Thursday, February 21, 2008

[Daily Groove] Inner Separation Anxiety (Part 1)

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Inner Separation Anxiety (Part 1) ::Babies and small children often become anxious whenthey're physically separated from their familiarcaregivers, especially their mothers. This instinctivereaction is known as *separation anxiety*.Sometimes a parent's physical presence is enough toallay separation anxiety, but children feel mostsecure when their parents are *fully* present:body, mind, and spirit.In other words, your child may be right there in yourarms yet be experiencing a kind of "inner separation"anxiety because you're mentally, emotionally, and/orspiritually "absent."Ironically, parents often *worry* about theirchildren's anxiety, not realizing that worryingundermines their inner presence, thus increasingtheir children's anxiety!Today, look for a correlation between your child'sstate and your own. Is s/he more anxious when you feeloff-center in some way? If so, let your child'sanxiety serve as a reminder to practice centering.Take a deep breath and affirm your intention to befully present -- here and now -- at peace withWhat Is. free to forward this message to your friends!(Please include this paragraph and everything above.)Copyright (c) 2008 by Scott Noelle"Inspiration & Coaching for Progressive Parents"http://www.ScottNoelle.comhttp://www.EnjoyParenting.com1044 Water Street, Suite 342Port Townsend, WA 98368USA

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Dip your plaited wick into very hot wax. Allow enough time for the wax to permiate the the wick. Remove and allow to harden.

Cut the beeswax sheet into 2 pieces of equal size.

Roll the beeswax arround the wick to create a natural and beautiful scented candle.

Cut the second piece of wax as illustrated in this picture

Start rolling, ensure that you start by 'squashing'the wax onto the wick and then roll slowly. Thomas is 5 so I start rolling for him and then allow him to finish.

He rolls the sheet while trying to ensure that it rolls straight.

If your candle is tapered at the bottom then

Position it on your working board and gently push down

The result is a beautiful candle. Trim the wick, light and enjoy the beautiful yellow glow.

These 7 candles were all created with 2 sheets of bees wax and 1 meter of wick.

The best [cost effective] place to buy you foundation sheets would be from a local beekeeper or a beekeeping suppy store!

Whilst dipping your wick, dip extra for next year and other candle projects.