SHIVAMOON's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SHIVAMOON SHIVAMOON's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Raw diets are great, but these foods should be cooked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766437 Here's an almost one hour long lecture by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D., one of the authors of "Becoming Raw". Vesanto and Brenda Davis (co-authors) are considered authorities in the field. This lecture was given at The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii a couple of years ago. You'll save a minute or two if you scroll right past Lorraine's introduction. I like the approach ... looking at the science behind a raw vegan diet. She also speaks about which foods should be cooked and why. Underneath the lin... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:48:50 EST Bicycles that lock themselves (with a little assist from you) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765833 <link>www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08<BR>/22/342437221/coming-soon-to-a-pole-ne<BR>ar-you-a-bike-that-locks-itself?utm_so<BR>urce=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&ut<BR>m_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140822 </link> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 04:52:31 EST The Compassionate Eye - A Special Teacher http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734252 <link>www.wimp.com/homeroomteacher/ </link> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 03:12:09 EST Converting Plastic to Oil - Brilliant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712295 A Japanese man came up with this procedure to convert plastic refuse into usable oils. <BR> <BR> <link>ourworld.unu.edu/en/plastic-to-oil-f<BR>antastic </link> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 18:39:11 EST Salut Salon "Wettstreit zu Viert"-music & fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701200 <link>youtu.be/BKezUd_xw20 </link> Fri, 23 May 2014 03:53:31 EST From Ireland: Ducklings and their Mama the Cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690092 <link>funnycatsgallery.com/mom-cat/the-cat<BR>-and-the-ducklings/ </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 21:52:05 EST Baby Elephant Playing in the Ocean -- Beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663769 <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnat<BR>ure/adorable-baby-elephant-goes-for-a-<BR>swim-video/ </link> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 20:05:26 EST The Photographer and the Baby Seal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661146 Not so sure this is a good idea...but yikes and wow! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.thisblewmymind.com/photographer-<BR>wanted-closeups-of-a-baby-seal/#0oEmEv<BR>V5eCu8O0KS.01 </link> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:13:41 EST See the New Silhouette mural on the Cornell Bird Lab Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660495 This is located at the Visitor's Center in the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity, home of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Oh, I'd love to see it in person. <BR> <BR> <link>www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2014/03<BR>/silhouette-mural-takes-flight-bird-la<BR>b-wall </link> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:49:06 EST Jane Goodall's 80th Birthday is April 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658146 The Waterfall video - Chimpanzee Dance...with Jane Goodall's voice over. <BR> <BR> <link>www.janegoodall.org/chimp-central-wa<BR>terfall-displays </link> <BR> <BR> An NPR article in honor of her birthday, link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/03/27/29<BR>5279770/happy-80th-birthday-jane-goodall </link> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:38:02 EST Oscar and the chick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653541 <link>youtu.be/btRUC13WeLo </link> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:34:21 EST Man rescues fox cub with its head stuck in a can - video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651867 <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/news/man-resc<BR>ues-fox-cub-with-head-stuck-in-a-tin-c<BR>an-video/?utm_source=Green+Monster+Mai<BR>ling+List&utm_campaign=c1a0fc2a5e-NEWS<BR>LETTER_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_term=0_bbf62ddf34-c1a0fc2a5e-105926217 </link> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:25:51 EST Papa Albatross Feeds Baby ~ Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636608 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFgRNmTz3fo </link> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 04:45:36 EST Chimpanzee released into wild hugs Jane Goodall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625958 <link>www.wimp.com/chimpanzeehugs/ </link> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:56:58 EST Dairy and Acne http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625611 <link>nutritionfacts.org/video/national-da<BR>iry-council-on-acne-and-milk/ </link> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:34:35 EST Dance with a Hula Hoop; Mesmerize the World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623292 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl1zEFyhjoM </link> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:52:56 EST Time Lapse of Oahu and Maui - Dec 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619950 <link>vimeo.com/85616484 </link> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:05:02 EST Here's a little back story on the previous blog entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618214 <link>www.powerofgood.net/story.php </link> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 22:29:19 EST I broke into tears watching this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618203 Watch as this man realizes he's sitting next to the now grown children he saved from transportation to Nazi Death Camps. Sir Nicholas Winton transported 669 children destined for the camps to England. Years later they had a reunion... <BR> <BR> <link>liftbump.com/2014/01/8465-man-realiz<BR>es-hes-sitting-beside-people-rescued-n<BR>azi-death-camps/?action_object_map=[20<BR>3151133216918]&action_ref_map=[]&actio<BR>n_type_map=[%22og.likes%22] </link> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 22:07:22 EST Drum Line - Wow! You gotta hear/see this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615582 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iuD3pSgBcw </link> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 06:08:59 EST Red Hot Chilli Pipers - Rock On! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615215 <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/ba<BR>gpipes-wake-me-up-cover-red-hot-chilli<BR>-pipers_n_4698016.