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Natural Resolutions & Remedies December 29, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Gratitude, Health & Wellness, Humor.
30 comments

If your New Year’s Resolutions focus on Health and Wellness, here are a few natural remedies to consider:

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Turmeric has been touted as a “brain health miracle.”

I’m not surprised.

I’ve eaten turmeric and curry for most of my 121 years.

And my memory is still as sharp as a pillow.

* * *

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I’ve heard that 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar may aid digestion.

That makes sense to me given the enzymes and the acid which help to break down ingested matter.

But life is uncertain . . .

So eat dessert first!

OPA!

* * *

Mickey-OKAnd last, but not least . . .

Switching the broadcast from “gripes” to “gratitude” ALWAYS pays B~I~G dividends.

Gratitude magnifies happiness.

And it’s HEART healthy.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related posts:  Calcium in Plant-Based Diets (PCRM); Honey & Cinnamon (Snopes)(great for everything from colds to cancer); Space for Gratitude (Find Your Middle Ground)

 

May the Season’s Best Be Yours! December 25, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Less IS More.
30 comments

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Aah . . . that’s better!

A Damned Fine Sermon! December 19, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Humor, Joke.
27 comments

Mickey-OKA man went to church one day.

Afterward he stopped to shake the preacher’s hand, “Preacher, I’ll tell you, that was a damned fine sermon…. Damned good!”

The preacher said, “Thank you sir, but I’d rather you didn’t use profanity.”

250px-New_Orleans_City_of_Old_Romance_and_New_Opportunity_Crop_p_23_MoneybagsThe man said, “I was so damned impressed with that sermon I put five thousand dollars in the offering plate!”

The preacher grinned, “No shit?”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)

Love and Gratitude November 11, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
28 comments

IMGP1472aWhen life seems too iffy (and precarious) or I feel off balance (and out of sorts), the easiest way for me to move from shifting sands of doubt to being grounded in the Here and Now is to meditate on two words . . .

Love and Gratitude

In that space, I stop rowing and put down the oars.

Peace surfaces.
Life flows.

And I flow with it . . .

As the path unfolds before me.
Here, Now.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Loving What Is November 9, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
38 comments

2014-11-22 12-34-09_0013Loving What Is by Byron Katie (2002) focuses on letting go of toxic thoughts that cause unnecessary suffering.

As we become aware of our “inner spin doctor” (who creates turmoil with stories based on lies and half truths), we learn to let go of the spin.

We begin to accept the “what is” as it is.

We let go of fears and doubts and allow peace to surface.

We stop resisting reality and learn to “go with the flow” of the present moment as the path unfolds before us.

Here, Now.

Aah . . . that’s better!

We carry around so many memories, intentions, and concepts in the pockets of the mind.  Keep emptying your pockets.  ~ Writing on Water, Mooji

Related post:  Pondering ~ Accepting What Is (Find Your Middle Ground)

Help! October 17, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Humor, Magick & Mystery.
46 comments

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A woman hurried to the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside.

She found a rusty coat hanger on the ground, picked it up, and realized she didn’t know how to use it.

She asked the Universe to send HELP.

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Within 5 minutes a beat-up motorcycle pulled up.  A bearded man wearing an old biker skull rag got off the cycle and walked toward her.

Too anxious to be afraid, she said,”Can you help me?  My daughter is sick and I’ve locked my keys in the car. I must get home. Can you use this hanger to unlock my car?”

“Sure.” He flexed the hanger and unlocked the car in less than a minute.

She smiled and said, “The Universe sent the right man for the job.”

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The man chuckled at the irony.  “I just got out of prison this week . . . after doing time for car theft.”

The woman laughed, “That’s great!  The Universe sent a Professional!”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source: E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)

The 7 Wonders Of The World August 15, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness, Nature.
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If asked to list the 7 wonders of the world, most people would include at least a few of the following:

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1. Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. Great Wall of China
7. St. Peter’s Basilica

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On further reflection, perhaps we might revise the list to include:

IMGP1676a1.  Seeing

2.  Hearing

3.  Tasting

4.  Touching

5.  Smelling

6.  Laughing

7.  Loving

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)

More Than A Numbers Game July 29, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Gratitude, Happiness, Humor.
62 comments

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Blogging is more than a numbers game for me. I am interested in quality interactions, not sheer quantity of visitors.

1. I have more followers than visitors and more visitors than comments. That’s OK.  People who comment tend to be people who enjoy expressing themselves via the written word.  Others don’t possess that gene.

2. Writing is great when we have something to say.  It’s a burden, a bore, and a chore when we write just to say something . . . for that, there’s Facebook.

3. We don’t know the impact our words have on others ~ perhaps what I write will entertain, amuse, educate, or resonate with someone “later” (at the exact moment s/he needs to hear them).

Or perhaps not . . .

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4. One night, someone who hadn’t visited for a while commented on 20+ posts in no time at all ~ as if engaged in a race to some imaginary Finish Line.

I wondered about the point of her blitzkrieg.
Did she think I would find it flattering?

5. When I started blogging there was no LIKE button on WordPress. When it first appeared, I LIKED that visitors could LIKE a post without adding to the discussion thread if they had nothing to say.

But then I saw how “Waldo Was Here” visitors overused the LIKE button, perhaps as a fishing lure to get me to visit their blogs?

Haha!  Joke’s on them . . .

6. Tired of receiving notifications of LIKES (which require no response), I disabled the “E-mail me whenever someone . . . LIKES one of my posts” button.

Mickey-OK7. My goal for SLTW is simple ~> enjoy the journey as the path unfolds.

If I’m enjoying the journey, I win.  No matter what.

After all, if it’s not fun, why blog?

Aah . . . that’s better!

“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.” ― Dorothy Parker

Related posts:  Does Passion Always Lead To Success? (L. Marie’s Blog) * Two Years On (Lively Twist) * Want to Succeed? Let Go. (Think Simple Now) * Inspiration ~ Let It Go (Find Your Middle Ground) * The Path of Least Resistance (SLTW) * WordPress 108: Liking, Following, or Not (Lively Twist)

Living From The Core July 7, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
43 comments

220px-TennieldumdeeLiving from the core, we let go of Ego’s incessant demands and desires for more, more, more.

We no longer look to Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dee to bolster our false self with applause, accolades, approval, and acknowledgment.

After all . . . what do THEY know about who we are meant to be?

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As we reclaim our integrity, our wholeness, we notice increased harmony in what we think, what we say, and what we do:

* If animal rights matter to us, we adopt a vegetarian lifestyle to honor that value.

Even if Tweedle Dum thinks we’re being foolish.

* If sustainable living matters, we downsize and simplify to live in accordance with that value.

Even if Tweedle Dee looks down on us for downsizing.

Each step toward authenticity causes us to smile.  More and more often, we find ourselves thinking, “who I am is who I want to be.”

Unconcerned that Tweedle Dum and Dee disagree.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post:  Your Life Is Your Message (Val)

Relax . . . You’re On Island Time May 19, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
57 comments

Island Time . . .

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Days filled with discovery and awe and magic.  Moments to just be, breathe, and soak it all in.

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Time to notice how palm fronds sway and seagulls hover.  Time to feel the dock sway beneath your feet.

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Time to share contagious laughter and infectious smiles.

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Time to wade in the water, stretch out on a secluded stretch of beach, or cool off with a dip in the pool.

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Time to stow the car and travel by bike or trolley or boat.

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Time to linger over coffee at sunrise or search the shore for shells.

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Time to make tracks in the sand.

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Time to gather poolside.

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And enjoy a refreshing adult beverage.

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Time to stroll and meander and inhale the sea breeze.

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Time to soak up the sun under cloudless blue skies.

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Time to open up to wonder.

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Time to paint a nature study or study a painting.

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Time to awaken your inner artist.

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Time to dine al fresco.

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Time to stretch out, relax . . . and feel right at home.

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Aah . . . that’s better!

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