Thursday, November 22, 2012


Wishing you a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

While you're here, listen to some great music and explore the site.


Sunday, November 11, 2012



Saturday, October 13, 2012


Danielle has been around for quite some time, and I felt you all should get to know her if you don't already.  She deserves a "You Go Girl"    Drop by her "The Black Snob" when you get a chance.  You'll definitely enjoy your visit there.


The Snob To Talk Mental Illness on MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" Sunday

"First week at BET's Don't Sleep (hosted by my Arkansas play cousin T. J. Holmes) is down and the second is almost through. I've been a wee bit busy, naturally. But even in all that, I've still got time for the occasional media pit stop! This time it's on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry's eponymously named show. I'll be on this Sunday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. EST, talking about mental health issues. As long-time readers know, I've been open about my diagnosis with Bipolar Disorder since 2009." ...............
Read the rest of the article HERE

Twitter/Danielle Belton


Saturday, February 11, 2012


This is an awesome relaxing video. Kuddos to the creator.

Saturday, December 25, 2010



Saturday, October 9, 2010



"Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes.[1] The earliest written record of acupuncture is the Chinese text Shiji (史記, English: Records of the Grand Historian) with elaboration of its history in the second century BC medical text Huangdi Neijing (黃帝內經, English: Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon).[2] Different variations of acupuncture are practiced and taught throughout the world.

Acupuncture has been the subject of active scientific research both in regard to its basis and therapeutic effectiveness since the late 20th century, but it remains controversial among medical researchers and clinicians.[3] Research on acupuncture points and meridians is preliminary and has not conclusively demonstrated their existence or properties.[4] Clinical assessment of acupuncture treatments, due to its invasive and easily detected nature, makes it difficult to use proper scientific controls for placebo effects.[3][5][6][7][8]

Evidence supports the use of acupuncture to control some types of nausea[9] and pain[10] but evidence for the treatment of other conditions is equivocal[3] and several review articles discussing the effectiveness of acupuncture have concluded it is possible to explain through the placebo effect.[11][12]

The World Health Organization[13] and the United States' National Institutes of Health (NIH)[5] have stated that acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of neurological conditions and pain, though these statements have been criticized for bias and a reliance on studies that used poor methodology.[14][15] Reports from the USA's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the American Medical Association (AMA) and various USA government reports have studied and commented on the efficacy (or lack thereof) of acupuncture. There is general agreement that acupuncture is safe when administered by well-trained practitioners using sterile needles, and that further research is needed."

From Wikipedia

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


--Hey Guys and Gals,

I’m sorry that I’ve neglected my blog for almost a year. I’ve had a lot on my plate; however, that’s no excuse for not keeping in touch.

I’ve updated all but one of the gadgets and widgets on this page (finally).

So let me tell you … This year has been stressful. “I should have visited this blog” … I know you’re saying those words under your breath. That’s okay, because you’re right.

That aside, I did manage to get out of town. Went to gorgeous Tennessee. What’s that? … You say it’s hot as hell? Well, yes you’re right … but it still is gorgeous territory; and in addition, where I was, it was peaceful and quiet.

If you’ve been following this blog, you know I love my peace and quiet. [In fact see a beautiful waterfall slideshow on Yahoo.

Anyway, enjoy the music, waterfalls, and gadgets and posts and I’ll see you later. Love ya!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010



Thursday, November 26, 2009


I wish you a safe and fantastic Thanksgiving!

While you're here, listen to some great music and explore the site.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Ok, Mellow Friends, … I promised you my thoughts about color and particularly on the psychology of color. Better late than never.

Most of us love the color of green, … right, the color of money; but how do we feel when we see green? There is that wonderful deep rich green that the summer brings with bluegrass, and then there's that stunning green that’s called emerald green. Who does not go bonkers over emerald green!

Well, Kendra Van Wagner, “Color Psychology, How Colors Impact Moods, Feelings, and Behaviors” says that green is a “cool color” … No, not cool as in “hot diggity dog that’s cool”; but, instead, she says this color can call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference. I don’t know about you, but the only way I get sad over green is when I don’t have green money. (smile)

We all know red is hot, hot, hot, … hot momma, hot chili peppers, flaming hot, stimulating hot. Yep, Kendra says that in ancient cultures, red was used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation. Increase circulation? … Yeah, she must be referring to those hot chili peppers.

She also says that Egyptians and the Chinese, practiced Chromotherapy, or using colors to heal. “Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and Kendra states that “it is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment”.

If you want to find out if your favorite color is popular, you can take her poll.

So what if color can affect our mood, our memory retention, and even our taste of food, … what are we going to do with that information?

Use it in marketing a product, coloring our bedroom a light blue, which is believed to calm, soothe illness and treat pain?

I always thought yellow was calming, but some chemotherapists say that yellow heals the lungs and increases energy levels. Ok, I’ll go with that, and the next time I go running (which is never), I’ll wear something bright yellow.
You with me?

What about that dark and eerie "black" color? Don’t we almost always attribute that color to dark forces, evil incarnate, or mystery, or the occult? Then why do I love to wear black? Since black is the absence of color or light, … could it be that I don’t want to feel anything when I’m wearing black? Maybe so, but we must not forget that black is also elegant.

Then there’s the range of colors. From white to the darkest blues and yellows, to the darkest reds and greens. Seems like you can go a little bananas if you start breaking all these colors down and trying to figure out just what would suit you on any particular day or any time.

Let’s just go with the flow. Why not just pick a color and then adjust to the color. How’s that for jazzing up your day?

