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Hello followers,

It is Friday!

Hurray, the weekend is approaching and the second day of FALL.

For Dan and me, we love this time, the change of leave colors.

Since we moved to Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we take the time to ride through parts of the mountains and explore the beauty of the trees and all their colors.

I always wondered why the leaves change colors and why only in Autumn?


Many people consider fall to be one of the prettiest times of the year as the weather cools and the trees turn beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red.

But there is one problem; the fall foliage does not last long enough.

For most locations nationwide, the peak time to see fall foliage only lasts about two weeks.

Leaves do not change color just for our enjoyment; they do so to keep the tree alive.

Leaves are bright green through the summer because of a green pigment called chlorophyll, which helps turn sunlight into glucose and, in turn, feeds the tree.

As the days get shorter and sunlight becomes harder to come by, the leaves stop producing chlorophyll.

As the chlorophyll production shortens, the true color of the leaves begins to show; colors that have always been there but were hidden by the green pigment.

These true colors result from carotenoids, naturally occurring pigments that color plants and other vegetation worldwide.

Eventually, the trees shed their leaves for the winter to protect themselves from the damaging cold.

If leaves remained on the trees, the cold temperatures would easily access the veins that carry water and nutrients to and from the leaves and kill the tree.

Instead, the tree forms a protective layer of cells at the base of each leaf and cuts off nutrient flow to the leaves, enabling them to die and shed to the ground.

Well, now you know!

So, until let us begin as Dan and I have been blogging about our experiences with alternative treatments for cancer and the after care of keeping healthy; have taken it one step farther by adding a fundamental part of why we exist.

Last week we started to blog on the properties of life, characteristic traits.

Dan and I have posted on four characteristic traits: organization, metabolism, homeostasis, growth, reproduction, response, So, until then let us begin as Dan and I have been blogging about our experiences with alternative treatments for cancer and the after care of keeping healthy; have taken it one step farther by adding a fundamental part of why we exist.

Last week we started to blog on the properties of life, characteristic traits.

Dan and I have posted on four characteristic traits: organization, metabolism, homeostasis, growth, reproduction, response, evolution.

Living organisms have many different properties related to being alive, and it can be hard to decide on the exact set that best defines life.

Thus, different thinkers have developed different lists of the properties of life.

For instance, some lists might include movement as a defining characteristic, while others might specify that living things carry their genetic information in the form of DNA.

Still others might emphasize that life is carbon-based.

It is also true that the list above is not foolproof.

For instance, a mule, the offspring of a female horse and a male donkey, is unable to reproduce.

However, most biologists (along with everyone else) would consider a mule, to be alive.

A similar point is illustrated, after much debate of scientists, decided that ability to reproduce was the key property of life.

Nonetheless, the list above provides a reasonable set of properties to help us distinguish between things that are alive and those that are not.

Tomorrow, separating living and non-living things-

In combining our physical and mental functions, we can control our bodies and keep them healthy.

It took me a long time to realize this for myself.

Hopefully, this will help you, our followers.

So, let us discuss one of the seven life multipliers, that Dan and I had been posting on.

We’ve have posted on, self-empowerment and self-control, renewable vitality, emotion mastery and conscious communication, smart focus.

Today it is on, Learning and Adaptability-

With learning and adaptability, you can quickly master any knowledge and skill.

You are also able to respond to change swiftly and never stop growing.

More to come-

SEPTEMBER – 23rd, Dan and I thought on continuing this segment with the series with some fun; What is it about September that is so significant during this month?

National Apple Cider Vinegar Day – September 23, 2022

It might sound odd for there to be a national holiday for apple cider vinegar, and you would not be wrong in thinking that it is indeed odd.

However, apple cider vinegar has a multitude of uses, ranging from being a weight loss aid, decreasing blood sugar, to even cleaning stubborn stains on pots and pans.

This liquid is a bit of a miracle substance and is often a product that people keep in the back of their cupboards, waiting for the fateful day when they inevitably need a spoon or two of it.

