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Suzanne C.

Suzanne C.

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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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    HOWARD LYMAN - An American farmer and animal rights activist who was raised as a fourth generation rancher on a farm that produced dairy and meat commodities. He has become known as the 'Mad Cowboy'.He was the guest on 'Oprah' that caused the big sensation with the beef industry because he told the truth & he & Oprah became involved in a lawsuit brought upon them by American cattlemen. They were exonerated in the end.

    Quoted from Howard Lyman's' book 'Mad Cowboy'
    "I am a fourth-generation dairy farmer and cattle rancher. I grew up on a dairy farm in Montana, and I ran a feedlot operation there for twenty years. I know firsthand how cattle are raised and how meat is produced in this country.
    Today I am president of Earth Save International, an organization promoting organic farming and the vegetarian diet.
    Sure, I used to enjoy my steaks as much as the next guy. But if you knew what I know about what goes into them and what they can to do you, you'd probably be a vegetarian like me. And, believe it or not, as a pure vegetarian now who consumes no animal products at all, I can tell you these days I enjoy eating more than ever.
    If you're a meat-eater in America, you have a right to know that you have something in common with most of the cows you've eaten. They've eaten meat, too.
    When a cow is slaughtered, about half of it by weight is not eaten by humans: the intestines and their contents, the head, hooves, and horns, as well as bones and blood. These are dumped into giant grinders at rendering plants, as are the entire bodies of cows and other farm animals known to be diseased. Rendering is a $2.4 billion-a-year industry, processing forty billion pounds of dead animals a year. There is simply no such thing in America as an animal too ravaged by disease, too cancerous, or too putrid to be welcomed by the all-embracing arms of the renderer. Another staple of the renderers diet, in addition to farm animals, is euthanized pets - the six or seven million dogs and cats that are killed in animal shelters every year. The city of Los Angeles alone, for example, sends some two hundred tons of euthanized cats and dogs to a rendering plant every month. Added to the blend are the euthanized catch of animal control agencies, and road kill. (Road kill is not collected daily, and in the summer, the better road kill collection crews can generally smell it before they can see it.) When this gruesome mix is ground and steam-cooked, the lighter, fatty material floating to the top gets refined for use in such products as cosmetics, lubricants, soaps, candles, and waxes. The heavier protein material is dried and pulverized into a brown powder-about a quarter of which consists of fecal material. The power is used as an additive to almost all pet food as well as to livestock feed. Farmers call it protein concentrates. In 1995, five million tons of processed slaughterhouse leftovers were sold for animal feed in the United States. I used to feed tons of the stuff to my own livestock. It never concerned me that I was feeding cattle to cattle."
    Mad Cowboy: Full Documentary Video:
    (If you want the truth about the animal farming industry, this film is the place to start. Highly educational!)

    Today's Challenge:
    Strengthen the backs of your arms with 5 chair dips.

    Without a video, I was just a bit confused as to whether I should lower myself all the way onto the floor or just above it before coming back up. I lowered myself all the way onto the floor & then came back up & said "One is enough for now. I will do one here & there later."


    25 Taste-Bud Tingling Vegan Curry Recipes!


    Enjoy the remaining hours of this Marvelous Monday.
    ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Strengthen the backs of your arms with 5 chair dips"

    June 28, 2016 at 3:36 UTC
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    My 'E' angel today is Norma.
    Thank you very much, Norma.
    (((((Norma))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:
    Spend a few moments thinking about a time when you were upset and another person comforted you.

    I have a very dear friend that is always just a phone call away for comfort. My sister is very good as well. So are my grandsons. I have learned how to be a comforting person.

    I am up too late, once again. So I will now try to get to bed. Sweet dreams everyone & have a Marvelous Monday.
    ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Spend a few moments thinking about a time when you were upset and another person comforted you"

    June 27, 2016 at 9:15 UTC
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    Today's Challenge:
    Drink a glass of water that you flavor naturally with lemon, lime, orange, mint, or cucumber.

    OK. I don't have a problem with drinking plain water so I don't need to spritz it up to get it down, but I do enjoy a little something added now & then. It's a nice little added zip of refreshment in the heat.


    Puffy eyes (or periorbital swelling, if you want to sound really fancy about it) refers to swelling of the tissues around the eyes-above, below, or all around. The actual puffiness itself is almost always caused periorbital edema, or fluid build-up around the eye, although aging, weight, and genetics all play a role. What’s triggering the fluid build-up can be a number of things, including illness (such as mononucleosis), sleep deprivation or over-sleeping, diet, allergies, and as mentioned above, aging/weight/genetics. Figuring out what the underlying cause is for you is extremely helpful when it comes to really targeting the problem, instead of just masking it. These home remedies for puffy eyes will cover several of the most common causes.


