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What's in Your Pantry?

I just ended a two week process of moving out of my home to a new home.  The very last packing that needed to be done was to pack up the pantry.  As a began to box up everything I started really taking stock at what was in my pantry. 

Over the last two years since I started my personal journey to wellness I have made some changes in my eating habits.  I have always been conscious of what is healthy to eat but I decided two years ago to really learn what is best for me to be eating in order to stay healthy and to keep a high energy level. 

Here is a list of what is now in my pantry.  It's a better stocked pantry - a healthier pantry!
Oatmeal and Oat Bran -excellent for high fiber and really much more effective than eating the microwaveable oatmealVarious Antioxidant Teas - Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Chamomile Tea, Golden Seal Tea all rich in anti-oxidants and many other medicinal qualities. For instance Green Tea bags dipped in water can be placed on your eyes for five minutes  to de…

Secrets of Natural Skin Care Beauty Wellness

On our July 12th show we had an opportunity to talk with Tera Robinson, health and wellness expert in natural skin care.  For those of you who may have missed the show click here to visit "The Wellness Journey!" site on the VoiceAmerica Network.

As we promised on the show, here are some commonly asked questions that many ask when it comes to the care of their skin.

Describe what skin is and why we should use a daily skincare system?

The skin is the largest organ in the human body; it is the most complex organ system; plus, for what we are talking about, it is the body's largest organ of elimination. The epidermis, which is the top layer of skin, receives the most exposure from eliminates of (excreted body wastes). As one grows older this is nature's sign of aging skin. Also, this is where daily skin abuse shows. It is why it is so important to use a skincare regimen to combat the damage caused by nature, eliminates (discharge of wastes), improper skincare, etc.

I ha…

Sleepless in (whatever city) Try This

If you are anything like me, there are times when you just can't get to sleep.  Try this remedy - IT WORKS!

Rest and to relax your body.   Try a natural herb called Arginine most times it is mixed with another herb called Ornithine. Both herbs are nonessential amino acids with similar structure and function; both are free form amino acids. Arginine becomes part of protein in the body while Ornithine is used to make the protein. Both together will help you relax and sleep. Should be taken on an empty stomach.

Nite, Nite and have pleasant, restful dreams!

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Three Great Abdominal Exercises that WORK

Working on our abdominal muscles is always a chore. Some of us work very hard with doing crunches and other similar exercises and still don't see the results we would like to see.

According to Hemalayaa, an instructor of yoga and traditional Indian dance, the correct and most effective exercise for the abdominals involves the full spectrum of abdominal muscles, which includes the obliques (the sides of the abdomen) and the rectus abdominis (the front of the belly). When toned, these muscles better support your spine, torso, and abdominal organs. They even improve your posture.

Below are some exercises that Hemalayaa recommends to get a full workout of all the muscles of the abdomin. I started these yesterday - is it possible? I feel and see a difference already. As a dancer for over 40 years, I am blessed with a flat stomach (even after 4 children), but I will be 53 in three weeks and I am fighting to keep my abs. Hemalayaa recommends that you do these exercises three times a week…

Overcoming Worry, Anxiety, and attending "The Pity Party"

The last two weeks has been a whirlwind.  We were blessed to sell our home!  That was the good part! But of course, there is always two sides.
  The not so good part has been a comedy of errors when it has come to getting our move completed.  It has been frustrating, caused worry, and has been plain exhausting. 

During this two week odyssey (as I like to call it) I first started out with the infamous statement "why me?".  Each and every time I started to think that I heard an inner voice say "well, why not you?"  Ii  began to ponder that question.  Why should I be so special to think that in this world full of challenges and troubles, why should I be exempt.  I realized that I had to turn it around and focus on what was good and not focus on those things that  would cause me to get into the "pity party" mode.  Do you know what that is? It is the mode when you pull up a chair, take a seat, and pour yourself a good tall glass of "why me" and eat…