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August 2010 Archives

Sometimes it’s good to remember that good things come from difficult, or bad times.  Just look at how flowers grow out of dirt.  All the dead matter, the organic waste, the decayed previous living plants all form soil, then it […]

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Remember the “Merry Unbirthday” song from the Disney animated film Alice in Wonderland?  I always loved that one, as it celebrates each one of us all the time. There’s a reason to celebrate our existence every day.  It’s amazing that […]

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There is only so much you can do well. You may want to be perfect, or do everything in the whole wide world, but alas–there are limits. Since there are only 24 hours in a day, don’t try to do […]

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Ever heard of, or eaten black rice?  Researchers say black rice is a great source of antioxidants, even more than blackberries and blueberries. Quoting from a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS):  “Just a spoonful of black rice […]

Here’s a challenge that will help you lose weight, and get healthier. SPEND TIME WATCHING LESS TV TONIGHT Go for a walk instead, or play a game of simple sports like tossing a ball, or whirling a hula-hoop. Go for a […]

Are you able to take a few of these last summer days for a little vacation?  That’s a great idea, if you can.  Be sure, however, to not vacation from taking good care of yourself. It’s easy to fall into […]

It’s been raining: pouring, driving, hard rain for days.  Work’s been pouring, too: so much to do, not enough time to get it all done.  Major transitions in the family: a close relative having surgery, kids demanding, emotional dramas.  Money […]

Tell the truth today, as much as possible, in every instance. Say what you’re really feeling and thinking — unless it would actually hurt someone for them to hear it. If you find it hard to reveal your true thoughts, […]

Are you aware that sodas are very high calorie?  A little soda, in an old-fashioned 8-ounce soda bottle can be as much as 100 calories.  A 16-ounce bottle or cup (now the “small” size in fast food joints), may be […]

If you’re a regular reader you’re aware of my quest to eat more salads.  I will admit, I have not been in love with them, until now.  I’ve come up with a bunch of new ideas for bunches of lettuce.  […]