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I love sharing my knowledge of essential oils, healthy living, and positive thinking with others.

Essential Oils Bugs Don’t Like.

Essential Oils Bugs don't Like

Ants: Don’t like Peppermint, or Spearmint.
Aphids: Don’t like Cedarwood, or Spearmint.
Beetles: Can’t stand Peppermint, or Thyme
Caterpillars: Stay away from Spearmint or Peppermint.
Cutworms: Don’t like Thyme.
Fleas: Don’t like Peppermint, Lemongrass, Spearmint, and Lavender.
Flies: Avoid the smell of Lavender, Peppermint, and Rosemary
Gnats: Don’t like Patchouly or Spearmint.
Lice: Run away when they smell Cedarwood, Peppermint, or Spearmint.
Mosquitoes: Don’t like Lavender, and Lemongrass.
Moths: Go fly somewhere else when they smell, Lavender, Peppermint, or Spearmint.
Can’t stand Cedarwood.
Snails: Don’t like Cedarwood, or Patchouly.
Ticks: Don’t like Lemongrass, or Thyme.
Weevils: Don’t hang out around Cedarwood, Patchouly, or Sandalwood.

Chinese Farmer Zen Story

Chinese Farmer.jpgChinese Farmer Zen Story

Here is a lovely Zen story, popularly known as the Chinese farmer Zen story or the  “Good luck bad luck” Zen story.

An elderly, hard-working Chinese farmer and his son, had a single horse. They used the horse to plow the field, to sow the seeds, grow the crop, and transport it to the market. The horse was essential for the farmer to earn his livelihood.

One morning, the horse broke the fence and ran away into the woods. When the neighbors found out that the only horse the farmer had, had run away, they came to solace him. They said – “Your only horse has run away just before the planting season. How will you till the land? How will you sow the seeds? This is unfortunate. This is bad luck.”

The farmer replied – “Good luck, bad luck. Who knows?”

A few days later the farmer’s horse returned from the woods along with two other wild horses. When the neighbors found out the news, they said – ” Now you have three horses! You can till the land much faster with three horses. Maybe you can buy more land and sow more crop and make more money. Or you can sell the other two horses. Either way, you will be a rich man! This is good luck! “

The wise farmer replied – “Good luck, bad luck. Who knows?”

Next morning, the farmer’s son started training the wild horses so that they would help till the land. While attempting to mount one of the wild horses, he fell down and broke his leg. Just before the sowing season, the son would not be able to help the farmer with his broken leg. The neighbors came once again and commented – ” This is really unfortunate. This is bad luck.“

The wise farmer repeated – “Good luck, bad luck. Who knows?”

A few days later, the king’s men started to visit each village in the kingdom. A war had started between their kingdom and a neighboring enemy state. The king’s men were enlisting the eldest son from each family to join the army so that they could defeat the enemy state. When they came to the farmer’s house they saw the son with the broken leg. He would not be of much use in the army and hence they didn’t take him. He was the only eldest son in the entire village who was not forcibly taken by the king’s men to fight the war. The neighbors, some of them with teary eyes, came once again to the farmer and commented – “Your son breaking his leg was really fortunate. He is the only one who was not taken. What a stroke of good luck.“

The farmer calmly replied – “Good luck, bad luck. Who knows?”

Every single time the neighbors thought that what had happened to the farmer was bad luck, it turned out to be good luck! And just when the neighbor’s thought that the incidents had brought the farmer good luck, it turned out to be bad luck! Have you had similar experiences in your own life? What you thought was a setback turned out to be a blessing? And what you thought was unfortunate turned out to be beneficial? However, in the interim, we go through an emotional roller-coaster of happiness and sadness!

The moral of the story?

As human beings, we have a tendency to interpret any and all events as either good or bad. Often we do it unconsciously. When we interpret events as good luck, we are usually happy and vice-versa. However, most events, like in the story, that are beyond our control are just events! There is nothing we can do about these events that are beyond our control, except accepting them and moving on. Adding our interpretation and the emotional drama into the mix is usually counterproductive and stops us from moving forward.

In fact, the moral of the story is nicely summarized in the “serenity prayer”

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

As told by Tushar Vakil

The Slippery Slope

The -Slippery Slope

The slippery slope of prescription drugs with their harmful side effects can be hard to recover from.

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West Valley City, Utah
84120 USA

Never a Better Hero

Kenneth Cope does a beautiful job singing this song he wrote about the Savior.

Never a Better Hero

Making His home with the lonely
Spending His days with the poor
Bring hope to their hearts
Giving man a new start with His cure

But not all would receive of His offering
Some even planned His decease
Yet He couldn’t forsake
Those whose lives He might save
So He refused to leave

[Chorus:] Never a better hero
Never a truer man
Hopin’ to save us
By taking our pain in His hands
Never a greater compassion
Never a wasted day
Not one regret, true to the end
There was never a better way

Now He knew His life would be shortened
But never murmured a word of complaint
For He had in mind
A much greater design
And it helped Him through the pain

He gave men power to take Him
Knowing His death would bring life
And it was no surprise
There was love in His eyes when He died

[Chorus:]

But death was not the end
For He would live again

[Chorus:]

All that He did
Follow and live
There’ll be never a better way

By Kenneth Cope