Friday, February 24, 2012
You have to try this please, it takes 2 seconds...
It is from an orthopedic surgeon.............This will boggle your mind
and it will keep you trying over and over again to see if you can outsmart
your foot, but, you can't. It's pre-programmed in your brain!
1). Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY....) and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and makeclockwise circles.
2). Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand.
Your foot will change direction
I told you so!!!
And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
"Pasteurized dairy is produced in the dirtiest milk factories imaginable, where blood, pus, e.coli and other truly dangerous pathogens are routinely bottled into milk containers and fed to consumers.
That's the whole point of pasteurization, you see: To kill everything that might be alive in their ultra-dirty milk. The real purpose of pasteurization is not to simply "make milk safe" as is claimed by the CDC, but rather to allow the dairy industry to operate DIRTY. It's so much easier to just cook the crap out of the milk (yes, there's fecal matter in it) than to clean up their operations, get it?"
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate.” Henry David Thoreau
“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” Mark Victor Hansen
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Mary Kay Ash
“It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.”Author Unknown
“Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." Henry Ford
“It's never too late to become what you might have been.” George Elliot
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost,
For out in the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will.
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But soon or late the man who wins,
Is the man who thinks he can.
~ C. W. Longenecker ~
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Mardi Gras is a Catholic Holiday that dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Mardi Gras, literally "Fat Tuesday," has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. It is "last hurrah" before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends abruptly at midnight on Tuesday. (tonight)
"Traditionally, in the days leading up to Lent, merrymakers would binge on all the meat, eggs, milk and cheese that remained in their homes, preparing for several weeks of eating only fish and fasting. In France, the day before Ash Wednesday came to be known as Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday." The word "carnival," another common name for the pre-Lenten festivities, may also derive from this vegetarian-unfriendly custom: in Medieval Latin, carnelevarium means to take away or remove meat.”
Now as a child I always had to choose something to give up for Lent. I usually along with most people gave up chocolate and/or dessert only to pig out on it on Easter Sunday. Oh those poor chocolate bunnies never stood a chance. Not sure what I am choosing this year as I am following a Raw Diet. Could still give up the Raw chocolate or Raw desserts but I rarely eat those now, so I wouldn't really be giving something up.
For those of you that have been struggling with your diets maybe offering up that temptation for 40 days for Lent would be a good move here. I know when as a child when I "gave it up" for Lent, it was the only time I could be disciplined enough to actually stick to that vow.
Now I know Fat Tuesday is a day of "pigging out," getting in everything you possibly can before Lent begins at midnight tonight. I remember that in the past a group of us would get together and have a Fat Tuesday night out starting with dinner. Oh my the calories we ate and/or drank were incredible. I still remember my favorite dessert to order as my last hurrah. Trust me it was ooey and gooey and included chocolate. Don't do it! It is not worth undoing the hard work you have done from whatever New Year's Resolutions, Goals, Intentions, etc.
I think I will take part of the festivities in my own way tonight. I will create something decadent for my entrée (Raw) and yes I think I will even have a Raw Chocolate delight and then freeze the rest for Easter. Put your thinking caps on. I am sure you can think of something to that is luxurious or decadent but doesn't blow your calories/diet. We are so lucky to have so many recipes today that Chefs have shown us that we can make low fat or low calorie but taste like the real deal.
Take Lent one step further, back in early days of the Christian Religion that ate only fish and no meat. There were many days of fasting. Take this a step further, give up the fish too! Eat Vegetarian, perhaps going meatless on Friday's will turn into a healthy habit you like. It is all a matter of baby steps!
These are the truffles I am going to make. It is in my Raw Dessert Cook Book:
Raw Chocolate Truffles
Recipe modified from a Raw Rose recipe
Minutes to Prepare: 60
Number of Servings: 12
1/2 cup of sesame seeds (or any other nuts you have on hand)
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (or any other nuts you have on hand)
1/2 cup of medjool dates (or other dates)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
4 tablespoons raw carob powder
Process the nuts in the food processor. Keep processing them until you can’t see the nuts anymore, but stop processing before they get too soft looking.
Add the dates, seasalt and carob powder. Process again until everything is well mixed and clumped together.
Roll the balls in your hand and form balls. Some people like to roll completed truffles in goji berries, coconut, cocoa powder, etc., but I prefer mine simple.
As Raw Rose suggests, these are also delicious if you crumble a truffle or two on top of sliced bananas or other chopped fresh fruit.
Number of Servings: 12
Monday, February 20, 2012
“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” Michael Korda
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.” Mary Kay Ash
“Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.” Mark Victor Hansen
Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
by Karen Ravn
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