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My One Word is BREATHE

November 11, 2018

On my drive down to Lewes, I started listening to the Audible book Just Breath Mastering breathwork for success in life, Business and Beyond by Dan Brule. I have been drawn to this book for quite some time, and finally bought it and downloaded it.  Once I started listening to it, I felt that I had found the missing piece of a puzzle that I have been looking for to sum up in one word the direction that I was going in.   Let me paresis this by saying that I also just finished the book One Word by Jon Gordon who talks about focusing on one word for a year. The simple power of One Word is that it impacts all six dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. He also has a book out called Life Word. Which I think that I found, I also think it may be the path that I am being called to and my life purpose. That word is BREATHE!

As I was driving down today, Breathe just fit the direction my life and business is going!!! The obvious one is the Laughter Yoga that I have been practicing and sharing since March 2014. Which is right after the time my chronic pain started and I was searching for Something/Anything to help navigate through the depression, anxiety, and pain that I was feeling in all pillars of my life.

October 2017, I became very interested in Essential Oils and Aromatherapy which I have seen work miracles in my life as well as my Aunt Janice’s life since we have been caregiving with her.  I also thought about other aspects of my life.

Looking into other aspects of my life, my stones that I have collected, rubbed, carried, worried with, meditated on, photographed, and wire wrapped. Stones have always brought me comfort in a very natural way. In a holistic kind of way.

I do not consider myself “New Age” and the practices that some new age cultures lend itself. I see myself more as a naturalist, maybe a little naturopathic. Enjoying what Nature has already provided us.

I also look at my hobbies, I have always enjoyed crafts. Since I was about five years of age and my Grandmother taught me how to do the chain stitch in crochet. I remember sitting very still and kind of be in a calm state, just doing the chain stitch with a whole skein of yarn which usually was long enough to wrap around the whole outside of the farm house thank I would rip it out and do it all over again.

I have done crafts ever since, it has morphed into different crafts. I use to do latch hook, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, of course crocheting, wire wrapping and now I am even weaving. I am guessing that while doing these crafts my breathe also changes and slowed down. Doing this kind of repetitive action can also put you into a different kind of state of mind. All those crafts brought a calmness, and repetitive action that was comforting and relaxing to me.

Growing up and even now, I find peace and relaxation as I explored nature. Growing up I had access to a large working farm with woods and a large stream running through it. I would love to  breathe in the smells of nature, play with the farm animals and watch the birds as they flew overhead.  I used to collect nature’s treasures such as old snake skins, turtle shells, leaves, and but especially stones. Moving to Delaware that exploration just moved to the beach and collecting sea glass, and beach stones and breathing the salt air and listening to the rhythm of the waves crash on the beach. I always tried to pattern my breathing to the waves.

Mark, who has been with me on countless photographing nature walks, has mentioned that he observes me in a kind of meditative thought when I have a camera in my hand. I find the noise in my head stops, my breathing slows down, and I look at the world through whatever lens, I just happen to have on my camera at that time.

I have noticed that my life, my store which reflects me, has been evolving especially in the last year. I am getting away from the “gifty” side and moving more into the nature holistic side.  When you walk in my shop people have said “it is very relaxing in here”.  I have soft piano music playing in the background, you see the beauty of nature in all the stones and sea glass all around and my wire wrapping. Many people gravitate toward the moving sand art pictures, Exotic Sands, and just stand there and watch it, commenting that it is very Zen like.  l will always be focusing on my wire wrapping and my photography, but as you walk in now also see doTerra Essential Oils as well the HempWorx Hemp CBD oils. I am looking forward to seeing where this new self-discovery and new word BREATHE take me.

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“SANDS OF TIME” The Story of Lewes

“SANDS OF TIME”
The Story of Lewes
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By Larry Fox – June 8, 1990
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NOT FAR from the garish carnival that plays daily along the boardwalk of Rehoboth Beach is a great, hook-shaped cape separating ocean and bay, a place where natural wonders as well as the works of the past are celebrated.

From the cape’s tip, the sand, scrub pines and grass-choked marshes stretch to the limit of vision. It’s one of those delights now so rare on the Atlantic coast, a place with so little development that you could squint your eyes and see it as it was several centuries ago — serene, empty and yet inviting.

The recorded history of Cape Henlopen goes back centuries. In 1609 the massive white dunes on the tip of the cape captured the eye of English explorer Henry Hudson, who found the broad bay a fish-filled haven offering sanctuary from the waters of the Atlantic and promises of even more riches to be found. The cape’s bountiful resources attracted the Dutch in 1631, who founded a small fort — called Zwaanendael (“Valley of the Swans”) — to be used as a whaling colony.

Zwaanendael was established just inside the mouth of a small creek entering the bay a few miles west of the sand dunes on the cape’s tip. The landscape the 32 whalers encountered was lush, if not exactly hospitable: vast expanses of tall, razor-edged marsh grass interrupted only by cypress swamps and pine groves. The colony was doomed, though, but not because of the paucity of whales in the bay or even the mosquito-infested surroundings.

It all started in a dispute over a coat of arms. The Dutch whalers ran into a problem familiar to newcomers: their presence was resented by the locals. In this case, the locals were Lenni Lenape Indians, and soon the dispute — legend holds that it was over the Dutch flag raised at the fort — provoked the Indians to massacre their unwelcome neighbors.

