Lemon Bay Evening

Lemon Bay Evening

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hawk Eyed

...Then Joy Rises Up 
~ From Within ~

The peace and serenity of this backyard in southwest Florida is shared with the wildlife which choose to claim their spaces. Amorous Red Shouldered Hawks roost and nest in the tops of these Live Oaks, entertaining humans with their natural activity of flight, feeding/hunting, and well, ...  amore. One afternoon, as I worked to create another peaceful corner in the yard, this surprise visit from one of the Hawks stirred my soul ...

A Totem ...
In North America, there is a certain feeling of affinity between a kin group or clan and its totem. There are taboos against killing clan animals, as humans are kin to the animals whose totems they represent. In some cases, totem spirits are clan protectors and the center of religious activity.

The following is a quote from a blog regarding the Red Tail Hawk
and the relevance to a visit from one such Totem 

Be ever alert for a red tail flying near, for the Red Tailed Hawk will soar beside the Two-Legged whose own gift of vision is exceptionally acute. 
To accept this Totem, is to be knighted as a Guardian and Protector of the Earth Mother and all her Children. These are individuals who will possess an astute awareness of the interconnectedness of all things, and will have an inner reverence for all life. 
These are the souls that are involved in making the world a better place. They will be protectors of the Earth, 
encouraging and educating Others to do the same.

And from this blog ~ 

“Blessings, blessings and more blessings. You have been blessed. Give thanks. . . . Hawk is a messenger of the Creator/Great Spirit/God. The Hawk wants you to be aware the Creator is speaking to you. Take notice. Only you know what the message is. . . in fact, you already know (even if you don’t realize it yet). God is sending you a message. . . but it is for you." ... 

I am listening ...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Contributor's Corner ~ A HEALTHY RANT from a reader ~

Health Start or Finish

Compact Premier Cold Press Juicer

First the rest of the Story ...

Finally ! an email response.... but NOT very favorable for tohealth.com.au   
read on ....

Dear XXXX,
Thank you for your enquiry.  Unfortunately we are unable to ship parts or products overseas.  In the past we have found it to be prohibitively expensive and incredibly unreliable.   The only thing I may suggest is if you have friends or family living in Australia that we could send the parts to.  They could then forward them on to you in Florida, USA.  I do apologise that I cannot help any further.
Kind regards
To Health By Choice

1800 021 069Fax: 02 6623 0522


February of 2013 , after viewing the Netflix Documentary, on The  Gerson Therapy,  ttps://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Gerson_Miracle/70113618?locale=en-us   
( also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Gerson )   
... we researched cold press juicers. 

We viewed the You Tube video of this Compact Premier Cold Press Juicer,  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_j4f3N3NJ4 ...  and considered it to be 
the most effective for our budget, and requirements.

We purchased one of these juicers which was listed on ebay, early March of 2013 ... the seller was listed as from CA., USA .  The drum cap broke in less than one month of use ...btw, I am not abusive to my appliances. The company in Australia would not honor the warranty because the item was not purchased by me from them
The Seller on ebay responded to my request for a new part immediately and I was juicing again in less than two weeks from the break.  

Now just 9 months later, the second drum cap breaks ... this time in 2 places (see the photo) and now I am frustrated, and "dead in the water"  of juicing  ~ AGAIN. 

  The ebay seller no longer exists,  and an attempt to purchase from this  company in Australia ...reveals that they 
MY $200.00 juicer sits like an ugly paper weight on the counter.. and I am now likely to replace it with a good old USA made (or at least distributed in the USA) ...Cold Press juicer.  

Dear HealthStart ...        http://www.tohealth.com.au/contact_us.htm
Maybe you should look into customer service for your products, as well as taking the money for them, from folks 
( FRUMPS)   who are needing quality products and service when choosing a healthier lifestyle. 

p.s. ...   still waiting for a reply from a Facebook Message... (because the email link on their website did not work ) ...    I sent them... pleading with them for a shipment consideration. 

p.s.s... This blog author wrote to an email address discovered in an unconventional manner. Let's see if they respond