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&s<BR>rc=sp&comm_ref=false </link> Tue, 4 Feb 2014 17:35:58 EST How Sockelganger Came to Live at the House http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613620 <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW9f<BR>04Dctz4 </link> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 04:40:42 EST Snowing in Hawaii atop Mauna Kea - slide show http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608802 <link>www.hawaiinewsnow.com/slideshow?widg<BR>etid=74738&utm_content=bufferacc12&utm<BR>_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com<BR>&utm_campaign=buffer </link> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 02:52:26 EST Snowing in Hawaii atop Mauna Kea - slide show http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608801 <link>www.hawaiinewsnow.com/slideshow?widg<BR>etid=74738&utm_content=bufferacc12&utm<BR>_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com<BR>&utm_campaign=buffer </link> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 02:52:18 EST Baby Gorilla Takes its first steps - video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603568 <link>www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011<BR>/02/baby-gorilla-takes-its-first-steps<BR>.html </link> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:24:03 EST The New CPR - Chest Compression Only - Video Illustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602951 This video was created by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center <BR> <BR> <link>heart.arizona.edu/cpr-video </link> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:59:19 EST A Day in Venice, 1933 - YouTube http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601473 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N2s4B-RzYU </link> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:06:22 EST Must See Science Experiment -- the humble sweet potato tells all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592507 This little girl will change the way you think about food! This one -- you have to see it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/<BR>a-little-girls-experiment-will-change-<BR>the-way-you-think-about-food/ </link> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:49:36 EST The reunion of Shirley and Jenny, and please don't go to circus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591712 The first two links are to very touching videos of Shirley, a circus (and later zoo) elephant who was sent to a sanctuary for her final days. There she met Jenny, an elephant she had been close to in her early days at the circus. The last link is a written update. These events all happened years ago, but are still poignant and meaningful today. You might need Kleenex. Please don't patronize circuses that exploit wild animals. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzEUayHqrRc </link>... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:09:16 EST Parody to Katy Perry's "Roar": RAWR - Low Fat Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588240 <link>rawveganpower.com/news/vegan-celebri<BR>ties/kate-perrys-song-low-fat-raw-parody/ </link> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 15:06:40 EST Siberian Ice Drummers - some people are just so cool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581465 <link>www.snowaddiction.org/2013/11/the-co<BR>olest-music-in-the-world-listen-to-sib<BR>erian-ice-drummers-use-frozen-lake-bai<BR>kal-as-an-incredible-musical-instrument.html </link> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 01:10:44 EST No BS! Brass Band...Wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573243 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEjNggZsWow&<BR>list=FLkqI5ROM60f8GmYBwrofgBw&index=1 </link> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:31:55 EST How to -- just in case you need to know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569010 <link>www.pawbonito.com/how-to-wrap-a-cat-<BR>for-christmas/ </link> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:41:53 EST Ha haha, poetic justice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540686 <link>www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/11<BR>/13/244995839/how-can-a-white-supremac<BR>ist-be-14-percent-sub-saharan-african </link> <BR> <BR> Make sure you scroll down to the short video! Thu, 14 Nov 2013 01:35:59 EST No bones no blood in the kitchen ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537047 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9Cmt8E1NYI </link> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 04:45:34 EST Mouse vs. Cookie (or never give up!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529542 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM6MNw7i6Ng </link> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 20:15:11 EST Vegan rapper interviewed on NPR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525151 <link>www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.ht<BR>ml?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=240749<BR>021&m=240749023 </link> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:23:09 EST Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512072 <link>www.healthyeatingstartshere.com/plan<BR>ning/healthy-vegan-thanksgiving-recipe<BR>-ideas </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthyeatingstartshere.com/reci<BR>pes/cranberry-thyme-stuffing-recipe </link> <BR> <BR> My dear Sparkfriend, Petalia, gave me this link, so I'm adding it here: <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1896108 </link> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 06:25:59 EST Firemen rescues unconscious kitten from smoke filled building http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498234 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjB_oVeq8Lo </link> <BR> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 02:48:28 EST Tons of free classes through the Center for Disease Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490840 Sign up for an account and explore classes here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.cdc.gov/learning/ </link> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 07:06:34 EST What goes around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486550 <link>gawker.com/this-three-minute-commerc<BR>ial-puts-full-length-hollywood-1309506<BR>149?autoplay=1 </link> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:23:16 EST Painting Come to Life -- is it Rembrandt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444394 <link>www.youtube.com/embed/a6W2ZMpsxhg?fe<BR>ature=player_embedded </link> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 18:48:46 EST The Ted Parker catalogue of bird sounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443866 <link>macaulaylibrary.org/search?recordist<BR>=Parker,%20Theodore%20A.,%20III&record<BR>ist_id=911 </link> <BR> <BR> I hope all enjoy -- but this is especially here for Petalia. Sun, 4 Aug 2013 06:55:44 EST Elephant Orchestra, conservation area in Lampang, Thailand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443765 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-OtwS9mm9Q </link> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 00:43:01 EST Silent Video - Seal giving birth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5440304 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuzysvmEUF4 </link> <BR> <BR> at Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle, Washington on 29 Jul 2013 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:38:40 EST The woman who helped create NASA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437690 <link>www.nasa.gov/topics/history/galloway<BR>_space_act.html#.Ufbo-22Jl8E </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:17:58 EST Porcupine at a Rescue Center -- up close and personal, darn cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435765 <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/talkative-<BR>porcupine-enjoys-banana-snack-time-in-<BR>tree-fort-video.html </link> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:32:35 EST Greeeeeat environmental role model! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435652 <link>www.pachamama.org/blog/models-of-sus<BR>tainability-sweden-runs-out-of-garbage </link> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:45:26 EST Snow Geese Cloud 09 March 2013, Cuyaga Lake, NY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427662 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFBDiXyfdIk </link> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 20:59:56 EST Space Station Version - Ground Control to Major Tom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427656 <link>americablog.com/2013/05/space-oddity<BR>-chris-hadfield-ground-control-song.html </link> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 20:56:27 EST