A Season Of Blessings--Appreciate and Prepare
High-tension living boost levels of adrenaline and cortisol--stress hormones that suppress the immune system as much as 38 percent.
It's imperative that we find ways to ease anxiety: meditating morning and night, pay attention to the way we breathe, and keeping a positive attitude will go a long way in what we absorb.
Schedule less, slow down...body and mind, make each day a journey of joy.
We each deal with something less than perfection every day...attitude is 95% of the final outcome...be it positive or negative.
Nothing feels as good as the possession of good "energy"...and when we share that with others, well, that is perfection of the best kind.
October brings Halloween
Halloween has orgins that go back thousands of years.
Many people, especially Christians, denounce this holiday as having evil and demonic roots.
I believe most of the holidays that we know and celebrate today have roots in a history that had a different meaning or mode of celebration than what we have come to practice and believe.
Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating
While I don’t participate in ghoulish celebrating or waste my energy and expose my spirit to same, I do practice patience and tolerance to a degree. I also believe all history is worthy of being studied and considered, it is after all, where we all come from.
Enjoy and have a safe and fun Halloween...celebrate your ancestry.
I wish you all good health, and happy spirits. (pun intended)
Enjoy a delicious winter soup dish while celebrating the holiday~
As surely as the fire glows in fall and winter months, so does the desire for tasty and nourishing foods.
White Baby Pumpkins can be interchanged with winter squash in most any dish.
Summer Squash and Winter Squash are different in texture and taste.
Winter Squash however is thick and the skin will usually be tough and somewhat bitter to the taste. The seeds are bigger and will need to be removed.
Squash Bisque - A New Orleans flavor
1/2 cup fresh, real butter
Melt butter, sauté onion. Add vegetables, stock, salt and pepper.
Puree in blender-1/2 at a time.
Sprinkle with paprika just before serving.