July 16 -update

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Its 4th day of a new keto challenge diet day. I am back to 90 kgs is my update. My weighing machine shows 90 kgs when kept on the marble floor and 93 kgs when kept on the carpeted floor.

No weight lost but the diet is easier.

Headache yes- had to eat two antacids to counter.

Not so cold today as I am drinking water flavoured with black salt.

Pedal edema has increased since I started the diet and the water intake. But it seems to be a little better with the flavoured water.

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A Guide To Dairy Milk Versus Plant-Based Milk

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A Guide To Dairy Milk VS Plant-Based Milk

There are a lot of reasons people drink plant-based milk substitutes, from having dairy-related sensitivities to staying away from the dairy drain as a component of a veggie lover or vegetarian eating routine to out and out old preferring the way plant-based milk taste. Plant-based drain additionally, for the most part, have great nutritious esteem, making them a sound other option to dairy milk. This article is about a guide to dairy milk vs plant-based milk.

As an ever-increasing number of individuals wind up worried about the supportability of our different sustenance and drink-creating businesses, you may have thought about whether plant-based drain like oats milk is earth neighborly, contrasted and dairy drain. We will discuss the nutritional value of dairy milk and plant-based milk in this article.

In the dietary world, the advantages of dairy animals’ milk are notable: It’s a…

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A lesson in failure…

The Purple Almond

Hello everyone!

I’m back from my sabbatical,


it went NOTHING like I planned.

As the old saying goes,

“Man plans, God laughs”.


I started out doing well. I was on a good schedule, exercising, meditating, and doing some spiritual study everyday, when a minor tragedy occurred…

My oldest son’s college course was canceled on one day in April, and giving him the time to take our dog for his daily walk. I decided to take advantage of the little bit of freedom from my beloved canine, and drive to a local lake (above) and walk the paths….an hour walk, is what I decided to do…30 minutes one way, then turn around. (The path all the way around the lake is LONG, 5.3 miles to be exact, so I knew I couldn’t do the whole thing) Well, I had just hit the 30 minute mark and was about to turn…

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Bravely Step Forward

Aria-Bella Rises



The Angels and all the magicness of the universe truly believe that you can do anything you possibly put your mind too. So bravely step forward into unknown territory. Into feeling amazing every day. Into being boldly you.

You have the power and strength at your disposal – so use it!

Choose to no longer be afraid of what is coming – instead open your arms wide and embrace every experience of this human life. Soak it up like a parched plant.

“I bravely step forward in all areas of my life, knowing I am fully supported and I will rock it no matter what comes my way”

We are all behind you, cheering you on with pom poms a bouncing and whistles a blowing.

Till next time… keep walking your spiritual path xx

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In loving memory: Grandma Weisbeck’s Dill Pickles

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My beautiful and amazing grandmother passed away yesterday at the age of 101.


In her memory, I will be posting some articles today, which highlight a few of her personal recipes. These articles were originally posted in celebration of her 100th birthday.

Here’s my Grandmother on her 100th birthday…

img_4330One of my favorite meals my Grandma cooked for us was fried potatoes, homemade German sausage and her dill pickles. Of course the cucumbers and dill were always fresh from her own garden.They were amazing…of course I’m a bit biased. 🙂 My Grandma would give my mom several jars, and my friend Bobbie and I used to sneak some from my mom’s fridge. Bobbie loved these pickles…I think everyone did.

It’s been a long day so I won’t embellish with a lot of talk of memories. Here is her dill pickle recipe.

  • 16 cups water
  • 1 cup pickling salt
  • 2 cups…

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Here and Now (not a “feel good” show) and the scenes to Focus on in Episode 1 if you are adoptive parents.

Lifting Taboos


This new show  on HBO called Here and Now has received pretty bad reviews. As a Haitian, Black adoptee, I can give you my thoughts on why the reviews have been so bad. But that is not what I would like to focus on here. I want to focus on why it should actually be receiving raving reviews not just from the US, but from all around the world.

Adoption concepts, complexities, and a myriad of issues pervadesthis show like I have never seen before. It deals with VERY real issues adoptees face in general; and adoptees of color who are living in predominantly white homes will really be able to relate to how the adopted children in this show grapple, handle and deal with their pain, frustration, and very “loving” but ignorant white parents.

This is not a “feel good” show. After every episode, I found myself feeling very…

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Walk in Nature

Staycation Atlanta


It was supposed to rain all week, but it’s been sunny and I am not complaining. So off to a trail I went…


Lots of turtles sunning themselves…


Then these beautiful ducks were swimming upstream and then taking the lazy river back down.IMG_1468

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The April Newsletter is out! – 10 Free classes to a healthier you…

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The April edition is NEW AND IMPROVED

Follow this link to see this month’s edition of


In this edition,

you’ll find a link to

10 free classes to a healthier you.

If you’d like to join my email list and receive monthly newsletters straight to your inbox,

Follow this link


The next newsletter

will  be sent out the first week of August.

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Sweet Potato and Cranberry Hash | Sweet Sugar & Spice

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Hash 3 sweet potatoes, about 2 lb. total 3 Tbps. non-dairy butter such as Smart Balance (can be found easily at most stores.) 1 Fuji apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 C. sliced green onion 1 C. cranberries, Sweet Potato and Cranberry Hash

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