Understanding How to Derail All Aboard Florida Along the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon

good stuff and thanks for the explanation. i know that along the coast we are not the only ones that are having an issue with this-down in ft lauderdale on the new river, the track are very close to the hospital and also down in jupiter. I think that it would be a wonderful thing for the tracks to go west -its all rural out there and in fact very pretty and also a nice stop in indiantown would actually do so much for indiantown-i think that would be a good thing we could all support! it would be wonderful to do some good!

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

The movement to derail all Aboard Florida is gaining momentum. (Photo Peter Schmidt, United Yacht Sales . (Photo Jacqui thurlow-Lippisch) The movement to derail All Aboard Florida is gaining momentum. (Photo of Peter Schmidt, owner, United Yacht Sales. Peter and his wife Anne attended the Florida NOT all Aboard Flotilla. (Photo, Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch.)

Yesterday morning, over 100 boats gathered at the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, forming a flotilla in opposition to “All Aboard Florida’s” high speed train which would close the bridges over the St Lucie River for unacceptable periods of time. A large red sign on Angie and Jeff Swenson’s boat read NO TRAINS.

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(Above photo by Ed Lippisch and Scott Kuhns)

Just in case you are not familiar with the project,  I thought today I would describe the basics of how All Aboard Florida’s father company, Fortress Investment Group, is structured, as the best ways to garner change, is to understand “how it works.”

We here in Martin County have certainly learned this with our St Lucie River/Indian River…

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Why learn to Meditate?

Why learn to Meditate?

If someone told me 5 years ago I would be meditating every day and teaching meditation to my patients-well- I would have laughed and said “Oh ya right!” Actually, five years ago I was so stressed out I probably would not have laughed. I would have walked away. Every day my clients and patients tell me they can’t meditate and I just throw it out there. “Would you like to learn?”

Mediation is the intention for attention. It is being in the here and now and not looking back and perseverating about the past. Its not about thinking about the future. Its about being right here right now.

With a simple google search you can find hundreds of scientific articles about meditation. Even ten years ago if I had written this there would be a lot of laughter. But now we have science. I love science.
Even with science there are still skeptics.
Can you breath? Because if you can breath you can meditate.
Its like riding a bike. The more you practice the better you get.
Start here. This one of my favorites. Do this once a day. Keep a journal and see your progress.


Poultice‬s, apparently if you don’t use them they don’t work


A poultice, also called cataplasm, is a soft moist mass, often heated and medicated, that is spread on cloth over the skin to treat an aching, inflamed, or painful part of the body. It can be used on wounds such as cuts.

I love stuff like this – things you can make naturally using materials you have in your house. So why didn’t I do this when instructed by my acupuncture doc when I swore I would do anything  to get rid of those damm shingles. I felt truly stupid. If it was on my arm or leg i think I would have been more apt to do this but spreading mashed potatoes on my forehead and then trying to  sleep was a little over the top even for me. Having said that- I wish I did.
I even tried using my river warrior headband.

According to my doc this mashed potato poultice would draw the virus out of me. Its not too late – The bad part of my shingles is GONE! I still have a few red marks so until they go away its not totally gone. I still have time.
I would however try to make this in other situations and if i didn’t have to wrap my head in gauze  and also recommend to my family and friends. Mostly because its easier to recommend than to actually do my self.

how to make:

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