The lack of a welcome wagon didn’t discourage the Dutch, who intime reestablished a trading post there and operated it until 1682, when the English took it over and renamed it Lewes (pronounced “Lewis”) after a village in Sussex County, England.

The centuries since have not always been kind to Lewes and Cape Henlopen. Captain Kidd and others of his ilk plundered the town several times in the late 17th century, and in 1813, the village was shelled by the British in a skirmish in the War of 1812. The casualties were light — a chicken (dead) and a pig (wounded) — though a house damaged by the bombardment still bears a cannonball lodged in its foundation.

The village also became famous as the home of the Delaware Pilots (formally called the Association of Pilots for the Bay and River Delaware), the men who guided the big ships up the treacherous waters of the Delaware bay and river into the vital ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia.

After the Civil War, prosperity was as fickle as the tides. In 1869, the railroad spurred the first economic boom, with other expansions created by harbor development, government and military construction, small factories and another rail line. Lewes was so prosperous in the 1890s that more than 100 homes — many of them in the ornate Victorian and Gothic styles — were built in the town.

Times, though, were changing. The railroad stopped coming, the factories closed and Lewes began to wither. The story would end here except for a small, determined group of residents who decided in 1961 that Lewes and its three centuries of heritage must be saved.

“It was a tired and shabby town then,” recalls Judy Roberts, who grew up in Lewes, married a Delaware pilot and is now the president of the Lewes Historical Society. “We were losing a lot of history.”

Through the works of the society, the local chapter of the DAR and newcomers, many of them retirees from the Washington and Baltimore areas, Lewes today is a treasure house of colonial, 19th-century and Victorian architecture.

The natural resources that attracted the early settlers remain alluring today. The small creek on which the Dutch established their whaling outpost is now part of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. Today it anchors Lewes’s small downtown, a waterfront inn, seafood restaurants, and fishing and pleasure boats.

The great cape changed in time, too. Once a crucial military base guarding the mid-Atlantic shipping lanes, today it is a state park covering more than 3,300 acres and offering miles of uncrowded beaches, pine forests and some bleak reminders of World War II, the greatest conflict the world has known. A WALK THROUGH HISTORY.

A walking tour of Lewes should begin at the small, oddly decorated building at Savannah Road and Kings Highway, just three blocks south of the drawbridge across the canal. The building, the Zwaanendael Museum, is a copy of the town hall in Hoorn, Holland. It is adorned with red and white shutters and carved-stone gables. A statue of Capt. Pieterssen deVries, who founded the first settlement here in 1631, sits on top.

The two-story museum displays relics from the H.M.S. DeBraak, a Dutch-named, British-owned warship that sank off the cape in a storm on May 25, 1798. Legend held that the DeBraak carried a cargo of treasure, and fortune hunters tried over the years to locate and recover the horde.

Rediscovered in the 1980s, the DeBraak was found to hold no such treasure, although the china, utensils and other artifacts recovered from the wreckage hold a fascination of their own.

Other exhibits display toys, china, silverware and other household items, parts from the Cape Henlopen lighthouse and other nautical memorabilia used by Lewes mariners.

Behind the museum, facing Kings Highway, is the Fisher-Martin House, a modest two-story frame house built around 1730 in Cool Spring, about 10 miles west, and then moved to Lewes in 1980. The town’s information center is located in the house.

Down the street, at 107 Kings Hwy., is the Colonel David Hall House, which was built around 1790 by the 15th governor of Delaware. This is a private home and isn’t open for tours, but is worth seeing from the outside, if only for its siding of cypress shingles, a building material common to Lewes. The antique shop called the Swan’s Nest in the south wing of the house sells some interesting baskets, forged iron pieces and antique furnishings.

Walking north on Savannah takes you to Front Street and the waterfront. Just west of Savannah Road is a park holding six cannons of various vintages, a memorial to the battery that attracted the British cannonade in April 1813.

One sign of the bombardment can be seen a few steps west on Front Street at the Cannonball House and Marine Museum, a small cypress-shingle house built in 1797. Down on the wall near the sidewalk, just left of the huge anchors flanking the entrance, is a three-pound cannon ball, said to have stuck there in the British attack. The Cannonball House is now a marine museum displaying nautical artifacts related to Lewes.

If you continue walking west on Front Street you pass a few gift shops before coming to Market Street and the Inn at Canal Square, a lovely waterside retreat offering spacious rooms filled with antique reproductions. The inn also rents a two-bedroom houseboat, tied up at the docks in back, for those who prefer a water view.

Market Street, between Front and Second streets, is a shoppers’ paradise, featuring antiques at the Gaslight Company, Copper Penny, Cobwebs Antiques and Carol’s Cove, and gifts at the Classic Toy Box and Celtic Pavilion.

Second Street is Lewes’s main avenue, home to a wonderful, antique-filled hotel — the New Devon Inn — and other temptations. Try the King’s Homemade Ice Cream Shop at Second and Market, which offers wooden booths to enjoy your sundae in.

Flanking the ice cream shop are Habersham Peddler Interiors, with country and classic antique furnishings, and the Golden Goose, a shop specializing in gifts, yarn and knitting materials. The building in which the Golden Goose is located is topped with some dark red and white brickwork, common to High Victorian Gothic buildings.

