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A Beautiful Valentine- Video

I am a member of the http://www.powerofblessings.ning.com site and I just recieved this lovely valentine video ~ passing it on to
my friends! Love to you! Make it a special day. In love and health ~ Bobbi

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February 14, 2012 Posted by | Holidays | , , | 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving dear friends! Don’t forget to reach out to others this Thanksgiving, remember our servicemen and women and their families. Share something special, perhaps a sweet treat for that new neighbor or dinner for the ole man down the street. Feed a stray, put some suet out for the birds or feed the ducks…and you will feel wonderful! You will be blessed!

I am having a vegetarian dinner this year. It is going to be great fun…one of my guests (a new friend) is bringing a Wellington roast (tofu of course).

I have so many things to be thankful for this year…and I wish to thank you for visiting my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment….share your feelings. I welcome them.

To your health! With love and blessings ~ Bobbi

November 22, 2011 Posted by | Holidays | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honoring the Feminine Aspects of Life- Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s day!

Photo by James Moreland

Love ~ As the world and our humanity continues to evolve,  we grow,  open our hearts  and  appreciate the feminine  aspects in all life.    Today we not only acknowledge and recognize our biological mother on “Mother’s Day” day but we love and acknowledge “all women” and have learned to embrace the feminine spirit  in all things.

Sometimes the deepest feelings are the most difficult to express.   So … This Mother’s Day, let love say the things that  your words cannot convey.

To good health!  Happy Mother’s Day ~ Namaste

Bobbi Henderson

May 6, 2011 Posted by | Aging, Holidays | , , , | 2 Comments

Why Not Make Every Day A Valentine’s Day?

There are lots of stories of the history of Valentine’s Day, but I would like to share the one I like best

Did you know that the real celebration for Valentine’s Day began with the death of a young Bishop, named Valentine? Way back around the 1300s, the Roman Emperor, Claudius had an Edict that no Roman soldier would be allowed to marry. Valentine, being a loving, compassionate man who believed in marriage and romance began to marry young lovers in secret. When the Emperor learned of this, Valentine was accused of treason and was executed on February 14th. This is the day we celebrate Valentine’s Day. It is said, that Valentine from his prison cell sent a note to the jailer’s daughter saying, “Don’t forget your Valentine.”

Even though the sad beginning of Valentine’s Day tends to tug at my heart…I am so glad that over time this holiday has become more and more exciting. A day filled with fun, love, excitement and chocolate!

I say why not let everyday be Valentine’s Day? Can you imagine how the world would change if every day was a Valentine’s Day? This one small change could have a gigantic affect on how we all feel, think and act. Of course we might have to lay off the chocolates. If everyday was a Valentine’s Day it would probably change our overall outlook on life. We would be loving more, caring, serving and receiving more, etc… I could go on and on. Yes, I can visualize this all playing out…where we are all more grateful for our blessings and wanting to see and help our brothers and sisters of the world in peace, love and prosperity.

I love the way Valentine’s day has evolved through the years to include everyone in our lives. Today in 2010 Valentine’s Day is a day that allows us to be playful, have fun and act like a child again. It is a day for sharing and appreciating all those special people in our lives who make a difference…And if they were no longer there, we would feel it in our hearts!

Since we are all connected to everything in our universe, our actions, thoughts and deeds together continue to raise the overall consciousness of our world. I am suggesting that on Valentine’s Day there is a lot going on in the energy field of this great planet. It makes the heart sing! A happy heart is a healthy heart!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!

Love & Blessings
Bobbi Henderson

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February 14, 2010 Posted by | 1 | , , , , | 1 Comment

Change Your Thinking in 37 Seconds

A few days ago my sister sent me an email that included this beautiful story that I would love to share with you. I hope that it will touch you heart while at the same time serving as a tool that you can use and share with others to change the way you view life. I think it is a powerful story and one that you will always remember. I look forward to your comments.

Change Your Thinking
Author Unknown

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.. Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance. As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene..

One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man could not hear the band – he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.

As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed. It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, ‘Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.’

Epilogue:
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.

January 29, 2010 Posted by | 1, Lifestyle Change | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time for a – TIME OUT!

At some point in each of our lives, something will happen that will truly rock our world. Over the past few weeks, I have had one of these life changing situations happen to me. On October 8th. my mother, Sarah A.Crider, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s passed away at my home in Florida. Mother was 87 years old and willingly and knowingly left on her great adventure.

One of the first things I learned growing up, was that “people are more important than things.” I believe that dealing with real life issues and having a healthy closure is important to our good health and future happiness. Taking a “time out” is free and the perfect life tool that can help us heal and deal with our losses. It works for all types of loss whether it be through divorce, a job, friendship or the loss of a loved one through death. We each have our own way of coping with things that threaten our comfort, health or well being, but a “Time Out” is the one thing that can help us put it all into the proper perspective, allowing us to move through the pain and disappointments that are a part of life.

Today, I am taking a “Time Out” – to take this opportunity to share with you and to honor my mother…

Sarah A, Crider with a quote by Kate Douglas Wiggin.

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole world.”

October 23, 2009 Posted by | 1, Aging | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

You Can Eat Organic Food And Still Save Money!

