We Sing

B-e-a-utiful. Anyways, going to have a new post up from Sara tomorrow.It a pain in the butt doing this stuff from a phone! Wtb a new motherboard and power supply!

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How easily we fall
into thinking we are different
special
We are wonderfully individual!

But when different
equals alone
we are wrong

Alone we lose our strength
alone we fall prey to
our own false thoughts and misunderstanding
Alone we become victims of inner fears
Deep seated desires and urges
plague our thoughts
cloud our eyes
run through our veins

We are unique
We are not different
We each share a story that winds
its thread through all willing to listen
Each beating heart
recognizes the call of another
The beat stretches from the beginning
of time
and touches us all

It’s a beautiful song
we are meant to share
and sing joyously together

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It’s my birthday, yay!

I actually forgot until I checked Facebook x D

But that’s okay. I was hoping to post some of my GTA story up today, but to no avail. Spent the last week scouring my friend’s old PCs to get mine running, but it didn’t work. So they’re still trapped on a dead computer. Oh well, I guess I’ll keep giving weight loss advice.

Meditation: If you don’t meditate, you really should start. Fifteen minutes a day, helps you focus. Helps you prepare. And it helps you RELAX! Which is something we all need to do in this world. Lots of simple techniques to use. Not to mention that with practice, you’ll find it helps with pain management, as well as a general sense of well being. But just like anything else in life, you get out what you put in.

Favorite technique:

Step one- breathe in through your nose. Internally ask yourself, “Who am I?” Three times.

Now breathe out through the mouth over the course of six seconds. Count it if you need to.

Step two- In through the nose again. Ask yourself, “What do I want?” Three times.

breathe out over six seconds.

Step three Breathe in and ask, “What is my purpose?” Three times.

Exhale, and clear your mind to relax.

Don’t try to answer the questions, just ponder them as you relax.

One thing I have noticed about health is that your body and mind are connected. You work on one without the other, and you’ll send everything out of whack.

Weight loss food of the day:

Tumeric

For those of you who like curry, you know this spice. Bright orange with a savory smell, this is a miracle herb. Just a tablespoon a day has AMAZING health benefits.

Pros

Contains most of the vitamins and minerals your body needs! From vitamin A to magnesium, tumeric has everything but protein.

A little goes a long way! Just a dash added to salads and soups brings out a lot of flavor.

Proven to help with prostate and other cancers! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nE7T5FZUgu4

Cons

If you eat too much, it turns your poop orange! And I mean neon. Freaked me out the first day I used it.

Stains easily! Not just clothing, but skin too. So be careful when handling it.

Recipe:

Tumeric chicken

Two chicken breasts

pinch salt

two pinches pepper

quarter tablespoon tumeric

Place chicken in a baking pan. Sprinkle herbs on them. Bake at 325 for one hour. Cover the pan for juicier meat.

Slow cooker curry chicken noodle soup

Two chicken breasts

Five cups liquid(I use chicken broth)

One and a half teaspoons salt

tablespoon pepper

tablespoon tumeric

Two cups noodle of preference

One and a half cups frozen vegetables(I prefer corn with this recipe)

Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker. Set to low, and walk away for eight hours.

Best place to buy:

Since tumeric is a spice, you can readily find it in spice aisles, but I’m a frugal spender, so I like to look for deals. http://www.swansonvitamins.com/starwest-botanicals-turmeric-root-powder-organic-1-lb-pkg?SourceCode=INTL405&CAWELAID=1509247513&mkwid=gESnxh2Y&pcrid=59192791447&gclid=Cj0KEQjwtb6hBRC_57Pvyfn66LsBEiQAtlFVu7fjz3zaFqu6u7k7YFx8ipRovyJqRxFemKOlqiHh62kaAv9d8P8HAQ was the best deal I could find.n

I hate being broke!

Another five pounds this week! I used to think finding a way to workout on my sore back would be the hardest to accomplish. It’s not! The thing that’s the hardest is watching others eat refined sugar! And then I came to a realization. Sugar is a drug! It gets you high, people are irritable if they don’t have it, and I know people that will do just about anything to sugar. Hell, from looking at this picture, it may well be more addictive than cocaine! Chew on that for a moment.

