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Suzanne C.

Suzanne C.

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    375 days
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Born in L.A, CA, I was a child of the '50s, teen of the '60s & I grew up in Hollywood, just off the Sunset Strip. I was a Hollywood Hippie. I lived the life of a gypsy, traveling up & down the coast of California & journeyed to the comunes of Taos, New Mexico. There, in the summer of '69, I finally 'found' myself. Now mother to 5(2 are step), grandma to 8 & great grandma to 2, I spend my time expanding my horizons by learning about many things, especially health, nutrition & spiritual ascension.
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    Video: Banana Peel to Whiten Your Teeth:
    wikiHow to Whiten Your Teeth with Banana Peel

    Here's a search page with lots of articles about it. The general consensus seems to be that the results can be very subtle & you might want to take before & after photos so you can see the difference because some felt they observed no difference.
    And, the bottom line seems to be that even if you don't really see a difference, it is still VERY beneficial to your teeth.

    Today's Challenge:
    Eat 1 fruit or vegetable with the skin on.

    Hey DC !!! This challenge is completed all the time. EVERY DAY !!! I leave the skins on almost every fruit & vegetable that I eat. It is just a way of life f
    or me. A part of my healthy lifestyle. ♥ ;-D ♥ I don't even peel my potatoes when I make mashed potatoes. Yep !!! You'll find peels in my mashed potatoes. I've been doing that ever since I moved away from home at age 18. (Many moons ago) ♥ ;-D ♥ I did get a very large squash from a neighbor's garden. It was as big around as a football & twice as long !!! I cut it into sections & steamed it with the skin on, but the skin was tough & I did not eat it. I scooped the flesh off of the skin. ♥ ;-D ♥ Are there a few things I peel. Yes. Avocados, mangoes, bananas (although contrary to DC saying they aren't edible...they are...more on that below)., large squash & pineapples. Probably a few more but can't think of them at the moment. Of course the inner flesh is scraped off the artichoke leaves with the teeth & the skin is not eaten. Oh, how I LOVE artichokes !!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    Here's a couple links to articles about banana peels being not just edible but also very nutritious:

    People around the world are eating banana peels because they know something that Westerners do not:

    What Are the Benefits of Eating Banana Peels?:


    (Some of these probably repeat. Didn't have time to look at them all)

    wikiHow to Use Banana Peels:

    20 Uses For Banana Peels:

    9 Unexpected Reasons You Should Never Trash Banana Peels:

    AS ALWAYS: If any of the links above don't work, check the comment section below because I generally try to check them & correct them if they don't work. ♥ ;-D ♥

    Love ♥ & (((hugs))) going out to my Tuesday encouragers !!!
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Virpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Brenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    We are coming out of the starting gate on a new pact, Aleta. ♥ ;-D ♥
    402 points in the last one !!! Yippee !!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    May everyone enjoy a lovely remainder to a Terrific Tuesday. ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Eat 1 fruit or vegetable with the skin on"

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    Nathan Runkle of Mercy for Animals

    Today's Challenge:
    Spend 5 minutes reading about an organization that supports a cause that matters to you.

    OK. There are many worthy charities. There are also many unworthy charities. Some people may differ in opinions on some of the organizations that are not worthy but here are a few I will not contribute to: Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Oceana, World Wildlife Fund, Nature Conservancy. Why? Because they have 'sold out'. They accept money from organizations & businesses that are damaging to the environment & then don't give the public better information on how to help save the planet. Not one of those charities tells people the #1 thing damaging the environment. It is the 'animals-for-food' industry. These 'supposedly environmental organizations' get money from many segments of that industry so they won't tell people the truth. They don't want to lose their biggest financial contributors. They don't even pursue the greatest contributors to pollution of the planet. And not because they don't know. They know !!! They are hypocrites. One might conclude that they are more interested in the money they receive (SADLY TRUE OF SO MANY ORGANIZATIONS) than they are in actually saving the environment & they will not get a penny from me !!!

    If you are at all interested in this subject check out the documentary: "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret"
    The film that environmental organizations don't want you to see !!!
    Cowspiracy won the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 South African Eco Film Festival, as well as the Best Foreign Film Award at the 12th annual Festival de films de Portneuf sur l'environnement. It was also nominated for Cinema Politica’s 2015 Audience Choice Award.

    I watched it on Netflix but I don't know if it is still available there.

    Ciwspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

    Cowspiracy Facebook Page:

    I decided to look into Mercy for Animals; Their headquarters aren't more than about a mile from me & I'm working on a few of my personal problems so that I can do some volunteer work for them.

    Mercy For Animals (MFA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies, founded in October 1999. Nathan Runkle is the group's executive director and founder. Focusing primarily on advocacy on behalf of farmed animals, MFA runs a number of campaigns that aim to educate the public on animal protection issues and to encourage them to adopt a vegan diet. It has engaged in several undercover investigations, primarily of egg farms, and has produced television commercials showing the treatment of animals in slaughterhouses and factory farms. They have offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Ohio, Texas, and Toronto. MFA's national headquarters is located in Los Angeles.
    Mercy for Animals is currently one of Animal Charity Evaluators' Top Charities.

    Mercy for

    Mercy for Animals Facebook Page:

    Mercy for Animals
    From Wikipedia:

    Many thanks to my wonderful encouragers today !!!
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Robyn))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Virpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Brenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Charlie))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Pact Day 5, Aleta. !!!
    And we passed the 400 mark in points. ♥ ;-D ♥

    Peace, Love & Light. ♥ ;-D ♥
    Sweet dreams tonight. ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Spend 5 minutes reading about an organization that supports a cause that matters to you"

    December 6, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
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    Suzanne C. completed a pact with Aleta O. and won 402 bonus points December 6, 2016 at 8:33 UTC
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    Tree-Hugging is Free
    Top 3 Benefits of Hugging a Tree:

    It has been recently scientifically validated that hugging trees is good for you. Research has shown that you don’t even have to touch a tree to get better, you just need to be within its vicinity for a beneficial effect.

