Monthly Archives: November 2009

Holiday Gifting And Children

A question was recently posed about gifting and children… There are some families that holiday gift for quantity.  They are oblivious to the waste they produce. The gifts they give are often of no practical use. It’s all about volume and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

The natural gathering of the fall hues of harvest I feel is behind us.  Winter is knocking on our doors. I don’t feel like being cold.  This is how I always feel when the first cold snap hits. Come March when we are … Continue reading

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Soy Protein Pumpkin Shake

The last thing most folks are thinking about around Thanksgiving is weight loss. Most folks are thinking about that lovely slice of pumpkin pie!!! There are  however delicious ways to maintain calories and keep the calories down. Just a thought .. … Continue reading

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Why Protein?

The Power of ProteinIt’s essential to the growth, repair, and maintenance of all body tissues. It’s also required for making enzymes – catalysts essential to all life processes, and hormones – powerful chemical messengers that circulate through your bloodstream to … Continue reading

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VISAO Magazine Interviews Best Of Mother Earth

This post was written one year ago.  I am feeling nostalgic. As some of you know my 1996 McDonald’s hamburger post got quite a bit of interweb attention. One of the blessings from all that hoopla was an interview for … Continue reading

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Avoid These Top Ten Food Additives

This was my gig in the early 90’s. I began to read labels and question what I was eating. I decided that I wanted to do better for myself and my family.  I had a horrific diet, it showed up in my … Continue reading

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Let Go Of That Eggo

I suppose it’s news when Eggo, the favorite convenient frozen toaster waffle, experiences a nationwide shortage. Gosh – folks won’t be able to enjoy this fav for months!!   The truth is, a Kellog’s Eggo is really nothing more than enriched flour, sugar and … Continue reading

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Fairbury Illinois

above pics taken by Karen Hanrahan Well.. thanks to some freelance writing income, not only was I able to start a savings account and secure most of my holiday gifting. I also was able to purchase a new battery and charger … Continue reading

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Kudos To Author Sheila Glazov

A huge BRAVA goes out to my friend and author Sheila Glazov who’s book ” What Color Is Your Brain?” is now being sold in Brazil in Portuguese! Sheila fills my “blue” heart. She champions me at many many levels and … Continue reading

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Hanky Panky

Remember hankies?? You didn’t think this post was going to be something well… flirty,  did you ?? Sorry — this is post is about a green alternative to kleenex! I adore the florals, the bright colors and the feeling of the … Continue reading

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