On Rastafarians, dreadlocks, and other types of felted hair

What’s the difference between dreadlocks, locks (locs), sister locks (sisterlocks), and interlocks? Types of locks Dreadlocks, locks, sister locks, and interlocks are similar, but are created differently and, in some cases, may have different meanings to the people wearing them. All types of locks are basically felted hair; that is, they consist of intertwined, knotted,… Continue reading On Rastafarians, dreadlocks, and other types of felted hair

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Why was caring for the dying so tough? (It’s not what you think!)

I'm young at heart, but I have always been an old soul. As a child, my favorite people were my elderly paternal grandparents and people their age or older. So, it's no wonder, really, that I gravitated toward caring for dementia, geriatric, and hospice patients as a registered nurse. Death is sacred. Seeing someone take… Continue reading Why was caring for the dying so tough? (It’s not what you think!)

Do statin drugs cause Alzheimer’s disease?

[Disclaimer: I am not an allopathic medical doctor (MD) or physician, nor do I wish to be. The information shared here is not to be construed as medical advice. I am simply sharing research that exists within the mainstream media and within peer-reviewed medical literature. That said, major problems exist with the peer-review process and… Continue reading Do statin drugs cause Alzheimer’s disease?

Shedding Light on the Dark Side of Vaccines

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." —George Orwell My intent here is to shed some light upon the dark side of the vaccine industry. This post is not intended to be pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine but, instead, to be pro-vaccine safety. There is a dark, murky, opaque, nebulous, rotten, festering side… Continue reading Shedding Light on the Dark Side of Vaccines

Knowledge is power! Must-watch, life-changing, health-related documentaries!

As a labor of love, I have been compiling this list of must-see, life-changing documentaries to share with the world, in hopes of helping people take charge of their own health. The time investment to watch them could save your loved one's life ... or even your own. As links change from time to time,… Continue reading Knowledge is power! Must-watch, life-changing, health-related documentaries!

Two Firsts: Thai Massage and Blog Post

To get this blog started, I thought I'd share two firsts that occurred today: my first traditional Thai massage and my first post to Quirky + Quizzical. Tonight is my last in Bangkok, Thailand, the beautiful, tropical country in Southeast Asia that's famous for its smiling people, its spicy food, and its particular style of massage. Although… Continue reading Two Firsts: Thai Massage and Blog Post