Between Market Street and Savannah Road are other shops, galleries and restaurants, enough to serve as a break before returning to your walk through history. A block south, at Third and Chestnut streets, is Firehouse Antiques and Accessories, a fine shop occupying what was the Lewes fire station and jail until 1920. During World War II, the tiny building was used to house prisoners of war. The jail bars are still visible in the office of the antique shop.

After browsing through Firehouse Antiques and the Second Street shops, head west again on Second Street and you will enter the heart of Lewes’s past.

On the south side of Second Street, at the corner of Mulberry, is the Ryves Holt House, a shingled structure that is known to have been standing in 1685. The house is named after the naval officer of the port who moved into the house when he took his position in 1721. Later, the home was occupied by Commodore Jacob Jones, a hero of the War of 1812.

The Delaware pilots built many of the fine homes in Lewes. In 1879, pilot John Penrose Virden, first president of the association, built the Second Empire-style house at 217 Second St. The house is marked by its mansard roof and king-post trusses on the dormer gables.

Pilot J. Frank Macintire built the Queen Anne-style house at 221 Second St. in 1901, while pilot James Marshall constructed a Second Empire-style house at 223 Second St. The house, built just after the Civil War, is decorated with four rows of fish-scale shingles on the roof.

Another Second Empire-style house, an impressive three-story home at 232 Second St., was built in 1879 by F. C. Maull, a Lewes ship chandler. A year later, D. L. Mustard, another Lewes merchant, remodeled his 18th-century house on the lot at 236 Second St., surrounding it with the Gothic Revival house that now stands there.

Second Street leads to Shipcarpenter Street, and more historic homes. Pilot William Maull built the late Victorian structure at 106 Shipcarpenter St. in 1897. (These, and many other houses not operated by the historical society, are private and not open to visitors, but may be admired from the street.)

On the waterfront at Shipcarpenter Street is a baseball field and parking lot. Beyond center field is the lightship Overfalls, which was stationed at the entrance to Delaware Bay from 1892 to 1961. And next to it is the small white frame boathouse that housed the U.S. Life Saving Station, a forerunner of the Coast Guard. The ship is open for tours during the summer.

South on Shipcarpenter Street, away from the water, is the pride of Lewes and its historical society — the Complex. The Complex is a two-acre lot at Shipcarpenter and Third streets. Here the historical society managed to save and restore a number of colonial and 19th-century buildings. The buildings are open for self-guided and guided tours.

The Burton-Ingram House at Shipcarpenter and Third was moved from Second Street to its site in 1962. The house was built around 1800, and is girded with cypress shingles and has cellar walls composed of ballast stones taken from ships. The three-story house is magnificent, filled with colonial art and antiques. Upstairs is the Toy Room, a unusual display of children’s playthings from more than a century ago.

The modest addition to the right of the entrance is actually an 18th-century building, donated by the town of Milton, Del., to replace the wing destroyed by fire in 1922.

Next to the Burton-Ingram house on the Third Street side is the Rabbit’s Ferry House, which was moved from the Rabbit’s Ferry area outside of Lewes in 1967. The one-story wing section is an early 1700s farmhouse, with cypress shingles, a sleeping loft and original woodwork. The larger part of the house is newer, but not by much. It was built onto the original house around 1740. The lovely house, graced by boxwoods and other landscaping, is used as an art gallery featuring the works of Tricia Hurt, a painter who lives and works in Lewes and Key West, Fla.

Next to the gallery is the Thompson Country Store, a gray-blue frame house built around 1800 in Thompsonville, Del., and used as a store from 1888 to 1962, when it was moved to the Complex.

The inside of the store is delightful, featuring shelves of such canned items as Dixie Maid Syrup and Buck’s Banquet Hall Minced Meat. Next to the counter are the pigeonholes used by the post office, and opposite them are shelves of more items, including an unusual box of tubes to hold eggs.

“We’re trying real hard to preserve what we have,” explains Judy Roberts, who leads a tour of the Complex. The Lewes Historical Society was formed in 1961, and uses private donations, fees from activities and an inheritance windfall to move, restore and preserve these old properties.

Behind the country store is another old house, the Ellegood House, a two-story farmhouse originally built in Sussex County, Del., around 1824. The house is used today as a gallery selling country crafts and Christmas items.

Next is the Blacksmith Shop, a one-room early 19th-century cedar-shingle structure. And next to it is the Early Lewes Plank House, which may be the oldest building still standing in the Lewes area. The small one-room house, made of square logs and mortar, was built on Pilottown Road by one of the first settlers, who was apparently Swedish, according to the construction style. The exact date it was built is unknown. The house is simple, dominated by the fireplace at the back. There is one tiny bed just right of the door, and a small loft above it.

Behind the Plank House is the small, white Greek Revival Doctor’s Office, which was built around 1850 by Dr. David Hall on Savannah Road across from Second Street. It was moved twice to new locations in Lewes before finally coming to the Complex last year. The two-room house holds some old medical utensils and cabinets, and is being restored.

Roberts, one of the leaders in this restoration effort, lives across from the Complex in Shipcarpenter Square, a one-block development made up of about two dozen 18th- and 19th-century buildings moved to the site and then restored. The Roberts house is a cypress-shingle, story-and-a-half home, built in 1800 about five miles outside Lewes.

“What we have here,” said Roberts, indicating the Complex and the rest of Lewes, “is real. It’s not a reproduction like Williamsburg. It’s all so real!”

