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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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    20170424061157

    West Hollywood Library

    There were many nice interior & exterior photos. It was really hard to choose one. I think I may share a few more shots over the next few days.
    ♥ ;-D ♥

    Today's Challenge:
    Visit your library's website to learn about free programs, including passes to museums and zoos.

    I have looked before when we previously had this challenge. I decided to look again. Many things to look into. Also found the Beverly Hills Public Library which is not too far away either. Both libraries have many different things available. I will be perusing further. Did find that my local library has all sorts of free events. Here's just a few off the top.

    One is a monthly classic movie matinee in the community meeting room with complimentary lemonade & popcorn!!! This month it is "Enter the Dragon".
    An upcoming event is "Japanese Bookmarks and Origami Candy Boxes"
    Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the library! We'll teach you how to make your own Japanese bookmark and origami candy box. All supplies provided. All ages welcome.
    Ongoing:
    Learn a new board game! There is a new golden age of board games happening right now! Fun, strategic games with no player elimination, no “lose a turn” turns, just many chances to feel clever and brilliant!
    In May: Learn the modern classics Carcassone, Dominion, and Alhambra. All levels of experience welcome!
    There is also a Scrabble Club. ♥ ;-D ♥
    I'm not finding any discounts or free passes but I'm still continuing to look at their website ♥ ;-D ♥
    And I haven't yet looked at the Beverly Hills Library's website.
    Tomorrow is another day. Right? ♥ ;-D ♥

    BIG (((HUGZ))) of LOVE ♥ to all my encouragers!!!
    Thanks for the love & the smiles !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
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    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Glenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Brenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((William))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    New Pact Day 1, Aleta !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    May everyone have a lovely remains to their day ♥ ;-D ♥
    Peace, Love & Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And sweet dreams tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Visit your library's website to learn about free programs, including passes to museums and zoos"

    April 24, 2017 at 6:11 UTC
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    Suzanne C. completed a pact with Aleta O. and won 305 bonus points April 23, 2017 at 4:05 UTC
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    20170423010514

    Today's Challenge:
    Stand in a doorway with your hands on the frame and lean forward. Hold for a count of 15.

    I switched it up just a bit!!! I only held for a count of 10 but I did it 5 times.

    GIANT (((HUGZ))) of LOVE ♥ to my encouragers!!!
    Thanks for the E-love & the smiles !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Joy))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Norma))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Glenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((James))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Virpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Debbie))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Pact Day 5, Aleta !!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    TIME FOR POINTS !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    May everyone have a lovely evening ♥ ;-D ♥
    Peace, Love & White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And magical dreams tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Stand in a doorway with your hands on the frame and lean forward. Hold for a count of 15"

    April 23, 2017 at 1:05 UTC
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    Today's Challenge:
    Mix it up: Do 1 thing differently today, such as walking a new route or eating in a new spot.

    OK. I will do this challenge over the weekend. I will eat a meal out on the front porch ♥ ;-D ♥

    GIANT (((HUGZ))) of LOVE ♥ to my encouragers!!!
    Thank you for the E-love & Smiles !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Rose))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Melanie F))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Lynn S))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Norma))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Virpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Kali))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Pact Day 4, Aleta !!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    POINTS TOMORROW !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    May everyone enjoy a lovely Friday evening ♥ ;-D ♥
    And a wonderful weekend ♥ ;-D ♥
    Peace, Love & White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And sweet dreams tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Mix it up: Do 1 thing differently today, such as walking a new route or eating in a new spot"

    April 22, 2017 at 5:00 UTC
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    Today's Challenge:
    Avoid snacking while preparing 1 meal: drink water, chew gum, or crunch on plain veggies instead.

    I really don't find this challenge very useful to me for a number of reasons. First of all, if I do smack it will be healthy & not detrimental to me.

    I MIGHT drink some water depending on how near the meal is to being ready. I will only drink water if the meal won't be ready for awhile. I don't drink water (or any liquids for that matter), just before, during or directly after a meal. Water & other liquids interfere with the body's digestive process by diluting the digestive enzymes & stomach acids necessary for proper & healthy digestion. Here's Food Babe's take on it: http://foodbabe.com/2012/02...

    As a side note I will add that GERD/acid reflux, etc. is NOT caused by too much acid. It is actually caused by too little acid. 'Heartburn' is INDIGESTION (the body NOT digesting properly) because there is not enough enzymes & acids to digest the food in the way that it should be. So over-the-counter & prescription medications for buffering stomach acid only serve to cause further problems either now or more likely later. Treating a problem caused by too little acid is not going to be improved by further decreasing the acid that is already too low!!!

