All posts tagged: Daily Prompt

Lifestyle – really?

In response to the daily prompt: Lifestyle I am so tired of hearing, “It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle,” I call bullshit. Used in this way, “Lifestyle” equates to nothing more than a synonym for diet. A buzzword used to pull you in and take your money. Be yourself. Be happy. Eat cake (occasionally), and take walk once in a while. Live in Peace, Spitehot.

Green Smoothie Girl Detox – Day 1 & 2

In response to the daily prompt: Control I was looking up ear candling the other week and came across a youtube video done by the Green Smoothie Girl. She had a very complete and easy to understand video about how to do ear candling. So I watched the video and have yet to buy the ear candles, but I did subscribe to her channel and went to visit her website. After all the diet books and websites that I’ve read and diets that I have tried the green smoothie girl website was such a refreshing change. It is simply about being healthy. Wow! So I bought an inexpensive high-speed blender and started adding some green smoothies to my diet. Can’t go wrong there. Then I found out about the detox. The one thing that I respect about the Green Smoothie Girl is the one thing that has drawn me to the detox – research. She has done her research and explains the whys and wherefores of the health benefits of the detox most completely and …

Yellow Fruits and Vegetables are Great for your body

  According to most nutritionists today, from the traditional western medicine folks to the eastern cultures, we would serve our bodies good if we “ Eat the Rainbow.” They say that by filling our plates with many different colors of fruits and vegetables we can help maintain a healthy body. The reasons behind filling your plate in this manner are simple and based on common sense – actually they are based on phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are a part of a plant’s protection system and by consuming these we add that protection to our system, as well. These phytonutrients, aka vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, help with many things including keeping our major organs healthy, stimulating the production of digestive enzymes and protection from UV rays – just to name a few. As luck would have it, these vitamins, minerals and antioxidants often express themselves in fruits and vegetables as different colors. Yellow fruits and vegetables have a ton of great vitamins and minerals, these include: Beta-carotene – healthy skin and eyes Alpha-carotene – healthy skin, bones and …

I would be Merida.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Storybook Day.” I do not see myself as living a fairytale life. I am grateful for all I have, don’t get me wrong, but I am simply ordinary – 99% of the time it is a good thing. I make enough money to pay my bills-yay! I can’t take vacations every year, but despite what “they” want us to believe, most people don’t – I am very lucky, but… …If I could live one day as a fictional character it would be Merida of Disney’s movie, Brave. I would show the world how traditions can blend with new ideas to create real progress in the world as a whole. I would have fun, friends, family and love.

Take me to the Moon

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Take Me to the Moon.” The moon affects all of the fluids on planet earth.  The ebb and flow of the oceans, female menstrual cycles and even the psyche of humans is inexplicably tied to that silver rock that hangs so unassumingly in the night sky. The moon represents different things for different people: For many the moon represents a feminine and peaceful entity. For law enforcement the full moon can mean more car accidents and drunk drivers. For doctors the full moon brings with it more births and more patients. For farmers the full moon is tied to hard winter frosts. For dreamers the full moon represents freedom from the constraints of the material world. I am a dreamer. When I need a break from the material world, a break from the egos of the workplace, a break from the needs of everyone else, a break from the sound of the traffic passing on the street, I envision myself on the moon – far above the earth. …