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What Do the Holographic Universe, the Placebo Effect and Ho'oponopono Have in Common?

I just realized that I haven't posted for 2 weeks. I don't know where the time went.

I have discovered Ho'oponopono and bought the book "Zero Limits" by Joe Vitale and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. While learning all I can about it, I took a break from other things. Then this morning while going through my emails, tweets and RSS feeds it just started to come together.

It started with a tweet from Whitley Strieber about Placebos and how the pharmaceutical companies suddenly realize that there is much more to drug testing than they thought. What we think and expect from a drug influences its effectiveness greatly. If I don't think it will work, it won't and if I believe that it will work, it will. I recall a quote I once read by Henry Ford that said: "If you believe you can or if you believe you can't, you are right."
the article is from Wired Magazine: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know WhyThen I came across this int…

What a Strange Summer!

This summer is so different from past summers. It is almost a throwback to the way summers used to be 10 or 20 years ago. I am not complaining, it is great when you live in a house without air conditioning. We had no problems sleeping as it always cooled down nicely.

I took the picture on Saturday while walking around Oat Hill Lake and noticed that fall was in the air. It was only warm in the sun and as soon as we entered the forested part it was noticeably cooler which is a typical fall, winter and spring pattern when the air itself is not warm anymore or yet.

Then yesterday the whole scenario had changed again and it was another hot and summery day with a lovely breeze.

So I am curious as to how soon fall will arrive. I remember when my twins turned 4 year old on August 29/1982, fall weather had already arrived and it was too cold to wear short sleeve tops without a cover. In the last 10 years or so that had definitely changed and covers were only necessary in mid to late September.

I a…

Ringtones & Email Sounds

In today's local paper was a cute article about ringtones and that got me thinking, what makes people pick their particular ring tone? Does it depend on the mood of the moment, their favorite music or are there other influences?

Then there is the question about using a sound for incoming emails. I don't own a Blackberry or IPhone and so don't know about those, but I have been using the same email sound alert for at least 10 years. It started when both my husbands and my computer were in the same room and I wanted to know whose emails had just arrived. It worked like a charm and I liked mine and stuck with it through all the upgrades. It is the sound of a train.

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