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Eating clean

Posted on 17 April 2014 by Cathy

I am going to start blogging clean recipes. I have been eating healthy for awhile and stopped blogging. It is long overdue. I am also going to start talking about my weight loss journey. I hope it helps you…. enjoy!

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Posted on 31 October 2012 by Cathy

‘Woodlands Paranormal’ investigations are anything but normal

by J. Werner / WoodlandsOnline.com
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Posted on October 31, 2012 at 9:02 AM

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—On All Hallow’s Eve everyone is just a little jittery about things that go bump in the night, but according to the Woodlands Paranormal, most apparitions and noises have a logical explanation. The mission of this group of rational human beings is to investigate and determine the root cause of perceived paranormal events using a normal thought process, but their investigations are anything but normal.

Formed in 2007, the organization is based in The Woodlands but its members are scattered throughout the Greater Houston area, and come from diverse backgrounds and occupations. According to the case manager, Cathy Nance, the eclectic group consists of skeptics, clergymen, public safety officials, and medical professionals, but not necessarily anyone with extrasensory perception skills.

“Our role is to investigate the phenomena using scientific methods and available technology, then make a rational determination,” said Nance.

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Nance, a healthcare professional in the nursing field, will be speaking in Jefferson, Texas, on the topic of mental health. Her presentation is titled, “Negative Cases. Are the Voices Real?”

To read the rest of the story go to
http://www.khou.com/news/local/Woodlands-Paranormal-investigations-are-anything-but-normal-176584981.html

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Resurrection Talent

Resurrection Talent

Posted on 13 September 2012 by Cathy

Got a call today from Laura Calhoun from Resurrection Talent. We talked about my doing some promoting for her people as well as getting some promotion for the group. Looking forward to seeing where things are going to go from a collaboration with her.

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Paranormal Times Magazine

Posted on 01 September 2012 by Cathy

Accepted a position to contribute to the new magazine Paranormal Times as a consultant and a journalist

http://www.paranormaltimesmag.com/

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Time for Change

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Time for Change

Posted on 25 August 2012 by Cathy

Change is inevitable and is the one thing you can always count on!

After a move by own of our team members to Maryland our group decided several weeks ago to go in separate directions. As you know by now, I moved to Houston a few years ago and started my own team at the time. I have been the case manager for both areas and commuting back and forth to Oklahoma to investigate as well as going out with my team in Texas. Right now it just makes better sense for us to have separate teams. It is hard logistically to be all over the country trying to control what one team does in another area. We have different methodologies and beliefs but all got along very well. We are all good friends and will remain so. I am looking forward to a new era of investigations.

So without much ado, I would like to introduce our new name Woodlands Paranormal. I started working on the website about a week ago and had so much on my plate with a conference and a trip to Indiana that I was not able to get much done on the new site. Be patient as I add information. Don’t forget to check from time to time to see what we are up to. We are the same team with a new name

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Zombie Apocalypse

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Zombie Apocalypse

Posted on 27 June 2012 by Cathy

There are more victims of the zombie apocalypse which according to some has already begun. A new victim according to Kait8.com died on June 14 Police in Waco, TX. Police arrested Michael Daniel (22 yo) and charged him animal cruelty from eating his family’s dog while the he was still alive. Michael was arrested after family his members called police to their home and said “Daniel assaulted people at home, chased a neighbor and started barking and growling.”

Witnesses also said Daniel grabbed his family’s dog, beat and strangled it, and started to eat it. He was actually tearing at the dog’s flesh with his teeth! Police found Daniel covered in blood on his face and clothes from the attack. The dog died from his wounds at the home.

Daniel is believed to have ingested a synthetic drug called “spice” or “K-2” sometime before the attack. Did you know these drugs are readily available everywhere in smoke shops across the country? These designer drugs creating a quick, intense high, followed by extreme paranoia and acute psychosis. The synthetic stimulants are commonly sold as plant fertilizer and marketed under names such as Ivory Wave. The two types of synthetic drugs are commonly referred to as “fake pot” and “bath salts.”