A visit to Lewes isn’t complete without a drive or walk out Pilottown Road, the waterfront street that is a continuance of Front Street west of the Inn at Canal Square. The road leads past more historic homes and enters the vast marshlands near the bay. On the canal side is a small monument, almost hidden by the thick bushes used to landscape it. On this spot, more than three centuries ago, Capt. deVries established his ill-fated whaling colony.

The rest, as they say, is history. THE CAPE ESCAPE — Lewes is about 125 miles from Washington. Take U.S. 50 east over the Bay Bridge, then Route 404 east to Georgetown, continuing east on Route 9/404 to Lewes (follow the signs for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry).

The Lewes Historical Society buildings are open for tours June 18 to Sept. 1; tour hours are 10 to 3 Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Self-guided tours are $4, guided tours $5. Buy tickets at the Thompson Country Store in the Complex at Third and Shipcarpenter streets.

For tours by appointment from Sept. 5 to Oct. 15, call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce (302/645-8073). The cost of these tours varies, depending on the length; a $20 nonrefundable deposit is required.

Special events in Lewes this year include the Zwaanendael Heritage Garden Tour from 10 to 5 on June 23. Tickets are $6, and include a garden market, tea and lecture. Call 302/345-8073.

The historical society holds its annual Craft Fair from 10 to 4 on July 14 and the Antique Fair and Flea Market from 10 to 4 on Aug. 4. Both events are at the Complex. Admission is $1 donation. In the Dunes: Winds of War

WHEN YOU STAND on the top of one of Cape Henlopen’s 83-foot-high World War II concrete watchtowers, you can understand the importance of the cape to shipping along the Atlantic coast. From this wind-swept perch you can view giant tankers and freighters traversing the bay and the Atlantic. North is a thin strip of vegetation marking the coastline of New Jersey. On the east tip are a cluster of tiny blips signaling Cape May’s presence. South and west are the 3,300 acres of state parkland, the tiny Fort Miles military base and the Naval Reserve Training and Recruitment Center. And farther south are the high-rises of Rehoboth Beach. Three miles to the west, Lewes can be seen as only a small smudge of buildings hiding in the trees.

The tower is one of nine on the cape, built when the Fort Miles Military Reservation, a harbor entrance control post, occupied the area to keep watch over the shipping lanes. During the war soldiers manned the towers to watch for enemy ship and U-boat activity.

Off these shores more than 400 Allied vessels were sunk by German submarines during the war. The survivors of those attacks often were brought to the bases on the cape. One of the final actions of the war with Germany took place here five days after V-E Day when the U-858 submarine surrendered on May 14, 1945. The sub and its crew were taken to the harbor in Lewes.

After war’s end the military base shrank, and this tower and others were abandoned. The coastal artillery were removed, their massive concrete bases left to stand or used as the foundation for a walkway over the dunes.

The violent past is out of place in this serene landscape. There are sand dunes here; the one on the Fort Miles base called the Great Dune towers between 30 and 40 feet above sea level. Once it was higher, but the Army bulldozed it into shape.

“The dune used to move 60 feet a year in the late 1950s and ’60s,” says Mike Kennedy, naturalist at Cape Henlopen State Park. “We believe most of it is pretty much stabilized now. It’s moving only five to eight feet a year west now.”

The Great Dune will officially become part of the park in the fall when Fort Miles is closed and its 96 acres are annexed by the state. The dune will add another natural attraction to the park, which already has three miles of ocean beach, 1.5 miles of bay beach, miles of hiking trails, camping facilities, numerous recreation facilities (a fishing pier, a nine-hole Frisbee golf course, tennis, basketball and softball), and the Seaside Nature Center, a one-story building housing salt-water aquariums filled with some of the animals, reptiles and fishes native to the cape.

“The aquariums have native species of fish and invertebrates,” says Kennedy. “We have crabs — spider crabs, blue crabs, horseshoe crabs, lady crabs — and fish. We have some examples of hog chokers, flounders, bluefish menhaden, sea robin and sea horses.”

The park also offers a wide variety of nature programs. This year there’s a Friday night program called Highlight of Cape Henlopen, a slide slow “telling the park visitor what to do while they are here,” Kennedy says. The show is at 7 Fridays at the Seaside Nature Center.

At 10 Saturday mornings the park offers a children’s story hour with tales of the sea, while daily at 10 and 2 are “tank talks — a way to get acquainted with the creatures of the aquariums,” according to Kennedy. “And then on Tuesday and Thursday at 2 we have a program called seaside seining, where we catch large fish in our nets along the bay shoreline and then discuss their role in the bay ecosystem.”

The programs are free, but Delaware residents must pay a $2 per car entrance fee ($4 for out-of-state residents).

The nature center also offers birdwatching every Monday at 7, according to Kennedy. “We see the endangered piping plover, peregine falcons, many migrating shore birds, the different types of terns — five different species — as well as about five or six different species of gulls.”

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Lewes Businesses for Better Bags

 

Plastic bags are the second most common beach litter in Delaware after cigarette butts. In 2017 the University of Delaware master’s seminar called Debating Marine conservation created a program called Businesses for Better Bags. The students partnered with the Fashion and Apparel Studies department and designed a reusable bag for local businesses to sell.

