Mental Health

Relaxing music that I listen to on YouTube.

I found relaxing music on YouTube, which is 1 hour and 30 minutes of zen, flute, and nature. I found this years ago. I will post it below. I use it for meditation when I lay in the massage chair when I am in the bath, and I dim the lights. I use this when I am stressed out and want to unwind. The holidays are stressful. Cooking for Thanksgiving, cleaning the house, putting the tree, and the decorations up, Christmas shopping. The list goes on and on.

I like to use lavender essential oil along with this music to get the full effect and be totally relaxed. You can also practice slow deep breathing. This music makes me feel so much better. It can make me feel sleepy.

There are some benefits to listening to relaxing music like this including:

  • Reducing Anxiety and Depression
  • Making one feel whole
  • Restoring balance
  • Improve sleep
  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure
  • Reduce stress
  • Shift mental state towards positivity

This is the playlist:

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A day at the zoo…

My kids were off of school, so I decided to take them to the zoo.

We all love the zoo, and I have been taking my kids to the zoo since they were very little. My Grandma used to buy us memberships. We used to go whenever we wanted. My daughter is very intelligent. She can tell me the name of the animal, it’s habitat and all these amazing facts. She is a science wiz!

I have many pictures, and videos. Hope you enjoy!

Do you have a favorite zoo animal?

I cannot pick one. The animals at the zoo amaze me in general.

I really like monkey’s and seals.

Here is a video of the giraffes at feeding time. I love their spots, their long necks. They are fascinating.


Video of the Hyena’s:

Lions, so handsome:

Seals! I love the seals! They had a seal show. I’m amazed by how they obey commands like high five, and lay down.

He’s laying down for her:

Orangutan’s. They were amazing. They were handling newspapers, clothes, and hay. They are very entertaining to watch, and funny.

The way he walks in the video is funny, they have character:

Penguins! I love the penguins!

Cute! Look at that while belly, and those eyebrows! Adorable!

Cute, they are cuddling.

Kangaroos! I love how they walk!

Baby Komoto Dragon.

A sloth! I love sloth’s. Too bad I can’t get a better picture!

Zebra. I love those stripes!

Yikes, look at those horns on the rino!

A snakes. I’m scared of snakes. I took a picture of the rattle snake so that I know what they look like, for when I go hiking.

They have a beautiful light display as well for the holidays:

Then we went to my parents house for dinner and I took pictures of her beautiful tree:

And she painted a new picture. She is quiet talented!


Baby Turkey Vultures!

These are baby Turkey Vultures that my daughter saw in an old barn in Wisconsin. They are hissing!

They sound mean but I think they are cute!

White, fluffy and cute!

This is what they look like when they grow up:

Not as cute!

What is a “Turkey Vulture”? A turkey vulture looks like a turkey from far away, and close up looks like a vulture. A turkey vulture is called a “buzzard” for some. They cannot kill prey and feed on dead carcasses. They live in North America, but I have never seen one.

The Turkey Vulture is related to the stork. They can live up until 24 years. They also can travel 200 miles a day.

Here’s a video of them hissing.