About lsattar1

I'm a mother, a writer, a creator of art. I worked as a journalist for the better part of my life. I'm looking forward to finding out what my role will be in the next half of my life.

Say yes to Celery!

It’s the latest craze, and I’m all about it! I’m talking about juicing celery.

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I first read about the benefits of juicing celery in the book Medical Medium. Anthony William is a wildly popular Medium and Healer. His unprecedented accuracy and success rate as the Medical Medium have earned him the trust of millions across the world. He claims “celery juice is one of the most powerful and healing juices we can drink. ” Just 16oz of fresh organic celery juice every morning on an empty stomach can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week.” I really wanted to try it but just put it aside, thinking it’s just another fad I’ll follow, and then I’ll stop, not worth it, I thought.  Then I had a lovely family friend who kept putting up the benefits of celery juicing all over her Instagram feed, how much she loved it and how great she felt while on it. It kept getting my attention, another friend tried it, inspired by the same friend @houseofhusina  and loved it. Please do follow @houseofhusina, she has amazing recipe’s and other interesting and healthy information.

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From what I’ve read, celery juice helps to purify the blood stream, clear up skin problems, aid in digestion, reduce blood pressure. migraines, fatigue, autoimmune illnesses, brain fog, and hundreds of others. It’s also rich in Vitamin A, Iron, Magnesium, Celery juice is a well known diuretic with the ability to flush toxins out of the body. Sounds like some pretty powerful stuff, right? I was pretty much sold after reading up on it. As per the Medical Medium, I drink 16 oz of fresh, organic celery juice first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. I’ve been juicing it for a couple of months now. Here’s what happened…

It really did help with digestion

Celery is rich in organic sodium which helps to increase the stomach acid, which in turn primes you for easy digestion. My digestion has never been better.  

No Bloating

Good digestion equals no bloating!  Certian foods really made me feel bloated before juicing celery. I noticed that now I don’t have that problem.Having a\ flatter stomach is also a great benefit of drinking celery juice, not completely flat but flatter! That’s better than nothing.

Energy Boost

Because my digestion has improved, I have more energy. I feel energized throughout the day.

I’m sure I’ll see other positive changes as time goes on. In the meantime, it took me only a week to notice a difference. If you want to know more about celery juicing pick up a copy of the Medical Medium, Celery Juice, The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide by Anthony William. You can find it on amazon.

Try it out, you won’t regret it. Give it a week and let me know what you think. You’ll need a cold juice presser, by aicook. I bought it from amazon and it’s perfect! it’s easy to use and easy to clean. Happy Juicing.

Please follow my blog and comment, like and ask me questions. I only share with you what I know and experience. These are my personal thoughts, I’m a write and not a medical expert. my goal is to help, inspire and lead a happy, healthy positive life.

Human & Being

You are a human being, mastery of life is not a question of control but of finding a balance between human AND being. Mother, father, husband, wife, young, old, all roles that you play. All that belongs to the human dimension but in itself it is not enough for a fulfilled truly meaningful relationships or life.

Human alone is never enough, no matter how hard you try or what you achieve. Then there is being, it is found in the still alert precences of conciousness itself, the consciousness that you are. Human is form being is formless, Human and being are not separate but interwoven. -Eckhart Tolle

Happy 4th of July!

Happy independence day! This is the second year that I celebrate the 4th of July without my parents.

My parents are gone almost two years. My siblings have moved, all doing their own thing. My family feels fractured. I’m feeling alone, sad and disjointed. I had not made any plans for 4th and then I found myself feeling a bit lost without my parents, my core. They were always the ones we chose to spend time with, I would do it all over again, I don’t regret at thing!

I spoke with one friend, reached out to a couple of other friends,, thank you Jamie, Kerri, Sine and Storey, you really are so special and I love you.

I have been sick a lot, shingles, auto immune illnesses, all because of my state of mind, my loss. I’ve just been focusing on keeping my 13 year-old daughter happy and busy the for the first week out of school. I look up to see my handsome, kind, loving husband and my beautiful daughter ready to head out east for the day and I realize I have all that I need,

I know that I have to build a new community for myself, a new sense of family. I’m thankful for all the connections I have, and for all the family and friends who are in my life.

