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Free To Be . . . Me! May 9, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Less IS More, Spirit & Ego.
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Spiritual advice I’ve received “saved my life.” The life I had been living was not my own ~ I was an unhappy shadow of the real me.

As I set out on a more spiritual path, I learned that we can walk through life a bit more boldly . . . we don’t have to pretend to be someone we are not in order to meet the expectations of others:

Way of the Peaceful Warrior * Simplify Your Life * Awakening To The Sacred

I realized I was Free To Be Me. 

I started to reclaim my life, be more authentic, and follow my own path.

I expect it is a challenge that many of us share:  The roads are many, the goal is one ~ becoming who we were always intended to be.

It’s very liberating . . . although some people got annoyed that I was no longer willing to be who THEY wanted me to be.

So be it.

Quote:  Always remember that you don’t have to be what they want you to be. ~ Mohammad Ali

Related Posts:  The Roads Are Many * Live Your Life * Access Your Inner Wisdom * Doubt * When The Student Is Ready . . . Zen Parable

7 Spices To Add Life To Your Life May 9, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Vegetarian Recipes.
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According to Prevention.com, research shows that 7 Super Spices add spice to your years . . . and years to your life by minimizing the damage of aging, and offsetting the impact of diabetes.

The Super Seven:

1.  Ground Cloves ~ excellent in gingersnap cookies and gingerbread men

2.  Ground Jamaican Allspice ~ ya, mon!

3.  Ground Cinnamon ~ sprinkle on toast or bagels

4.  Sage ~ be wise . . . sprinkle sage on your pizza or pasta

5.  Marjoram ~ add to tomato sauces and soups

6.  Oregano ~ excellent on garlic bread or sautéed zucchini

7.  Thyme ~ delicious with broccoli or green beans

Tip:  Mrs. Dash Italian Medley Seasoning Blend contains 4 of the 7 super spices, and other flavorings which perk up pasta, rice, and vegetable dishes:  Garlic, spices (basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, marjoram, white pepper, sage, savory, cayenne pepper, thyme, bay, cumin, mustard, coriander), onion, red bell pepper, natural flavors, citric acid.

To read the whole article, get recipes, or make your own seasoning blend:  Seven Super Spices:  Season Your Way To Better Health

Fun With Words ~ Dissever May 9, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Word Play, Writing & Writers.
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Rik Scott introduced me to a word the other day on Uphill Writing ~ a word that I’d never seen before:  Dissever: Word of the Day

In his post, he defined the word.  Dissever means to separate or part; to sever.

What?

How can dissever and sever be synonyms?

Makes no sense . . . like much of the English language.

* Are disinterest and interest synonyms? Nope.
* How about disinfect and infect? Nope.
* Disinclined and inclined?  Nope.
* Disgusted and gusted?  Nope.
* Disservice and service? Again, nope.

Under the circumstances, I’m disinclined to add dissever to my vocabulary.

I’m inclined to stick with sever.

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