Seven more course books have joined my education library today! The two that fall under the "I've taken some liberties with the recommended readings" category are Grain Brain and The Better Brain books; written by the same author that co-authored Power Up Your Brain.
I was really surprised by the size of the two encyclopedias though; for some reason I thought they were going to be smaller, and I am glad they are not! Excellent reference material for sure.
I already started reading Grain Brain, and plan to read Ageless Body, Timeless Mind shortly afterward. I guess that may depend on when I start my A, P, & C modules...
Received my first shipment of books for my Wholistic Nutrition course today! I've taken some liberties with the "recommended" reading books, and even added my own... like the Power Up Your Brain book in this pile. I'll really only need the Anatomy & Physiology book (along with my wife's full blown A&P university text for reference) for the first module(s) of the course, but I wanted to (a) be pro-active, and (b) some of the titles sounded way to interesting to hold off purchasing until I was into the future modules.
I know my initial set of A, P, & C course modules is in the mail, and anticipate having it in my hands next week.
Two weeks later, and I've decided to switch where I pursue my education; enrolling in the Wholistic Nutrition course through Living Energy. I decided to take Radka's course for many reasons, but the top reasons are:
Most of my textbooks will be arriving from amazon the week of Sept. 8th, and the initial course modules should be in my possession one to two weeks after that. Exciting!
There was alot of noise outside our house yesterday as the backhoe jackhammers were busy tearing into the street that they are working hard to replace... and we are extremely grateful for the repairs coming our way!
Not too long after deciding I am taking the Holistic Nutritionist course, my wife brought forward an opportunity to learn Reiki in Winnipeg. She heard about it by word of mouth, and our first level of Reiki training is delivered on Aug 23, 2014.
For those who don't know what Reiki is, here is a partial definition according to reiki.org (click the link for full details):
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
I've decided to enroll back in school and take a Holistic Nutritionist course with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I've been dabbling for over a decade in the nutrition realm which progressed from eat for your blood type, to food combining, to Paleo / whole foods. I've finally clued into the fact that I am pretty passionate about it, and plan for a career change soon after I've graduated.
I'll take the course part-time through their Distance Education option, as they do not yet have a school in Winnipeg. I fully intend to take both Advanced Certification options, which ultimately leads to the Diploma.
Healthy Living is going to be much more than "just a hobby" in the near future!
I was happy to get some of the "action" shots this time (that I missed for the cow tongue) where the Mrs was removing the outer skin from the tongue. It ended up that we spiced it exactly the same, so I have nothing at all different to report other than it was pork this time. The taste and the texture were identical to the cow's tongue.
Oh, the one difference that I do recall was that the Mrs said it was much easier to clean that the cow's tongue. It had none of the little prickly barbs on it that the cow's did for ripping grass out of the ground.
This model was a much more challenging finecast model to clean, but I must admit that I am very pleased with the end result of this model. There is quite a bit of detail in its design, which makes equally as impressive.