    According to universal law and the science of quantum physics, everything in the universe is fundamentally made of pure energy. This energy is constantly moving, oscillating and vibrating at different speeds – fast or slow. Though we have flesh and bones, we too are essentially just energy moving at a rapid pace, and that energy has a vibrational frequency.

    To determine your frequency, it’s simple: pay close attention to your feelings. When you hold positive thoughts in your heart and mind, you feel happy, inspired and content; when you hold negative thoughts, grouchy, angry or sad. The better you feel, the higher your frequency will be; the worse, the lower.

    More Here:

    Natural Sunscreen: What You Need to Know About SPF and Zinc

    Have a super Saturday night & a serene Sunday. ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Drink a glass of water that you flavor naturally with lemon, lime, orange, mint, or cucumber"

    June 26, 2016 at 4:52 UTC
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    Vegan Mint Chip Ice Cream
    From: VegNews (Recipe Below)
    Also below: A vegan version of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream.

    Today's Challenge:
    Use a lighter touch when you brush your teeth today.

    OK. I can do this.

    A hug & a thank you to Brent for the encouragement today.
    (((((Brent))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Seeing the Salad in the Sidewalk (A Short Story)
    Becoming a father who knows what’s tasty in the urban jungle
    By: Nathanael Johnson

    As she neared her third birthday, Josephine made a ritual of riding her plastic tricycle before dinner. She’d roll toward the BART station, gathering smiles from commuters walking home. Every day she would pedal about two blocks before deciding she would prefer to find something filthy on the sidewalk to put in her mouth. And then I would carry both her and the tricycle home.

    One day, as she was riding along and scanning the ground for something suitably vile to eat, I noticed an exuberant stand of wild fennel growing beside a telephone pole. Wild fennel springs up wherever there is exposed dirt in my neighborhood. You can’t see the bulbs like the fennel you find in supermarkets, but its feathery leaves are sweet, and taste like licorice.

    Sensing an opportunity to channel Josephine’s attraction away from sidewalk detritus, I plucked a tender shoot and held it out to her. “Do you know what this plant is?”

    She shook her head gravely.

    “Fennel. Some people call it candy plant.”

    “Candy plant?”

    I had her attention. I handed her the sprig.

    “Can I eat it?”

    And for once, I could say yes.

    Read more here: http://spiritualityhealth.c...

    The FREE at the moment Kindle selection I posted yesterday seems to still be FREE at the moment. I don't know how long this freebie will last. Here's the Amazon link again:


    Vegan Mint Chip Ice Cream

    Cherry/Chocolate Soft-Serve Ice Cream
    This is a vegan version of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. It’s a delicious, refreshing, and guilt-free soft-serve dessert.

    Enjoy what is left of this Fabulous Friday. ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Use a lighter touch when you brush your teeth today"

    June 25, 2016 at 2:26 UTC
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    Special thanks to Norma for her very sweet & very much appreciated encouragement today.
    (((((Norma))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:
    Name 1 positive change you recently made to your finances.

    The most positive change isn't really that recent. It has been quite a few years ago now that I filed for & fought for my deceased ex-husband's Social Security. It has made quite a big positive difference in my finances & I am truly grateful.

    Here is one of those FREEBIE Kindle selections I posted about the other day. No telling how long it will be free so if you are interested, grab it now.

    From Backdoor Survival:
    Today's eBook is from Poverty Prepper author, Susan Gregersen. All of her books are wonderful and this one is no exception. FREE at the moment.
    Food Storage: Preserving Vegetables, Grains, and Beans Kindle Edition

    My clock says it's already Friday. Have a good one.
    ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Name 1 positive change you recently made to your finances"

    June 24, 2016 at 7:14 UTC
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    Vegan Sour Cream Ranch Party Dip
    (Recipe Below)

    Today's Challenge:
    While marching in place, bend forward at the hips and extend your arms behind you 15 times.

    Triple digit heat here today, so I've been moving really slowly all day. I put this one off until it cooled down some. OK. Challenge completed.
    ♥ ;-D ♥

    Hump Day Helpful Herbals & Naturals:

    Did you know your garden is hiding all sorts of nutritional and medicinal gems?

    From curing heartburn, cystitis and coughs to providing free protein, vitamins and minerals, common weeds have some truly amazing benefits. Sadly, most people simply dig them up, mow them down or kill them in various ways.

    Why not take a look at what’s really growing in your backyard? With delicious recipes included for each ‘weed’, you might just think twice about adding them to the compost heap.

