Friday, December 19, 2008

bio-fuels & the holidays

-- More on Bio-fuels --

A few days ago I had put together a piece on bio-fuels. Recently, I learned some new information that you might find interesting. According to Global News (TV) there is a new BioMass Gasifier in place in the south western area of BC (Canada) that reuses waste from construction & mills - i.e. bark & sawdust - & creates several sources of energy through heat recovery equipment & hot water steam. This "green" energy source provides residents with energy to power their homes & offices at 1/3 of the cost of Natural Gas - which is getting expensive. The emisssions saved through this new biomass gasifier plant equates to 3,000 car's emissions per year.

-- Holiday Relationship Tips --

The holidays can bring stress & relationship issues to the forefront. Earlier on Conscious Discussions, we had an interview with Sally Shields who has written a very insightful book on getting along with the in-laws. Here's one of my favorite quotes from that interview:

“…there was a study done at Clark University last year… 70% of women described their relationships with their mother-in-laws as being tense… (Mother in Laws are feeling) displaced; you’ve married her son… she’s getting older; you are younger… you are moving away and having his children… She’s being displaced and not feeling included, and it takes a lot of time and work on the Daughters-in-law part. …mothers-in-laws really need to be reached out to. …they can be just as self conscious as we are. …We cannot change our mother-in-laws …it is about finding an appreciation for who they are; finding humor in the situation; knowing who we are; letting the negativity go past us; simply accepting her for who she is; not expecting her to change and changing our reaction to her… ”
~ Sally Shields 07/07/08

Find this interview at Conscious Discussions talk radio show simply by clicking on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog, the link on the right of this screen will also thake you there ;)

Archives are located under the list of links, and are listed according to the month that they aired in. So to hear Sally's interview you'd click on July, 2008 and go from there.

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