2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.

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In Honor of our Friend, Filip Coppens

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We are so sorry to report, with deep sadness that our brilliant friend Filip Coppens, has passed away. The photo above is very special to Nazim and me as it was taken on a beautiful day when he and I had the pleasure of their company shortly after Filip and Kathleen were married. For a deeper glimpse at this wonderful couple see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5OTkH1hlik.

Nazim took this photo of them at Barnsdall Art Center and Park which captured so beautifully the love in both their eyes.

 

As you may recall from my earlier blog in December entitled, ‘Creating a Miracle for Filip Coppens and Fundraising Effort,‘ when Filip was taken so very hill and was hospitalized, that there had been a valiant effort undertaken which was created initially to raise funds to help in Filip’s cancer treatment however this effort now is being continued to help Kathleen with the huge expenses that have and continue to be incurred.

Filip Coppens will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn, within a few feet of the labyrinth where he proposed to his beloved Kathleen.

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This special fund  of pure love and light  for this wonderful couple will help to support just a small part of the funeral costs and staggering medical bills which accumulated over the last month. If Kathleen or Filip’s work, or the example of their life together, has touched you in any way, please give as generously as you can at this link http://www.giveforward.com/creatingamiracleforfilip.

We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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Friends and loved ones of Filip Coppens are “creating miracles,” raising money to help Filip battle a rare cancer known as angiosarcoma.

I am sharing this amazing effort here on my blog first of all because Nazim and I love this couple and second of all your help is needed badly. Please go to the link I have provided which gives the full details on the fundraising effort that has been created in Filip and Kathleen’s honor which shares recent updates, more photo’s and links to peruse for both Filip and Kathleen’s amazing accomplishments! CLICK here: http://www.giveforward.com/creatingamiracleforfilip to make your donation …and any amount, including your ‘hugs’ are more than welcome and very much appreciated!

Here is a photo of Filip and Kathleen, two true beloveds on their wedding day, the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene, July 22nd, 2012.

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Filip and Kathleen


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Creating a Miracle for Filip Coppens and Fundraising for Cancer Treatment!

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Friends and loved ones of Filip Coppens are “creating miracles,” raising money to help Filip battle a rare cancer known as angiosarcoma. I am sharing this amazing effort here on my blog first of all because Nazim and I love … Continue reading

Is Kindness the Key to Happiness and Acceptance for Children?

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I’d like to thank everyone for reading my Celestial Musings Blog this year and want to wish you all a very happy New Years. It’s wonderful to be able to pause and reflect, or as I like to say ‘muse’ a bit on … Continue reading

The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care, by Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D. & Jean Hofve, DVM

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By Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D http://www.CelestialPets.com The feline has emerged through the stages of evolution as an obligate carnivore, which means that all cats, from the domestic house cat to the Bengal tiger, are creatures whose carnivorous…

A Celebration of The King’s Life with Celeste Yarnall!

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Nazim and I will be in Vegas January 4th and 5th at the Cannary Casino Resort, to sign my autographed photo’s from the film I co-starred in with Elvis entitled Live a Little, Love a Little, The Elvis Found Alive … Continue reading

Cats, Dogs and Overeating!

The Art of Wellness Collection's five kitty captains say Live Long and Prosper with MOXXOR, Protandim and BEMER!

By Imelda Lopez-Casper and Celeste Yarnall, PhD Succulent turkey or ham, tangy cranberry sauce, creamy mashed potatoes, yummy pies and cookies! Chocolate! Candy Canes! Oh, the smells! Oh, the tastes! Oh, I’m getting full just thinking about it! We have … Continue reading

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Don’t miss this special offer! There are still a few more days to take advantage of receiving this $740 gift with the purchase of the BEMER PRO before the year ends!

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BEMER is offering a special holiday promotion right now, which runs through the end of 2012.

BEMER is offering those who purchase a BEMER at this time (before year end) and join my team as an Independent BEMER Distributor a gift with purchase option!