National Apple Cider Vinegar Day was reportedly first observed in 2021 by Bragg Live Food Productions, L.L.C.

The debut of the new holiday is well-timed as people have become more health-conscious in recent years and are turning more to natural and homeopathic remedies before they must use pharmaceuticals.

Despite the holiday itself not having much history, apple cider vinegar has a history that spans thousands of years.

The invention of apple cider vinegar dates to 5000 B.C. when the Babylonians produced vinegar from the indigenous date palms and used it as a preservative and source of food.

Vinegar is a key ingredient in pickling and is therefore extremely popular because the process of pickling foods extends the shelf life of foods by a large amount.

This was especially necessary when people lived without fridges and other effective means of keeping food fresh.

Traces of vinegar have even been found in the urns that the Ancient Egyptians used in the entombing process used to preserve their dead.

Since many civilizations around the world evolved and developed their own variations of vinegar from various fruits, sugars, or rice, they found increased uses for the substance.

Throughout history, vinegar has been used as an affordable flavoring for foods, a treatment for colds and coughs, and as a source of vitamins B, C, and acetic acid.

Vinegar has even been used to treat more serious wounds, as demonstrated by its use as a staple medical tool during WWI.

There are dozens of uses for all types of vinegar, from being used as a cleaning agent to being a legitimate medicinal substance.

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:


Today Dan and I will be continuing the book, ten-minute relaxation, For mind and body by Jennie Harding.

Whenever you are feeling under pressure, ten minutes is all you need to relax totally, using tools that are always with you; your senses.

This book is packed full of wonderfully simple ideas and exercises for using sight, taste, smell, hearing, and touch and that vital sixth sense of intuition to rebalance your energies and bring you back into harmony with the natural world around you.

Identify your favorite sensory relaxation solutions and combat that stress!

Per Dan and my experience this is another component in keeping ourselves healthy, meditation.

By using your five senses, you can learn to relax in just ten minutes.



In the coming days, Dan and I will share some wonderful quick ideas for fruit boosts.

These are packed with vitamins and nutrients and full of fresh, vital flavor.

They are a quick way of increasing your fruit intake, they taste great and can easily be incorporated into your daily routine.

Maybe for breakfast or in the evening!

To make them, you need an electric blender, which pulverizes the fruit and mixes it with other ingredients.

All the recipes make one generous serving of approximately one cup ½ pint.

As I ponder over all that I have learned, I have come to the findings that we all have our own blueprint.

Our bodies are precious and there are many components in taking care of them.

Throughout the blog, Dan and I have related the separate ways through body, heart, and soul.

It is all about power of knowledge and learning to take care of yourself, keeping your cells happy.

Our immune system is one of the key factors in keeping healthy.

It is important to know how it works!

Germs and Viruses????

Did evolution start then with the first cell as many evolutionists suppose?

How far back can we go?

Well, if you really want to get involved, you can go back a long way further, because within every cell is contained living components and systems of greater complexity than ever.

And research has shown that from the first appearance of life on Earth, it took several billion years for the aerobic cell itself to evolve.

Whereas all the rest since has taken but a billion years.

In evolutionary terms the functioning cell was the breakthrough from which Nature could make trees and animals of all kinds.

And finally, that dubious product, Homosapiens.

What has all this talk of evolution got to do with germs and viruses?

Viruses are the most primitive life forms known.

By themselves they are inert and apparently lifeless, requiring combination with components within living cells before exhibiting lifelike characteristics.

It is conjectured whether at one time they were part of the evolution of cells or whether they are unwanted remnants of the process.

Viruses are of assorted sizes, the largest known being very much smaller than the smallest bacteria (germs), which are in fact simple cells.

Some bacteria are aerobic (require oxygen), and some are anaerobic, depending on whether oxygen is available to them or not; being capable of change according to the state of their immediate environment.

Continue tomorrow-

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, never let a problem to be solved become more

important than a person to be loved.


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