Category Archives: Health

Picky about Pikelets – Anzac Day Traditions

Teatime? Try a quick mix pikelet. They may not be the smashed avocado on sourdough, or the fashionable Baci, but they taste seriously good, especially when served warm with topping. Very Australian! Perfect for Anzac Day traditions and treats. Continue reading

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Is Every Day a New Adventure, or Not?

Today we call ourselves developed, as if we have nothing left to learn. But in a hundred years, when people look back at our generation, will they too ask themselves: how did anyone accept that world? When we look at other … Continue reading

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Survivors – FMFW Day 18 – Worth and Day 22 – Value

How Three Survivors of Suicide Spent Their Last Days On Earth – http://wp.me/p6xgta-oS Incredibly powerful stories, revealing in the way the writers take the reader into their heads and reveal their thinking. As a young person, I worked as a … Continue reading

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“Why I never smoked” Guest post!

Originally posted on The happy Quitter!:
Willow, my blogging friend from Willow’s corner, wrote a different guest posts and it hit home, I had to swallow hard,when I read about her twin sister. In her humorous, candid way she wrote a…

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D.I.Y Essential Oils Toilet Freshener

Why buy it? When it is better and cheaper to make your own.

No Harsh chemicals, and a lovely fragrance from essential oils, easily purchased in bulk. Continue reading

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Environmental Catastrophe – can it be averted?

The tsunami that destroyed much of the Fukashima nuclear plants in Japan, led to an environmental catastrophe that has set in train a lethal juggernaut of biblical proportions. American has 23 of the same kind of Nuclear reactors (made by General Electric).

Do you eat fish or sushi imported from Japan? This fish is radioactive and every minute 102_0218amounts of this can and does cause not just genetic mutations, but a multitude of cancers. Hilary Clinton signed an agreement to continue importing fish products from Japan into the United States after the Fukashima disaster. So I have to ask you do you eat fish/sushi? You may not after watching this video. Continue reading

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Left to Pick Up the Pieces

There can only be one thing more nightmarish than hell itself, and that is to lose a child to suicide. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that a young life is lost. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that the person has felt such emptiness and despair. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that someone could feel so lacking in hope, consumed with mental pain and anguish that this was even considered an option. And yet for their own family, who are left somehow to pick up the pieces, the consequences of this act can be so viscerally devastating, it is akin to a nightmare without end. Is it a selfish act? An aberrant impulse? A distorted or dysfunctional thought? Continue reading

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Everything gives you Cancer?

This information came into my inbox from Marine Essentials Vitamin products. Some of this I was aware of, and some of it, I wasn’t. There are so many forms of Cancer, and each of it a separate disease in itself, so the best thing we can do is follow a varied diet, with all things in moderation.

In the interests of sharing information, that is important to others, as is one of the aims of this blog, I am posting this information here. I am not in the business of scaremongering, yet, reading the following information does give you more “food” for thought: Continue reading

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Is Life too Stressful? A Different Take on Handling Stress

There’s a lot of people in this world who are ‘stressed.’ PicsArt camera app

There’s a lot of people in this world who feel ‘stressed.’ PicsArt camera app

Many of us have attended workshops titled ‘what is stress?’, ‘How to handle stress’ etc. They offer basic practical tips, but do they really address the underlying behaviours we exhibit, or why we might react in this way? With a little research, I was able to find a different ways of looking at and handling stress. Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something. Continue reading

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Danish Spice Cake – an Australian Perspective

I so love using cinnamon in home baking as it is so good for you. So when Tidious Ted at Recipereminiscing posted this recipe just before Christmas, I jumped a the chance to make it. Continue reading

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Declare War on Plagiarism – Stop the rot!

So you get a great idea, and it doesn’t happen all the time, does it? . I mean, as much as we want them to, those moments of brilliance don’t come around every day, (at least not for me), so we should capitalize on them where we can. Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from Around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.

Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you will too. Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something. Continue reading

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The Daily Post – NOT FOR THEE

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received that you wouldn’t give to anyone else? Why don’t you think it would apply to others? Not for Thee Imagine a shopping centre, there stands a mother with a wailing two year … Continue reading

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