Oh, and by the way, listen to this guided meditation with its wonderful use of color imagery, called "Guided Meditation For Spiritual Growth, Psychic Development"

Friday, June 12, 2009


Hey, mellow friends, I'm extremely political and can write for days about politics (and have), so I apologize for not having posted anything here for awhile. In addition, I've been working on a another website. Come and visit Clevelands Place of Dreams and Truth . I think you'll enjoy; and there are some great free benefits and free resources for Cleveland and Ohio consumers.
Hope you guys are feeling great. You just gotta love these summer months because of that whole "light affects your mood" thing.

In a few days, I'm going to post something on one of my favorite topics ... colors. I'm going to talk about colors and how they affect our mood. I did say that right ... mood and not moods? Anyway, that's what I'm going to do. Again, give me a couple of days ... Okay?

Until then, kick back and play with some gadgets on the site or listen to some really great soothing sounds. The free meditation session player is at the bottom of the page, and the music players are on the left and at the bottom of the page. Oh yeah, ... and don't forget the videos that are all over this blog.
See you guys later!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Social Security - $250 million: Veterans with disabilities and individuals who received Social Security Income and other selected social Security benefits will receive a one-time economic stimulus check. Vice President Joe Biden announced on march 26, 2009 that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive their payment starting in early May. In a written statement, Biden stated that the $250 checks "will make a big difference in the lives of older Americans and people with disabilities - many of whom have been hit especially hard by the economic crisis that has swept across the country."

Social Security Administration - $500 million: To be used to help the Social Security Administration to reduce the backlog and processing time for claims and appeals decisions. The funds will also help the Social Security Administration modernize the computer center.
Medicaid - $87 billion: The temporary increase in the Medicaid matching rates for states will help states pay for Medicaid services and preserve programs. Each state will receive a 6.2% increase of the federal government's share of Medicaid spending, and states with high unemployment rates will receive a greater federal match.

Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment - $540 million: To be used by state Vocational Rehabilitation programs. such programs assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining higher education and jobs.

Special Education: $12.2 billion: This includes $11.3 billion to be used by states to meet their obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and $500 million for pre-school/early intervention under IDEA. IDEA mandates a free and appropriate public education for all children with disabilities, regardless of severity.

Additionally, the ARRA includes funding to state and local government entities, businesses and communities for a wide variety of reconstruction and new construction projects such as the renovation and new construction of state and local government facilities and schools. State and local government entities and places of public accommodation and commercial facilities must comply with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design in new construction and alteration projects utilizing ARRA funds. Any construction and renovation of federal buildings and other facilities operated by federal agencies must comply with the Architectural Barriers Act accessibility standards.

To learn more about where money is going at both the federal and state levels, visit the following websites and

Sunday, March 29, 2009





Relaxation and Breathing with Rodney Yee


What is Pranayama? - Learn about it at:

Monday, March 2, 2009


Hi Everybody,

I'm always looking for a tool or image or sound to help me relax. I just happened upon this really cool place on the "Net" titled "
Sound Sleeping". You don't have to buy anything; just choose and listen to the wonderful sounds.



Friday, February 20, 2009


Listen to sounds or music from one of the playlists on the left, or view this slideshow while listening to the free 14 minute relaxation audio at the the bottom of this page. You can also listen to some sample mp3's from the amazon player at the bottom of this page while enjoying this slideshow!
Click center arrow to start slideshow. To pause the slideshow, move your mouse to the bottom left of the picture and click on the two bars.


**To slow or increase speed, go to the bottom right corner. See the 4 arrows facing outward?
Click on the center of those 4 arrows ... you're now in full screen mode. By choosing options (upper right corner-in full screen mode), you'll be able to adjust speed, etc.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Ok Mellow Followers, this is a special day ... it's comedy day. So enjoy part of your day with Cosby.



Sunday, February 1, 2009


Hello Mellow Followers,
My Mother who is 80 something ... ok, so I don't quite remember; anyway she is always talking about feng shui. For those of you who don't know what feng shui is:
"Feng shui (traditional Chinese: 風水; simplified Chinese: 风水; pinyin: fēng shuǐ; pronounced /ˈfəŋˌʃueɪ/ fehng-shway in English) is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to utilize the Laws of both heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive Qi.[1] The original designation for the discipline is Kan Yu (traditional Chinese: 堪輿; simplified Chinese: 堪舆; pinyin: kānyú; literally: Tao of heaven and earth).[2]
The words feng shui literally translate as "wind-water" in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the following passage of the Zhangshu (Book of Burial) by
Guo Pu of the Jin Dynasty
When my Mother comes to my home, she immediately starts washing the glass on my entrance door, and wipes down the door and sweeps the entrance- way. You'll learn why she does this by viewing the last video.
Since, this is a relaxation lounge, the two videos following are feng shui music videos.
Sounds interesting doesn't it?
I've said enough .... time to immerse yourself in "feng shui". (smile)



Top Ten Feng Shui Tips from Elizabeth Chamberlain

Saturday, January 24, 2009


How do you feel when you see this image?

What thoughts go thru your mind?

While your looking at this scene why not get a

Free 14 minute Meditation Session.
It's called "The Secret Garden" .
Your Free Meditation Audio is at the bottom of this blog page. Click on the link that says "Guided Relaxation Meditation" to Start the session.
Listen to the Meditation Session by itself, or use your imagination and combine features. Example: Before the meditation session begins, go to the flickr slideshow (see Dec. 29, 2008 post) and choose a sound and open the slideshow in full screen. You can also add a background sound from the relaxation music player to the left of this page.
To open a browser in full screen, hit the F11 key. Be sure to go back to normal screen later (just hit the F11 key again and/or the "esc" key.)