And the problem with 3/4 of the fat free foods, is they replace the fat with sugar!

Flaxseed-

Another amazing seed! These are extremely healthy for you, and recommended for any life style, once you acquire the taste.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2

PROS-

Cheaper than CIA Seeds!

The chia seeds big little brother! Has a almost nutty taste. *WARNING* Can be an acquired taste. I found eating the seeds like already shelled sunflower seeds the easiest.

Complete protein! Good for vegans in search of protein. Chia is a more complete one. Try mixing the two for snacks!

Great sourse of fiber, b-6, and omega 3 fatty acids! Its greatest advantage over the chia seed, it has vitamins!

CONS-

Acquired taste! If you grew up eating american food, you WILL face an adjustment eating these. However, the health benefits out weigh the taste.

Not good to soak, like chia! While the seeds do swell at a 3-1 ratio, they aren’t really that good for adding to desserts or things of that nature. Should stick to this in breads, crackers, and raw.

Interesting facts:

If you do eat these raw, you need to chew them up very finely. The shells really need to be broken down to receive the benefit.

Glutten free

Recipe:

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup chia seeds

1 cup juice, I prefer home made

Combine in a bowl, mix well. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven on 350 for 15 mins. Made a nice sweet cracker, but this recipe is easy to experiment with. Add garlic and salt while replacing the juice with water. The key is using the flax and chia like concrete to hold the food together.

Best place to buy:

Walmart again! Bob’s Red Mill is the cheapest again!

It’s time for Sara’s Weekly Whatever!

I never should have started her on this, now she bugs me to do it! What kind of a monster have I created?!?! One of these days I’m going to have to quit slacking with her blog. Oh well, at least she’s a loving woman, full of beauty and hot tempered enough to challenge a Jalapeño. So here ya go, the star of the show, Sara!

Falling leaves

reds, oranges,

browns and greens

cascading, flowing, twirling

in a late september breeze

Bracelets

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A motley of warm ambers, frosted clear whites,and cranberries accented with bronze and striated red leaves.

Nails

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First applied two layers of Super Shine Naturistics in Peach Bum on full nails. I then tipped them in two coats of NYC Long Wearing nail enamel in Plaza Plumberry for an autumnal take on the french manicure.

Makeup

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I used a Milani quad of eyeshadows, Autumn Earth. This iridescent quad features ivory, copper, brick red, and a festive green.

I first applied ivory over whole eyelid and browbone to achieve a softer less saturated pigmentation of finished design. I split my eyelid in half. Used the brick red on the outer half of both eyelids and browbone Then I lightly layered the copper on the center of lids, browbones slightly over some of the red leaving about a quarter of space near eyeducts ivory. I reapplied ivory there for a better fade in to copper. Under the lower lashes I applied brick red to outer half, then finished rest with the copper.

To complete this look I coated my eyelashes in Hard Candy’s 1,000 Lashes Fiberized lash weave mascara in Lush Green.

For my lips , it’s another Milani product, a lipstick in Black Cherry. Lipstick doesn’t last very long on me (about 2 hrs) so I’m hoping to purchase some lipstain in a few colors in the upcoming weeks, and maybe get a hold of some special effects for gamedays and other festive occasions. Stuff for hair would be nice too.

Fossils

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This is a trio of very old cephalopod fossils. Bought them at the Puyallup Fair for a good price. Highly detailed pieces, very intricate. If you look closely on the largest , you’ll notice minuscule crystals in some of its chambers and larger ones in others. These ammonites scooted along in our oceans 260– 65 million years ago. Appearing first in the Devonian Age. At one point in time these creatures were apex predators feasting on other living cephalopods, mollusks, and various fish. Some grew to amazing sizes,varying from centimeters to a few feet in diameter. They were wiped out during the Cretaceous Paleogene extinction event, a mass extinction of a great quantity of life both terrestrial and marine. (great stuff to read about) The nautilus is one of their closest living relations, octopi are another.

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