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Milestones come in all shapes and sizes.


Hello Followers,

It’s Friday!

Often, Fridays are when people go all out and make the most unforgettable memories of their life.

Milestones come in many shapes and sizes.

Friday is a day to finish your goals for the week.

It is a day to celebrate that which you set out to accomplish at the beginning of the week.

This morning may go very slow due to pending work, may it be running errands or ending work projects.

But it flashes so quickly at night because your either relaxing and watching TV or out dinning and having fun.

Celebrate the milestones!

Now, let’s continue with exploring the 11th experience that we all experience and that is, falling in love and experiencing heartbreak.

Some people fall in love in their teen years, but many experience this milestone in early adulthood.

Either way, your first love is typically followed by your first taste of heartbreak.

The milestone of falling in love and having your heart broken is one of the most painful events many people experience in early life.

It falls in line with the milestone of experiencing rejection and failure, in that it teaches us resilience in the face of hardship.

Can you remember your first love or break-up?

Dan and I reminisce every so often of our past relationships and it taught us on how lucky we are that they ended up in a break-up.

For, we might have not shared the 40 plus years of milestones together.

I always say everything happens for a reason!

It’s the 17th day of June, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about June that’s so significant during this month?

National Eat Your Vegetables Day – June 17, 2022

If veggies aren’t your favorite food already, National Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17 is a great time to give them a try.

After all, vegetables are very healthy.

If you can manage a little experimentation in the kitchen, you can discover how many delicious recipes there are for them.

So, whether you’re digging into your favorite salad or trying kale for the first time, today is all about finishing the most colorful things on your plate.

Do you remember as a child and your parent’s told you that you have to finish all your food on the plate or no desert?

I always had a hard time with peas.

Even to this day, I hate peas, unless they are raw in a salad or pea soup.

It’s crazy that this has followed me for over 50 years.

National Apple Strudel Day – June 17, 2022

After you finish all your vegetables on your dish, why not have apple strudel for desert tonight.

National Apple Strudel Day on June 17 has given us an excuse to indulge ourselves with the sweet treat.

Apple strudel is a Viennese dessert made from thinly rolled out dough sheets, apples, sugar, and an assortment of spices.

The world-famous dish is enjoyed as both a breakfast item as well as a dessert at night.

It is also paired with coffee and tea for evening snack time.

It can be accompanied by a generous dollop of whipping cream or a dusting of icing sugar/cinnamon.

While ‘Apfelstrudel,’ as it is called in Austrian, is a sweet dish, it can also be savory when the apple is replaced with spinach, cabbage, or other vegetables and herbs.

The word ‘strudel’ comes from German, and it means whirlpool or an eddy.

Apple Strudel with Nuts Recipe-


  • Apple-Raisin Filling

½ cup organic sultana raisins

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp white wine

1 ½ tbsp organic coconut oil or olive oil

4 to 5 cooking apples

3 tbsp organic fair trade cane sugar or agave

½ tsp organic fair trade ground Ceylon true cinnamon

Zest of one lemon

½ cup organic raw walnuts

  • Gluten Free Phyllo Pastry with Nuts

4 sheets gluten free phyllo pastry

4 tbsp organic coconut oil or olive oil, melted (to brush pastry)

6 tbsp organic nuts of your choice (almonds, walnuts, pecans)

4 tbsp organic fair trade cane sugar or agave

½ tsp organic fair trade ground Ceylon true cinnamon


  • Apple-Raisin Filling

1. Soak raisins in lemon juice and white wine.

2. Meanwhile, peel apples and cut into cubes.

3. Melt coconut oil in a large frying pan, add apples and sauté 3 minutes.

4. Add sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest, then continue cooking 5 to 7 minutes.

5. Apples should be shiny, a bit browned, and nicely cooked. Don't let them overcook.

6. Add soaked raisins and chopped walnuts.

7. Let cool completely and drain off excess liquid.

8. Set aside.

9. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C)

  • Gluten Free Phyllo Pastry with Nuts

1. Finely chop your choice of nuts in a food processor.

2. Add sugar and cinnamon, then pulse briefly.

3. Set aside.

4. Place one sheet of phyllo on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone pad.

5. Brush with melted coconut oil and sprinkle with 2 tbsp of the nut mix.

6. Cover with another phyllo sheet, brush with coconut oil and sprinkle with nut mix.

7. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets, setting aside a little nut mixture to top strudel at the end.

8. Spoon apple mixture on the last layer, forming a line near the bottom with a 2-inch (5 cm) empty border all around.

9. Gently fold in the left and right sides of layered phyllo.

10. Carefully fold the top half of phyllo over the apple mixture, then gently roll the dough over itself to form the strudel.

11. Brush the top with a little coconut oil and sprinkle with remaining nut mix.

12. Bake in oven about 20 minutes or until the strudel is golden brown.

13. ENJOY!

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:


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




Don’t be upset if those around you are flying at different heights.

Their experiences are preparing them for their own unique journey.

It’s when those up high talk with and enjoy those down low and vice versa that we all benefit.

No height is best, no view superior.

They are just different.

And when shared, they expand all of our horizons.

Different isn’t wrong as long as it isn’t harmful; different is a wonderful opportunity to see the world through someone else’s eyes.

This week Dan and I have been blogging on the herb; ASHWAGANDHA and the benefits.

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

Ashwagandha can reduce blood sugar levels.

Evidence suggests that ashwagandha has some benefits for people with diabetes or high blood sugar levels.

A review of 24 studies, including 5 clinical studies in people with diabetes, found that treatment with ashwagandha significantly reduced blood sugar, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), insulin, blood lipids, and oxidative stress markers.

It’s believed that certain compounds within ashwagandha, including one called withaferin A (WA), have powerful antidiabetic activity and may help stimulate your cells to take in glucose from your bloodstream.

NOTE; evidence suggests that ashwagandha may reduce blood sugar levels through its effects on insulin secretion and cells’ ability to absorb glucose from the bloodstream.

The 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.


Until Saturday, milestones may include completing an important work project, doing well on a test, finishing a major household remodel, or any number of accomplishments.

In today’s fast-paced world, people often get wrapped up in jumping right into the next task; but they forget to congratulate or reward themselves.


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