Horseshoe Crab Lewes Logo out to sea   The students designed the bag, sourced a bag made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles, yes, it’s washable. The design is the state of Delaware with a horseshoe crab marking Lewes  In conjunction with Earth Day celebrations, the UD students’ initiative was written up in Parade magazine which is inserted into national newspapers. The students’ website  https://lewesplasticbagproject.weebly.com received a huge number of hits with a sizeable interest in purchasing the bags.

They presented their Businesses for Better Bags initiative for which they received funding from the Sea Grant program to provide the seed money to launch the purchase of recyclable bags. The goals of the program are to reduce the number of single use plastic bags being used in retail establishments. The program has been designed to be sustainable and continue once initial Sea Grant support has expired. The Historic Lewes Business district is the pilot program for this. In hopes that all of Delaware will eventually adopt this program.

 The bags are now available in many of the Historic Lewes retail businesses with the Businesses for Better Bags logo. The students ordered over 1,500 bags and in turn Historic Lewes Business will sell them for $10. The Lewes chamber will sell them online https://www.leweschamber.com or 302-645-8073 for $20 plus shipping.

We hope that you will help support our efforts in reducing the usage of single use plastic bags. With the hopes of a Plastic Free Delaware https://plasticfreedelaware.org

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What is so special about the Lewes, DE reusable bags and the Businesses for Better Bags Program?

-The bags are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, and are washable as well as recyclable all produced and printed in the USA.

-The average family will bring home almost 1500 single use plastic bags each year. These bags are used for on average 12 minutes, but have a life expectancy of 1000 years.

-Plastic bag productions is environmentally damaging requiring substantial amounts of water and petroleum. Paper bags are not the answer either since they fossil fuels, water and higher transportation cost.

-Plastic bags are the 2nd most common for of Delaware Beach trash. Due to their lightweight and durable design many blow out of landfills into natural environments, causing the deaths of 100,000 marine animals annually. It also blows into bodies of water and gets caught in boat motors and into farmers fields getting tangled into the farm equipment.

-This was a project of the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment for their Marine Conservation Course.

– Historic Downtown Lewes is the First Town in the First State to implement the pilot program to encourage Lewes businesses and patrons to reduce their dependency on single use bags. There are 16 Downtown Historic Businesses on board with the project to date.

 

Visit ​Biblion, Blooming Boutique Accessories, Deanna’s, Inn at Canal Street, Just Lewes, Kids’ Ketch, Lewes Gifts, Lewes Gourmet, Lewes Wear, Piccolino, PUPS, Puzzles, Sand N Stones, Shorebreak, Treasures, and Vintage Underground to buy your bag for $10 and support the local stores who put the environment first!

-This is a sustainable program supported by Delaware Sea Grant and the Green Team Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewes, Delaware, Lewes Chamber of Commerce and designed by fashion students at University of Delaware.

To learn more about this project https://lewesplasticbagproject.weebly.com/

This is a video that was produced by WRDE talking about this very subject. https://youtu.be/QPbRmSjYk4Q

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Heavy metals in our bodies

A couple of weeks ago, I had two young ladies, one being a nurse, come into Sand N Stones and they were asking me about the CBD Oil that I sell. They wanted to know if there had been any studies on CBD oil and people who have heavy metal conditions. I could not answer the question.
They began telling me their stories with and the ailments that they had from heavy metals. We started talking back and forth, and I explained why turned to CBD Hemp Oil and what relief I am seeing from it.
They asked if I had ever been tested for heavy metals? I told them no. They told me if I wanted to be texted make sure I get the urine test, since that seems to be more accurate then the blood test.
I started doing some research in the internet.
This morning, I went to see my Rheumatologist. I asked him what he thought of heavy metals and their effects on our health? He asked me why I was inquiring about this, I told him that I have been experiencing some of the symptoms that can be associated with heavy metals. Aches and pains, brain fog, sad feelings, trouble sleeping, anxious feelings, and elevated blood pressure. I also explained to him being a jeweler I am always working with silver and gold. I also have several fillings that are made from metals.  He said that there has been scientific proof that heavy metals in our bodies do play a part on our health. He agreed to order the urine test.  We will see.
I was wondering if there were any essential oils that would help with the detoxification of heavy metals?
I came across this web page from Dr. Axe, who is a very respected individual in the Essential Oil world. Where he talks about heavy metals, the dangers, and how to do a detox.  I have found this all very interesting and planning to incorporate some of the heavy metal detox foods into my diet that Dr. Axe recommended regardless the results.
Here is a quiz that you can take that is very interesting. At the end of the quiz they are going to ask…. If you would like to discuss your case with Connie Fox, she is now offering a one-time 30 minute phone consultation for $90.00. I did not do the consultation, but the questions they ask made me really think.
I have read that Milk Thistle as a heavy metal detox but never really gave it another thought. That is something that I can easily take in a pill form once and awhile.
Here is a Youtube video that I found talking about all of the heavy metals that we are exposed to on a daily basis.
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Cannabis products that are applied topically to the body where they are absorbed through the skin for localized relief of pain, inflammation, muscle soreness, psoriasis, rashes, arthritis, and other conditions. Topicals are non-psychoactive and the most non -invasive way to use cannabis therapeutically. Topicals are useful for conditions that are within one inch of the surface of the skin. They do not penetrate to deeper areas and are great for a variety of skin conditions.