These drugs are responsible for a wave of zombie like behavior spreading over the world right now. The US Senate passed a synthetic drug ban titled H. R. 1254 which federally criminalizes the possession, distribution, and manufacture of synthetic cannabinoids (“fake marijuana”) and synthetic stimulants (“bath salts”). The measure has also already passed the House, and President Obama is expected to sign it sometime into law. Here is the bill so you can look it up to see where it is at in the process law http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:h.r.1254:

Why is it not a law yet????? How many more victims have to die or have their face ripped off before it becomes a law??

112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1254

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 8, 2011

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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AN ACT

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to place synthetic drugs in Schedule I.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2011’.

SEC. 2. ADDITION OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS TO SCHEDULE I OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

(a) Cannabimimetic Agents- Schedule I, as set forth in section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘(d)(1) Unless specifically exempted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of cannabimimetic agents, or which contains their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation.

‘(2) In paragraph (1):

‘(A) The term ‘cannabimimetic agents’ means any substance that is a cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1 receptor) agonist as demonstrated by binding studies and functional assays within any of the following structural classes:

‘(i) 2-(3-hydroxycyclohexyl)phenol with substitution at the 5-position of the phenolic ring by alkyl or alkenyl, whether or not substituted on the cyclohexyl ring to any extent.

‘(ii) 3-(1-naphthoyl)indole or 3-(1-naphthylmethane)indole by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring, whether or not further substituted on the indole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the naphthoyl or naphthyl ring to any extent.

‘(iii) 3-(1-naphthoyl)pyrrole by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the pyrrole ring, whether or not further substituted in the pyrrole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the naphthoyl ring to any extent.

‘(iv) 1-(1-naphthylmethylene)indene by substitution of the 3-position of the indene ring, whether or not further substituted in the indene ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the naphthyl ring to any extent.

‘(v) 3-phenylacetylindole or 3-benzoylindole by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring, whether or not further substituted in the indole ring to any extent, whether or not substituted on the phenyl ring to any extent.

‘(B) Such term includes–

‘(i) 5-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (CP-47,497);

‘(ii) 5-(1,1-dimethyloctyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (cannabicyclohexanol or CP-47,497 C8-homolog);

‘(iii) 1-pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-018 and AM678);

‘(iv) 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-073);

‘(v) 1-hexyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-019);

‘(vi) 1-[2-(4-morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-200);

‘(vii) 1-pentyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (JWH-250);

‘(viii) 1-pentyl-3-[1-(4-methoxynaphthoyl)]indole (JWH-081);

‘(ix) 1-pentyl-3-(4-methyl-1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-122);

‘(x) 1-pentyl-3-(4-chloro-1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-398);

‘(xi) 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (AM2201);

‘(xii) 1-(5-fluoropentyl)-3-(2-iodobenzoyl)indole (AM694);

‘(xiii) 1-pentyl-3-[(4-methoxy)-benzoyl]indole (SR-19 and RCS-4);

‘(xiv) 1-cyclohexylethyl-3-(2-methoxyphenylacetyl)indole (SR-18 and RCS-8); and

‘(xv) 1-pentyl-3-(2-chlorophenylacetyl)indole (JWH-203).’.

(b) Other Drugs- Schedule I of section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812(c)) is amended in subsection (c) by adding at the end the following:

‘(18) 4-methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone).

‘(19) 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV).

‘(20) 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone (methylone).

‘(21) Naphthylpyrovalerone (naphyrone).

‘(22) 4-fluoromethcathinone (flephedrone).

‘(23) 4-methoxymethcathinone (methedrone; Bk-PMMA).

‘(24) Ethcathinone (N-Ethylcathinone).

‘(25) 3,4-methylenedioxyethcathinone (ethylone).

‘(26) Beta-keto-N-methyl-3,4-benzodioxyolybutanamine (butylone).

‘(27) N,N-dimethylcathinone (metamfepramone).

‘(28) Alpha-pyrrolidinopropiophenone (alpha-PPP).