I’m ready to let go of the old so that I can welcome the new.

Happy 4th of July, may you feel loved, free and connected!

Burning Bay Leaves

I’ve been burning leaves lately. Bay leaves to be exact, because for thousands for years they’ve been used for healing purposes.

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Bay leaves contain anti-inflammatory properties and it also helps our digestion and respiratory system. By burning them, you quicken the release of their active compounds. Just inhaling it reduces stress.

All you need to do is to place a dried bay leaf in an ashtray, set it on fire, then leave the room and close the door. The beneficial smell will fill the room, so you can return in a few minutes. Obviously, you will need to put out the embers and start inhaling deeply.

After the bay leaf is burned, it becomes airborne and relieve respiratory inflammations, treat colds, and prevent allergies.  There are so many ways to use bay leaves, including cooking with it. Do some research and find out about all the great ways bay leaves can help you live a healthier life.

 

Do this, be happy.

We are all living life, trying to find a balance and searching for happiness. Here are some things I’ve learned to do in order to be happy.

  1. Make the best of everything. Whatever happens in life, it could be worse. So make the best of it.
  2. Love yourself. Sometimes we are so busy taking care of others that we forget about ourselves. You need to be full in order to take care of your loved ones.
  3. Put your electronics away. You need to take a break from all the distractions. You are more likely to find your happy place when you are focused.
  4. Live in the now. Yesterday’s a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. Which is why it’s called the present.
  5. Faith. I have gone through so many ups and downs in my life, just like all of you, my faith has carried me through my toughest times. I’m thankful that I believe in a higher power.
  6. Help others. Do something every day to help someone else. It doesn’t have to be big, even a smile is an act of charity, you never know how it may impact someone’s day.
  7. Be grateful. Practicing gratitude will help you see all that you have, instead of focusing on what you don’t have.
  8. Meditate. Take a few minutes every day to sit in quiet contemplation . There are so many guided meditation apps that will make it easy to do. Meditation allows you to clear your mind and relieves stress.
  9. Diet & Exercise. Eating clean and moving your body is healthy for both your body and your mind. Having a healthy diet will give you more energy and exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good.
  10. Find a creative outlet. Do something that you are passionate about, or learn something new. It keeps you balanced.
  11. Surround yourself with positive people. It’s much easier to be happy with people who see the glass half full. And no negative talk, that means no negative self talk either.
  12. Set goals. Having goals helps you grow and learn and it keeps you on your toes.
  13. Travel. When you travel you learn so much about people and cultures. Travel allows you to see that we are more alike than we are different.
  14. Create a community. Keep in touch with your family, aunts, uncles, cousins. Most of my cousins are my best friends. They are a link to your history. Cherish your friends, especially your long friendships, those die hard, steadfast friends are keepers! I’m so blessed to have both old and new friends that I adore. Relationships take communication, time and love. I hope you have people in your life that think you are worthy of their time, because you deserve it.

I wish you happiness.

Love

You are an angel sent from above, the joy of my soul,

When the sky is dark and it sounds like what lonely feels like, you are my light,

When my body feels broken and my screams cannot escape my throat, you are my voice,

You are the pride of my life.

All mothers know the love I describe in you. my child,

Watching you grow breaks my heart in a bitter sweet way,

I revel in watching you thrive and chase your dreams.

Thirteen

This is a letter to my daughter,

I can’t believe that you are a teenager! Although I do see some major eye rolling and a lot more time away from the “mommy” you used to be glued to, you’re still the beautiful, loveable you! You will always be our baby.

I want you to know that the day you were born was the most magical day of our lives. God blessed us with the most amazing little girl in the world. You are the most precious gift we have ever received.