BEMER is offering a free B-Body (full body mat) with the purchase of the BEMER Pro (my wholesale cost for this additional attachment would be $740) and this allows a clinical practice to treat two patients at the same time using one B-Box (brain/computer) or for couples to enjoy doing their BEMER sessions at the same time and utilize the dual sleep system with two B-Body mats.

With the BEMER Classic a B-pad is included as a free gift with purchase.
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A Meadow In The Ocean With ‘Frost Flowers Blooming!’

In an article entitled “Suddenly There’s a Meadow in the Ocean with ‘Flowers’ Everywhere,” by  H from NPR, (December 19, 2012). I saw something absolutely wondrous that I simply had to share!

Krulwich describes at ‘Krulwich Wonders,’ a scenario where a Grad student named Jeff Bowman was on the deck of a ship; with a University of Washington biology team on their way back from the North Pole. Apparently it was bitter cold and as the dawn broke, this young man, Jeff could see what appeared to be little cyrstal flowery things, growing on the frozen sea.

This sight must have been astounding, as out of no where these delicate,  flower like snowflakes forms, appeared as if they were growing like flowers in the dry, cold air “like a meadow spreading off in all directions.”

Apparently every available surface seemed to be covered with them. He needless to say asked people in his group what they were. And the answer he received was “Frost Flowers!”

They aren’t really flowers but are more like ice sculptures that grow on the border between the sea and air.  Krulwich reported that, “On Sept. 2, 2009, the day Jeff’s colleague Matthias Wietz took these pictures, the air was extremely cold and extremely dry, colder than the ocean surface. When the air gets that different from the sea, the dryness pulls moisture off little bumps in the ice, bits of ice vaporize, the air gets humid — but only for a while. The cold makes water vapor heavy. The air wants to release that excess weight, so crystal by crystal, air turns back into ice, creating delicate, feathery tendrils that reach sometimes two, three inches high, like giant snowflakes. The sea, literally, blossoms.”

Krulwich continued  in his post that, “Jeff’s professor Jody Deming believes that as the poles warm, there will be more and more of these meadows, because there will be more and more open sea that turns to thin ice in winter. But as beautiful as they are, scientists prize frost flowers because they are so salty. These blossoms suck up seawater, concentrate the salt and have three times the salinity of the ocean. You could think of them as beautiful pickles.”

Krulwich added, “If you take a frozen flower and let it melt,” and that’s what Jeff and his colleagues did …

… what you get is about “one to two millilitres of water,” Jeff shared. That’s simply very salty little puddles.

And yet, he said, “when he and his colleagues checked, they found each frost flower housed about a million creatures. ‘That’s 10 to the sixth!  A million bacteria.”

Did that surprise you? Krulwich asked Jeff. “Aren’t bacteria everywhere?  ‘No,’ he said, ‘ not when the environment is so extremely salty, not when these bacteria are sitting on the icy surface exposed to ferociously cold air, much colder than they’re used to in the sea, and not when they are bathed in sunshine, which they don’t see that often and shouldn’t like.”

Apparently these amazingly adaptable bacteria are  happy in their salty, sunny, freezing environment, doing they’re thing — well, that’s the next question: What are they doing? Professor Deming and her team are eager to figure that out. Could they be ingesting something? Exhaling something? If these frost flower meadows are going to spread, that might be interesting to find out.

Frost flowers grown in a lab.

I found the imagery fascinating and I am happy to be warm and dry and enjoying learning about this phenomena from my comfy desk chair on my big MAC desktop screen. Hope you have enjoyed this interesting story as well!

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Photos courtesy of Matthias Wietz

Deciphering Cosmetic Codes: Ingredients Your Skin Can Live Without

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Deciphering Cosmetic Codes: Ingredients Your Skin Can Live Without By our CelestialMusingsBlog guest blogger, Nadine Artemis co-founder of Living Libations Nadine Artemis is the creator of Living Libations, an exquisite line of serums, elixirs and essentials oils for those seeking the … Continue reading