Monday, September 14, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Take care of your body mind and spirit.

I've been reading articles on the state of our health care policy's. There is so much debate about how to create a standard of care for America's constituents. I believe that it's a hotbed issue because there are too many players in the game making huge amounts of money on health care. Reform of current policy's are intricate and politically charged. Million's are holding onto jobs that are not fulfilling just for the medical coverage. When one finds themselves in need of medical treatment or hospitalization there seems to be a loophole that dis-allows a particular procedure or medication. How many times have you gone to the doctor and he or she comes into the room holding a clipboard with your file, looks down at the file simultaneously asking you "what seems to be the problem"? I am a huge advocate of preventive health practices. I strongly believe that you can eat everything and anything, only in moderation. Think about what you're putting in your body. You don't really have to eat the whole box of chocolate, save some for later!
Get that body off the couch and AWAY from the T.V., get a good walk in at least two to three times a week.
Walk with a buddy, it's a lot easier and so much fun! Create a disco night, move the furniture and put on your favorite old school jam from the 70's. Be bold, get out your hair brush (microphone), and lip sync your favorite tune!! Who cares if your teenager rolls their eyes, move that body! You would be amazed at how good you'll feel after a good workout! the best part is that it's free! I dare you to learn the "Single Ladies" dance by Beyonce! Take time to give thanks. In the grand scheme of things you live in abundance. Give back in some way, even if it is to buy a cup of coffee for the person in line ahead of you at Starbucks. Take time for yourself and slow down. Seriously, there is only ONE of you and only you can love yourself unconditionally!
Remember this if nothing else, "If you think you can or you can't, then you're probably right"      -Henry Ford

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I am honored by the wisdom of the powerful matriarcs before me.

As I live longer the seeds of wisdom my ancestors planted have taken root and have broken the soil. In an ever changing world this wisdom is my guide in so many ways. I'm finding that there is a foundation in the basics. Tried and true as they say.I want to share some laundry tips with you that have worked for me over the years. 
I think it has been commercially assumed that everyone knows how to do laundry efficiently.
I mean, do you really follow the directions on the side of the box? Now the question remains to who's advantage is it to use 1/2 cup of detergent when a teaspoon will do the same if not better job? Just a thought..anyway, back to the tips...
Top Loaders: Allow your machine to fill with a little water in the bottom of the tub. Add the measured amount of soap, swish the water around, then add your laundry.
Front Loaders: Dissolve your measured amount in a cup of warm water. Add the liquid soap to your dispenser, then add your laundry.

Tough Stains: Moisten the stain with water, add a half teaspoon of Old School Brand to the spot. Scrub the area by hand or with a brush. For extra challenging stains, soak for fifteen minutes not longer. After treating, add to your regular wash.

Line dry your laundry if it's possible, even indoors! Air drying will brighten your whites and your clothes will smell wonderfully fresh! Just a thought, to keep dark's dark, wash and dry them inside out!!  You will definitely save energy and dollars by giving your dryer a vacation.

You do not need bleach with Old School Brand Laundry Soap! After a few washes & line dry's your whites should get brighter.

Finally, if your clothes feel a little crunchy after being lined dry, add a cup of white vinegar to your rinse cycle. Trust me, your clothes will not smell like vinegar, but they will be softer without using perfumed dryer sheets!

These are just a few tips I wanted to share for now. When something else comes to me, I'll post it for you.  This blog thing is a new experience for me, but I thought it was a little faster than the underground railroad and I can reach more people with whatever thoughts or wisdom I can share.
I wish you all peace and clarity. Most of all, thank you for having the interest to read my blog.