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April 16, 2011

Don’t Forget to Remember….

Filed under: Life's Tidbits,Uncategorized — memorylane46 @ 6:46 pm

So many things:

Remember to pray.

Remember deep breathing exercises.

Remember to meditate.

Remember to take your vitamins.

Remember birthdays and anniversaries.

Remember to water the plants.

Remember to feed the cat.

Remember to take the dog for a walk.

Remember to bring food for the poor.

Remember your kegel.

Remember to smile.

Remember to check your e-mail.

Remember to pay the bills.

Remember to say thank you.

Remember to develop an attitude of gratitude.

Remember to count your blessings.

Remember to read the labels.    more to come


January 6, 2011

The A,B,C’s of Good Nutrition

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:53 am



A is for antioxidants.  It is like rust proofing your pipes to keep the Aorta working.

Your heart is the A1 machine that keeps you alive.  Go ahead and give it lots of A.  Many other benefits are not listed here.

A  for almond:  Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease.

A  for apple:  Apples contain a long list of phytonutrients that function as antioxidants and support our heart health in this way.

A for avocado:  Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. Adequate intake of potassium can help to guard against circulatory diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke.

B is for blood. By eating more fruits, vegetables  you can easily and quickly, a lot of the time, lower your blood pressure.

B for banana: They are great sources of an array of nutrients, with B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, manganese and magnesium. One banana also provides eleven percent of the daily recommended requirement of fiber.

 B for blueberries: Blueberries have a diverse range of micronutrients, with notably high levels  of the essential dietary mineral manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber.

B for broccoli:  This food is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E , Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.

B for beets: Red beet juice lowers your blood pressure. The American Heart Association claims that half a litter of red beet juice lowers your blood pressure in one hour. By drinking red beet juice your metabolism is improved, intestinal problems are alleviated, and helps your liver function better. A great juice is red beet with carrot juice.

C is for clean.  Keep your pipes clean with lots of roughage.  Avoid the big C of Colon Cancer.

C for carrots. Carrots are delicious and nutritious eaten cooked or raw.  They provide lots of fiber and beta carotene which is an antioxidant that may help to prevent cancer.  Carrots are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vatamin C, B6, folate manganese,potassium and copper.

C is for celery.  Celery is a good source of fiber and is very low in calories.  It helps digestion and is rich in many nutrients. It tastes good and serves to add flavor to many recipes. It has been used in Asia to lower blood pressure for centuries and it is believed to help prevent cancer.

C is for cauliflower.  Cauliflower helps in improving colon health and reduces the risk of colon cancer.It contains a substance called sulforaphane which remove chemicals that cause cancer in the body. It was recently discovered that a substance called indole-3-carbinol in cauliflower reduces the risk of breast cancer. It is also a liver and blood detoxifier. There is so much more that can be said about cauliflower that after this research, I conclude that one could write a book.  It now gets my vote as one of the most important food.

I Have Learned

Filed under: Life's Tidbits — memorylane46 @ 1:17 am

I have learned that you can not make choices for other people.

I have learned that what others think of me is none of my business.

I have learned that my thoughts affect the universe.

I have learned that if I don’t care about myself, noboby else will.

I have learned that I don’t know very much.

I have learned not to sweat the small stuff.

I have learned that the law of expectation is hard at work.  Meditate on it.

I have learned that the way other people view me affects my self esteem. Therefore it is up to me to act in a way that commands respect.

Himalayan Salt

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 12:56 am

I have recently come upon this product ” Himalayan Salt ” and it seems to have many benefits.  I am wondering why doctor Oz or Deepak Chopra have not mentioned it. Keep the search going!

November 24, 2010

In The Silence

Filed under: Inspirational Story — memorylane46 @ 12:29 am

I made time for silence one day. The Energy That Be said: ” I will smile down on you if you smile up at me.”  I lifted my head and the sun shone brighter.  The breeze caressed me ever so lovingly.  Then I heard the song of the bird.  At that moment, problems, aches and pain were set aside to admire God’s creation.  I was filled with an attitude of gratitude.  Every day I am reminded to walk with my head high so that my smile can meet with the sunshine.  Then I know that the universe is smiling down on me.

June 10, 2010

Flexi Duck’s Challenge

Filed under: Family,Inspirational Story — memorylane46 @ 11:55 pm

Ducks represent flexibility and adaptability.  These qualities are essential for our children to survive in today’s fast-changing society.  This story will help build those qualities in the reader.  I have used it successfully before  hypnotherapy sessions with children.

It is said that ducks like water.  In a way, ducks are like you and I .  They love water, but they also love the ground.

Flexi Duck was not like other ducks.  Flexi loved water all right.  So much so that he never wanted to come out.

Flexi’s father would say:  “We are going on a picnic today.  Come with us Flexi.  We will fly high over the forest.”  Flexi cried!  Flexi begged!  Flexi implored!  Flexi did not want to move!

Father Duck pushed Flexi with his wings.  He pecked at him with his beak.  When Flexi finally decided to go, he did not enjoy himself.  He pouted! He fretted!  He made everybody’s lives miserable.

Flexi’s mother always repeated: “It is up to you to choose how much fun you are having.”

Flexi was not a strong duck.  He only ate the food he found in water.  He did not exercise his wings.  His parents were worried.  ” Flexi,” they said, “soon we will have to fly south for the winter.  Migration is not easy.  You will have to fly in the V formation of the flock.  You will have to do your share of the work.  Come and exercise your wings!”