HempWorx products are made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients, raw materials, certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky, and are free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. They use the full spectrum “whole plant” for maximum phytocannabinoids benefit with very potent and high purity level in their products. HempWorx CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil. Everything is tested in an FDA Approved facility. Hemp within Agricultural guidelines could be considered a ‘food’ however our product when marketed becomes a dietary supplement.HempWorx products are trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, and are backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

*Please be an advocate for your own health! This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. FDA Disclaimer – This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual weight loss results will vary. My Daily Choice Inc assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self – diagnosis and/or treatment using these products. Our products should not be confused with prescription medicine, and they should not be used as a substitute for medically supervised therapy. The use of any of our products for any reason, other rand to increase general health and wellness, is neither implied nor advocated by My Daily Choice Inc.

Where can I order? 

Michele Buckler is and Independent Affiliate for My Daily Choice and Hemp Worx products. We will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   and DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut Co. Follow Facebook/HempWorks2 and Sand N Stones Facebook Page

 

Resource:

Hemp Worx documentation and website

Follow our blog posts…

CBD Hemp Oil

CBD Oil 101

What is CBD and can it benefit me? 

CBD Herbal Drops

Revive Cream with Collagen, Retinol and CBD Oil

CBD oil for Pet Care

What are CBD Edibles and do they work? 

CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis–Healing without the High Oct 31, 2017 by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum

Michele Buckler from Sand N Stones  and DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut Co. are  Independent affiliates of HempWorx

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Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

This information is copied from a doTERRA handout and was developed with Janet Roark, DVM

When used correctly, Essential oils can be beneficial for our pets and without negative side effects or unnatural additives.

** First Research the oil you’re using to know exactly how you should use it! Talk to a veterinarian that has experience using essential oils on animals.

Dilution Ratios:

In general, its best to start with a more diluted Essential Oil when introducing that topically to your pet. You can always increase the concentration if the desired effect is not reached., but it is difficult to remove an essential oil once it has already been absorbed.

As always each animal is unique that your pet may be more sensitive than others. Observe their behavior and they will tell you!

Here are some general guidelines to help you when starting out using essential oils topically with your pet.  (CO = Carrier Oil)  ( EO = Essential Oil)

  • Puppies under 8 Weeks & Cats:   CO 250 drops – 2 drop of EO
  • Dogs under 20 lbs & Elderly dogs: CO  85-100 drops – 1 drop of EO
  • Dogs over 20 lbs:  CO 50 drops – 1 drop of EO
  • Hot Oils: CO 100 drops – 1 drop of EO

TIP:  Coconut Oil is an exceptional carrier oil and beneficial for improving general health and digestion, prevention and treatment of yeast and fungal infections, disinfecting wounds, clarifying and calming skin allergies and dryness, reduces arthritis pain and ligament problems. It is also hydrating to the skin to add 1/4 Tbsp per every 10 lb of body weight twice daily in their food.

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Ways your pet can benefit from Essential Oils:

Aromatic:

  • Diffusion
  • Spray into the air (usually diluted)
  • Direct inhalation: Put a drop of oil on your hands and allow the animal to inhale
  • On a cloth, cotton ball, or tissue near the animal or on its bedding
  • Hot Water/Steam: 1-2 drops of Essential Oil in hot water
  • Humidifier: be sure to use one that is safe to apply Essential Oils into
  • Fan /air filter Place a drop of oil on a cotton ball and insert into a fan near the animal or directly on the air filter in your home.

Topical:

Dilute with a carrier oil before apply topically. Never apply in or near genitals, nose, eyes, or face as it can be to overwhelming for there senses.

  • Direct application: place a drop of oil on your hands and rub them together, than pet along the spine of the animal or even pet the hair backwards.
  • Massage: circular motions or massage technique after applying an oil to your hands.
  • Reflexology points: between the paw pads on the back paws.
  • Apply to the tips of ears (Not for long eared dogs)
  • Apply directly on the area of intrest
  • Mix a drop in their shampoo to apply during a bath
  • Apply 1 drop of essential oil in 2  cups of ice water for a cold compress or hot water for a hot compress. and soak a natural cloth in the water, wring out than apply to the area of interest.
  • Using rollerballs directly on the animal can lead to contamination and should be avoided.

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Internal:

Oils that indicate they are for internal use on the label may be given internally. It is generally not recommended that you give more that 1-2 drop internally at any one time.

  • 1-2 drops in a capsule with a carrier oil
  • Mix with food (Wet food works best)
  • Place a drop on your finger and wait until mostly dry, rub the residue on pets’ gums
  • 1 drop essential oil per 2 cups of drinking water (not recommended for cats)

In a natural toothpaste (not containing Xylitol) using 1 drop essential oil, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and enough water to make paste. Only use a dab of this to brush teeth to maintain oral hygiene.

