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Suzanne C.

Suzanne C.

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    293 days
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    2011

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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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    A special thank you to Grace for the 'E'.
    (((((Grace))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:
    Save water at the kitchen sink: Wet dishes, turn off the tap, soap them up, and then rinse.

    This one has me scratching my head just a bit because I don't wet my dishes & turn off the tap.

    My dishes get rinsed quickly with a scrubber sponge of any food debris right after use. Then they get stacked & wait for washing. When I wash them I don't waste water on wetting them. I see no need to wet them. A wet, soapy scrubber sponge is going to work just fine. (Not the same scrubber sponge I use to clean off the food debris.) I soap the dishes & stack them all & then I rinse them all. It's usually only a few items. I live alone except for my animals. If it's eating utensils, I wash them all & put them into a bowl of clean water to rinse all at once.

    Growing up, my mom always quickly rinsed off food debris right after we ate & stacked items on the counter until she had enough for a big dishpan full & then soaked them in VERY hot soapy water until the water was just cool enough to get her hands into. She soaped & rinsed each item & turned off the tap between each item. She did not let the tap run continuously while washing an item. If I have enough dishes I do that, but that is rare.

    Peace, Love & Light to all. ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Save water at the kitchen sink: Wet dishes, turn off the tap, soap them up, and then rinse"

    July 30, 2016 at 7:16 UTC
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    20160728162259

    How about lean vegan protein burgers?
    Lots of good, lean protein there.
    LOTS & LOTS of great recipes here:
    http://www.veganricha.com/c...

    Today's Challenge:
    Share your favorite way to prepare 1 type of lean protein, such as beans, chicken, or fish.

    The ways that I get lean protein are usually through nuts & beans. A great way is through nuts and/or bean burgers.

    The above link has pages & pages of meatless, lean protein burgers.

    Have a great day & a wonderful evening. ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Share your favorite way to prepare 1 type of lean protein, such as beans, chicken, or fish"

    July 28, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
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    20160728054610

    HUMP DAY HELPFUL HERBALS

    ALOE VERA

    Often extolled for its soothing qualities, aloe vera is most commonly used as a topical ointment for burns, sun damage and skin abrasions, but this ancient plant may offer deeper healing abilities when taken orally. Most of us are familiar with the presence of aloe vera in cosmetics and skin creams; it moisturizes and has anti-aging effects. However, many people who live according to a natural health philosophy have long viewed the plant as a potent superfood.

    That’s right. As kale and blueberries quickly ascended to the top of superfood lists, aloe vera has remained a quiet competitor.

    Walk into any health food store and you’ll see plenty of aloe vera juices and gels, but what do they really do? Search for aloe vera information on the Internet and you’ll be bombarded with aloe products touting the plant’s virtues, but is it safe to use?

    Learn how aloe vera is used as a functional food, ways to incorporate it into your diet and what safety precautions to take. As always, it’s a good idea to consult your physician before starting any complementary medicine regimen.

    Aloe Vera: The Ultimate Guide

    Aloe vera is the go-to remedy for more than just sunburns. This comprehensive guide explains the ancient plant’s origins and what it can be used for today: http://www.naturalhealers.c...


    Today's Challenge:
    Bend to each side and rest a hand on your shin, forming a triangle with your arm, leg, and torso.

    OK. Challenge completed, Barely. Challenges like this show me just how 'out of shape' I really am.

    My thanks go out to Jean for her encouragement today.
    (((((Jean))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Peace, Love & Light to all. ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Bend to each side and rest a hand on your shin, forming a triangle with your arm, leg, and torso"

    July 28, 2016 at 5:46 UTC
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    Thank you to Grace & Jean for the encouragement today.
    (((((Grace))))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    (((((Jean))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:
    Name 1 way you protect your skin from the sun besides sunscreen.

    I'll name a few. Wide-brimmed hats, protective clothing, nutrition.

    Nutrition For Natural Sun Protection Without Sunscreen

    What’s Wrong With Sunscreen?

    If used properly, sunscreen is without a doubt one of the best ways you can prevent sunburn. So why don’t we all just use sunscreen to protect ourselves and forget about it?

    It’s not quite so simple. First of all, many people do not use sunscreen properly. Whether you miss a few spots, apply it when you are already out in the sun, or forget to reapply, you are probably making a mistake somewhere.

    Unfortunately, that’s not all. Sunscreen itself has its own set of risks.

    Sunscreen And Dangerous Chemicals
    Sunscreen contains all sorts of chemicals that have negative effects on your body. I guarantee that if you look at the list of ingredients in your sunscreen, you won’t recognize the vast majority of them.

    Seriously, take a look. Do you have any idea what oxybenzone, benzophenone, octocrylene, or octyl methoxycinnamate do?

    Titanium dioxide, another one of these chemicals found commonly in sunscreen (even the ones commonly regarded as safe), greatly increases the rate of cell death in human skin cells. And then there are the various chemicals that act as UV filters that have been found to have numerous endocrine disrupting effects in animals, including reproductive and developmental toxicity and problems with the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. We don’t have much evidence of what these chemicals do in humans, but the animal evidence isn’t promising.