You changed our lives forever. You are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. You are an old soul, wise beyond your years. You fill our hearts and our lives with so much love and purpose. I know that whatever you do in life will positively impact the world. Your beautiful heart is filled with love, kindness and compassion. The love and loyalty you have for your family members and your friends always amazes me. We are so privileged to have you as our daughter. While we help shape the person you will become as an adult you have helped us to grow and learn as well. I know you will teach us a lot more as you continue to grow into the beautiful woman you will soon become. Know that love and the bond you shared with your grandparents will sustain you for life. You will always have them watching over you. They were so proud of you just as we are. I know that you will continue to make us proud.

We love you Sophia and wish you the happiest of birthdays. Welcome to your teen years, they go fast, so learn, live well, make the right decisions and always know that your family will be here for you. Remember, God and family first, always, that’s the legacy that is left for you by your grandparents.

Love, Mommy

I love this manifesto on parenting by Brene Brown and thought that I would share it with you all.

If you want to download the parenting Manifesto..click on this link. Wholehearted_ParentingManifesto (5

And if you want to shop for some pretty gorgeous little girl clothes make sure to visit http://www.ariaandsophia.com

Friendtastic

When was the last time you went out with a group of your girlfriends? If you have to stop and think about it, it’s been way too long.  A new study by a group of researchers from the University of Oxford, recommends that you go out with your girlfriends at least twice a week.

I’ve always been a girls girl. I love my time with my friends and I cherish my friendships. Those relationships are so important to me, I don’t think that I can live happily without them. I love talking to my girlfriends, listening to them and just connecting with them in general. It’s nice to be able to pick up the phone and share your life with someone who cares, it’s even better to see them in person. It always leaves me feeling happier.

According to the study, spending two days a week with four of your gal pals will help you recover quicker from illness, strengthen your immune system, and decrease anxiety levels. But, when the group is bigger than 5 people, funny situations that generate the necessary endorphins for happiness and well being are less probable.” says one expert. That’s why it’s recommended to meet in a group of maximum four friends.

Research shows that we women need to maintain our friendships because it increases serotonin and oxytocin. Having these close connections becomes even more important as we age. I know that whenever I go out with my friends, I always feel amazing! And a happier me means that I’m a better mom, better wife, just better overall.

So pick up your phone, call your girlfriends and plan your outing, remember, it’s good for you!

 

Essential Oils

Do you have a child that suffers from constant ear infections? Before it gets really bad try treating it holistically.
.I’ve been using essential oils to keep my family healthy for years. It has made a world of difference in our lives.


Here is what you do for children suffering with ear discomfort….

.INGREDIENTS

  • 1 drop Lavender
  • 1 drop Frankincense
  • 1 drop Tea Tree
  • 1 tablespoon carrier oil
  • Cotton Ball
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a small dish, combine the essential oils with the carrier oil. Saturate the cotton ball with the mixture.
  2. Rub essential oils around the ear and down the neck, them put the cotton ball right on the outside of your ear.
  3. Refresh the cotton ball every 30 minutes until the pain subsides and then every 4 hours for the next two days.

For Babies and Toddlers…

MASSAGE BLEND

  • 20 drops Tea Tree
  • 20 drops Thyme linalol
  • 20 drops Lavender
  • Carrier oil, warmed
  1. Combine tea tree, thyme, and lavender in a small stock bottle.
  2. To use, place a teaspoon of carrier in a small dish and add 4 drops of the blend.
  3. Massage around the ear, on the cheek, and down the neck.
  4. Follow with a warm compress.

For adults…

This blend can help to support a healthy immune response.

  • 10 drops oregano
  • 10 drops clove
  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 10 drops lemon
  • Carrier oil
  1. Place oregano, clove, rosemary and lemon in a 2 ounce stock bottle. Fill with carrier oil.
  2. Shake well to combine.
  3. Place 5 drops on the bottom of the feet ever 30 minutes until pain subsides.

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DISCLAIMER: While I do believe that natural remedies are a sage and effective way to deal with minor ear pain, it’s important that you seek medical attention should your ear ache persist. Use the holistic alternatives when you feel discomfort, if there is no improvement within a day and if the pain is acute, please seek medical attention.
These remedies have worked for my family but should not be taken as medical advice.