Essential Oil Safety:

  • When diffusing, always allow the animal the ability to roam freely about the space (i.e.: keep door open). Allowing they to get away from the scent if they choose.
  • Use Only Therapeutic Grade essential oils
  • Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil before applying topically. Dilute heavily at first and add oils in small increments. Observe your pet. Add more oils if needed.
  • Observe your pet’s behavior when using or diffusing essential oils. Discontinue use of an oil if your animal exhibits signs of distress, drools, squints, rubs their face, vocalizes, pants, has muscle tremors, starts shaking, vomits, has diarrhea, or has skin irritation following application of an oil.
  • Research your pets’ health status and medications they are taking currently
  • Do not use oils in, on or near your animals’ eyes, ears, nose or genitals. If you accidentally get some in their eyes, wipe eye with a tissue that has a few drop of carrier oil – Do Not flush with water
  • Use caution when utilizing essential oils on animals that are frail, have underlying health conditions, pregnant, nursing, young animals, and/or on certain medications or epileptic.
  • Use a water diffuser rather than one that pulls oils directly from the bottle
  • Don’t use essential oils at the some time as a topical medications, including dermal patches and topical flea and tick treatments.
  • Never use or give your pet any product containing Xylitol, including toothpaste or essential oil beadlets.
  • For dogs with long ears, don’t use essential oils on the tips of their ear, as the oil may get in their eyes if they shake their head.
  • Don’t panic if your pet has skin irritation or an adverse reaction. Most of these resolve with dilution within 24 hours. However, call your veterinarian for any emergency.

Precautions & Essential oils to Avoid:

Essential Oils to AVOID with Dogs:

  • Birch
  • Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
  • Wintergreen
  • Soothing Blend

Use CAUTION with “hot” oils

  • Cassia
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Essential Oils to AVOID with Cats: (Topically & Internally)

  • Basil
  • Bergamot
  • Birch
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
  • Orange
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Tangerine
  • Wintergreen

Medical & Health Precautions:

If your pet is epileptic or has seizures avoid these oils:

  • Basil
  • Camphor
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fennel
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Wintergreen
  • the blends that contain any of these oils

TIP: For a seizing animal open Frankincense and put a drop on the skin between the paw pad or topically at the base of the skull. It should help them come out of the seizure more quickly.

If your pet is on an anti-diabetic drug, avoid these oils with carefully monitoring blood glucose:

  • Cassia
  • Cinnamon
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Leomongrass
  • Marjoram
  • Melissa
  • Oregano
  • the blends that contain any of these oils

If your pet has a clotting or bleeding disorder or are taking any anitcoagulant AVOID these oils:

  • Wintergreen
  • Blue Tansy
  • Birch
  • Cassia
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Fennel
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Patchouli
  • Thyme
  • the blends that contain any of these oils

Oils to AVOID during pregnancy:

  • Arborvitae
  • Basil
  • Birch
  • Cassia
  • Cinnamon
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Wintergreen
  • the blends that contain any of these oils

Recipe:

Dry / Powder Shampoo

Also helps repel ticks and other pest! Safe for all species!

For Dark Colored fur:

  • 2 Tbsp Arrowroot powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus

For Light colored fur:

  • 1/4 cup Arrowroot Powder
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus

Powder for Litter Boxes:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 4-5 drops Essential Oil (Recommend: Lavender, either Eucalyptus, or Geranium)

**The product statement in this kit have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease

Resources:

This information is copied from a doTERRA handout and was developed with Janet Roark, DVM and is copyrighted ©2016 EO Tools. UPC Code 6 02045 32105 0

Michele Buckler doTERRA Essential Oil Website

For additional Pet Kits, Recipes and Supplies Visit www.EO.Tools

Visit Janet Roark’s website and Facebook page

Michele will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones in Lewes, DE   Follow Sand N Stones Facebook Page and Wellness and Laughter Yoga Facebook Page and follow our blog posts

Another good resource for Pet Wellness and Essential Oils look into these books….

SpOil Your Pet: A Practical Guide to Using Essential Oils in Dogs and Cats 2014 by Mia K. Frezzo, Jan C. Jeremias

The Healing Power of Essential Oils: Soothe Inflammation, Boost Mood, Prevent Autoimmunity, and Feel Great in Every Way Mar 13, 2018 by Eric Zielinski D.C.

Also check out my Hemp Worx CBD Oil Pet Care Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CBD Hemp Oil

Recently, I discovered CBD Hemp Oil.  Was hesitant as first, since I did not know much about Hemp Oil and with the whole legalizing medical marijuana debate going on in this country.  I am not sure how I feel about legalizing medical marijuana to be honest . What I do know and many of you who know me on a personal level, know that I am in pain most of the time. Many of my doctors know that I do not want to be put on strong narcotics. I would rather go down the more holistic approach, for at least right now.

In 2017 I found doTERRA essential oils and they are giving me some relief. So I became a wholesale distributor for doTERRA Essential Oils.

Many of my doctors as well as friends have suggested that I try the CBD Hemp Oils. I felt like I was walking in uncharted territory.  In January of 2018 Mark and I went to the AmericasMart Gift Show in Atlanta GA.  After walking the show for most of the day, I was in A Lot of pain. Many who know me on a personal level know that I suffer from Polly- fibromyalgia,  stenosis of cervical spine, arthritis in both ankles, and bursitis in both hips. So walking can be a challenge for me.

There was a section at the Gift show for Body and Soul.  He suggested that we walk around there and talk to the vendors to see if they had something to offer.  We spent most of the afternoon walking around, talking, and trying products. Several of the vendors were selling CBD products.

