my modern soap box……..dear D & G and G & M

Nobody likes a know it all.  Seriously, no one on earth likes to listen to a person who thinks they have “it” figured out.  To kids, no matter their ages, I think the sound of their mom’s voice droning on and on is pushed to the back of their brains.  My “mom” soap box is dinged up and dented and chipped and pretty rough-looking.   It is my job and I take it seriously.  I admit it, I sort of like my kids and I want to share any knowledge I glean with them.  Yes, we did a good job.  They are really wonderful human beings who are productive and creative and give back to society…..blah, blah, blah…………I sort of have this feeling that when I am 90 something and living the “good life” in a fun retirement village on a beach in a sunny local, um, I still get to tell my 60 and 70 something “kids” what I think they should know.

I am fully aware that all four of them have highly capable brains & can think for themselves and can most certainly take my advise or not.  I can handle that part.  I just get a weird feeling in my stomach if I don’t share what I think I should be teaching them.

This morning, I decided to retire my soap box and use a little modern twist.  Once in a while, I would like to use this blog to write a letter to my kids.   In no way do I want to criticize their choices.  I have a desire to make sure they get all the information they need to make an informed decision.  The beauty of being a sage (that means old hand at it) parent, is you get to give advise and then go off dancing through your day.  You don’t have to make them write the sentence down five times or repeat the Bible verse or memorize a poem.  You drop little bits of goodness near them and they decide to take the bait or not.

soap boxToday’s rant lesson is brought to you by the letter M.  M for mercury.  Mercury is a heavy metal and its toxic effects include damage to the brain, kidney, eyes, ears, speech, lungs and yes it has been shown to encourage cancer tumor growth and cancer cells.   While none of you may ever work in a coal-fired power plant or an unlicensed gold production plant, nor will any of you, mostly likely not eat whale or dolphin meat…………… may find mercury in your daily life.  I bet you have heard of and ingested HFCS?  Yep, it’s in there.  Those fluorescent bulbs that burn out, need to be disposed of properly.  We can control our exposure of mercury amalgam dental restorations and our consumption of fish.  We can also come across the toxic effects of the heavy metal through the flu shot.  Yes, I said flu shot.   If you have a special “thinking cap”, dig it out & put it on.  Time to jiggle the brain cells and come to the party.

If you read an actual newspaper, the “get your flu shot” ads are showing up this time of year.  People at work talk about it, heck some work places “require” (pish posh) their employees to get one.  THINK FOR YOURSELVES PEOPLE!   Yes, every single grocery & drug store you walk into seems to have a huge sign stating they offer the flu shot.  They will give a portion of the profits to charity or back to you in the form of a 10% coupon for shopping.  The propaganda tells us we should have one.  It is the right thing to do.  You need it.  Gee, since you are here?  FOLLOW THE MONEY kids.  Think for yourselves!  I recently read a very informative article by Dr. Blaylock (over the top, amazing smart cookie with all sorts of initials after his name, all kidding aside, I have learned much from this person, I am and will be eternally grateful).  He gently reminds us, “The incidence of flu across the United States is extremely low – there are virtually no outbreaks – and not a single child has died. Yet, the flu vaccine is being pushed as if it’s the greatest health advance ever discovered.” Does the flu shot have mercury?  YES.  It is accumulative?  Yes.   Is Mercury toxic to our brains?  Yes.    Does the flu shot knock out our immune system for a couple a weeks?  YOU BET it does.  Are we then susceptible to getting sick.  duh.  Facts have proven that in older folks, people who have a flu shot for five consecutive years increase their potential for Alzheimer’s disease by 1,000 percent.  They are now offering…………..wait for it…………….a super inoculation with three times the amount of “good stuff”.   Again, people, please use your brains for something other than a baseball hat rack or a place for cute hair accessories.

Okay, read the article for yourselves.  Read it at lunch.  It will take you 4-5 minutes tops.  Worth your time.     If you do decide to get a flu shot (because of the research you have done) and your immune system is failing you for a couple of weeks, here is a recipe for healing…………… the sniffles?   Try this:  Immune boosting bath (for kids and adults):  Add 1/2 cup Epsom salts, 1 Tablespoon coconut oil and 5-6 drops of Thieves Essential oil to your warm bath.  Wellness is a lifetime process.  You are so worth taking care of.  Stop.  Re-read that last little bit.  Wellness is a process and you are WORTH it.

If you are a parent and are reading this………..if you would like, please share my modern soap box with your kids.  In turn, if you have recently written a letter to your kids about some hot topic, please share with me.  Raising good kids is TOUGH.  We are in this together.  Let’s help each other?

To D & G and G and M, you know I adore and love you.  I know for a fact that you each have amazing brains and know how to make them work.  I also know that you may get a little bogged down with way too much overtime and are busy with kids of your own, new jobs, and friends and laundry and groceries and budgets…………I am just cutting through some red tape for you.  I value each of you.  You are so worth the research.  You are worthy of wellness and good health.

Carefully stepping down off my soap box now,

Love, Mommom

12 thoughts on “my modern soap box……..dear D & G and G & M

  1. Kathie

    You my dear “MOM” have confirmed why I have NEVER nor will EVER get a flu shot. No I did not know it had mercury in it, but I would not willing pay someone, that I do not know to inject…OUCH…something in to me for the “good of the whole”. If I am going to take the time to get sick…oops…no time for that…HA..then it will be the way it is supposed to happen not by adding some icky stuff through a needle. I think I will just faint now from the thought of a shot!!

  2. Kathie

    I got a cool Mom/Wow card from our daughter for Mother’s Day. Most of the time I choose to have it “WOW” up!! 🙂

  3. Golly gosh! I think things are done a little differently here. The Government offers free flu shots to anyone over 65 years or to people with certain medical conditions. Everyone else who wants a shot has to pay for it, but it can only be given by a doctor. Our health authorities wouldn’t allow free coupon enticements etc. Some people choose not to have flu shots for a number of different reasons; some can’t afford it; some feel they are not a healthy option etc. Personally, I do have flu shots because I fall in the at risk category, and, particularly, because in these last 3 years when our hospital infrastructure has been so overstretched because of earthquake damage, I didn’t want to take the risk of joining sick people spilling out in to hospital corridors etc. Also, sadly, I am old enough to remember my grandmother’s tales of the 1918 flu epidemic when it came to New Zealand and killed at least 8000 people in 2 months, in some cases, killing 80% of a town’s population. In nearby Samoa, 22% of the population died in that flu epidemic. The 1918 flu epidemic was our worst disaster ever. Whether a vaccine would have helped at the time is debatable but, it is these memories that are still relatively fresh in our minds 😦 I hope you don’t mind me giving such a long comment. I felt that if you were brave enough to give your point of view, then I ought to be brave enough to explain how things are from my perspective. My children won’t take flu shots and I respect their decision.

    1. I can honestly say, I learned quite a bit from you this morning. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your view point. I feel pretty lucky to say that I have a BRAVE friend who will share her piece of mind.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and giving me a new and different perspective. Your point of view, long or short is more than WELCOME, always.

      Here’s to our good health! Cheers!

  4. Heh, I’ve been known to climb on my soap box a time or two, too! 🙂

    Never had a flu shot and never plan to. I know many people who’ve gotten sick after the shot and I sure don’t need any more metals in my body.

    I like what you said about wellness being a process. It’s about daily choices over time.

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