The end of any relationship (especially going through a divorce), can be very traumatic and devastating.  Your world is turned upside down and everything that you’ve once known is no more.  This can leave a person feeling at a loss and downright wretched. I know all this from personal experience.  Going through a divorce was one of the most difficult things I had to go through.  For months, I was depressed, sat home, did nothing and cried every day. What to do in these trying Read more [...]

Heal Cuts, Scrapes, Scratches and Bruises Naturally

        Naturally heal those scrapes cuts and bruises. The items will really surprise you how fast they work. As with anything else check with your doctor first before using any of the things listed below.   Cayenne Pepper: can be used on minor scrapes and scratches for quick relief, but never on open wounds Aloe Vera: Break off a leaf and squeeze gel directly on the area. Aloe Vera relieves pain and provides quicker healing. Reapply 3-4 times daily. Plantain: is Read more [...]

Aye Caramba Cabbage Slaw

        Aye Caramba Cabbage Slaw is so easy to make follow just these easy instructions!     The Slaw:   Shredded cabbage Dried cranberries pecans   The Dressing: 1/2 cup fat free Mayo 1/4 cup skim milk 1/4 cup white sugar 1/8 cup white vinegar 1 TBL poppy seeds.   Recipe originally posted on Super Healthy Kids. The experts in making fruits & vegetables simply, fun, & delicious! The blogs are a must read and sign up for the weekly Read more [...]

Fighting Age Foods to Look and Feel Younger

  Beauty and health start on the inside and work it way out. Remember the old saying “You are what you eat.” Well it is very true. Here are some foods that will help you look and feel younger. Whole Grain Pasta: Whole grain pasta (whole wheat should be listed as the first ingredient) have 3 times more antioxidants than other pasta. Whole grains reduce the risk of heart disease To make sure you are getting what you are paying for the whole wheat should be listed as the first ingredient. Coconut Read more [...]

Divorce Coping Tip of the Day – Keep all Divorce Paperwork in One Place

Keep all of your divorce paperwork as best as you can and start by keeping it all in one place. Acquire a lever arch file and some plastic wallets and put everything in there in whatever order works for you, chronological, alphabetical or organization. Post It Notes are great for writing instructions on and poking over the edge of the papers, so you have clear visual reminders. Keep the paperwork because in the future many times you will have to provide documentation to someone for whatever reason. Read more [...]

Oatmeal Blueberry Bread

    First, the dry ingredients for Oatmeal Blueberry Bread : 1 Cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 1 cup rolled oats ½ cup sugar 1 ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp allspice ¼ tsp salt (optional) ¾ cup low fat milk ½ cup melted coconut oil 2 eggs 1 ½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen-thawed) Mix dry ingredients (flours, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, allspice, and salt). Mix wet ingredients into dry. Fold blueberries in gently. Pour into Read more [...]

Hawaiian Bread

    1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter 2 eggs 1 can crushed pineapple with juice  (12 -20 oz) 1/2 cup grated coconut 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 TBL baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Mix all ingredients together and put in bread pan.  Sprinkle the top with extra coconut, a little brown sugar, and some nuts. Bake in bread pan for 45-60 minutes at 350, or until cooked all the way through.   Recipe originally posted on Super Healthy Kids. The experts in making Read more [...]

Naturally Help Speed up Your Metabolism

    As we age the fight to just stay the same weight gets harder and harder with each passing year. Do you want to naturally help speed up your metabolism?  Here is a list of food that kicks your metabolism up into a higher gear again. Try to incorporate them into your daily diet.   Mint          Ginger            Cayenne Pepper     Dill     Garlic Oregano Grapefruit     Marjoram     Broccoli        Spinach        Mustard Seed Parsley         Read more [...]

Feel Better Bath to Relieve Stress, or Reduce Cold Symptoms

      Be a little creative replace these oils with some you prefer and make your very own special bubble bath! Some excellent essential oils for relieving stress are Jasmine, Rose, Lavender, Clary Sage (only a very little too much can cause a headache), Sandalwood, Geranium (pregnant and nursing women should NOT use this oil), and Ylang Ylang.     This bath is perfect for the cold season and will help you breathe easier, while the eucalyptus oil will ease congestion.   10 drops Read more [...]

Burned Biscuits – A Lesson We all Should Learn. By Author Unknown

        When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told Read more [...]