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Caregiving and losing my dear father

In the end, the most important thing is being in the moment with your loved one, ‘in their world”.  In November of 2016, I had just come back from a week of total body cleansing, called PanchaKarma. I had spent the previous full year battling my second cancer that had come back after 3 years. …

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Growing your food is important and fun!

When the recent covid 19 drama enveloped our world with fear and self-quarantine, it created extreme changes to our lives and I just dropped out of communication.  Not intentionally, but I didn’t want the news media and fear mongering of others to bring stress into my life.  We all know that stress is the number …

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What is Progurt? – Human Probiotic Isolates

Staying on top of all the current health information has been a huge part of my life since having cancer – twice.  I do quite a bit of reading and there is always new information coming out on healing cancer or keeping it at bay.  Of course, be watchful of who is touting the information.  …

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STARTING OVER

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  C. S. Lewis Reset, Rethink, Reboot, Revive, Renew, Replace, Reorganize, Rework, Regenerate, Reestablish, Reconstruct, Readjust, Refresh… I recently found a knitted scarf I had started and never finished. During both of my cancer struggles, my sister decided knitting would be …

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High Hopes

I’ve been trimming a huge overgrown Viburnum hedge for weeks now.  I do a little at a time due to my time constraints with family and I also don’t want to freak my neighbors out—it’s their hedge.  Of course, I have their permission but it’s a drastic change for the better.  We all get a …

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Where to Find Fresh Organic Food?

Finding organic food is tough going if you don’t live close to a health food store. When I first moved from NYC to Florida, I was aghast at what a food desert I had moved to.  You would think Florida would have the freshest produce available, but back in 2000, when I arrived, it didn’t.  …

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“Hara Hachi Bu”

The cultural practice of mindful eating is one of the many reasons why Okinawa, Japan has a higher percentage of centenarians than anywhere else in the world.  This 2500-year-old Confucian mantra and simple Japanese phrase, “Hara Hachi Bu”, is said like a prayer before each meal—it’s translation means—stop eating at 80 percent full.  I read …

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