Eating good healthy food along with having a good attitude about life may not be all there is to staying healthy but it is a great start.

What are healthy foods? Some think that organic food is of the highest quality. I tend to feel this way myself. When I was growing up my parents always planted a garden and they never used the fancy fertilizers…just plain ole compost and manure. If you are a gardener you know the thrill of raising your own food. I guess organic food is something we must each experience for ourselves.

I plant a small organic herb garden every year and include many vegetables as well. I am always amazed at the amount of money I can save by having my little garden. I love to cook with herbs and each special dinner saves me at least $3.00 for the basil, rosemary or parsley. I can just walk out my kitchen door and have my herbs in a flash. A few sprigs of parsley as needed, or mint leaves for my tea anytime I want. I Just use what I need, there is no waste ..or money lost.

I always feel more satiated when eating organic foods. If you shop the farmers markets you may be surprised to find that organic herbs, fruits and vegetables often costs only a few cents more.

To your health!

August 25, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , | 4 Comments

Headache? Your body may be putting you on a water alert!

You are probably saying, well this is the craziest thing I have ever heard …but wait, read this article, and let me share an experience with you.

What I am about to share, has happened to me enough times, that I know it to be true in the case of my body. I have also read numerous reports about dehydration, and the body’s responses to the lack of water.

The other afternoon, I was working on several stressful projects when all of a sudden I developed this terrible headache, it was hurting down into my neck as well. I was feeling ill all over. But, knowing that sometimes this is a signal from my body that it is time for a nice glass of cool water, I decided to drink some water before taking any medication. So I stopped everything, drank a glass of nice cool water…and practiced being present. I remained still, in a light meditative state, and focused on my breathing. Well, within 10 to 15 minutes I felt fine…no more headache. Sometimes, I will experience my body’s cry for water as a pain in my leg, my face or just about any place on my body. Sometimes when my body is in need of hydration, my face will feel drawn or puffy.

I call water my miracle drug.

I have never been one to drink a lot of water. I am one of those individuals, who doesn’t feel thirsty as often as some of my peers. Oh, I know you are going to say…you have to drink 6 to 8, eight ounce glasses of water a day to keep your body hydrated. I am in agreement with that, for the most part, except that I personally know that is not the fact for yours truly. I eat a lot of fruits, enjoy my organic green tea with breakfast and a hot chocolate before bed. I drink water the first thing upon arising, in the morning. Then, I carry my Fuji water around with me during the day, and I take sips whether I feel thirsty or not. If I try to force myself to drink a lot of water, I do not feel well.

Of course, we all know that the body is made up of over 70% water, and our bodies need water for hydration and proper functioning of all bodily systems. Water helps us to enjoy a more beautiful complexion, nice hair, etc. When the body is properly hydrated it even deminishes many of the signs of aging (plumps up the skin) so long as we keep the body hydrated.

Check your ph balance often. You can check your saliva, or your urine to determine your ph level. You can puchase the kit at the drug store…just dip one of the strips in urine and follow the chart on the kit to determine the ph level. Checking your urine in the morning and evening is a good way to get an accurate reading. According to my research, if it is a nice clear, pale yellow color this is usually an indication that your body is properly hydrated. Strive for a ph level of from 7.5 to 7.1–and keep drinking that good water.

To your vibrant health!
Bobbi Henderson

May 28, 2009 Posted by | 1, Tips For Natural Health | , , , | 4 Comments

Breakfast: The Best Way to Start the Day

Breakfast is your most important meal of the day. It helps to set the
tone for the whole day, and provides the necessary energy to help you sail through the morning. energized and feeling great. My favorite breakfast, is oatmeal and banana with low fat milk, scrambled egg on arugula leaves and a cup of hot green tea.

Those who eat breakfast, tend to be able to concentrate and maintain their energy levels, better than those individuals who skip breakfast. Research shows, that children do better in school when they eat a good breakfast. Actually, this is one of the reasons for the free lunch programs. When we look at this same research, with the adult in mind, it is easy to see that when we eat a nutritious breakfast, we are functioning at higher levels mentally, physically and emotionally.

Dr Weil, says that we should have a bit of protein for breakfast. In one of his books, he suggests a piece of fish or chicken as an excellent source of protein for breakfast. It is a great way to use left over fish, chicken, pork chops, etc. Just add them to eggs
and create a new recipe.

If you want to keep your body fully functioning, at its highest capacity, and maintain a clear head through out the day, make sure you never ever skip breakfast. Research also shows, that people who eat breakfast, seem to be able to control their weight, and tend to be slimmer than those who skip breakfast. Make eating a good healthy breakfast a priority.

To your vibrant health!

Bobbi Henderson

May 12, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mind Movies For Health & Prosperity

This mind movie was the winner of $5000.  It is by Lila Sakura.  It is excellent! Download it to your computer and watch it everyday for a healthier, happier more prosperous life.  Share it with your friends.

One small jesture or word may be the very thing that someone else needs to change their world.  Feeling good about your world can affect your health in a positive way.

September 24, 2008 Posted by | 1, Law of Attraction | , , | Leave a comment