    In a recently published book, "Blinded by Science", the author Matthew Silverstone, proves scientifically that trees do in fact improve many health issues such as concentration levels, reaction times, depression, stress and other various forms of mental illness. He even points to research indicating a tree’s ability to alleviate headaches in humans seeking relief by communing with trees.

    The author points to a number of studies that have shown that children show significant psychological and physiological improvement in terms of their health and well being when they interact with plants and trees. Specifically, the research indicates that children function better cognitively and emotionally in green environments and have more creative play in green areas. Also, he quotes a major public health report that investigated the association between green spaces and mental health and concluded that “access to nature can significantly contribute to our mental capital and wellbeing”.

    So what is it about nature that can have these significant effects? Up until now it has been thought to be the open green spaces that cause this effect. However, Matthew Silverstone, shows that it is nothing to do with this by proving scientifically that it is the vibrational properties of trees and plants that give us the health benefits and not the open green spaces.

    The answer to how plants and trees affect us physiologically turns out to be very simple. It is all to do with the fact that everything vibrates in a subtle manner, and different vibrations affect biological behaviours. One research experiment showed that if you drink a glass of water that has been treated with a “10Hz vibration” your blood coagulation rates will change immediately on ingesting the treated water. It is the same with trees, when touching a tree its different vibrational pattern will affect various biological behaviours within your body
    Source of the above:

    This vibrational idea is backed up throughout the book by hundreds of scientific studies to provide overwhelming proof that tree hugging after all is not such a crazy idea. Not only is it good for our health but it can also save the Government a lot of money by offering an alternative form of treatment that is free.

    One report concluded with the following: "safe, green spaces may be as effective as prescription drugs in treating some forms of mental illnesses".

    Wouldn't it be nice to hear from now on that doctors treat some forms of illnesses by suggesting a walk in the park rather than taking a packet full of pills?
    Tree hugging improves your health

    This & more below. (Some of the info in the links below repeats but some is different.)

    Science Proves Hugging Trees Is Good for Health

    The Healing Benefits of Hugging a Tree

    Today's Challenge:
    List 2 ways you can nurture yourself without spending money.

    Well. Going for a stroll in the neighborhood to enjoy looking at all the beautiful flowers & trees is always nice & free. Tree hugging is great too. YES !!! I confess !!! I am a tree hugger !!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    I found a box of books in a dumpster several years ago. Snuggling up with my fur babies & reading one of those books is a free & simple pleasure. ♥ ;-D ♥

    Thank you to my encouragers today. Reading your 'E's is such a pleasure
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Melanie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ :-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Virpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Gaybrilla))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Brenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Pact Day 4, Aleta. ♥ ;-D ♥
    We are headed for the 'home plate' !!!

    Peace, Love & Light
    & sweet dreams tonight. ♥


    "List 2 ways you can nurture yourself without spending money"

    December 5, 2016 at 9:07 UTC
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    Today's Challenge:
    Jump rope with a real or imaginary jump rope for 30 seconds.

    Tell you what DC. I will catch up on this one tomorrow. I went out the door at 4 pm to run some errands & didn't get back home until 8 pm. I am exhausted & still have some things to put away. Left some things in the Explorer that did not have to come in yet. Tried some imaginary jump roping & didn't even make it 15 seconds. I know I can do it but it will nave to be tomorrow after I have 'recovered' from my errands & shopping.

    Thank you so very much to my wonderful encouragers. You are the best !!!
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Melanie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((VIrpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Brenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Gaybrilla))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Aleta))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Pact Hump Day, Aleta. !!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    Peace, Love & Light. ♥ ;-D ♥
    Sweet dreams tonight. ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Jump rope with a real or imaginary jump rope for 30 seconds"

    December 4, 2016 at 5:49 UTC
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    Today's Challenge:
    Take 10 minutes to clean your computer keyboard: Shake out the crumbs, then wipe down the keys.

    OK, I'm using a laptop & I'm busy on it right now. So, I flipped it over & shook it out. Tonight, when I shut it down, I will shake it out better & give it a good wipe down after it is off. ♥ ;-D ♥

    Love ♥ & thank yous to my 2 wonderful encouragers today.
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Virpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Pact Day 2, Aleta !!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    Sending everyone Peace, Love & Light. ♥ ;-D ♥
    May you all have sweet dreams tonight. ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Take 10 minutes to clean your computer keyboard: Shake out the crumbs, then wipe down the keys"

    December 3, 2016 at 0:15 UTC
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    Today's Challenge:
    Add 1 root vegetable to your shopping list, such as carrots, turnips, or beets.

    I have a few root veggies on hand. Orange sweet potatoes & white with purple skins. Yukon gold potatoes. Also red onions, brown onions, leeks & garlic. I did use up the last of my carrots in a soup last night, so they will go on my list. I buy a bag of them from Trader Joe's that I really like, They are yellow, orange, purple & red & organic. I may add radishes to the list. I like to roast them for a sweeter flavor.. Perhaps some beets too. I love beets. I eat the tops too. I toss them into a stir fry or steam fry or add them to soups as a green.

    Thanks going out to my encouragers for the love today !!!
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Virpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Meezan))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Gaybrilla))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Brent))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Day 1 of a new pact, Aleta !!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    Peace, Love & Light to all as the week winds down.


    "Add 1 root vegetable to your shopping list, such as carrots, turnips, or beets"

    December 2, 2016 at 7:30 UTC
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