    The Environmental Working Group warns against use of the majority of sunscreens due to the uncertain effects of many chemicals in them. Most notable is oxybenzone, found in about 80% of all chemical sunscreens, which can penetrate the skin, cause allergic reactions, and disrupt hormones.

    While the jury is still out on the effects of many of these chemicals, they very well may pose a threat to your health.

    Nutrition For Sun Protection:

    Since sunscreen is not a perfect solution to the whole sunburn problem, it would be great if there were another way to get protection from the sun. Believe it or not, components of your diet can have a huge effect on your skin’s ability to naturally protect itself against sunburn.

    It shouldn’t be too surprising though. After all, we know that what we eat shows in our skin. By consuming more of certain nutrients and less of others, you can make your skin much more resistant to damage from the sun.
    Read more here: http://feelhappiness.com/na...

    Eat more foods that provide sun protection:

    6 Food Groups That Will Protect You From the Sun
    http://greatist.com/health/...

    7 FOODS TO EAT FOR SUN PROTECTION (Reader's Digest)
    http://www.rd.com/health/be...

    7 FOODS THAT PROVIDE SUN PROTECTION
    http://mariamarlowe.com/201...

    5 Natural Ways to Prevent Sunburns:
    Healthy living tips:
    http://blog.radiantlifecata...

    Peace, Love & Light to all. ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Name 1 way you protect your skin from the sun besides sunscreen"

    July 27, 2016 at 5:17 UTC
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    20160726022958

    MEATLESS MONDAY RECIPE

    Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers!
    With Avocado!
    (Includes video)
    http://kblog.lunchboxbunch....

    More Meatless Monday recipe videos below.

    Today's Challenge:
    Clear a place on your kitchen counter or table for a bowl or basket, and plan to put fruit in it.

    I have a number of fruit baskets & colanders that usually always have some fruit in them. I keep certain fruits in them throughout the year. In this very hot weather we are having here now, the refrigerator is a better place for most of them. I do keep ripening tomatoes & avocados in fruit baskets, even in this heat. Also bananas. And, any fruit that comes along that is not ripe yet. I leave unripe fruit out to ripen in a basket or on a window sill. I do not put it in the fridge.

    Thank you to Aleta, my 'E' angel for today.
    (((((Aleta))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    MORE MEATLESS MONDAY RECIPES

    Vegan Double-Double Burgers and Hot Dogs
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

    Hearty Meatless Vegan Burger Recipe
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

    Vegan Falafel Sliders
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

    AND DESSERT:

    Raw Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream in 90 seconds !
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

    Have a marvelous Meatless Monday. ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Clear a place on your kitchen counter or table for a bowl or basket, and plan to put fruit in it"

    July 26, 2016 at 2:29 UTC
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    20160725041337

    SUNDAY SPIRIT

    How to Live From the Heart

    How do you live and think from the heart? The first and most important step is not to get there from your head. Activating and empowering your heart’s center begins with acknowledging that there is a brain and an emotional center that resides there.
    In a world that is highly visual and constantly bombarded with stimulation, we are exposed to a myriad of sensations that keep us in our heads. From thinking about our daily activities to relationships, finances, jobs, social responsibilities, home, family….the list could go on and we could be stuck in our heads for ever.
    So how do we quiet those thoughts down and be more in our hearts?
    It takes time, effort, dedication, and the release of energy, memories, thoughts, feelings and events that we acquire throughout our lifetime. Did you get that? It’s a non-stop effort in cleaning, clearing, and claiming. What are you claiming? Peace of mind!!!!!
    More Here: http://bodyenergyconnection...

    VIDEO: How to Live From the Heart::
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...


    Today's Challenge:
    Clasp your elbows or forearms behind your back for a shoulder stretch.

    I did this one this morning. Nice stretch. ♥ ;-D ♥

    Thank you to Jean for the 'Golden E' today.
    (((((Jean))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    May you all enjoy what is left of this Sunday in serenity. ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Clasp your elbows or forearms behind your back for a shoulder stretch"

    July 25, 2016 at 4:13 UTC
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    Today's Challenge:
    Visit a website to find a quote that inspires you.

    I have a "Quotes" file folder on my computer. I decided on this one:

    "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
    ~Albert Einstein~

    Albert was an extremely intelligent man. I'm sure he had very good reasons for feeling & thinking in this way.

    ♥ ;-D ♥

    Thank you to my wonderful "E" angels today.
    (((((Barbara))))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    (((((Jean))))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    (((((Erin))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Visit a website to find a quote that inspires you"

    July 24, 2016 at 6:28 UTC
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    A big thank you to Jean for the encouragement.
    (((((Jean))))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:

    Name your "trigger food," a food that you can't stop eating once you start and may eat mindlessly.

    For me, when I stress, my trigger is food. Period, My trigger food used to be sugar, and somewhat still is, and I try to eat very little of it by not bringing it into the house. These days, when I stress & mindlessly eat/snack, I only eat/snack on healthy foods because that is the food that I buy. I have a strategy that is working for me. Only buy healthy foods.
    ♥ ;-D ♥

    Good night & pleasant dreams. ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Name your "trigger food," a food that you can't stop eating once you start and may eat mindlessly"

    July 23, 2016 at 9:13 UTC
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