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Hope you enjoyed the video. Wishing you a happy, healthy lifestyle! ~ Bobbi

December 8, 2011 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spring is Here!

There is excitement in the air as ‘Mother Nature” once again begins to weave her glorious carpet of fragrance and color. She invites all living things to come forth and enjoy. A new season has begun! There is something about spring that just seems to make everything look brighter as we put the winter behind us and begin anew. It is a time to dream new dreams, set new goals and open ourselves to the adventure ahead.

Spring is the time when we usually do our spring cleaning, getting rid of the old things that no longer serve us as we make room for the new. It is a good time to settle old differences, forgive and move forward. Keep your heart happy and enjoy a healthy spring.

Often our animals friends are the first reminders of spring. The picture below is a perfect example of “New Beginnings” ~ Enjoy!

“Sandhill cranes with their new little baby” ~ Photo taken by my neighbor.

To your health. Happy Spring!

March 24, 2011 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , | Leave a comment

For Health’s Sake ~Eat Vegetables!

Vegetables Boost Our Health

Vegetables are loaded with nutrients.  They provide vitamins, A, C and E, folate, potassium, etc.  And they are high in fiber but low in calories.    Vegetables have photochemicals or antioxidants that help keep us healthy.  The FDA recently approved findings that eating cruciferous vegetables can help prevent cancer, heart disease, and most likely help keep cholesterol in check.   Cruciferous vegetables are from the cabbage family – vegetables such as cauliflower, broccli, rapini, bokchoy, etc.   A search of the internet can provide charts that show a break-down of the various cruciferous vegetables.

Some people “live to eat” ~ but it is healthier to program ourselves to “Eat to live”–And the more we eat healthy foods the sooner we loose the desire to eat what is unhealthy.  The lower we eat on the food chain (plants, fruits and vegetables) the healthier we become.    And it is common knowledge that when we are healthy the world looks a lot brighter.

I favor vegetables  from the  squash family and my very favorite is the Delicata squash.  It is creme color with green stripes and is often called the peanut squash.  (see photo above)  The Delicata is light, sweet and meaty and  it makes a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving dinner in lieu of sweet potatoes.   It has a thin skin, so it is easy to peel and needs little preparation.   Here is a quick recipe for – Baked Delicata.

1-2 Delicata squash –  Cut in half,  scrap out the seeds with a spoon – cut each piece in half again.

Melt 1/4 cup of butter – add brown sugar (amount will depend upon your taste)

Put three tablespoons of water in the baking dish and add the squash, cut side down. – Bake for 30-35  minutes in a 425 degree oven.   Remove from oven the last ten minutes – drain off the juices – turn the squash over and spoon the butter/brown sugar mixture over the squash – sprinkle with cinnamon (optional) and return to the oven for the last 10 minutes.  Serve on a pretty platter.  Don’t forget a festive garnish.   Your guests will rave about your cooking.

Another option is to add – a mixture of cranberries, chopped nuts and (cooked) maple sausage to prepared dressing mix and place in the Delicata pieces.  Bake in a 425 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.

Enjoy!

To your vibrant health!

November 2, 2010 Posted by | Tips For Natural Health | , , , , , | 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

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

Healthy Change is in the Air

Happy New Year!  Can’t you just feel all the excitement in the air?  Old ideas are falling away and most people are open and ready to welcome changes that will not only uplift but will create an atmosphere of goodwill.  Be your best this year….keep your body healthy and your energy up!

If you would like to learn how to have more healthy energy just click the link below for a message from Dr. Hyman.  Wishing you good health and vibrant energy.

January 4, 2009 Posted by | Tips For Natural Health | , , | Leave a comment

Healthy State of Being: How Tuned In Are You With Your Surroundings?

Today I am thinking of health… as a healthy outlook on life.  For instance being more trusting, caring, giving and forgiving.  I found the perfect poem to get my point across.  I have heard it many time but I do not know who the orginal author is…Wayne Dyer has used in some of his information.  I love Wayne Dyer…one of his tapes series changed my life…but I will leave that for another time. 

Keep an open mind and enjoy this fun but telling poem

  The Cookie Thief

A woman was waiting
At an airport one night
With several long hours
Before her flight.

She hunted for a book
In the airport shop,
Bought a bag of cookies
And found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book
But happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her,
As bold as could be,

Grabbed a cookie or two
From the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore
To avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies
And watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief
Diminished her stock.

She was getting more irritated
As the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice,
I would blacken his eye.”

With each cookie she took,
He took one too,
When only one was left,
She wondered what he would do.

With a smile on his face,
And a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie
And broke it in half.

He offered her half,
As he ate the other,
She snatched it from him
And thought… ooh, brother!

This guy has some nerve
And he’s also rude,
Why he didn’t even show
Any gratitude!

She had never known
When she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief
When her flight was called.

She gathered her belongings
And headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back
At the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane,
And sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book,
Which was almost complete.

As she reached in her baggage,
She gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies,
In front of her eyes.

If mine are here,
She moaned in despair,
The others were his,
And he tried to share.

Too late to apologize,
She realized with grief,

That she was the rude one,
The ingrate, the thief!

How many times have we absolutely known that something was a certain way,
only to discover later that what we believed to be true…was not?

“Always, Keep An Open Mind And An Open Heart, Because You Just Never Know Who Is The Real “Cookie Thief”

 

 

Have a lovely blessed day my friends!

September 9, 2008 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Emotions – Find Ways To Be Happy Or Excited

Emotions affect all areas of our lives including our physical health.  Tony Robbins talks about the emotions and decisions we make in life that affect our overall situation, learning and ultimate destiny.

I share this because I know that our emotions can affect all areas of our lives, especially our digestive system…Try eating when you are upset and…you usually will not feel well and may get the indigestion, stomache cramps, nausea, etc. 

While this video is more directed to taking action and changing yourself and the world.  I think it is appropriate viewing for creating a vibrant, healthy life.  If you want to have a more vibrant, healthy life… Take action to change your life today.  Start making those decisions that can make you really come alive!   I say this because I care about you my friends  where ever you may be.  I want you to Live your life with gusto!

This is Tony in a very relaxed atmosphere.  I have been a fan since day one and have followed his ups and downs as he grew in life and watched one of the most beautiful, intelligent men in the world reach his full power. I can only imagine the number of lives that he has positively affected.  His programs sell for thousands of dollars but for the next 20 minutes you can see Toni in action for free.  Just sit back, open you mind and absorb!!! Get high on Tony Robbins!!!

September 3, 2008 Posted by | Law of Attraction, Lifestyle Change | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Make A Difference With EFT

Are you familiar with EFT?   EFT could make a difference in your life.  Are you being challenged by everyday stress, sugar cravings, or perhaps you have a headache?  Would you believe that just tapping on specific accupressure points on your body may be able to help you?  I had my friend Safrina,  who is also a coach to lead me through some tapping exercises to get rid of my craving for licorice…strawberry to be more specific.  I loved nothing better than to cut the sticks up in to small bite size pieces and munch of it all evening long as I played around on the computer or watched a movie, etc.  Well, after a few rounds of tapping…the next time I thought of my licorice I felt sort of repulsed and it tasted like cardboard to me.  I could hardly believe this myself…but it is true.

I gave all my licorice away and believe it or not I have not eaten of craved it in over two months.  I ran accross this very interesting video explaining EFT and I would like to share it with you.  It is free and you can also download a free manual and learn how to do EFT for yourself if you should desire to do so.

Don’t forget to share it with you friends!  It is free.  Just go to the website shown on the video.

To your learning and your health!  Keep an open mind and enjoy.

 

August 31, 2008 Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment