Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Health Tip: Sale and Oil...

A natural salt and oil scrub will help your skin shed its old dead cells and leave your skin smooth and soft.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Health Tip: Bodily Exercise...

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.~Edward Stanley

Monday, October 29, 2012

Health Tip: Stuck in Life...

If you are feeling stuck in life, start to clear out your clutter and notice how new possibilities surface when you eliminate clutter.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Find something to inspire you...

Perfect Location for a Retreat - Terrific retreat in the northern woods.  Boy it's beautiful up here!

I was listening to John Mayer's song with the lyrics, "We're never going to win the world, we're never going to stop the world.  If belief is where we're fighting from."  It made me wonder, what does that mean?  Then I considered the thought that I've been dealing with today, and that is good vs. evil.  Does anyone confront evil?  Really?  There is so much evil in this world.

Lots of Work Completes Here
I just saw a news release of a squad car that started on fire and spread to the city’s police station. Look at how that is written. “NO” the squad car did not start on fire by itself. Some person did this.

I think we hide behind what is going on in the world.  Like we don't realize it or know how or what happened. Why is it that we don't knuckle in and figure it out! Who is doing this? Who is being so evil to our world? Why is this evil okay? Very scary rope I’m walking here. It’s nasty and we avoid the nasty.

I know of a wonderful lady who was abused by an alcoholic husband all of her life!  This husband was evil. He was selfish, evil, spiteful, ruthless and I could go on and on. If there was only one word you could say about him, what would it be? It makes me all tense inside, to even write this right now? Evil is treacherous. Each of us want to avoid it, stay away from it. It’s dangerous. It will kill you.

I know this is a controversal topic; but, it is something that if we don't look it in the eye, it will take over. We are avoiding so much of what is going on right now.  The shootings of innocent people in theaters, salons and people's homes.

It's something to consider, can we take responsibility?

Health Tip: Remove Clutter...

Once you have sorted out your clutter, get rid of it immediately. Do not be tempted to keep it around in boxes or bags. It will just become more clutter.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quote for Today: Life is change...

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. -Unknown

Health Tip: Eliminate Electronics...

To ensure a good nights sleep, eliminate all electronic equipment from your bedroom. Remove computers, televisions, faxes and radios. Electronics generate a constant electromagnetic field that can negatively affect your sleep.

Health Tip: How to Be Present...

A technique to become present, according to Lea Cordon, is to "Picture 2 boxes in your head, one for the past and one for the future.  Concentrate on inhaling and exhaling deeply.  If thoughts come to your mind sort them into one of the 2 boxes until your mind feels quiet and at peace."

Friday, October 26, 2012

Recipe for Today: Heat Up a Cold Night...

Heat Up a Cold Night...

Chili in a slow cooker!!!

My Favorite Things

My daughter and I love the song from the Sound Of Music, "My Favourite Things." Especially around the holidays!

I have this song on my mind today, "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied "UP" with strings, these are a few of my favorite things. I could go on-and-on, we know the lyrics by heart. It got me thinking, what are MY favorite things."  We would sing and spin around the room, dancing, laughing and having fun!

So I thought I would share what's on my mind!  My list of favorite things... 
1. Walking on the bike trails in Wisconsin. Any time of the year!  Fall is my favorite all time because the trees and scents are magnificient; still anytime of the year is amazing because the seasons in Wisconsin are all beautiful!
2. Angel Perfume, it's my favorite!
3. Steal Cut Oatmeal with brown sugar, bananas, dried cranberries and walnuts with a little dab of skim milk.
4. Taking long bike rides with my husband.
5. Spending time with and hanging out with my daughter.
6. Hot Yoga!
7. Creating, Painting and Writing!
8. Dressing up in all sorts of unique get-ups!
9. Having coffee and watching the sun come up in the morning!
10. Spanish Hot Chocolate - Chocolate Caliente.
11. Trying new and unusual things!
12. Taking long walks in the colorado mountains and watching the early morning sunrise over the mountaintops!
13. Hanging out with my friends!!!!
14. Traveling!!!
15. Just being present and having fun!



