Why I Don’t Eat Dairy

I eat a whole food plant based diet, otherwise known as vegan. This has been my way of life for seven years. There are several reasons why I don’t eat dairy. Dairy does not give us the calcium that we need, it is mucus forming, causes allergies, and is contaminated with steroid. We have been …

Be Grateful for the Little Things

  Little Things   Did I forget to thank thee, Lord, For things that may seem small; A flower by the wayside, A wild bird’s lovely call,   For all the daily happenings That we call commonplace- For autumn and for sunsets And a neighbor’s smiling face?   For life is made of little things, …

The Healing Power of the Sun

Today was suppose to be a warm day for November but it didn’t feel like it because there were so many clouds that you couldn’t see the sun. I finally saw a little light from the sun just before 5:00, and there was a beautiful red sunset. I enjoyed that little time of seeing a …

The Blessings of Gardening

What I love most about late summer and early Fall is all of the ripe produce from my garden and from other people’s garden. This year I have gotten kale, tomatoes, green beans, zucchini and beets, and I love what other people have shared with me, squash pumpkin, and big tubular beets. It is so …

Gratitude in All Things

I have been thinking about the scripture, “In everything give thanks.” I read it this afternoon, the scripture continues..”for this is the will of God in Christ, Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18. I have recently been rereading the book The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie and her sister Betsie are good examples of giving …

The Healing Power of Laughter

A merry heart doeth good like medicine. (Proverbs 17:22) Studies show that humor and laughter help people live longer, happier lives; be more creative and productive; and have more energy with less physical discomfort. Humor reduces stress, fear, intimidation, embarrassment and anger. Laughter also has extraordinary healing power.  When a person laughs, blood pressure decreases, …

Let Us Remember Our Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts “Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free, ’tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right ’twill be in the valley of love and delight. ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be …

An Attitude of Gratitude

I love all of the blessings that we get from having an attitude of gratitude. “Attitude of Gratitude. This attitude is based on the Law of Increasing Returns, which states, ‘The more you give thanks for what you have the more you will have to be thankful for.’ “An attitude of gratitude is a hallmark …

The Healing Power of Music

I have had the opportunity recently of going to a Music Together class with my 2 year nephew.  The things that I have learned have reiterated the powerful effects that music has on our emotions. There is bad music but I want to focus on all of the powerful effects of good music. There is …

Living a Happy, Healthy, Vibrant Life

In the past 6 years I have learned that I am in charge of my health, that I can improve my health and happiness by the things that I take into my body. I started eating a whole food plant based diet, which is fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and legumes; and I went off …