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Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.


Hello followers,

Happy Hump Day!

Countdown to SPRING, 12 more days.

Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Not necessarily in that order.

What's your story?

The one you've been learning all your life, that tells where you've been, where you're going, what you've learned along the way, who you've loved, who you are and who you hope to be someday?

When you say that story, who's your best listener?

Who do you count on to hang on every word?

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about stories, what they do for us and why they're important.

Growing up in the South, even before I learned to say "y'all" I learned how to be still and listen with all my senses to a story.

I didn't understand the words.

Not at first.

Words and their meanings came later.

But I was born into a family of storytellers.

My parents and grandparents.

My aunts and uncles.

My four sisters.

They all told stories.

All I had to do was listen.

And as I listened, I learned that every good story has three important parts.

Do you know what they are?

I'll bet you do.

You're smart.

And it's a no-brainer.

Yes, every good story, like every good life; has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

101 WAYS TO HAPPINESS; by Mike Annesley.

Continuing from last year!

Since all the research of keeping healthy, leads to making your cells happy; this book will help your mental health to be happy.

That is the first step in keeping your cells happy and keeping your body healthy.



Writing down your thoughts and feelings is the perfect vehicle for self-exploration.

You needn’t think of this as creative writing, maybe more as a verbal mirror to see yourself more clearly.

This is a good way to help you understand the issues you face and explore your own, and other people’s emotions.

Start a journal, fill it in regularly.

Reading back your entries, you can trace your emotional development and identify repeated triggers and responses.

Consider also doing more freestyle, no holds barred scribbling in morning pages before or after breakfast.

This can be therapeutic.

Continuing from last year the series on LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown.

Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health cells healthy.

A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one stays healthy.

For more information click on book

Today starting on CHAPTER 14; HOW MANY TIMES DO I SAY “SORRY”?

The two most important phrases in the English language are I’m sorry and I care.

It’s hard to apologize to someone who keeps your family’s life in chaos, drives you crazy, or is a general pain in the neck.

It seems wrong, like you are admitting that they may be right; like you blew it, like you are a part of the problem when you wouldn’t be if they weren’t so obnoxious.

No way!

Apologizing feels like groveling and you don’t want to do that!

Add to the mix the fact that sometimes in the past, apologizes have turned around to bash you in the head.

You reason that perhaps it is better to let the wrong just go away.

Won’t time take care of it anyway?

Actually not!

People don’t forget a wrong just because you ignore it.

Nor does time erase the need to say, I’m sorry.

Dan and I have been posting, on the time to get ready for food and remedies that

heal; alchemy of herbs.

Today blogging on the herb; CACAO and the benefits.

It’s amazing what and how cacao can help keep your body healthy?

Cacao has super-skin benefits.

In addition to its heart health benefits, cacao powder is a naturally rich source of skin-loving antioxidants.

With an ORAC value of 97,428 Umol TE per 100g, cacao powder has:

4x the antioxidants of goji berries

80x the antioxidants of green tea

15x antioxidants of blueberries

Antioxidants help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals on the skin, boost the production of collagen, increase cellular healing and counteract signs of ageing.

In an independent study, after 6 weeks of consuming the high flavanol cacao powder in Aduna Super-Cacao, skin hydration was shown to improve by 21%.

Well hydrated skin is better protected against external influences and has a smooth, healthy glowing appearance.

As Dan and I begin a new year, this is our PHRASE TO REMEMBER; Health is Wealth.

We stand by this and continue to do daily; walk, meditation, and Qigong.

If you would like to follow with us; hash tag words #walk, #meditation #Qigong on the right of the main blog page.

Time is precious and is priceless, so Dan and I will continue each day to pull from a box of 365 inspirational quotes; one quote and share with you.

Today is:



Until Thursday, people often say that motivation doesn’t last.
Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.
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