    Here's a few articles for anyone interested in or plagued by this problem:

    News Flash: Acid Reflux Caused by Too Little Acid, Not Too Much
    http://articles.mercola.com...

    ARE YOUR SYMPTOMS RELATED TO LOW STOMACH ACID? & THE TRUTH ABOUT HEARTBURN!
    http://www.collective-evolu...

    What Everybody Ought To Know (But Doesn’t) About Heartburn & GERD
    https://chriskresser.com/wh...

    OK. Off my soapbox & back to the challenge at hand.

    I certainly won't chew gum. I don't consider it healthy. Firstly, I don't go for chemical and/or artificial ingredients, especially the sugar substitute chemicals. No thanks!!! Secondly, chewing gum can drive particles down deeper in between the teeth making them more difficult to remove. Also it can push particles down between the teeth & gums. This can cause a painful swelling in that area of the gum while you generally wait days for it to work its way back out!!!
    A sugar-free hard candy? Once again we have chemical and/or artificial ingredients. Once again, no thanks!!!

    Being an almost entirely whole foods plant-based vegan, fresh raw & steamed vegetables comprise almost my entire diet. So when I am preparing a meal, I am usually preparing fresh veggies. I don't generally snack while preparing a meal (unless I am REALLY hungry). But if I do snack. it will be on the fresh veggies I am preparing to eat anyway. Tonight I will be heating up some leftover miso soup with some other added leftovers. So, there won't really be any preparation. Just heat & eat.. But next time there is preparation & I snack, I will snack on the fresh veggies I am preparing.
    ♥ ;-D ♥

    GREAT BIG (((HUGZ))) of LOVE ♥ to my encouragers!!!
    The smiles you bring really ROCK !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Lynn S))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Meezan))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Gaybrilla))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Pact Hump Day, Aleta !!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    We are sliding on down to the finish !!!

    May everyone in DC have a beautiful evening ♥ ;-D ♥
    With Peace, Love & White Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And sweet dreams tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Avoid snacking while preparing 1 meal: drink water, chew gum, or crunch on plain veggies instead"

    April 21, 2017 at 2:17 UTC
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    20170420010106

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CACAO & COCOA!!!
    CACAO IS A SUPERFOOD!!! COCOA IS NOT!!!

    If you are going to use chocolate as your source of epicatechin (for today's challenge or otherwise) make sure you are getting the best chocolate!!! Manufacturers making high-quality chocolate use natural and minimal ingredients, including cacao. The best high-quality chocolate? Dark chocolate!!! And the link I posted below will help you find the best high-quality dark chocolate!!!

    NOTE: I also found it interesting that many articles referred to the beans as cocoa beans. I believe that they are, more properly, cacao beans.

    The internet articles I found regarding sources of epicatechin all seemed to name cocoa as a good source. However, I received a timely email today regarding the difference between cacao & cocoa & I will share this info.

    Wait a minute. Chocolate, cacao, cocoa…
    What Is The DIFFERENCE?

    More and more studies are showing that chocolate has incredible health benefits. They mainly revolve around antioxidant-rich dark chocolate . Let me clarify – it’s NOT actually chocolate that’s on the superfood list, but cacao.
    Research has proven that dark chocolate is better for your health than milk chocolate or chocolate candy bars. Dark chocolate is less processed and – due to the high cacao concentration – higher in antioxidants as well.
    Some chocolates are made from cacao, while others are made from cocoa. Though both cacao and cocoa come from cacao beans, there is an important difference.
    Cacao beans are fantastic. They are one of nature’s most powerful antioxidant foods.
    The difference between cacao and cocoa is the way they are made from cacao beans.
    By cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans, farmers make cacao.
    To make cocoa, however, they use roasted cacao beans that have been processed at high temperatures. Through this high-heat process of making cocoa, most of the nutrients are actually lost. You therefore end up with a not-so-super brown powder.
    In the case of cacao, on the other hand, through cold-pressing, there is very minimal processing involved and all the antioxidants are preserved and remain intact. As a result, a powerful superfood – true cacao – is created.

    Why You Want Cacao Rather Than Cocoa
    Beyond the processing of cocoa, some mainstream and popular chocolate makers that use cocoa also use unhealthy ingredients in their manufacturing process. They mix cocoa butter with vegetable oils to create a cheaper product. Some chocolates even contain high fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin. Nutritional benefits get lost and harmful ingredients take their place; even the taste suffers as a result.

    Here is the link to the article that was the source of my info posted above with more info than what I copied & pasted above & also includes how to choose the BEST dark chocolate. There is also a recipe for making your own chocolate bars. The recipe calls for raw honey. As a vegan, I would substitute maple syrup.
    http://fitlife.tv/is-your-c...