What are your favorite things?

Two quotes I want to leave you with...
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.~George B. MTrT and
"Where there is love there is life." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Health Tip: Raw Poultry and Bacteria...

Raw poultry and its juices may carry bacteria. Always keep uncooked poultry separate from other foods and thoroughly wash the surface the raw poultry was on and wash your hands well.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Six Lessons I Live By Ari Emanuel

I liked this so much, I had to share it! ~Thanks Ari!

1. Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you and move out of their way.
If you feel like you know everything, you’re wrong. I know what I don’t know and then I find partners who can teach me. A perfect example is my partnership with Patrick Whitesell, my co-CEO at WME. While we take on different roles at the company and focus on different things, we share the same goals and at the end of the day, we’re working toward the same end. That’s been the key to our success.
2. The only constant in business is change. Get comfortable with it.
When I started in the business, there were four broadcast networks and 19 cable networks. Now there are five broadcast networks, 117 cable networks, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, HBOGo, iTunes, Amazon Prime, VOD – the list goes on and on. Next year there will be more distribution platforms, and in ten years the landscape will have shifted another 180 degrees. The business is changing quickly, and the only way to succeed is to change with it. I always tell my colleagues, there is no such thing as a traditional talent agent anymore. It’s about pushing beyond that 10% commission and finding opportunity where it didn’t exist before.
3. Fail often, fail quickly.
Nobody fucks up like I do, but you’ll never succeed unless you take risks. Big ones. In 2009, we took Endeavor, a company that was doing incredibly well, and merged it with the oldest talent agency in the world. From a cultural and organizational standpoint, it was a big risk. People had their doubts. But we had a vision and a lot of help from very smart people (see #1.) Three years later, our business is stronger, our bench is deeper and smarter, and our deal-making is more innovative. It’s a better company – period. You have to lead by example if you want to promote a culture where risk-taking is rewarded.
4. Your schedule makes you dumber.
Force yourself outside of your daily schedule. Be curious and take time to learn about worlds outside of the one you live in. Watch the news, read the paper, educate yourself. Don’t be afraid to call people you don’t know, start a conversation, and ask for things you need. At the very least, you’ll be more interesting. At the most, you’ll take your business in new and bigger directions.
5. You only get one shot – make it count.
I learned this the painful way. After being hit by a car and lying face-down in the middle of Wilshire Boulevard, I was confronted with a whole lot more than my mortality. Take advantage of each day that’s given to you and do something to move the needle on your business, even if it’s just an inch. You’ve heard it before, but life is not a dress rehearsal. Don’t waste your time (or mine.)
6. Good ideas rule all.
In the end, it’s all about creative ideas and content – it’s the lifeblood of our business. I’m fortunate enough to work with the writers, directors, musicians and actors who are defining culture with their voices. It’s why I come to work in the morning. In 100 years, when the world looks different, and we communicate in new ways, and we have more devices and platforms and distribution methods, I believe great artistry will still matter most.

Health Tip: Potassium...

Many people are deficient in potassium from not eating enough fruits and veggies and consuming a lot of sodium in processed foods. A great source of fiber and potassium is figs.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Recipe for Today: Iranian Herb Quiche (Sabzi Kuku)

Iranian Herb Quiche (Sabzi Kuku)

My father in law once made Sabzi Kuku when he was visiting my husband and I in St. Louis. It is his specialty, and my husband goes gaga over it. This was the first time I tried it. That day he spent hours washing, mincing, and mixing herbs (insane amounts). He then mixed berries and walnuts and eggs into it. I thought to myself, that seems really weird, and it was intensely green! The end result was so unusual and fantastic I learned it myself. Here is how I make it, with a few modifications of Batmanglij's recipe.

Word for Today: Fodder

I heard the word "Fodder" mentioned several times in a meeting.  I have never heard this word before.  So, I look fodder up in the dictionary.

noun: coarse food (especially for cattle and horses) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop transitive
verb: inferior or readily available material used to supply a heavy demand

The sentence is "We will fodder out the information and then go through the options available."


This is my contribution and understanding of fodder.
*Old English fōdor; akin to Old High German fuotar food.

Health Tip: Dark leafy green vegetables...

Dark leafy green vegetables are packed with nutrients. They contain large amounts of beta-carotene, folic acid, calcium and fiber.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Health Tip: Reduce Dust...

To reduce dust and maintain cleaner air in your home, change your furnace and air conditioner filters monthly.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Recipe for Today: Bacon Chicken and Dumplings

Bacon Chicken and Dumplings

"This recipe is so easy and very tasty as well. No bones or skins to remove - this really is a terrific recipe!" - Rebecca Swift

3 slices bacon
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 onion, diced
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - diced
3 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
3 cups half-and-half
1 1/2 cups biscuit mix
1 cup milk

Original recipe makes 8 servings

Health Tip: Prevent Toxic Fumes...

To prevent toxic fumes in your home, store cleaning products, wood and silver polishes, paint cans, and liquid solvents in a garage or outside storage shed.

Recipe for today: Nazkhatun (Eggplant with Pomegranate)

Nazkhatun (Eggplant with Pomegranate)

I wish I had a better camera :( Don't be turned off by the idea of the pomegranate. It is only a very subtle taste that adds to the eggplant. There are so many different eggplant dishes you can make that require only little tweaking to this recipe. My mother-in-law made one up that is very good (and I plan to post it eventually) with ground beef and mint, turmeric, tomato,onion, garlic, and eggplant (no pomegranate). As I said in my beet-yogurt dip post, this dish tastes great when eaten with the yogurt.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Recipe for today: Pork Chop and Roasted Red Pepper Bake

Pork Chop and RoastedRed Pepper Bake 

“Tender center-cut pork chops are lightly browned, topped with roasted red peppers and a homemade mushroom white sauce, then baked to perfection.”

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Health Tip: Important Things

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles roll
ed into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

Health Tip: Did you Know about the Graviola Tree? (Health & Organic Wellbeing ( H.O.W ))

Did you Know?  The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo.

Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.

So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. If you have the space, plant one in your garden.
The other parts of the tree are also useful.

The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.

How many people died in vain while this billion-dollar drug maker concealed the secret of the miraculous Graviola tree?

This tree is low and is called graviola ! in Brazi l, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.

The principal interest in this plant is because of its strong anti-cancer effects. Although it is effective for a number of medical conditions, it is its anti tumor effect that is of most interest. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types.

Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

If there ever was a single example that makes it dramatically clear why the existence of Health Sciences Institute is so vital to Americans like you, it’s the incredible story behind the Graviola tree..

The truth is stunningly simple: Deep within the Amazon Rainforest grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:
* Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
* Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
* Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
* Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life

The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America ‘s largest drug manufacturers, th! e fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970's! What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing… Extracts from the tree were shown to:

* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer..
* The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
* What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectivelyhunts
down and kills only cancer cells.. It does not harm healthy cells!

The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched–so why haven’t you heard anything about it? If Graviola extract is

One of America ‘s biggest billion-dollar drug makers began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.

Various parts of the Graviola tree–including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds–have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indi! ans in S outh America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. Going on very little documented scientific evidence, the company poured money and resources into testing the tree’s anti-cancerous properties–and were shocked by the results. Graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo.
But that’s where the Graviola story nearly ended.

The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree–it’s completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There’s no way to make serious profits from it.

It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits–or even make back the millions it poured into research.

As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!

Luckily, however, there was one scientist from the Graviola research team whose conscience wouldn’t let him see such atrocity committed. Risking his career, he contacted a company that’s dedicated to harvesting medical plants from the Amazon Rainforest and blew the whistle.