‘(29) 4-methoxy-alpha-pyrrolidinopropiophenone (MOPPP).

‘(30) 3,4-methylenedioxy-alphapyrrolidinopropiophenone (MDPPP).

‘(31) Alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (alpha-PVP).

‘(32) 6,7-dihydro-5H-indeno-(5,6-d)-1,3-dioxol-6-amine) (MDAI).

‘(33) 3-fluoromethcathinone.

‘(34) 4’-Methyl-a-pyrrolidinobutiophenone (MPBP).

‘(35) 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-ethylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-E).

‘(36) 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-D).

‘(37) 2-(4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-C).

‘(38) 2-(4-Iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-I).

‘(39) 2-[4-(Ethylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-2).

‘(40) 2-[4-(Isopropylthio)-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl]ethanamine (2C-T-4).

‘(41) 2-(2,5-Dimethoxyphenyl)ethanamine (2C-H).

‘(42) 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-nitro-phenyl)ethanamine (2C-N).

‘(43) 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-(n)-propylphenyl)ethanamine (2C-P).’.

SEC. 3. TEMPORARY SCHEDULING TO AVOID IMMINENT HAZARDS TO PUBLIC SAFETY EXPANSION.

Section 201(h)(2) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 811(h)(2)) is amended–

(1) by striking ‘one year’ and inserting ‘2 years’; and

(2) by striking ‘six months’ and inserting ‘1 year’.

Passed the House of Representatives December 8, 2011.

Attest:

KAREN L. HAAS,

Clerk.

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Miraculously Saved From Drowning

Posted on 06 April 2012 by Cathy

Charlene Deherrera was miraculously saved in 2006 from downing in her SUV and it was all caught on video! It only took few minutes for her SUV to start sinking into 10 feet of water caused from flash flooding

All of the windows on her vehicle are up and you see the car floating slowly into deeper water where it then goes under.

You see several people on the video trying to break the windows to get her out. The man you see in the photo is Dr. Khosla and he was the first to swim out to help her. He said “I gotta tell you I was putting a lot of force and I was getting nowhere. And I just was frustrated and the woman was actually, I believe at that point toward the back of the car and she had her hands in there and she was screaming at me. And so I could see this poor person and I was frustrated because I couldn’t get anything done.”

Howard Absetz was finally felt her arm after almost a full minute through what he thought was her driver window and was able to pull her up and out of the water. “To actually feel her grasp my arm was a real shock,” Absetz said. “And then the second time she grasped my arm, I knew right then I could get her out.”

When the SUV was pulled from the water all of the doors were shut. All of the windows were intact and closed tight. How did she get out?

Mythbusters did an episode (#72) on getting out of a car underwater. What they were able to find is you cannot break a window even only submerged in 2 feet of water unless you have a window breaking hammer. You cannot roll the window down under water. They tested this using a test weight of 350 lbs (equivalent to pressure differential from just two feet of immersion), the pressure of the window glass against the frame is so great that no amount of effort can move the gear. You are more likely to break the window handle than roll it down. Also power windows still cannot overcome the pressure differential. Let me remind you now that the windows were intact and closed tight

Another explanation is that the man was mistaken that it was the window and she came out through the door. Mythbusters found you can open the door only after the vehicle is fully filled with water because the pressure differential between outside and inside when the car is submerged is too great for a man to force the door open. To get it open the pressure must first be equalized, which means the interior must be fully flooded first. When they conducted the test Adam was forced to resort to emergency air during his first test. A second test Adam escaped only by remaining calm and not attempting to open the door until the interior is well and truly flooded, so as to conserve oxygen while holding your breath.

When you watch the video the time the passes does not look like it is long enough for the SUV to fully fill. She was screaming and acting frustrated according to the doctor who was trying to bust the window open. Therefore she was not calm and conserving oxygen. When they pulled the SUV all of the doors were closed. So how did she escape?

