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If there is something I wish I’ll keep until the day I leave this world, it is the gift of keeping in touch with my inner child.
I like being impressed by little things. I like seeing the beauty in little things. I like feeling the magic in little things.
As I said in a previous post, I am not super excited about Holiday Season this year. My Xmas cards sending is an attempt at bringing back the febrility of Christmas in my life. As someone mentionned in my email inbox, it will be time consuming, but I am eager to start sending my cards aways. I hope they will make a difference. We’ll see if they do.
Today, we went shopping, and there was a Santa Claus village in the mall. I didn’t pay much attention to it, but when we got to Canadian Tire (a Canadian…
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Suziland has nominated We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident/blackbutterfly7 for the Blogging Chums Award. Thanks so much! This means so much to me because I’ve not been able to get around to all the blogs I follow, much less participate in a manner that I used to and enjoyed. It is inspiring to know that I’m still considered a blogging chum.
The Blogging Chums Award is given to particularly brilliant bloggers who are really providing something special to the community, either through their writing or the way they engage with other people: they’re just brilliant!
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Today’s share is on traits necessary to transform you into a person of value, a concept which seems to be heading into extinction like the dinosaurs. I was fascinated by the origin of the word character, as well as how status and/or income does not raise the true net worth of an individual. The major determining factor is if you ARE who you SAY you are, no matter WHERE you are.
I have tried for years to cut down my reliance on protein from red meat. Nuts and seeds are often suggested as an alternative source that I have used. So, I was glad to run across this item.
Q. Are flaxseed crackers nutritious, and can they help lower cholesterol? Is the question asked by the Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter.
A. Nicola McKeown, PhD, a scientist at the HNRCA, answers: “Like other seeds, flaxseeds provide both soluble and insoluble fiber, and they are also a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid which may have anti-inflammatory properties.”
“It is the soluble fiber inside the seed that helps lower cholesterol. Processing the seeds by grinding or soaking in water makes the fiber easier to digest and helps release nutrients for absorption. The insoluble fiber in the tough outer coating of the seed helps create stool mass and plays an…
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For years I’ve been a victim of scribbling mania. It’s a disease that can start in early childhood and stays with you until you are no longer compos mentis and unable to hold a pen or identify the letters on a keyboard.
I am one of the lucky ones who managed to support a family by utilizing this malady and would jump out of bed crying “Yeah, it’s Monday!” On the other hand, public holidays would throw me into a deep depression as I couldn’t get more work done or filming venues were closed.
Yes, I’ve been a lifelong sufferer.
It was not all plain sailing. Often clients would say “This is brilliant … but …” and I knew that the criticism was coming. It was all a learning curve and hopefully, as the years went by, I improved, the negatives declined and I learned to understand that all people…
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I’m an intermittent faster, so I don’t eat breakfast. However, I know most people do. So, inspired by my CRON diet article, I decided to repost this article, which highlights ways to eat veggies for breakfast. You really can’t eat too many vegetables. If my research into caloric restriction taught me anything, it’s the importance of eating LOTS of veggies!
HERE’S THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
If you’re anything like me, you grew up on cold, processed cereal, milk, toast and maybe orange juice as a standard breakfast. On weekends, maybe we had pancakes or eggs, or went out to eat. Fruit and granola with yogurt or oatmeal is also a popular standby for breakfast. Most people don’t think of eating a lettuce salad or heaping bowl of veggies for breakfast.
But, maybe we should. Calorie for calorie, veggies give you the most “bang for your buck.” Generally, you can eat…
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Helen has been less than 100% for a while, but she still manages to keep us on our toes trying to come up with songs that fit her weekly theme. Well done Helen, and I hope that the bugs disappear in plenty of time for you to have a great Christmas.
SLS this week gives us a theme of “last”. You can see, and hear, all of the great offerings here.
I’ve chosen something completely different this week, based on the fact that I lived in Germany for many years, off and on, during the period 1969 to 1989.
The Germans love to party, and you could not escape the music of James Last. He was immensely popular for many years, and not just in Germany. How he managed to afford the salary bill for all his musicians I have no idea, but he was a consummate…
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Giggles, Christmas trees and sweets, Holly wreaths and jingle bells— It’s that special time of the year. Gift shopping, carols and holly, We wander through decorated stores— It’s that specia…