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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Just for Kicks... :)


JUST FOR KICKS.


Weezie breaks it down...

and simplifies famous quotes... 


Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

OR

"Fix it or zip it"
Weezie

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt


OR

"When things get bad, go to your Mom not your Dad!"
Weezie

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” 
― Jane Austen


OR

"You don't want to be dumb so get a bunch of books and read some"
Weezie

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” 
― Mother Teresa


OR

"Stop the judgin and get to lovin"
Weezie

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” 
― Mark Twain

OR

"Memorize the drill or keep it real"
Weezie

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” 
― Douglas AdamsThe Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

OR

"I may not always reach my destination, but when my car needs gas, somehow it makes it to the station"
Weezie

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

OR

"Make love, not war"
(Wait, that was someone else ;)

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” 
― George Eliot

OR

"You ain't dead so get to gettin."
Weezie

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” 
― Oscar WildeThe Happy Prince and Other Stories


OR

"I always understand what I say...oh no"  :(
Weezie


This is what happens when I get bored...more to come when I get bored again... :)

Monday, January 13, 2014

My Barnes & Noble Book Signing this Sunday, Jan.19th - 2p.m. :)


Okay...a girl's gotta share.....

If you look real close, on the bottom right of the Biography section...next to "Drinking & Tweeting" There she is....my book..."River Through My Heart: A Memoir".


Talk about a moment... :)

and a close up....


I'm thrilled and grateful for the opportunity 
to have my book signing at: 
Barnes & Noble-Park/Preston-Plano
This Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:00p.m.

I would love for my community to come and see me.
Hope to see you there! 

Laurie




Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Let thy food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food." Hippocrates

I feel compelled to pass on some important information to the universe....and no, I'm not one of those healthy nutrition freaks I promise. :)

I watched this documentary titled "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" with Joe Cross - and it changed the way I think about food and what I put in my body.  I encourage everyone I know to watch it!  My husband, my boys and my parents have seen it and I've encouraged all of my friends to watch it as well.  (You can watch it online).

In a nutshell, the films sums up that we should stay away from sugar, processed foods and animals fats as much as possible - and we should juice in order to get in the amount of micro-nutrients (veggies and fruits) our bodies need.

In the film, there are compelling examples of the changes that take place when people do this.  Several people in the documentary were able to get off of blood pressure medicine, insulin meds and others from changing their diets.  Diseases went away.  Actually, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes are ALL man-made diseases.  These are diseases that wouldn't exist if we didn't eat  or over eat the wrong foods.  

The documentary was so compelling that I actually stopped play while in the middle of watching it and rushed out and buy a juicer so I could start juicing right away...been doing it ever since.    BTW, a decent quality juicer will cost from $100.00 to about $250.00 depending on your budget.  It's money well spent though.  When you juice, the micro-nutrients from the veggies and fruits serve to protect and clean your cells and keep away cancer and other diseases.

It would be very hard to eat the amount of vegetables you can drink in one fell swoop when you juice.  Let me show you what I mean:

Can you imagine eating all of this in one day...(every day)? Not me.

**(1 lemon (peeled), 2 granny smith apples (cored), a few berries and grapes (optional), some ginger (to cut the veggie flavor, 2 cucumbers, 4 stalks of celery and one bushel of kale.
(You can change up the recipe according to what you have in the fridge but the basics are lemon, granny smith apples, ginger, cucumber, celery and kale)

Just place the fruits and veggies in your juicer - it's easy:

Pour it into a glass....it really does taste good.  The lemon and ginger cut the veggie taste and the fruit adds just the right amount of sweetness...you'll actually start to crave it especially when you know how good it is for your body.


put the rest in the fridge and drink it with your meals or whenever you want until it's gone..then make a fresh batch the next day...


The inside of your body will love it and you'll feel better - but you notice changes on the outside as well...clearer skin, healthier hair, the whites of your eyes will be brighter,etc..

In the documentary, they talk about how you wouldn't use cruddy materials to build your home..yet we put poisons into our own bodies every day without thinking about it...the problem with this is that there is a huge consequence..our Health.  Now that I'm in my 40's and closer to 50 than I would like to dwell on, it has become so much more important to me to think about what I'm feeding my temple and I'm very thankful to have stumbled upon this documentary at a pivotal time in my life.  I would feel bad if I didn't pass on what I've learned on to others...  As Joe Cross would say..."Juice On".

P.S.  What has worked for me is to eat very clean and juice about 80% of the time and then "have my cake" the other 20%.  Girl's gotta have her cupcakes some of the time.. :)

Okay..I just climbed down off of my soap box...I feel much better now.. :)

Friday, January 3, 2014



Life

Life is a richly woven tapestry of complexities; sometimes coasting along uneventfully and smoothly.  She is ever changing; at times joyous and at others trying and painful - often times both at once.       
                 
No matter what she brings forth, Life is always a blessing, significantly beautiful, infinitely meaningful and never ending in her efforts to teach us something.

It is in keeping God at the center and our hearts and minds open and alert, which allows us to find true fulfillment in the midst of her complicated beauty.
The possibilities in life are endless when you step into what you're supposed to be doing here.  
We all have a higher calling - it's our job to find out what that is and start doing it.  
When you do it's a triple win:  
  1. God endorses it and places opportunities in your path.  He does this because you are fulfilling his purpose for you - what he created you uniquely for. 
  2. It lights you up (and there is no better feeling)
  3. Your light inspires others

... It's a win, win, win!

This New Year I encourage you to get started.  Step out of your comfort zone, stretch yourself and step into those nudges you've been feeling.  I'm here to tell you it's divine what happens when you do.  Get Started!  This is what it feels like when you do: