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Haynes Family Adventures

FILMED 05/24/22

Here’s our squirrel friend, April.

And a few images of my girls!!

We had a great time! Thank you for stopping by to take a look!

Stay Safe, Speak Life, & Spread Kindness 🌰 🐿

Earth Day Big Facts

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This first batch has been taken from here: Live Science

  • The Earth is NOT perfectly spherical.
  • At the Equator, you would weigh less than if you were at the North or South Pole.
  • The planet spins 1000 mph! Earth spins around the sun 67K miles per hour!! 😳
  • The ground you walk on is that of past generations. Through the types of rock, the earth recycles itself.

These facts were taken from One Tree Planted:

  • Trees make up 1 of 3 types of Forests: rainforests, temporal forests, and boreal forests.
  • Only 1/5 of Earth’s natural forests exist today, due to deforestation.
  • Over 121 natural medicines, herbs, and remedies can be found in rainforests.

This collection of cool facts was found here: Space.com

  • Earth’s atmosphere contains 5 layers.
  • Most scientists believe the line between Earth & Space, also known as Kàrmàn Line, is 62 miles above sea level ( though this isn’t a unanimous belief).
  • The Ionosphere (the atmosphere’s layer furthest from Earth) grows and shrinks according to how much energy the Sun absorbs.

Finally, this last collection of facts comes from here: The US Environmental Protection Agency

  • The top 3 pieces of litter that end up in our waterway are cigarette butts, beverage bottles, and food wrappers.

Americans produce over 36 million tons of plastic waste per year, which is about 12.2% of all municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in the United States. Packaging is the largest market for plastic and the largest source of plastic waste. In 2018, over 14.5 million tons of plastic packaging and containers were disposed of as municipal solid waste. For more information about plastic and other kinds of MSW, visit the Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling page.

The US Environmental Protection Agency

It was super interesting learning about our home. I know I only wish everyone appreciated it as I do. #BetheChange #HealtheWorld

With Love and Light,

Nova Namaste

Always “A Change of Plan”

Hello Dear Ones!

I’m working tirelessly to get an affordable and effective website up and running. My snag is with the “e-commerce” format and a payment. I’m flabbergasted how much such sites cost!! However, this year, I’m not letting anything keep me from trying, or equating challenges to negativity and failure.

So!!! I’ve posted mages for each store, which will redirect to my campsite.bio profiles. That’s my “official storefront” for now. Additionally, I’ve listed some really great Valentine’s Day gift ideas, should you need one.

Excellent Valentine’s Day Ideas

  1. NiCe Folded Book Art {Soooooo Cute!}
  2. Philips Norelco Multigroomer All-in-One Trimmer Series 7000
  3. THE COMFY Original | Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket {5 Colors!!}
  4. Personalized Two State Paper Art Print
  5. Edenseelake Red Rose with Music Box
  6. RUGGEDGIFTS Personalized Money Clip, Valentines Day Gifts
  7. Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming device, Wi-Fi 6, Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls)
  8. 32GB Mp3 Player with Bluetooth 5.0 – Portable Digital Lossless Music Player
  9. TIMMKOO MP3 Player with Bluetooth, 4.0″ Full Touchscreen Mp4 Mp3 Player with Speaker, Portable HiFi Sound Mp3
  10. Romantic Message in a Bottle Gift

Welcome to My Store

Thank You for joining me on this crazy journey. It’s only the beginning; and, I’m looking forward to learning and growing. Please be aware, this post WILL frequently change. I’ll be highlighting new and amazing products. I hope you’ll return and take a look.

I appreciate you and your support beyond measure.

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge

Every Tuesday, Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge. Originally, Christine Ray hosted this challenge. If you’d like to participate, you will find all the details here.

Listen:

To the cries in the twilight hours,

Of the moms trying to be strong,

To the babies being abused,

As if their existence is all wrong.

To the boys being beaten, for

They’re trying to live their truth,

As are the one who struggle

Because of the molestation in their youth.

Listen to the smiles, deception at it’s best…

For secrets are so well hidden behind

All the “rest”…

Listen…

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©️2020Nova

Brave words: a photographic project is helping people with mental health issues express how they truly feel | Society | The Guardian

Bryony Gordon, Alastair Campbell and Sue Perkins are among the subjects writing their feelings on their faces
— Read on www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/30/brave-words-a-photographic-project-is-helping-people-with-mental-health-issues-express-how-they-truly-feel

Selena Gomez on Mental Health

She’s been diagnosed with Lupus! She suffers with Anxiety and Depression!

She speaks out, unafraid and unashamed.

So can you!

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocacy #beblessed # believeinyourself #therapymakesadifference

www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2019/04/24/selena-gomez-after-difficult-year-i-am-a-believer-of-therapy/23716687/

My Mental Health Journey 5

“You seem happier!”

Someone just texted me that.

It’s crazy how fast words hit my eyes, then my heart, head, and soul at the same time.

Inspiration is so refreshing.

Anyway, what these three words said to me is

” You’re validated.”

” You’re hard work is paying off.”

” You are improving, what you’re doing is working.”

It’s encouraging to hear from another that they see what I’ve been working so hard to achieve.

It’s not about acceptance from anyone else, but that my efforts are evident and I can proudly smile in self validation.

….

I am happier. It’s true.

In my writing, I’m able to expose my ugliness and feel heard.

That, alone, is freeing.

You’re my therapy sessions lol, except I’m not paying a fortune, and limited to two hours.

….

I’m happier because of this job opportunity.

There’s more to that than what’s on the surface.

Ten years ago, I was a married closeted Bisexual, living in low income and ghetto housing, miserable, lost, and unhappy.

I had little confidence & very little pride in myself.

That year, I graduated with a 4.0 and a teaching license.

It was the being of my self discovery.

This job opportunity is the first one that I’m excited to start.

This is the first one that I feel confident to do, and to do well.

This is the most motivated and eager I’ve felt about a job ” EVER”!

MAYBE it’s because this job is career material, incredible in so many ways.

…..

I’m happier because I’m working on my emotions.

Being INFJ & HSP, AND EMPATH is exhausting.

There’s only a few of you who can possibly understand what I’m saying.

But, what I’m doing, and I just went through this process this morning, is being mindful and intentional about what I feel.

I was feeling so down this morning. I felt a certain way about an individual, and I didn’t like it.

Instead of sorting through why I felt as I did, I slipped insecurity through my fingers via text.

Then, I remembered I didn’t have to feel yucky. I realized I could identify what I do feel, remove the foggy lense, and feel ok.

…..

I’m happier because I feel some sense of purpose.

Making time to care for these free little libraries has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

I’m able to demonstrate kindness to my daughter’s.

I’m able to use my time for a greater good.

I able to get outside, and invest into the future of generations to come.

This allows me to give to the community and not have to deal with coworkers and deadlines lol.

This also provides a place where I can place necessities for those who may need it.

…..

It feels good to feel this sense of self acceptance and identity.

It really does!

Personal Self-Reflection Questions

Questions Taken from Jeanine Nicole’s page:

Self-Discovery Journalling Prompts

1. What three words describe me best?

2. What are the important things in my life?

3. What values are important to me?

4. What does my ideal life look like?

5. What is my biggest regret?

6. What are my favourite memories?

7. What makes those memories so good?

8. What is holding me back I life right now?

9. What is my biggest strength?

10. What allowed me to reach this far in life?

11. What makes a life good?

12. Am I happy with my life?

13. What do I admire about myself?

14. When am I most happy?

15. Do I like the person that I am today?

16. What is my best quality?

17. What is my biggest weakness? How do I make up for it?

18. What is my love language?

19. What is my communication style?

20. What is my passion in life?

21. How happy am I?

22. What is my purpose on this earth?

23. What am I most grateful for?

24. What do I want to improve about myself?

25. What are the most impactful events that have happened to me thus far?

26. What are the three most valuable life lessons that you’ve learned?

27. Where will I be in 10 years?

28. What am I most looking forward to in the next 5 years?

29. What could I give a presentation in with no preparation?

30. What do I lack confidence in?

31. What do I judge myself about?

32. What is my personal definition of success?

33. How successful am I in life?

34. What is on my bucket list?

35. When do I feel most comfortable?

36. What makes me uncomfortable?

37. What stresses me out the most?

38. How do I deal with stress?

39. What drains my energy?

40. What gives me life?

41. Where do I feel most at home?

42. What are 4 fundamental beliefs that I have about life?

43. What are 3 limiting beliefs that I have about myself?

44. What are 5 empowering beliefs about myself?

Living with A Mental Illness II

“Some of the most evil human beings in the world are psychiatrists. Not all psychiatrists. Some psychiatrists are selfless, caring people who really want to help. But the sad truth is that in today’s society, mental health isn’t a science. It’s an industry. Ritalin, Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Resperidone, happy pills that are supposed to “normalize” the behavior of our families, our colleagues, our friends – tell me that doesn’t sound the least bit creepy! Mental health is subjective. To us, a little girl talking to her pretend friends instead of other children might just be harmless playing around. To a psychiatrist, it’s a financial opportunity. Automatically, the kid could be swept up in a sea of labels. “not talking to other kids? Okay, she’s asocial!” or “imaginary friends? Bingo, she has schizophrenia!” I’m not saying in any way that schizophrenia and social disorders aren’t real. But the alarming number of people, especially children, who seem to have these “illnesses” and need to be medicated or locked up… it’s horrifying. The psychiatrists get their prestigious reputation and their money to burn. The drug companies get fast cash and a chance to claim that they’ve discovered a wonder-drug, capable of “curing” anyone who might be a burden on society… that’s what it’s all about. It’s not about really talking to these troubled people and finding out what they need. It’s about giving them a pill that fits a pattern, a weapon to normalize people who might make society uncomfortable. The psychiatrists get their weapon. Today’s generations get cheated out of their childhoods. The mental health industry takes the world’s most vulnerable people and messes with their heads, giving them controlled substances just because they don’t fit the normal puzzle. And sadly, it’s more or less going to get worse in this rapidly advancing century.” 
― Rebecca McNutt

#NDRW – #18

Today’s Random Word: MANIFESTATION

Please tag each post #NDRW

Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.

It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing.

Have fun

Habla en Español #6

Now, I’m going to move on to some basic sentences.

Spanish: Ella es una mujer.

EnglishShe is a woman.

Spanish: Tú eres un niño.

English: You are a boy.

Spanish: Comes manzanas.

English: You eat apples.

Spanish: Tú eres hombre.

English: You are a man.

SpanishUsted es una mujer.

English: You are a woman.

Featured Image Credit: Spanish 4 Teachers Website