April 2009 Blog Posts (27)

A Comprehensive Approach

The Head Bone’s Connected to . . .

You’re probably familiar with the concept of the “Web of Life.” It refers to the vast relationship of all the plants, animals, earth, water and air surrounding us. There is also an intricate web within our bodies. Every cell and tissue is interconnected and interdependent with the whole.

How it all works together to create the symphony of a human life remains a mystery and a miracle. This miracle of the human body, and the Spirit that… Continue

Added by Dane Roubos, D.C. on April 30, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

State Rebates Help Local Biodiesel Cost Less than Overseas Petroleum

Thanks to Oregon’s biodiesel consumer tax rebates passed in 2007, B99 (99% biodiesel) now costs less than petroleum diesel in Southern Oregon. The State of Oregon offers all B99 end-users a 50-cent per gallon tax rebate up to $200 or 400 gallons per year. (http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/RENEW/docs/330-150Draft.pdf) With Rogue Valley diesel prices constantly climbing to an average of $2.45 a gallon, local biodiesel retailers are finally at a price advantage. The true cost of fuel is hard to… Continue

Added by Rising Phoenix Biofuels on April 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sustainability 2.0? What-Why? | EQ,TV

Sustainability is defined as a way of development that does not

compromise the capacity of future generations for living in this

planet. On the other hand, Web 2.0 is the new technological generation

based on user communities, social networks, blogs, wikis, and

applications that encourage dynamic participation. Following those

criteria, sustainability 2.0 profits from collaboration and collective

intelligence empowered by new technologies and… Continue

Added by Ashland Source Center on April 29, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Not in Our Valley

When the Medford paper prominently reported on the appearance of a new "official" white supremacist headquarters in the small town of Phoenix, I wondered who would pay attention. That was the spark for… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on April 27, 2009 at 9:56am — No Comments

The Oregon Green Expo! | Medford Armory (July 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2009)

“Just about everyone knows by now that we have to start living within our means, and the planet’s. This expo will be a great place to learn ways to do that.- Jeff Golden of www.immensepossibilities.com

April 28, 2009 – With the momentous 40th anniversary of Earth Day just behind us, “going green” is clearly going mainstream. More people than ever want to be involved, to help themselves, their community… Continue

Added by The Oregon Green Expo on April 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Unleashing Thwarted Self-Expression

In reflecting on the wave of creativity that has entered my life particularly over the past year, I extend much gratitude to my music teacher, Sue Lundquist, who has mentored my musical expression through Afro-Cuban drumming and singing. With the safety of her loving presence and teaching, my courage amassed enough volume to cause yet another breakthrough in self-expression through singing. What was fearful, no longer is, and again the Joy is immense! I now LOVE to sing in public. I used to be… Continue

Added by Susan Kramer-Pope on April 20, 2009 at 9:16pm — 1 Comment

::AscenDance:: EarthDay Dance Ritual @ Wellsprings

Rising Muse Productions Presents:


A Fun, Funky and Sacred

Interactive Ecstatic Dance Ritual

Awakening Body * Heart * Soul

With DJ’s Solus & Shakti Bliss

Saturday, April 25, 2009

4:30pm - 11:30pm

@ Jackson Wellsprings

2253 Highway 99 North

Ashland, OR

Join us Saturday April 25th at the Jackson Wellsprings for a Tantric Puja dance ritual led by Shakti Bliss, and Kundalini… Continue

Added by Shakti Bliss on April 20, 2009 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Awakening to The Creative

The Improv Painting experience has been my doorway to finally recognizing the creative continuum that moves through me. My passion is to never stop expressing the creative birthright that is Life. My task is to say YES, to practice getting out of the way and to allow the Greater field of expression to make itself known. I stand in service to infinite self-expression and the Joy it brings. I must live passionately, or cease to be. I invite you to do whatever it takes to live in service to your… Continue

Added by Susan Kramer-Pope on April 20, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Creating A Sense Of .Com(munity) | Mail-Tribune

By John Darling, for the Mail-Tribune


Operating from her laptop computer and living in a tiny cabin, Sharon Miranda embodies simplicity in the material world, while at the same time shaping a modest empire in cyberspace.

Miranda is the creator of WebSpirit Community, what she calls the "nervous system" for Ashland and beyond. Subtitled "Social and Economic Organization for Sustainable… Continue

Added by Ashland Source Center on April 19, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments


April 19

Meditation this morning facilitated by Binaural Waves. When Two tones of different but similar frequencies are heard, one in each ear, a third frequency is heard. Listened to MidTheta, LowTheta and Delta (2.5Hz) What is our perception if more than 2 tones are played?

Thought about the vibration of things causing patterns. NPR-Science Friday(4/17/2009): Sound sent into a metal plate causes sand on the plate to arrange in patterns which change with the frequency of the… Continue

Added by Zander Dorje on April 19, 2009 at 9:05pm — No Comments

If you thought last week's Tea Party tax protest was silly or weird...

There were some odd, even ridiculous aspects to the "Tea Party" Protests on Tax Day last week, and some cynical political tactics, too.