Miracle unleashed
When researchers at the Health Sciences Institute were alerted to the news of Graviola,! they be gan tracking the research done on the cancer-killing tree. Evidence of the astounding effectiveness of Graviola–and its shocking cover-up–came in fast and furious….

….The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola’s “leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells.” Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public…

….Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, yet no double-blind clinical trials–the typical benchmark mainstream doctors and journals use to judge a treatment’s value–were ever initiated….

….A study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at “10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin…”

….The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.

…A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers Seven years of silence broken–it’s finally here!

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Health Tip: Feeling Good!


According to researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Georgia, when it comes to eating and weight loss, feeling good can motivate you to make healthy food choices.  Decorate your kitchen with things that make you smile.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Touched any gym equipment lately? Here are 10 Tips to Avoid Infections.


Some diseases have become immune to the antibiotics we use. As a result, controlling diseases and preventing infections from spreading are more crucial than ever, and doing so begins with measures every individual can take.
Here are “10 tips” to remember:
1. Wash your hands frequently—especially before preparing food, before eating, and after using the restroom. Insist that your health care providers wash their hands and use gloves.
2. Don’t insist that your physician give you antibiotics if you don’t need them. Antibiotics have no effect on illnesses caused by viruses.
3. Take prescribed antibiotics exactly as instructed; do not stop taking them without checking with your physician, even if the medicine makes you feel better—or worse.
4. Keep your immunizations up to date.
5. Follow safe sexual practices.
6. Don’t send your child to a day care center or to a school with symptoms of an infection—such as vomiting, diarrhea, and/or fever.
7. Do not use I.V. drugs; if you do, do not share needles.
8. Don’t share personal items—such as razor blades, tooth brushes, combs, and hairbrushes—and don’t eat or drink from others’ plates or glasses.
9. Keep kitchen surfaces clean, especially when preparing meat, chicken, and fish; disinfect kitchen surfaces.
10. Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, especially when they will be left out for a long time.

Source: The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Inc. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Recipe for today: Stuffed Apple Pork Chops

Fall is in the air and I picked Stuffed Apple Pork Chops as the awesome menu for dinner tonight.  I use the fresh picked apples from our fall apple picking adventures, for many great dishes, including this pork chop recipe.

ENJOY!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Health Tip: Strengh moves


The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults perform at least one set of strengthening moves 2 to 3 times per week.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Word for Today: Succinct

Word for Today: Succinct
adjective: Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words. Briefly giving the gist of something, in a few words.
Example: I found it difficult to explain succinctly to the student my experience I had with the bully at work. Synonyms: Briefly, compactly, concisely, crisply, curtly, elliptically, laconically, pithily, succinctly, summarily, tersely

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Health Tip: Keeping track...


As you create new habits, keep track of your daily activities.  Research shows that keeping a food diary, logging your successes, and tracking your progress will focus your attention on your new habits and increase your success.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Steps to leading large groups!!!

I did it!  I spent all of last week in Chicago.  I successfully lead two practice leading sessions.  It was awesome and I made an impact on each person's lives who were there.  Next step, lead and make sure I did all of the requirements for the program, double checking my metrics sheet which show I met the accountability items that I agreed to complete.

It's been an amazing adventure this past week.  I received word from the university that I have been selected to be this years grand marshall at the UW Whitewater homecoming parade.  They are acknowleding all of the contributions I do on and off campus with the students and faculty.

This years homecoming theme is Story Time and the university thought that I would be a great person to showcase this year because of my published works and experience in the field.   I'm not certain what this entails, but I am so excited to be a part of this years events.

I am honored to participate in the 2012 homecoming parade and festivities on Saturday, October 20, starting at 10 AM.  If you are in the Wisconsin area, come and enjoy the wonderful days events!

*Pictures of the days events will be posted.