Thursday, September 21, 2006

Home Remedy, soup recipe and Daily OM

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These are home health remedies that have been emailed to me or that I found on the Internet.  I have not tried them all and do NOT guarantee the effectiveness of them.  If you try one and it works, or if you have one that works for you, please email me.  Thanks.

Urinary Tract Infections

  • Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly - even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

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I got this recipe in my email today from Spark People.  If you haven't been to their site yet, you should really go check it out.  I get 4 emails a day from them, but I really enjoy the daily recipes they send me.  I love that it includes all the nutritional information too.  Anyway, here is another soup recipe to enjoy during the fall weather, this one is very easy too!

Cabbage Vegetable Soup
Serves: 12

INGREDIENTS

1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 medium onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
3 medium carrots, diced
1 head cabbage, shredded
1 (14.5 oz.) can green beans
1 (12 oz.) can sweet yellow corn
1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans
soy ground "beef" (optional, not included in nutritional information)


DIRECTIONS

1. Place tomatoes, onion, celery, carrots, and cabbage in a pot, simmer over medium heat until tender.
2. Add canned vegetables. Heat.


NUTRITION INFO

Calories: 125
Fat: 0.9 g
Carbohydrates: 26.4 g
Protein: 6.4 g

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This is a copy of my Daily OM for today.  I like this and thought I would share it with ya'll.

September 21, 2006
Following The Current

Going With The Flow

The expression going with the flow is a metaphor that applies to navigating a river. When we go with the flow, we follow the current of the river rather than push against it. People who go with the flow may be interpreted as lazy or passive, but to truly go with the flow requires awareness, presence, and the ability to blend one's own energy with the prevailing energy. Going with the flow doesn't mean we toss our oars into the water and kick back in the boat, hoping for the best. Going with the flow means we let go of our individual agenda and notice the play of energy all around us. We tap into that energy and flow with it, which gets us going where we need to go a whole lot faster than resistance will.

Going with the flow doesn't mean that we don't know where we're going; it means that we are open to multiple ways of getting there. We are also open to changing our destination, clinging more to the essence of our goal than to the particulars. We acknowledge that letting go and modifying our plans is part of the process. Going with the flow means that we are aware of an energy that is larger than our small selves and we are open to working with it, not against it.

Many of us are afraid of going with the flow because we don't trust that we will get where we want to go if we do. This causes us to cling to plans that aren't working, stick to routes that are obstructed, and obsess over relationships that aren't fulfilling. When you find yourself stuck in these kinds of patterns, do yourself a favor and open to the flow of what is rather than resisting it. Trust that the big river of your life has a plan for you and let it carry you onward. Throw overboard those things that are weighing you down. Be open to revising your maps. Take a deep breath and move into the current.

Me?  My problem generally tends to be that I nearly drown from fighting the "flow" so hard or I am doing the complete opposite by sitting back and just letting the "river" take me where it will.  I really need to work on recognizing the flow around me and figuring out how it fits into my life and whether or not I want to deviate from it, or how to work it into my life.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a great day!
Hugs!
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1 comment:

pippa1116 said...

that is great advice.  and i spend too much time obsessing of things that I need to move away from....
tina