There was also an opening to a transpartisan political conversation about what's wrong with our economy and financial system, the kind of conversation we badly need if we're going to move through all this to a tolerable economy and… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on April 19, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Low Force Adjustments and What Patients Appreciate

I had a new patient in the other day, and she mentioned that she had previously been to chiropractors and had had a great experience with two of them but a horrible experience with one of them, and she has been scared to find a new chiropractor ever since, because of that one bad experience. I reassured her that the techniques I use are primarily "low force" and don't involve any popping of joints. I told her that if these initial low force adjustments didn't do the trick, I also utilize… Continue

Added by Matt Sheehan on April 17, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments

Dream Memory

Sitting in a square floating platform with short walls. It seemed stationary, tied to the wall. Dad and perhaps Tom were seated on the platform with me. The platform began to bob and move slightly, bumping into a submerged concrete wall which extended around the platform.

As the water level rose, the platform cleared the obstruction and starting floating downstream.

I next sensed being in the choppy water which was bright blue. The sun was shining brightly.

A strong… Continue

Added by Zander Dorje on April 17, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

All Natural Sensitivity and Allergy Elimination

A patient of mine came in yesterday for an allergy checkup. I originally helped him with multiple sensitivities probably 10 years ago, and he comes in occasionally for tuneups or to eliminate new sensitivities which have sprung up. He gave me the idea to write this article, to let folks know about the great technique I've been using for probably 15 years now with great success. I thank our incredible acupuncturist and healer Lori Paiken for teaching me the technique so I could help her with her… Continue

Added by Matt Sheehan on April 16, 2009 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Appointment with Destiny by Sangeeta Handa | Book Review

By John David Van Hove

Reviewers Note: You can now purchase her new e-book edition of the book on her website at: http://www.sangeetahanda.com/book.html

From the expression of gratitude to the “angel” who guided the authoring of this fine book, “Appointment with Destiny,” to the finalchapters in…


Added by Johnny Light on April 15, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates


Editor: Hanlin

Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden, the China Radio International reported on Monday.(Photo: Cri.cn)

BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf… Continue

Added by Aaren Glover on April 15, 2009 at 7:28am — No Comments

You Are Being Lied to About Pirates, by Johann Hari


Published on Monday, April 13, 2009 by Huffington Post

Who imagined that in 2009, the world's governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal Navy - backed by the ships of more than two dozen nations, from the US to China - is sailing into Somalian waters to take on men we still picture as parrot-on-the-shoulder pantomime villains. They will soon be fighting Somalian ships… Continue

Added by Aaren Glover on April 15, 2009 at 7:24am — No Comments

The Tai Chi of Business

EDIT (April 14th) - I would like to preface this with an acknowledgement to my teacher Michael Vasquez. Without his guidance and patience, I wouldn't be here to present this material to you. Check out his website at http://transformationarts.org

What most westerners consider "Tai Chi" is only the tip of the iceberg. If "slow-moving meditation" or "grand ultimate boxing" come to mind as what it is, you may only have a slight clue… Continue

Added by Zachary Krebs on April 14, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Ashland Sustainability Inventory

This non-exclusive list or compilation was personally prepared by me, Melanie Mindlin, and does not represent an endorsement of the businesses by the City of Ashland, Oregon, its Commissions, Boards, officers or employees. This list is provided solely to inform those interested of businesses that purport to engage in sustainable practices.


Nature Stewardship

Built Environment


Recycling &… Continue

Added by Ashland Source Center on April 12, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The heroism of Persistence

I've persisted in making the point that persistence is the most important quality missing from political and social activism. We haven't overcome the big obstacles to realizing democracy because, with few exceptions, we haven't kept at it the way, say, big-money lobbyists do.

Well,… Continue

Added by Jeff Golden on April 10, 2009 at 8:05am — No Comments

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Ecology News

Ireland to Plant 440 Million Trees in 20 Years to Fight Climate Change | EcoWatch

Ireland will plant 440 million trees by 2040 as part of its efforts to combat the climate crisis.

Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation | EcoWatch

Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged May 26 that the government's public procurement policy will be deforestation-free.

We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, Harvard Scientist Says | Forbes

The level of carbon now in the atmosphere hasn't been seen in 12 million years, a Harvard scientist said in Chicago Thursday, and this pollution is rapidly pushing the climate back to its state in the Eocene Epoch, more than 33 million years ago, when there was no ice on either pole. "We have exquisite information about what that state is, because we have a paleo record going back millions of years, when the earth had no ice at either pole. There was almost no temperature difference between the equator and the pole," said James Anderson, a Harvard University professor of atmospheric chemistry best known for establishing that chlorofluorocarbons were damaging the Ozone Layer.

Scientists Keep Warning About The Dangers of 5G; Will We Listen? | Gaia

Over 180 scientists and doctors in almost 40 countries are warning the world about 5G health risks. “Resolution 1815 of the Council of Europe” spells it out quite succinctly: “We, the undersigned scientists, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF)… and has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”

Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an ‘Unprecedented’ Pace | The New York Times

Humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, posing a dire threat to ecosystems that people all over the world depend on for their survival, a sweeping new United Nations assessment has concluded. The 1,500-page report, compiled by hundreds of international experts and based on thousands of scientific studies, is the most exhaustive look yet at the decline in biodiversity across the globe and the dangers that creates for human civilization. A summary of its findings, which was approved by representatives from the United States and 131 other countries, was released Monday in Paris. The full report is set to be published this year.

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