Now watch the video :)

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Hero the Puppy

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Hero the Puppy

Posted on 16 December 2011 by Cathy

Justin Rollins decided to become a soldier when he was inspired by Sept. 11. His family said he was traumatized enough that he made up his mind to serve our country. He wanted to become an Army Ranger “He came home and he came running up the stairs, “Airborne! Ranger, baby! Infantry!” His friend said he can’t remember him showing fear ever

Justin’s life was cut short after being stationed in Samara, Iraq. He tragically passed away from an IED explosion. Before he died they found puppies living in a bad place in Iraq. His buddies took photos of him playing with the puppies. After he died his family was able to see these pictures. A campaign then began to get one of the puppies he was playing with for his family. The story made headlines and actually went national. It was called ‘Operation Hero’ which turned into an issue even for politicians. The puppy was able to be brought over!

“20/20” went to the home to do a story on the dog and was able to capture something some call a miracle. Others are skeptical thinking it is what is called a lens flare which is the light flashing off the camera. The beautiful thing is that it brought peace to the family. It was a sunbeam shining down on the dog they named Hero in Justin’s backyard. The family took it as a sign that he is with them. One of the family members said “I truly, truly believe I’ll see him again, because he sent us a sign so many times that, that he’s OK things that are too astronomical to not believe,”

This is what the ABC reporter, Kimberly Launier, had to say about the event.

Sometimes when Rhonda hugged Hero she would softly pet her face and coo, “Justin, are you in there?” It was Rhonda’s gentle way of remembering their son and his last living connection to Hero. At one point, Hero wandered off and took a stroll in the backyard. All of a sudden, the clouds broke and a light began to solidify in a beam directly down on Hero — a kind of vertical halo.

You can go watch the video of the story here at ABC
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25 Years Together

25 Years Together

Posted on 22 November 2011 by Cathy

Today is my 25th wedding anniversary! We were together for almost 5 years before we got married too. I have spent over a quarter of a century in love with my husband Bill. I have had people ask me how it is possible to spend all of your life with one person. It is easy if you love them! I have had people say they could never do that because they would get bored. How can you get bored with your family? You would never get bored with your son or daughter would you?

I remember seeing my husband for the first time. It was love at first sight. Why? Well I think he was my soul mate and perhaps my soul recognized it at the time. He was working at a restaurant where I happened to be having coffee with my mother and sister. I asked someone who he was and they turned around and went to tell him. I was so smitten that I actually applied for a job just to be near him. It was the first job I ever applied for! We worked different shifts but I knew he was there sometimes. Then one day a few months after I started working my car wouldn’t start and I started bawling. I called into work for the very first time in my life to tell them I was going to be late because I had to try to find a ride. My boss took care of that by telling me he would send someone.

Guess who pulled up to pick me up? Yes it was HIM! OMG was all I could think. I couldn’t even close the door because it wouldn’t pull shut so he had to lean across me to shut it. OMG!!! What did I do?? I talked all the way to work about how other people liked him. He knew it was me I was really talking about. He was shy and I was shy. It was painful to be near him because I was so nervous. I almost could not speak to him.

After that day he started staying at work after his shift ended so we could chat for a bit. Casually one day he asked me to go out on a date. I still remember that moment. I remember every detail of that moment. What I was doing, wearing, how he looked what time it was and on and on. I had on black corduroy pants with a purple heart that I had embroidered with a white blouse. I was rolling silverware by the counter where he was sitting drinking an iced tea. I was engrossed in my task when he asked me if I would go out with him. I know my chin dropped to the floor because he told me that later. It felt like my chin dropped to the floor too …haha. I said yes of course.

The next day he picked me up for lunch and the day after that was our first date. We went out to eat and then he took me to meet his family. We went to see the movie “Class of 1984” where I have no memory of any bit of that movie. My memories are all of sitting near him. At one point I had to go to the bathroom and I am sure it was my nerves. I kept thinking OMG. After the movie he took me home where he kissed me before I got out of the car. I walked backwards towards the house talking with him and fell over the trash that my mother had put out at the curb. I was mortified and laughing to cover it up. After I got up ad dusted myself off I did something I couldn’t help. I blurted out “I love you.” Mortified again I wanted to slap myself for uttering those words. Why did I do that? OMG! Guess what he did? He said it right back to me. I love you too! That was all she wrote for us to spend all of our lives together.

