Whooping Cough

Whooping cough, which is characterized by a sudden intake of breath or whoop after a bout of coughing, can develop after a respiratory infection such as a cold, and usually affects children under the age of eight. Lavenders antispasmodic properties have a calming effect and help combat the primary infection.

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Use lavender in vaporizers in the bedroom, for the course of the illness, and in steaming hot inhalations (to soothe the bouts of coughing).

Apply a hot compress to the chest using a few drops of lavender to facilitate breathing, or massage neat into the throat.


I have never owned a car. Now that I am a proper adult, it seems no more likely to happen, which means I will be spending more time on public transportation.


With transportation strikes, delays, and bad weather, it is not always the most enjoyable way to get around. I know that I am not alone. Many of us commute to get from point A to point B, point B being the place that affords us the subway pass in the first place. During rush hour, you likely would use the word relaxing for your commute about as frequently as you would call your fellow passengers charming. You may not get a seat. You may be stacked against people like bumper-to-bumper traffic (and guess who one of those bumpers is).

How can you meditate here?

First, stop trying to do more. As you get to your destination, stop trying to hold a paper and getting frustrated when the subway lurches. Just stand. Or sit. This is the essence of meditation.

Try to prevent your frustrations from overcoming you, or from letting your eyes aimlessly drift along the posters. Keep your eyes fixed with a soft gaze (preferably not on a person, because thats just creepy).

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