Thursday, May 16, 2013

My trip to Lamont Illinois for the Funeral Mass of Bishop Rozman

Memories of my trip to Lamont Illinois - Bishop Gregorij Rozman's Memorial Mass

With much gratitude I can say that I was present at the funeral Mass of the very beloved Bishop Gregorij Rozman on April 3rd this year, 2013 in Lamont, Illinois. As a member of St. Mary's Church in Collinwood (Cleveland, OH) I became aware of a bus trip scheduled to go to Lamont. My, now deceased, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Frances Raischel had taken many trips to Lamont Illinois in the years that I was growing up. Out of curiosity, I signed up for this trip with the intention of finding out what attracted my grandmother and 'called' her to go on bus trips to this city. I had no idea what I was in for. The bus ride to Illinois was a delight. I'd looked to the internet before leaving for the trip to find out some details of this man, Bishop Rozman: but, little did I know there was much more to this man, and more to the story than I had found in my online search.

"The story of Bishop Rozman's life, his mission and his death, is beautifully written in the article below, written by Michelle Martin . What I may add is that everything in that article was told to me during the weekend I spent in Lamont. As the article states, the people attending this funeral, were the children of the generation of refugees that left Slovenia in the aftermath of World War II. The article states that "Documents have been uncovered showing that Bishop Rožman worked to rescue thousands of people from death or imprisonment at the hands of the occupiers." And that is exactly what was told to me by the lovely people on this trip. I will be forever grateful for the time, and tears,(tears were shed,) in the retelling of the horrer suffered by the families of these 'children of the refugees.' Tears came into the eyes of one very gentle man, Stanley, who told me what had happened to his parents,..." to this article ...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Welcome home Gina, Amanda and Michele! God bless each of you. God bless your families. God Bless your recovery.

Thank You Charles Ramsey! You didn't "keep walking"

- You could have ignored the cries from the house: but you didn't - and for that - you are a hero, and one of God's angels. Thank you.

Sincerely, Your Health And Tech Friend Magazine

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Just what - constitutes - 'real' food? Is all food created equal? What about genetically modified food... what is it, and does it provide real nurishment? Let's find out. Nancy

Apple Cidar Vinegar For Health your health and tech friend

  "At the end of times the merchants of the world will deceive the nations of the world through
Their Pharmacia." (sorcery) - Rev 18:23

Apple Cidar Vinegar For Health your health and tech friend

"If people let the government decide what
foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as

sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Napturally Curly" Hair - My comment to Lisa Irby's - going natural....

Hi there! My comment below is my response to one of Lisa Irby's pages on ""

She is on the right track with going 'natural' with her hair. Lisa is one of my 'hero's' in the website building industry; and now, I see, we share the desire to essentially,'Go Green' and be natural in the 'hair department.'

For me, that was in a switch from artificial 'unnatural' chemical hair color products, to using Henna for my hair color needs. Please see my video on You Tube; 'Using Henna for Hair Color.' I have, three videos for this purpose. (Please see Video One below - also see my You Tube Channel.) Nancy Koncilja Gursih

"Hi! As a cosmetologist, I’d like to say that Lisa is on the right track with ‘Body, Mind, and Spirit’ health. Looking to natural and healthy is much smarter. Beauty starts within. In the ‘Salon World’ I found much application of products on the ‘outside’ of the hair: this isn’t true, or lasting effort: it actually causes damage in the ‘short’ and ‘long’ run.

Our true freedom and happiness begins from within; and can start with a change of our thinking about things like our hair… I could go on, but I’ll stop there. Natural beauty begins inside, healthy hair begins ‘inside’. Taking oil vitamins; and supporting minerals – promotes beautiful hair, as Lisa says, ‘the hair that grows on our head naturally.’ The way that Lisa is styling and caring for her hair, produces just beautiful results.

