Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Federal judge rules Indiana’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional

  A few minutes ago, a friend called asking if I had heard of the ruling regarding same sex persons.  I had not. 

She told how some hours ago a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional to deny any persons marriage status!

I have been shedding tears ever since.  Why?  For joy, because I have been waiting for more people (and the government to acknowledge that all people deserve rights under our constitution.  I am pleased that Indiana is finally there. 

I am pleased that LOVE wins.  We so need love.  It is so important to allow love and thankfully, our government can stand on the side of love and I hope that all people will stand there as well. 

Why?  Because there are people I LOVE who have been denied their due rights and now, they have legal backing (which I think belonged there all along).  In this nation that runs around the planet seeking to protect rights.  It is good, very good to see them protecting the hearts and the rights of the people here in the US!

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Blessings of health and well being to you and yours!


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spring! - HEALING Crane Newsletter

Thanks for stopping in.

Well, Spring is really hear!  Every morning I wake to the sounds of birds beginning their morning routines in the still dark time.  A few nights ago, I heard my first whipper wheal of the year.  Ponds are full from recent rains and frog eggs are floating everywhere!  Flowers cover or fall from nearly every tree I see.  Farmer's Markets are up and running and people are out walking about.

New opportunities abound,and I must constantly choose to pause and consider my work.  Due to so many wonderful opportunities there are delays on updating the website.  I continue to receive offers to purchase, and have decided, when the offer is reasonable, chances are, it will be accepted. 

Issue 2, Volume #4 of HEALING Crane, Newsletter for the Indiana Holistic Health Network was posted on line in April.  Click here to read.  

 Blessings of Health to All,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

STANDING TOGETHER - May 11, 2014, Mother's Day

Dreaming a global village to raise the world's children...
Please join us...
To stand with women all over the world on Sunday May 11, 2014, 1 pm local time
In 5 minutes of silence to envision a positive future for our children.
As we issue this invitation for our 8th year of standing together worldwide,
we are aware of entering a new cycle for the seven generations to come,
a deeper level of interconnectivity and shared purpose
where every intention and every act counts...
Sense into the possibility with us...
that as we dream and intend together, we are co-creating the foundation for a new culture,
for a global village that supports the well-being of every child,
that as we weave the highest intentions of parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents,
we are creating a standing wave of safety, possibility, and love for the children.

Please join us on Sunday May 11, 2014 at 1 pm local time
for 5 minutes of silence and connection.
Post your standing and co-create a weave of appreciation for others standing at
Blessings on each and all,
The Standing Women Team at LightPages, Jeanie, Bruce, Bonnie, Julie, and Deb

[Please notice that our site is now located at If you are called, please direct your friends to the site, or post the invitation link at the top of this page on your social media, and of course, LIKE Standing Women on Facebook. Thank you!]

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Whole World Summit, Good Food Festival & Conference & IHHN Updates!

Hello to All,

Spring is always a time with renewed activity for me. Maybe it is the new plants pushing up through the earth; snow drops blooming, swelling buds everywhere and the increase in sightings of robins!

Yesterday started the 2014 Whole World Summit and the list of teachers/presenters is inspiring. There is something for all who are moved to uplift the planet.

Tomorrow begins the Good Food Festival & Conference

The Indiana Holistic Health Network is being updated page by page to reflect our current membership.  The changes we are making, are to ensure that the IHHN will continue to be a viable resource for seekers of holistic and alternative therapies and resources.  Over the next few months, you will see many changes.  The changes will allow the network to care for itself financially and offer resources to promote the network in venues to benefit our members, advertisers and supporters.

Thank you Rita Palozzolo of For All Seasons  in Terre Haute for your updated information. 

Pages in the recent update include:
~Advertising/Membership - Getting listed
~Hospice Care
~Veterinarian and Animal Care

A side note - Our sister, LOCAL FOOD BLOOMINGTON has updated the Food News page. 

These are the next pages we are updating
~HEALING Crane Newsletter of the Indiana Holistic Health Network
 (All going well, the Crane will be out within the week!)
~Sound and Breath Work
~Gardening Resources

Thank you to our Volunteers and Supporters!

May all experience abundance of great health and general well-being!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Keystone XL - Stop the Pipeline

Friends, Right now we are in the middle of the last public comment period for Keystone XL -- one of the very last steps before President Obama makes his decision on the pipeline, and the final opportunity to give your input (in an official way). This is one of those things where numbers really count, and a flood of comments would show the President that there’s a huge risk, politically and scientifically, to approving the pipeline. The last time the State Department was accepting comments, we submitted over 1 million as a movement. I think we can top that this time around -- click here to submit your comment against the pipeline: Here are the three major messages we need to be getting across to President Obama right now: First, he has all the evidence he needs to stop the pipeline. It’s simple: building an 830,000 barrel-per-day pipeline of the world’s dirtiest oil will have an impact on the climate. No amount of spin can change the underlying economic reality that Keystone XL will allow big oil to dig up, refine and burn more tar sands than they could with any other available options. We take the President at his word when he said that he would reject the pipeline if it has a significant impact on the climate, and now the evidence is in: it does. Second, any effort to build the pipeline would be deeply compromised by big oil’s corruption of the process. ERM, one of the main contractors behind the State Department’s report, is a dues paying member of the American Petroleum Institute, big oil’s main lobbying group, and counts TransCanada as one of their clients. This is like the fox guarding the henhouse, only it’s our climate that needs defending. Third, we can either have Keystone XL, or a safe and livable climate -- ‘all of the above’ is not an option. We are past the point of building fossil fuel infrastructure and hoping for the best -- Keystone XL isn’t compatible with even the President’s weak climate goals. After 6 years of supporting more fossil fuel projects while saying he’s committed to climate science, President Obama needs to finally decide if he wants to be a climate champion, or be remembered as the pipeline president. This is the last chance to formally comment on the pipeline before it goes to the President’s desk for a decision. We’ll keep making ourselves heard in many other ways too -- but I think sending a strong message in this forum is critical to showing the President that the science is serious, and that we’re serious too. Here’s where to go to submit: Let’s send this message loud and clear, May

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tonight - Free the Mind - Ryder Film Showing

Wednesday, Feb 12 at 7:00 pm at the Back Door (21+) Can you rewire your brain just by taking a breath . . . ? The Ryder Film Series is hosting four screenings of Free The Mind, a documentary exploring how Dr. Richard Davidson uses meditation practices of Tibetan Monks to help children with anxiety and ADHD, as well as war veterans suffering from PTSD. Can Professor Richard Davidson make a difference? Can he free these people from their troubled existences and help them lead ordinary lives? The new film, Free the Mind, follows three test subjects – one school-aged boy and two veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – on a daring journey into the deepest recesses of the human mind. We are hoping you could help spread the word about Free the Mind by forwarding this email to anyone who might be interested. We would also like to offer 4 complimentary tickets to the film. Learn more about Free The Mind at