Flexi cried!  Flexi begged!  Flexi implored!  He did not want to move.

Mother Duck pushed Flexi with her wings.  Father Duck pecked at him with his beak.  Sister Duck and brother Duck teased him.  When Flexi decided to fly with his family, he tired quickly.  His father repeated mother’s words.  “Flyiong is so much fun.  It is up to you to choose how much fun you are having!”

One day Flexi’s parents said:  “Enough!  We will not invite you any more.  You will decide when you want to act like a member of this family.”  And off they went.  Sister and brother were laughing.  They were having lots of fun.

Flexi felt a lump in his throat!  He was very sad to be left alone.  Flexi became hungry!  He could not find any food!

Flexi saw Mr. Wolf coming his way!   He spread hisw ings to fly far and fast, but he was too tired to move.  Flexi was terrified.  He looked for a place to hide.  Far away he could see a big stone.  “If only I could get to that stone” thought Flexi.

Flexi started to move.  He walked!  He fluttered his wings!  He floated!  He looked behind!  Mr. Wolf was still coming.  He was in no hurry.  He knew Flexi Duck wasn’t strong.  He had been watching Flexi for a long time.  He only waited for a chance to get at Flexi!  What a tasty meal he would be!

Flexi thought about Mother Duck.  He thought about Father Duck.  He thought about his brother and sister.  He remembered his parent’s words.  Then a bright light flashed in his mind!  His heart filled with love.  Words floated around his head:  “It is up to you to choose…”

Flexi was filled with strength! The love in his heart exploded!  He felt like he had new wings!  Flexi raised himself high on his feet.  He spread his wings and off he went!  He flew high and he flew far!  He never looked back!

Soon he found his family.  He proudly joined them.

Now Flexi remembers:  “It is up to me to choose…”  He lets nothing bother him.  He never stays behind, unless he chooses to, for a good reason.  Problems just roll off his back, like water off the back of a duck!


Grow In Peace

Filed under: Health,Inspirational Story — memorylane46 @ 11:52 pm
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After the birth of my third child, a feeling of peace, a Presence, a mighty powerful feeling such as I have never encountered before enveloped me. It possessed me.  It took a hold of my whole being.  I cannot explain how it got there or why.  It was magnificent.  I relived a similar feeling another time while I was in the dream state.  I often try to recapture these moments.  I will myself to be at peace.  I practice peace.

We have much to learn from the world around us.

September 11th 2001 is  a day that history will never forget!  A day of terror!  Why?  Senseless death and destruction leading the world into another war!  Terrorists on suicide missions!  Is it possible for some people not to feel fear?  Is it possible to hate so much that one sees death as the solution?

Peace… the solitary white heron, standing on one leg, immobile for a long time, one with nature that surrounds it.

Learn from the heron.  Take time to stop and feel the wind on your cheeks.  Know that as the breeze caresses your face, the spirit is moving through you.

Stand quietly in a solitary place.  Become grounded. Be one with nature.  Know that the light that shines through you is brighter than the sun.  Meditate on that light.  Send peaceful thoughts through every cell in your body.  Can you do that and remain angry with your brother?  I hardly think so.

Peace starts within.  Unresolved conflicts, anger, is like a grain of sand under the eyelid.  With every flicker, the wound grows from a tiny scratch to an infected sore until you can’t open and close your eyes.  Blinded, you err from one side to another, stumbling along the way, creating a rebounding emotional holocaust.

The mind is like a garden.  It needs to be tended on a daily basis.  Do not allow weeds to take over!  Replace them with seeds.  Nourish the seeds.  Know, as the gardener knows that the seeds will germinate. ” If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed ye shall say unto this mountain…”

E-motions can leave you de-motioned, paralysed with fear.  Cultivate a happy mind.  When the mind is happy, the body reacts in a positive way.

Nervous tension, indigestion, high blood pressure, ulcers, heart attacks are but a few of the diseases that can be prevented by a positive frame of mind.

Make peace with your brother today.  Make peace with yourself.  accept that you are not perfect.  Accept that you have made mistakes.  Learn from your mistakes.

Peace has a domino effect.  People who stay calm have a calming effect on others.  People who practice peace are passing on the greatest gift to humanity.  It is a choice we make; stand like the peaceful heron and absorb the beauty around you or wail like the storm and destroy what lies on your path.

Bring yourself back to a time when you felt at peace.  Feel the peace.  Relive it.  Send it through your body, from head to toes.  Feel it heal.  Let it.

You will then know that you have the power to be who you want to be.  You will love your life.  You will want to live it to the fullest.


June 7, 2010

Health Tip Number 4

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:38 am

Food is one constant in your life.  You cannot get away from it.  Your digestive system works hard for you without a rest.  Even while you sleep, it is hard at work.  Treat it well, don’t overeat and eat your celery.

Health Tip Number 3

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:37 am

Before you go on drugs for cholesterol, try herbals along with a change in diet.  It may be all you need, you will feel better and you will not suffer from side effects.

Health Tip Number 2

Filed under: Health — memorylane46 @ 3:36 am

Eat a kiwi to relieve or better yet to avoid constipation.  It works best on an empty stomach but it always works.  There is no need for drugs!

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