Monday, March 4, 2024

DEALING WITH NEGATIVE HATEFUL PEOPLE - ESPECIALLY FAMILY

 

WHEN FAMILY/FRIENDS NEED TO GO!

Last year I decided that a family member was just too toxic, honestly, this person is NOT a nice person, in my opinion - plus I cut back on my interactions with few of my siblings and a few friends.

What brought me to this decision?  I reflected on my growth in “life” the past few years. The cruelty, mean spiritedness of my “family” was just downright hateful.   Oh yeah, my family LOVES to trash certain members of the family, I believe it gives them pleasure! – HOW AWFUL!

Why did I allow myself to put up with their negative verbal assaults and negative commentary of me for so long? Not sure?  I finally confronted a family member; wow was she defensive.  It felt so good to say, "you can't talk about me that way, you lied".

I feel no need to rehash their ugliness. I am in a good place – forgiveness given; forgiveness does not mean you are open to continual abuse and continual negative commentary spoken about you!  This is important for those who are and have been verbally abused to understand.

I am posting this because I feel that someone, somewhere needs to know they are valued, important and worthy, sure we make mistakes – but NO ONE needs to have their own siblings and friends continue to lie about us and say negative things!

In my case I have always been an independent person, not agreeing with my family and what “they” say or “think” makes you an enemy! This behavior came from a place of their parental upbringing – I was fortunate in my early teens - I met a lovely Christian family that gave me hope, guidance and love - the cycle was broke with me.


      Never underestimate the power of a kind word  

                                                                                          It can heal the deepest wounds! 🩷
    

     





Thursday, December 21, 2023

CLEARING THE WATERS - WAR ON OUR DRINKING WATER

 Many may not be aware that the EPA has gone after Berkey Filters - Oh yeah!

The EPA is requesting that Berkey face pesticide registration!  NO - I am not kidding! It appears to me the US Government does not want its citizens to have access to clean drinking water - this is how I read it!

Berkey Filters can filter out gasoline from your water - yes it can - the Government does NOT was us having clean water!  

 EPA going against water filtration

I am linking this post - but here is the bottom line - note the "timeframe" 2022" interesting yes!  when we have the WEF/UN encouraging governments to slow our water consumption (restrict it) - eat bugs - not meat - do away with gas products & reduce the population .... YEP, this is real life Now in the USA/World!

I bit of history below - read the news in this link - The Backstory on the EPA Situation (berkeyfilters.com)  

"Everything changed two days after Christmas

On December 27, 2022 JEI was issued a Stop Sale or Removal Order (SSURO) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) preventing any sales of Berkey water filter system products. The reason for the stop sale order alleges that “Berkey water filter systems were unregistered, misbranded pesticides,” according to an EPA Inspector.

According to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), “a pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest, or intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant, or any nitrogen stabilizer.”

Due to claims that Berkey treats living microorganisms like bacteria, a pest, this water filter should be, per FIFRA definition, categorized as a pesticide or pesticide device".



 











 

Monday, September 18, 2023

THE WAY PEOPLE VIEW YOU


Sometimes I think about the different characters I play in everybody’s story.


I’m a terrible person in some people's narratives and a Godsend in others.


And none of it has anything to do with the person I truly am.


The lens that others view you through is coloured by their upbringing, beliefs, and individual experiences.


Some people see your bright personality as endearing and others see it as annoying.


Some people think you’re weak and emotional and others feel safe to be themselves around you.


Some people think you’re rude and selfish and others respect the way you stand up for yourself.


Some people admire the way you take pride in the way you look and live your life, and and others think you’re conceited and think you're better than everyone.


Many like to disparage you, especially to other family, your personal friends. 


And none of it has to do with who you truly are as a person.




What you have to understand is that you have no authority over how people view you, speak negatively about you, so never try to control the way others see you or speak about you because the only thing that truly matters when the dust settles down at the end of the day is what you genuinely see in yourself and how God sees you, GOD loves unconditionally - He knows your history, sorrow & regrets!






Wednesday, May 17, 2023

APOTHECARY SHOP - PLANS FOR THE HOMESTEAD - SHARING & CULTIVATING NEW RECIPES

We hope by end of next year '2024' we will establish our LLC so we can offer a variety of Home Made/DIY products - soaps, cleaners, candles, deodorant, & various beauty products, as well as sell our eggs & turkeys (we won't be processing the turkeys but will suggest a good butcher.)

We purchased my she-shed for selling on the farm - NOW it is testing recipes to fill it & work on acquiring labels, containers & such!

Below, I will be sharing one of my favorite deodorant products, I like the cream-based vs the one I put in the tube, though I will be offering tube deodorant. 

DIY DEODORANT

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon grated beeswax, 2 grams
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 4 + drops essential oils of your choice
INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Melt the coconut oil & beeswax together in a small *saucepan over low heat. 
  • When the wax is completely melted, add the cornstarch/arrowroot & baking soda, mix until thoroughly combined. 
  • Add the essential oils, if using, adding to your preference.


Source recipe for DIY Deodorant below👇

*I have my own thrift store cooking pots & utensils for my soap making & DIY products.  

Next month, I will post a Pine Needle DIY Pine cleaner - Must test it first! 

APOTHECARY SHOP - PLANS FOR THE HOMESTEAD - SHARING & CULTIVATING NEW RECIPES