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Three years ago today, my dad passed away.   We knew he was sick, and he had gone to the hospital on Monday to have a surgery that might help him.  His blood pressure was too low to do surgery, and he died on Friday. One of the saddest things I heard that week, was my mother talking to him, holding his hand, and saying “we never did get you on that fishing trip to Alaska”.  You see, my dad was an avid fisherman. And it had always been a dream of his to go with all of his boys (5 sons plus 1 son-in-law)  But we never quite got  around to getting the trip planned.  it seemed like there was just never quite enough time and/or money.  I guess we figured ‘someday’ it would be easier.  My dad was only 74 when he died. And now my brothers especially have to live with that regret.

What is keeping you from living out your someday? What can you do today to start making some of those dreams come true?

Fountain of Youth?

Have you ever watched children at play and wished that you could capture some of that energy and health and put it in a bottle?  I believe we have come very close.

What I am learning is that our bodies produce Redox Signaling Molecules.  These molecules help the cells communicate with each other.  They also give us energy.  It seems the older we get, the fewer of these molecules we produce. That’s why we get sick more often, and don’t recover so easily from physical activities.  Just for fun, Googlle “Redox Signaling Molecules’.  Science is exploding with information about these wonderful molecules. Now do a search for ‘Redox Signaling Molecules + whatever health issue you might have. I believe you will find that these molecules are the key to helping you feel your absolute best.

Some brilliant, wonderful folks in Utah found a way to recreate and stabilize those molecules.  The product they make is called ASEA. (pronounces uh-see’-uh)

What is ASEA?

  • It is the only stable perfectly balanced mixture of reactive molecules that exist outside of the body.
  • It is based on more than 16 years of research, making it a safe and natural way to help your body function as it should.
  • The components in ASEA are native to the body and consistent with its natural chemical balance.
  • ASEA increases the effectiveness of the body’s most important natural antioxidants by over 500%.
  • ASEA supports immune system functions that reduce oxidative stress and repair cellular damage.
  • ASEA accelerates the body’s production of its own natural antioxidants, like glutathione, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase.
  • ASEA is the only product that delivers the balanced foundation that every person must have to allow their body and immune system to function at its optimal level.
  • ASEA simply contains the raw materials that our body and our immune system needs to help support our overall health and wellbeing.
  • ASEA is safe for ingestion and exhibits zero toxicity, based on standard safety biomarkers.
  • Athletic endurance, as measured by time to ventilatory threshold and time to VO2max, is significantly increased by more than 10% on average.
  • ASEA helps speed recovery after athletic exertion.
  • ASEA increases antioxidant efficiency of glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) inside living cells more than 500%
  • ASEA significantly stimulates the production of the master antioxidants inside the cells without causing an inflammatory response.
  • ASEA significantly increases the efficiency of communication signals between cells, those involved in cell damage detection, cell repair, and cell replacement.

The patients that come to our clinic are seeing more results after using ASEA than they have with any other product.  It truly seems to be the missing piece for people who have tried everything else and still aren’t getting the results that they desire. If you’d like to learn more about this amazing product, check out this site Amazing Molecules or you can go here I would love to answer any questions you might have about ASEA, you can call me at my office.

My mom did beautiful handwork

As long as I can remember, my mother did handwork.  She did crochet, beadwork, cross-stitch, plastic canvas, and anything else she could figure out. This is a picture of one of her last pieces of work, when she finally decided to make something for herself.  I’m sure she made hundreds of gorgeous Indian dolls from plastic canvas. To my knowledge, she never sold a lot in any shop; but she sure sold a lot by word of mouth. She would just be working on a project and someone would ask her what she was working on; before you knew it they had ordered 3 sets.

If Mom were still around today, I would help her set up an Etsy shop like my friend, Brenda, did. Brenda is another one of those incredibly talented, crafty ladies. I’m sure she will do well with her shop. It give her an outlet for some of her creativity, and helps her make a little spending money.