When I came home and found out about HempWorx 

HempWorx

  • Have fewer products and all of their products but all their products are full spectrum CBD Hemp Oil which is less than 0.3% THC which is legal
  • Has a long list of medical conditions that the CBD Hemp Oil products may help with backed by studies and testimonials.
  • FDA Approved – manufacturing facility is FDA approved and our products contain less than 0.3% THC and Zero THC, backed with documentation.
  • NON-GMO – products & ingredients are all 100% natural, and nothing is Genetically Modified.
  • Made In The USA – products are all Made In The USA and our CBD Oil is harvested from their Kentucky Farms.
  • Offer a wide array of products in tinctures, topical pain rub, and topical skin care line, pet tincture and treats.
  • Offers Organic CBD Oil free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients
  • No Pesticides and No Solvents
  • Test their products in an FDA approved facility and use the purest and most potent ingredients backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.
  • CO2 Extraction to ensure their customers are getting the highest quality products
  • Non Psychoactive
  • HempWorx is a fairly large company that is an Affiliate/Network Marketing base.
  • They can buy in very large quantities, so they can keep their price points more affordable.

CBD Hemp Oil 101

What is CBD and How can it benefit me? 

Here are some of the conditions that CBD Hemp Oil Studies have shown and users have said it helps with….

*Ailments are in alphabetical order

A

  • Acne
  • Animals
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Autism

B

  • Bone Growth

C

  • Cancer
  • Cell Growth
  • Circulation
  • Crohn’s

D

  • Depression
  • Diabetis
  • Digestion Upset

E

  • Eczema
  • Epilepsy

F

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fat Browning: by which white-colored fat tissue is turned into beige-colored fat tissue, which burns off easier.
  • Fat Burning

G

  • General Health

H

  • Headaches
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hormones

I

  • Immune Deficiency
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

L

  • Liver
  • Lungs

M

  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Metabolism
  • Migraine
  • MS
  • Muscle Tension/pain

N

  • Neuropathy
  • Night sweats

P

  • Pain (General)
  • Parkinson’s symptoms
  • PTSD
  • Psoriasis

R

  • Restless Leg syndrome

S

  • Sleep

One of my own testimonials….

As many of you already know I have a lot of discomfort and pain most of the time.  After overdoing it on Sunday during a vendor show 3-25-18, and a freak snow/sleet storm that we had mid afternoon I was in pain. That night I took a sleeping pill that night so my body would calm down, and I could get some rest.

When I woke up Monday morning 6 am ish, I could hardly move. I had severe back spasms and pain shooting down both of my legs. My arthritic ankles were giving me a fit as well. I had a lot to do but right then I could hardly move. So I took one of my Rx muscle relaxer and went back to bed. I stayed in bed till around 11:30 still in severe pain.  I took a half a dropper of 500 CBD oil  (At that point I had been taking the Hemp Worx 500 CBD Oil for about 2.5 weeks) and laid back down for about 30 min. I was able to get up and move around the house, take a shower and start my afternoon and even able to come down to Sand N Stones for a couple of hours. I still know that I was achy but not nearly in as much pain as I started my day with.

Some Quick Facts:

  • CBD is Legal
  • CBD is the non-psychoactive extract of industrial hemp (Cannabis Sativa L. plant)
  • CBD does not make you high

What should you be looking for in a CBD Hemp Oil?

Hemp plants absorbs toxins and heavy metals from the soil. It is very important that hemp is cultivated organically in environments low in pollution. Also it is important not to use the first two years of growth of the plant for medical use.

Hemp Oils from organically grown plants that have been grown in controlled conditions and sourced from North America.  Should be independently texted by a third party for heavy metals and toxins.

Not all products labeled “CBD” really contain CBD.  Look for mixed in small batches using 99.9% pure CBD, fat -soluble, This ensures that their customers can measure precise doses for accurate symptom management. They submit their products for regular third-party testing.

HempWorx products are made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients, raw materials, certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky, and are free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. They use the full spectrum “whole plant” for maximum phytocannabinoids benefit with very potent and high purity level in their products. HempWorx CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil. Everything is tested in an FDA Approved facility. Hemp within Agricultural guidelines could be considered a ‘food’ however our product when marketed becomes a dietary supplement. HempWorx products are trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, and are backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

*Please be an advocate for your own health! This product is not for use by of sale to persons under the age of 18.  This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. FDA Disclaimer – This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual weight loss results will vary. My Daily Choice Inc assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self – diagnosis and/or treatment using these products. Our products should not be confused with prescription medicine, and they should not be used as a substitute for medically supervised therapy. The use of any of our products for any reason, other rand to increase general health and wellness, is neither implied nor advocated by My Daily Choice Inc. Individual weight loss results will vary.

*Drug Test and CBD  – Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. Even though some products contain trace amounts and less than 0.3% THC by dry weight (Federal Legal Limit), studies have shown that ingesting Full Spectrum CBD can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of employment drug testing or screening, it is recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO NOT take a Full Spectrum CBD product that contains THC. Instead look for CBD Isolates THC-FREE products that are made in the USA, since they will not show up on drug test. Before taking CBD products, consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug screening testing company and/or employer.

*HempWorx now has 2 THC Free Oils the 500 and 750

Michele Buckler is and Independent Affiliate for My Daily Choice and Hemp Worx products. We will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   and DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut Co. Follow Facebook/HempWorks2 and Sand N Stones Facebook Page

 

Resources:

HempWorx  website, FAQ section of website, and brochure

CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis–Healing without the High Oct 31, 2017 by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum

Follow our blog posts…

CBD Oil 101

What is CBD and how can it benefit me? 

CBD Herbal Drops

Revive Cream with Collagen, Retinol and CBD Oil

Relief Icy CBD Oil Pain Rub

CBD oil for Pet Care

What are CBD Edibles and do they work?

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