    18 Edible Backyard Weeds With Extraordinary Health Benefits


    Spiced Sumac Chickpea with Tomatoes and Cucumbers:

    Vegan Sour Cream Ranch Party Dip:

    Nutella Frozen Yogurt - 2 Recipes:

    Have sweet dreams if you're going to bed. ♥ ;-D ♥
    Have a Terrific Tuesday if you're waking up. ♥ ;-D ♥


    "While marching in place, bend forward at the hips and extend your arms behind you 15 times"

    June 23, 2016 at 7:39 UTC
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    Thank you to Jean for her 'Golden' encouragement.
    (((((Jean))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:
    Plan to look for healthy choices on the menu before you leave for a restaurant.

    No problem on this one DC. Done all the time. This is a way of life for me. I only eat at restaurants with healthy choices because I only eat healthy choices. I generally only eat at a few places that I know & trust & already know what I am going to have there. But when I learn of a new place to try, I do like to go online & peruse the menu so I will know what to expect & what to look for to order.

    Tuesday Tidbits:

    Summer is here and summer is too precious to waste indoors. For anyone who enjoys food and cooking, summer offers the finest produce. The key is to keep it simple and just enjoy the fresh, fragrant flavors of these seasonal ingredients.

    Here are some easy, healthy summer salad recipes. Each salad has it’s own unique flavor profile, and every dressing is light and oil-free. There is no reason to smother those beautiful flavors with lots of oil, fat and calories.

    Three Healthy Oil-Free Summer Salad Recipes:

    Summer Salad Recipe #1 – Potato and Corn Salad with Oil-Free Mustard Vinaigrette

    Summer Salad Recipe #2 – Roasted and Glazed Carrots with Arugula Salad

    Summer Salad Recipe #3 – Heirloom Tomatoes Topped With A Pistachio Dressing

    Summer Salad Recipes Here:

    No Bake, No Stovetop Cookie Bites

    Chocolate Avocado Fudge Pops Recipe

    Sweet dreams & have a Wonderful Wednesday tomorrow. ♥ ;-D ♥


    "Plan to look for healthy choices on the menu before you leave for a restaurant"

    June 22, 2016 at 7:16 UTC
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    "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"
    ~Benjamin Franklin~

    Today's 'E' angel is Jean.
    Thank you. (((((Jean))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:
    Learn which items should be in an emergency supply kit.

    “Oh no! Now what? A disruptive event has just occurred in my area and what do I do? I know that I have prepared an emergency kit and can survive for a week or two but what do I do now? I am confused and can’t think. Help me!”

    Although this is a fictional scenario, those might likely be the thoughts that run through your mind following an earthquake, hurricane, flood, wildfire or other natural disaster. Those thoughts and worse will jump to the forefront if the disruptive event is a pandemic, nuclear event, or civil unrest where your life may be in danger.

    While some may think that the likelihood of such a disaster landing on your doorstep is low, it could happen. That is why you prepare, right?

    Given that a disruptive event might occur without warning, what will you do? Here are some tips and possible solutions to the “OH NO! What do I do now?” dilemma.

    17 Tips for Taking Charge After A Disruptive Event

    Many of us have been prepping for quite a while. We started by getting some more food, a few cases of water, and some gear. We now have a lot of prepping things and a good size food and water storage? Been de-cluttering and reorganizing? Some things getting a little out of date, maybe a little dusty, maybe a little rusty, and some of it definitely being unused? Emergency plans out of date and a lot of revisions to make?

    Now What? A Review Checklist for the Long-Term Prepper: http://www.livinglifeinrura...

    BACKDOOR SURVIVAL: Prepping with Optimism


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    If you have Amazon's free App on your computer or other personal device for Kindle selections you will find that she regularly posts selections that are 'FREE at the moment'. I follow her FB page & have picked up many great selections for my kindle library for FREE.

    Here's an example of one that she posted. It is no longer free but I grabbed it when she posted it & it was 'FREE at the moment'.

    If you don't have Amazon's free App you can easily get it by clicking the "Read on any Device" Box & get it installed onto your device. I love it.

    Be careful. Be prepared. ♥ ;-D ♥

    Here are some Meatless Monday Recipes:

    Easy Weeknight Vegan Dinner Recipes for quick and flavorful meals. 1 pot stove top meals. 1 pot Peanut Sauce noodles, Pb Lentils, Bombay Potatoes, Orange Tofu and more. Gluten-free and Soy-free Options


    "Learn which items should be in an emergency supply kit"

    June 21, 2016 at 0:24 UTC
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