Archive for May, 2012

Blarney Castle

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by allisonlabine


“There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.” – Edgar Allan Poe


Photo by Allison LaBine; Ireland

Veins and bones of Earth

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by allisonlabine


“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir


The second image is of a knot of wood that strikingly resembles bone.

Photos by Allison LaBine

Memorial Day: Gratitude

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by allisonlabine


You are home, and you are free.



Thank you to all the brave soldiers who have ever fought and died for our freedom. May our servicemen only ever be called upon when it’s absolutely necessary.

Photo by Mac Stone

She speaks of summer

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2012 by allisonlabine


Today the wind is gentle and speaks of summer…


Photo by Allison LaBine

Rainbow Eucalyptus

Posted in Shared Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2012 by allisonlabine


Did you know there’s a tree whose bark peels back to reveal a gorgeous range of colors?


Photo by unknown


Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2012 by allisonlabine


Our greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius


Photo by Allison LaBine


Why Organic?

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2012 by allisonlabine


This is one of the many reasons why people eat organic food.

The human body was not designed to process a foreign influx of chemicals and pesticides. Why do you think there’s been an astronomical rise in the rate of cancer, obesity, autism, allergies, chronic health problems, etc. in children and adults?

Healthy soil and healthy food = healthy and happy people. Mood is intricately tied to the foods we eat and don’t eat.

All diseases and health problems are almost exclusively caused by eating the wrong foods, not eating the right foods, toxins in the air we breathe and water we drink, lack of exercise/movement, and stress.

Did you know medical doctors in the U.S. have little or no in training in nutrition science, because the curriculum is heavily influenced by the food and drug industries?

Be informed – prevention is the key to enjoying lifelong good health. You don’t know how important your good health is until you lose it.

#1 pieces of advice – eat organic food that comes from the earth at every meal, shop for almost all your groceries in the fresh produce aisle, and read up on alkaline foods and their enormously positive impact on physical, mental, and emotional health.

By the water’s edge

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by allisonlabine


Ibises and turtles enjoying a midday meal together.

Photo by Allison LaBine; Florida

Meaning of humanity

Posted in Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by allisonlabine

This is a video of a hippo, of all animals, showing a very human trait – the ability to show compassion towards another creature from a different species that is suffering and come to its defense.

Is not the highest measure of any person his/her capacity to care for and help other living creatures? You love someone, because they reach your heart, not because they reach your ego. The most treasured memories we have are the ones that leave footprints on our hearts.

If animals can show the height of what we deem “humanity,” should we not be their voice? Death is part of the cycle of life, but don’t they at least have the right not to suffer?

(In the video, the hippo fends off a crocodile to save an impala and then tries to revive the severely wounded creature in vain).



Photo by unknown

Fire of life

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by allisonlabine


“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”  – George Bernard Shaw


Photo by Allison LaBine; Italy