takes me to the place of being part of all, but this does not mean I can find it at my surface mind in every moment. To love self and other equally, and treat self and others in a nurturing way is mind stuff easily understood as appropriate but not part of personal action, rather sitting as good thoughts only.

We are all so blessed to have the opportunity of communion, thought and change and each who does comes closer to the will of all. Hope is energy that can and will rise to such strength that change will happen.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Thoughts for a Sunday afternoon

It is so hard to keep balance when so much is happening in life. To keep healthy and fit and alert and kind and thoughtful and caring and leading and following and get enough sleep too and laugh some and see beyond the box you are in and see into the box you are in is not easy for anyone. Busy is a word that defines us all whether we are bees or drones we all seem to find things to occupy our minds and bodies. It is that even at rest we are busy restoring ourselves and just breathing which when you think of it takes millions of tiny movements from molecules of oxygen to the blood carrying it to our different need areas. So we are in fact always in movement and even in death we are physically moved first by people and then by the critters that nosh us up and we become part of new movements of others. So busy we are but what occupies our minds, our waking hours, our conscious busyness. That is always the question we are asking ourselves if we do not have order and direction. Ugh those words must ring in millions of ears in many languages. It is a simple act to carry out - life - at a need to eat to stay alive basis, but it is not so easy for the more complicated quality of the brain that is a continual forest where we must choose a path to go along or make a new one to discover.

And some things are obligations brought on by our circumstances and they must be fit correctly into the stream of things or everything is pushed out of kilter. But circumstances do not care about anything other than themselves and so how do we arrange our lives to do all this. Circumstances may require new directions which may compromise all parts of our lives. This requires openness often and redirections that may totally alter our other purposes in life. Life is as it is and finds you whether you like it or not and you decide what to do.

The circumstance of the car needing an oil change is no different in its obligation idea than the needing to spend time with a loved one that needs your real attention. I see this all the time in my own life and I wonder in retrospect what I chose as the major obligations and what the minor and what I hid from myself and what I realized and how I would perhaps change things had I to do it again. From the distance of age and the meanderings of an old man I think that every moment choices are made and every moment we are challenged and in the end, the statement always holds; that the more you give to the beings about you in the aura you have, and the people that are the closest to you personally, the more you will be satisfied for it is like feeding yourself.
Sometimes it is difficult to know what food is really necessary whether for self or others. So only searching and listening and opening the mind to other ideas and reasoning can a correct decision be made and an action begun. Whether these are self driven through sitting and sorting the priorities out or whether the ideas come from others matters not. Only correct action under the circumstances one finds oneself in matters.

To balance our own physical universe is the continual effort of the inside of the body. This we know. It is the same for everything we are both physical and mental. We are the masters of all we are. We are the creators of our whole world. It seems to follow then that we are the only ones who can change our world.

Recognizing this is one thing, wanting to change something is another thing and the act of changing is what we do if we wish to have things otherwise. Only in action is there physical movement. Many things are needed to get actions ready to happen and the use of personal physical energy is the last thing to need and the first thing needed for change to happen.