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A Lifestyle Based in Life

Spring Equinox 2020

Today is Spring Equinox, the halfway point between Summer Solstic and Winter Solstice.

This year the Spring Equinox falls on 19 March. This is earlier than it has been in more than 100 years. If you want to read more about this, see THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC: First Day of Spirng 2020.

The Spring Equinox is the time of year when winter is over but summer hasn’t started, so there is an element of balance between to opposites. For this reason, Larry and I once got married on a Spring Equinox because of this aspect of balance.

This year the Spring Equinox is strange.

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Shelter-in-Place: An Opportunity for Time for Ourselves

Here in Sonoma County, California, it’s Day 2 of mandatory shelter-in-place, which means we are required to stay in our own homes except for “essential” trips out for groceries, pharmacy, banking, and other such things. I did go out yesterday to pick up my mail from my PO Box, buy some food, and go to the bank, but I had to have my doctor appointment over the phone because the medical clinic is closed. The order is through April 7, but could be extended as long as the government feels it is necessary.

At first this was surreal. Life as I knew it had stopped. Most stores are closed. I can’t go to a restaurant or a movie. A friend had to postpone his trip to the East Coast because his flight was canceled. I don’t have children, but if I did they would be home with me 24 hours a day. It was like everything outside of my own home and it’s inhabitants had just disappeared.

And I resisted having my freedom to move about in the world taken away by the government.

But once I got over the disorientation, I realized what an opportunity this is. Instead of gaining our bearings from the world at large, it’s an opportunity for each one of us to be self-determined and orient our lives to ourselves and our own values.

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How to Support Your Immune System

The mainstream media is giving us all kinds of ways to prevent exposure to the Covid-19 virus, but I havn’t seen any recommendations about how to support your immune system. So I’m going to give you some tips here on how to keep your immune system strong and functioning, to protect your body from Covid-19 and any other virtuses and bacteria that may come your way.

Your body is already equipped to protect you from viruses of all kinds, but your immune system needs to be in good working order.

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My Recovery From Cancer in a Lifely Hospital

Beautiful mobiles at UCSF cancer hospital uplift visitor’s gaze and put their attention on something other than their condition.


Since the beginning of December, I have been dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

I haven’t written about it here because there were a lot of unknowns and I didn’t want to give you all the uncertainties about this or have you worry about me.

But now that it’s over, I want to tell you what happened.

I had some symptoms at the beginning of December that scared me enough to rush to the Emergency Room. They did some tests and told me to go see my doctor right away regarding a “possible malignancy.”

I could not believe this. Here I had been living so nontoxic for so long, how could I possibly have cancer? The symptoms subsided, but after all the tests were done, my body, indeed, did have cancer.

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Instructions for Handwashing & Anti-bacterial Soap

The #1 recommendation for controlling exposure to coronavirus is to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer.

I just found out last night that hand sanitizer is no longer on the shelves in my local stores. Over the weekend we bought the last bottles of hydrogen peroxide at the store where we were shopping.

So I want to give you the instructions for properly washing your hands with soap and water.

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What A Molecular Virologist Recommends to Protect Yourself “For the Upcoming Coronavirus Pandemic”

This was sent to me yesterday by one of my long-time readers.
For those concerned about the coronavirus: 
Subject: What I am doing for the upcoming COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic 
by James Robb, MD UC San Diego 
Dear Colleagues, 
As some of you may recall, when I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources.
The current projections for its expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April.
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Pure Body Liquid Zeolite—Removes Heavy Metals and Supports Your Immune System

If you’ve been reading my work as Debra Lynn Dadd for any length of time, you know that I’ve been a big fan of Pure Body Liquid Zeolite for years. I’ve been recommending and taking it myself since it first became available. From my own experience and feedback from my readers, I can confidently say taking it daily is one of the fundamentals of health living in today’s world.

Zeolite, a natural mineral, is uniquely suited to remove toxic chemicals. Tiny bits of negatively-charged zeolite act like little magnets to attract positively-charged particles–which include 99.9% of heavy metals, radiation, and organic chemicals–so they can be removed from your body via your kidneys.

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Lifely Health — An Introduction

Like everything else in our lives, Larry and I are in the process of redefining health care according to lifely principles. This post is an overview of our current viewpoint on health care, which is continuing to evolve.

As I am writing this, my body is almost 65 years old. I’ve studied a lot about health and have survived several major health crises in my life, so I know a thing or two about the industrial medical system and the alternative health care system.

I’ve come to the conclusion that the best healthcare we can give ourselves is really good selfcare.

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My New Lifely Filing Cabinet

Last week Larry decided I should have a locking filing cabinet. I didn’t think I needed one, but he thought I did, so he started looking for a used one online. He found one, but I didn’t like it and didn’t want it. I just don’t like metal filing cabinets and never have. I go out of my way to store files in baskets, in racks on the wall, and other ways. I just don’t like metal filing cabinets. And I really don’t have room for one in my office.

It was Wednesday when I said no to the metal filing cabinet.

On Thursday…

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uite simply, this blog is about orienting ourselves and our lives to life, instead of orienting ourselves and our lives to industrial consumerism. Here we are sharing our own journey. You come too.

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Debra & Larry Redalia
lifepartners + soulmates

For more than 30 years we have been delving into the nature and activities of life together. Indeed, this has been and continues to be the very reason we are together. With delight we research, explore, observe and even wake each other up in the middle of the night to discuss how life functions and how we can function as life—even while living in the modern world. We each are different from the norm, but we are different in the same way, so we have been able to think outside of the ordinary together and find the extraordinary workings of life.

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