Nancy Koncilja Gurish Your Health And Tech Friend

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Living With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My Life With Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder

The difficulty I am having in writing about this is because I am living, most successfully with this awful disorder. How can I say 'successfully' and 'awful disorder' in the same sentence? Well, I'll try and explain. At this time I am 56 years old and I believe the symptoms of this malady came about at the age of 12. It has been quite a long time that I've been managing my life around it. One great source of help came to me by way of a therapist named James Priester, LISW-S, Ph.D. in Ohio. He introduced me to the teachings of a Dr. Claire Weekes, (1903 - 1990) who had a book out at that time, of her treatment for anxiety disorder, called Looking to the internet today I see she is termed "Anxiety Superhero." Thinking back to my therapy with Jim Priester, I can recall that he termed Dr. Weekes' book, 'the Bible for agorophobics.' My sessions with Dr. Priester and the information he gave to me about Dr. Weekes (and a set of cassette tapes of Dr. Weekes' treatment method, provided me with a lifetime of help with OCD. Because of this, I am living each day, practicing her methods; and living pretty successfully with this disorder. In life there almost always seems to be a 'but' or 'however' and in this case there is quite a big one. I am living with it daily and it still is a very difficult to live with. I came to the conclusion many years ago that, I wouldn't wish my life on my worst enemy. The main reason is the OCD. Obsessive compulsive disorder and the anxiety and sometimes agorophobia which comes with it; the rituals alone... are something that will bring an average guy to his knees. Or an average woman, and it did bring me down quite a bit. --> At this time I am going to stop writing about my life with OCD. What I will be doing is making a video about my feelings and my experience with this disorder. I feel that I can talk about my thoughts easier than write about them. If you have OCD - please know that Dr. Weekes' therapy does work and I would recommend it highly. It has helped me to manage my life pretty well. I'd really rather not have this troublesome disorder, but if I have to have something, it's not that bad! Huh? If I find another story of a fellow sufferer, I will put that information on this page also. I'll do that a.s.a.p. Nancy Gurish

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Trust God with all of your heart!

In this life I have needed to find a source of strength which was greater than me. Through the disease of alcoholism, after many years, I was forced by pain, to admit defeat - at that moment I was able to turn to God and sincerely ask for help. Before that point I tried everything in 'my' power to help myself, to no avail. Once I became willing to ask for help, from people as well as from my 'power greater than myself', God - then I started to receive help. Help came in the form of 'stopping' drinking alcohol (a day at a time) - and that was just the beginning. Through practice of - turning problems, and life's difficulties, over to God as I understand God; I began to build trust. Believing in God and trusting in God are two very different things; for me. I had believed in God all of my life; but I never believed that He could or would 'work' for me. Not until the pain became bad enough and I was willing to give it a try. Today, 24 years into this practice of, praying daily; asking God for help to live this one day. Asking for release from the alcoholic obsession - and coming to find that I could ask God for many things, and obtain an answer. Today, after 24 years of practice I can attest to the fact that you can 'Pray in all things, and trust God.' Padre Pio said, "Pray Hope, and Don't Worry". That is what I like to share... another is, 'pray without ceasing.' I've prayed throughout a day and found that I almost prayed, 'without ceasing'.

My life is new today. It is brand new every day. The roles I play in my days these days, are very different from what they were 24 years ago - when I first began my journey of living a day at a time, and of prayer... and meditation... and trust in God. My days are so full today. Twenty-four years ago, I was a shell of the person that I am today. Today I wear many hats, and I am accountable to many people. People can count on me today. I am useful to people today. I like myself today. I even have trust in myself today... because of my trust in God. Because I have faith in God, I know that with God's help, I can do anything. That is a very big thing to me. In my past all I had was worry and fear. I didn't trust anything about myself, and I hardly trusted the ground beneath my feet.

Nancy Koncilja Gurish Your Health And Tech Friend

The following is a paragraph I found from a website that has some good information on alcoholism and problem drinking... you may wish to take a look. - Nancy

"Alcoholism is a word which many people use to mean alcohol dependence (alcohol addiction). Some people are problem drinkers without being dependent on alcohol. If you are alcohol-dependent then detoxification ('detox') can help you to stop drinking."

Beginning website publishers - 'Don't Panic!'