As an elected official sworn to uphold the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I believe it would be a constitutional violation to infringe on a person’s inherent and indefeasible rights to not allow someone to acquire property, e.g., chickens, to pursue one’s own happiness. Who am I to tell our responsible neighbors and constituents what they can or can’t have on their lands, especially when it is not harming anyone else in their community? It reeks of our county becoming a “nanny state” and takes away their freedoms as taxpaying citizens of our county, Commonwealth and freedoms of living in the United States of America. By doing so we limit individuals’ happiness to love a pet or pets and/or limit their ability to pursue healthier and organic sources of food for their family.
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I am not talking about skin care products at this point, I am talking about awareness! Isn’t it quite amazing how our skin can tell us many things about our insides? It is almost like a mirror. If you find that hard to believe, let’s talk about a few examples of what you may have noticed your entire life — but possibly didn’t make the connection — about what your body has been saying to you.
Other factors bearing on why we should support legalized cannabis include the methods of storage, handling, and overall sterility of the street cannabis being sold; dangerous growing conditions, such as the use of pesticides and fungicides which alter the chemical properties of the plant (or coating the plant in harmful residues that are inhaled or consumed by users); dealers adulterating the plant with substances like PCP or “meth” to increase potency and profitability for the dealer; the distribution of cannabis to minors and the distribution of the plant at or around schools, school zones, and playgrounds; and, lastly, preventing medicinal users their indelible rights to medicine.
Situational awareness is being aware of your surroundings, such as a parking lot or lonely hotel hallway. It’s a mindset that gathers tidbits, like entering a movie theater and committing to memory where the fire escapes are located. Observing people, animals, or machinery surrounding you and assessing what, if any, kind of threat they are to your security. A recent article I read used driving as a great example; let’s say I am driving my car behind someone and realize they are just a crummy driver. I back off and give them plenty of room to make a mistake. If you realize something is going wrong, take action to keep yourself from being involved.
I found myself reading the back of shampoo bottles in the shower, unable to pronounce or even recognize more than three ingredients, and thinking to myself, all THAT is going into MY body?! Your skin is your largest organ and we’re putting just about anything on it — it suddenly didn’t make sense. I was questioning my use of everything I’d ever bought to beautify. With my fist raised ready to carry out a full-blown revolution on beauty supplies, I took to Google!
We continue our journey with Amber in this final installment of her New Year’s resolutions-inspired article. Amber provides an exhortation to reduce sugar intake, increase greens consumption, boost your immune system and more.
Go ahead and start seedlings. Be wise with this project, as seeds can be pricey and thus the amount dear. Ensure plenty of sunshine for their heads and warmth for their bottoms, and never let the soil dry out completely. If you feel that there’s not enough natural sunlight, hang a grow light on chains 2” above the trays. As the seedlings grow, keep raising the lights to ensure a consistent 2” head room. Warm, moist soil usually ensures good propagation results. A heating element can be purchased at most garden centers, through a catalog or online. They are a bit pricey, but worth the splurge. As the second, third, and fourth sets of leaves emerge, you may want to thin seedlings out.
We face many challenges trying to filter the information that we are exposed to through the Internet, radio, and television. We are bombarded with lists of what we should be eating, what supplements we should be taking, and what we should be doing to get healthy. However, putting these wellness tasks into action all at once can be overwhelming and they don’t always equate to health! Let’s not forget that we are all individuals. What is right and works for you is not necessarily going to work for the next person. So, how do we sort this out and take a step towards health that will be more effective for us?
I was always cold sensitive. I am a native of Florida and for most of my life I would grab for a sweater if the temperatures got down into the 70’s. Now I am comfortable going barefoot right to almost freezing. What has made the difference? I believe it is mainly due to good nutrition.