For my husband…..

Today I vowed to love you,
we began a life,
As two hearts entwined,
We become man and wife.

It was always me and you,
Through work and leisure,
Building a family,
We really treasure.

There are so few who are lucky,
To have what we do,
We put family first,
Me and you were the glue.

All this time gone by,
Our children are almost grown,
Can you believe that,
Life has really flown!

Here is to another 25 years,
spending our time together,
Almost back to just you and me,
We really meant forever!

I love you!

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Near Death

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Near Death

Posted on 04 November 2011 by Cathy

In Minnesota an accident in August of 2011 sent two year old Jairden Loukota to the hospital. He was hit in the stomach by a golf club. When the hospital checked him out they found a cantaloupe size tumor growing in his liver that burst from the accident. Apparently he is seeing things now. This could be an indicator that he possibly had a near death experience. His Mother Megan stated “He kept asking me ‘Mom, who is that guy in the corner? There’s a guy in the corner. There’s light.” His mom thinks that it is angel but perhaps there is another explanation.

There is a range of experiences that happen with impending death. Some of these include detaching from the body, levitation, fear, peace and the presence of a light with loved ones inside the light. I had a case once where a mom took care of her adult child who had cancer for a few years before he passed away. He would ask his mom all the time who the man was sitting besides her. She would leave the room to cry because nobody was present but her. If I were in the same situation I would have been fascinated and would have asked many questions but not everyone has been exposed to the paranormal like I have. Not only was he seeing a man but his grandparents would visit him regularly. He had no idea they were no longer alive because he saw them as living. She also reported cold spots and saw shadows herself. After the passing of her son the activity continued on and off and was escalating when she finally decided to call me.

A number of the cases that I get have someone in the home that has had a near death experience. I believe that because of their brush with death it makes them more sensitive. Perhaps a doorway is open they are now a beacon for the other side to come to visit but we really do not know. Once I had a case where a woman had a near death experience and was from that point forward haunted by what seemed to be many different spirits. Those spirits were mostly negative causing her to alter her life in a way that was not healthy.

Since the beginning of time people have had near death experiences. In the earliest documented account Plato describes in The Republic a soldier’s near-death experiences which included the afterlife and even reincarnation. The scientific community has been actively doing research on near death experiences for years. They have found many people share common experiences.

Here is a list of common experiences
An awareness of being dead
A sense of peace
An out-of-body experience including hovering over your body
A tunnel
A sense of moving through a passage
Being in the light or a powerful light
Communication with the light
Beings of light and deceased loved ones
Life review and unconditional love
Knowledge about the universe and everything
A decision to return to the living body
15% or more have a hell type of experience which includes
Barren place
Darkness
Beings or shadows moving around them like blobs
The feeling that they are going to hell
Hopeless and helpless

The cause these experiences are thought by some to be hallucinations from a surge of electrical activity, neurons dying, lucid dreaming or other natural causes. Others believe that the experiences are real and the stories are confirmation of an afterlife. A study of terminally ill patients found identical surges in brain activity moments before death. Is this proof that energy surges out of the body? Is this the body’s one last ditch effort to revive the body? We do know that we are made up of energy which cannot be created or destroyed but can only be changed. Death is a transformation of that energy. The question that many people have is do retain any semblance of who we were when we were alive including memories. I happen to be a believer that our soul continues on and I have had many experiences to back it up.

As a nurse I have observed patients dying who have exclaimed things like “I was wondering when you would show up” or smile at an invisible someone who has come to apparently assist them. Even famous people exclaim interesting things as they are going through the process. A great recent example is that when Steve Jobs passed away he looked at his family then past them and his last words were then “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow”. Jobs was according to his biographer 50/50 on if he believed in the existence of God and hoped that there was some kind of afterlife. I would like to think he saw something miraculous and that he was delighted with it!

Watch a video about Steve’s experience

You can also read more about Jairden here http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jairdenloukota

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