    Today's Challenge:
    Eat 1 source of epicatechin, such as apples, cherries, pears, blackberries, or green tea.

    Cacao isn’t the only source of epicatechin, it’s just the most popular and easily obtained.

    Foods With Epicatechin & Catechin
    Catechins -- a family of naturally occurring plant-based chemicals -- get most of the credit for the reputed health benefits of green tea and a few other Camellia sinensis teas. Although many phytochemicals have some degree of antioxidant properties, catechins seem particularly potent in fighting the free radicals widely believed to cause disease and cell degeneration. If you’re not a tea drinker, you can get your catechins in a handful of other plant-based foods.

    Some Other Epicatechin & Catechin Foods (including tea):

    Chinese hawthorn berries (140mg/100g)[4]
    Ginger (56mg/100g)[5]
    Fava beans / broad beans (22.51mg/100g)[6]
    Blackberries (11.48mg/100g)[6]
    Apple cider (9.03mg/100mL apple cider)[6]
    Apples (8.33mg/100g)[6]
    Green and Black Tea (~4mg / 100mL)[6]
    Blueberries (~5mg/g)[6]
    Red Wine (3.78mg/ 100mL)[6]
    Ma Huang (ephedra – concentration varies)

    At the moment, besides cacao, I have apples & will have one shortly with my dinner. Cacao is not good in the evening. It is similar to a cup of coffee!!! I also have an organic super fruit spread that contains cherry, grape, blueberry & pomegranate. I may have some on a few crackers later this evening. Cherries are an aid to sleep as well ♥ ;-D ♥

    GREAT BIG (((HUGZ))) of LOVE ♥ to my encouragers!!!
    Thank you for the miles of smiles !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
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    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Yvonne))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Pact Day 2, Aleta !!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    Have a great remains to this Hump Day !!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    And do keep an eye out for those camels !!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    You do know they can spit, right ???
    And they are quite accurate I might add !!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    Peace, Love & Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And sweet dreams tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Eat 1 source of epicatechin, such as apples, cherries, pears, blackberries, or green tea"

    April 20, 2017 at 1:01 UTC
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      Suzanne C. replied April 22, 2017 at 20:35 UTC:

      Hi Meezan !!! ♥ ;-D ♥
      Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. Lots of personal issues on my plate right now. The tips on choosing the dark chocolate are at the end of the article right before the recipe.

      I love coconut oil & use it for almost all of my oil ...see more

    • Meezan F.
      Meezan F. replied April 22, 2017 at 22:23 UTC:

      Thank you for your response, Suzanne. Looks like I'm good with the chocolate! I also try to make sure the one I buy is fair trade and does not have high levels of metal in it. I can't confirm that the one I buy doesn't have heavy metals, but it's not on the list of ones that ...see more

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    Today's Challenge:
    Lie on your back, raise your upper body, extend your legs into the air, and make 5 "V" shapes.

    Challenge completed. Did 10 !!!

    GREAT BIG (((HUGZ))) of LOVE ♥ to my encouragers!!!
    Thanks for the smiles in my day !!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Norma))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Virpi))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((James))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Gaybrilla))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Yvonne))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    New Pact Day 1, Aleta !!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    May everyone have a lovely night ♥ ;-D ♥
    Peace, Love & Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    Sweet dreams tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Lie on your back, raise your upper body, extend your legs into the air, and make 5 "V" shapes"

    April 19, 2017 at 3:00 UTC
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    Today's Challenge:
    Learn the difference between the symptoms of seasonal allergies and a cold.

    OK. I looked. I read. Pretty familiar with this one now!!! I guess maybe I have to realize that this challenge is new/newer for some. I do think a few new challenges are in order however!!!

    It's late & I have been trying to get to bed earlier.....FOR YEARS NOW!!!
    LOL !!!!

    Good night DC friends !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    GIANT LOVE (((HUGZ))) to my encouragers!!! ♥
    Thank you for the smiles !!!!!!! ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Rose))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Leah))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Robyn))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Janie))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Gaybrilla))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Glenda))) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((Brenda)) ♥ ;-D ♥
    ♥ ;-D ♥ (((William))) ♥ ;-D ♥

    Peace, Love & Light ♥ ;-D ♥
    And sweet dreams tonight ♥ ;-D ♥

    May Tomorrow's Tuesday be Terrific!!! ♥ ;-D ♥

    ~Namaste~

    "Learn the difference between the symptoms of seasonal allergies and a cold"

    April 18, 2017 at 7:24 UTC
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