Category: Nature

Urban Engineering: A Paper Towel Alternative…

First of all, this isn’t a judgement for people who enjoy purchasing paper towels, but this is simply a simple additional option for those who prefer to spend their money elsewhere than on disposable paper products and/or save money for nutrients, clothing, shelter, etc. In our house, we still occasionally use a paper product and well, that’s that.

(As an Earth-friendly artist who understands and accepts life as a game, I fully accept you as you are.)

Okay, so first thing you do (do, do, do) is find some cotton t-shirts in the house that someone may not be wearing. You may recycle any used plastic container as its holder and mark it as such. You may also use a clean plastic bag and a clothes pin to use for the used rags…(I first handwash the dirty rags with Castile soap, wring it out and then place it in the plastic bag…to be later placed in the washing machine).

Second, cut the t-shirt from the bottom up into rectangles by folding from the bottom up (clearly, there isn’t a right or wrong way to do this, this is just a suggested way…). When you get to any sort of logo/lettering, then place those rectangular pieces in another container.

Why another container? Well, I used the plain rectangles for kitchen and bath and then give the lettered/logo rectangles to A.H. to use when he’s in his workshop…depending on the type of work, these rags may or may not be washed again or be washed separately.

Anyhoo, while I wash my hands, I also (to repeat) wash the rags, wring them out, and then place them into the plastic bag. I then fold the bag at the top vertically and then horizontally and then place a clothes pin on it to keep the bag air tight and keep the home mold-free. When it’s time to do laundry, the rags go into the machine and are line dried.

And voila! Clean ups are simple and inexpensive.

Love, clean water, clean air, and lots of fluffy green trees to you and your loved ones all,

Helen/Piarei

p.s. I’m going to create a for-purchase-tutorial on how to create your own thinnest and strongest thin gold hoop earrings…you can email me if you’re interested in learning this skill.

p.s.s. I may or may not post my weekly rotating music video, but for sure next week you can find it here or on piarei.com

p.s.s.s. Thank you all for tuning in and for your purchases, kind support…lovely feedback…and of course…remembering to breathe…

garlic and onion grown in the garden propagated from store-purchased organic garlic and onion…

7 Steps To Spinal (and Overall) Health and Alignment While Walking:

1) Breathe by expanding and contracting the ribcage, keeping the shoulders down.

For those who already in alignment, the beach and beach sand is a great place to practice these techniques…

2) In movement, in concerns with the spine, make it a habit to bend the body from the waist (not from L2, L3, L4, etc…)

3) Of course, use your thigh muscles to take the weight while lifting anything anything heavier than a wallet (this means bending and straightening the knees).

4) While walking, ideally keep your hips, knees, and ankles in alignment. This means one could draw a straight line from the middle of your ankles to the middle of your knee cap and to the middle of your thighs…the line is tortion-free. (If it is not — upon availability– you may consult with me to stay surgery-free, in any case, seek help for yourself…)

5) As you walk, press the middle of the heel on the ground and then roll foot forward with most of the weight landing on the big toe.

6) As you walk, keep yourself upright by breathing from the ribcage…expanding and contracting the intercostal muscles. Doing the latter will automatically “upright” the spine and body. (You can further “upright” yourself by bringing your feet together and “exaggerating” your hip swing while walking.)

7) Swing your arms, alternate feet stepping all the while. Your hands should be facing the body for proper joint movement and balance. You can improve your balance while you walk by alternating one eye open…practice walking by doing all the above steps and keeping one eye open at a time. (Your peripheral vision is used to look across the horizon and at the same time looking down at the ground in front of your feet). You may even cue yourself by saying, “Heel, big toe; Heel, big toe; Breathe from ribcage” repeatedly as you walk.

For more cognitive ideas for staying present with your body and mind/healing, you can purchase my mini-booklet “B.O.S.S.Y. Control of the Hara.”

This Helenbobelen is singer/songwriter that knows herself so well that she’s also a movement specialist and goldsmith. As a certified fitness consultant for over twenty years she’s helped many people (and herself) be/become surgery-free and turn back the clock. She’s Kriya Yoga-initiated and has taught music and movement at community centers, museums, gyms, private gyms, and spiritual centers around the world. Helen is a whole-foods pegan, not to mention a drug-free tee-totaler, who thinks dancing should be legalized.

If you feel if any of her expertise has positively helped you, you can donate payment to her Paypal account: h.m.lee@livelovelaughfoundation.com.

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Disclaimer for Helenbobelen.com Blog:

Of course, if you’re less-than-healthy, you should seek medical attention from a qualified doctor. Eastern-based wellness/meditation/movement or weight training may or may not be accepted by Western medicine as a means of diagnosis or treatment, but can be a helpful adjunct to medical care. You should, however, have a physical examination before embarking on any new exercise program.

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