Especially in this day and age, it seems that everyone is looking for some way to make a little extra money.  Even if you are lucky enough to have a job, you never know what is going to happen. 401k’s seem to be losing money faster than you can put it in.  Many people I know have a 2nd job, or a ‘side business’ that they do to help make ends meet or to help pay for their hobbies and fun.  Either way, it gives them a little peace of mind.

I would love to hear about what you do for that little bit of something extra.

A New Look!

I changed the look of my blog.  I like this background because it feels so peaceful, and because I could incorporate my favorite color (purple).  Anyway, let me know what you think of it.  Have a FABULOUS weekend!

My husband and I recently celebrated out 22nd wedding anniversary.  5 kids, 2 weddings, and 2 grandkids later, we are still celebrating.   It seems more and more in this day and age that we are not the ‘norm’. Very few of my children’s friends have parents who are still married to each other.  I think that is so incredibly sad.

Before I go any further, let me just say that I am NOT JUDGING you if you have a “failed” relationship of any type.  I know that things happen, and I know there are valid reasons for divorce and broken relationships.  I am far from perfect, and would not dream of trying to tell you that my way is better in any way than yours.  My purpose in this little blog is to provide a little encouragement for whatever relationship(s) you may have.

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Memorial Day when I was growing up was always a big deal.  My grandmother would come stay for a week or so, and Mom and Grandma would take a whole day to go visit all the cemeteries around and decorate the graves of family members who had gone on before us.   On my dad’s side, however, we had Grandpa — a WWI vet, and my Dad and most of his brothers were WWII vets.  There was always a parade . Grandpa very proudly dressed up to ride on the float. My Grandpa and my Dad were true heroes. View full article »

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, we mourn the loss of loved ones. We know we are ‘supposed’ to celebrate their memory.  But sometimes it just hurts. It’s hard to understand why things have to happen. This weekend, I am mourning the loss of both my parents and my only sister.  My parents both died within 6 months of each other, and they were WAY to young. That was only a couple of years ago.  My sister was killed in a car accident 22 years ago.  She left behind a husband and four children.  She was pregnant with the 5th. They say time heals. I’m not sure that is true, but it does take away the raw edges of the pain.  But even now sometimes it’s okay to just, cry.

Maybe you don’t have a loved one you are mourning.  Maybe you are dealing with something else entirely.  It could be a horrible sickness.  It could be the loss of your job. Or a broken relationship. I don’t know what life has handed you to deal with. But I hope someone does.  It is so important for us to share our troubles with each other. Sometimes it helps us to know that someone is willing to listen. Sometimes it takes our mind off our own problems for a little while when we listen to others. Here’s a new song that I like to listen to that does a good job of expressing some of the feelings of sadness, & loneliness. Listen to the words if you haven’t heard it yet. It is called What it feels like. We should always be praying for each other. View full article »

Delightful Spring Food

My husband is very much a ‘meat and potatoes’ kind of guy. He has been pretty tolerant, letting me try at least one new ‘healthy’ dinner for the family each week. But he doesn’t ever want to try tofu. I understand. That’s why when I made this wonderful Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce, I didn’t exactly correct him when he assumed that it was a cream based sauce. But it is DELICIOUS! I served it over baked salmon and steamed asparagus, with wild rice on the side. Not even my pickiest eater complained. And this was so easy! I like that the wonderful creamy texture the silken tofu gives the sauce without the worry of curdling like with most cream based sauces. Shhh, don’t tell my husband and kids the secret ingredient. View full article »

I know, you probably think this is about the fact that I haven’t posted in such a long time.  And yes, for that I truly am sorry.  No excuse except the fact that I work full time, and still have a husband, a teenager, and a pre-teen living at home.  We are done with wrestling season, finally, but are in the middle of band, soccer, and end of  school year activities.  I do have several posts started, I just need to finish a little research on them, and I will post again soon, I promise.

But that’s NOT what this post is about. It is much deeper than that. You see, I have been reading and studying the parable of the lost sons from Luke 15:11-32. I have always looked at that parable as a great story of  how God loves us no matter what we do and will always welcome us with open arms when we admit our need for him.  And it is, because he does.  But I never gave much thought to the second part of the parable. When the younger brother  is welcomed home, the elder brother  throws a little ‘tizzy fit’.  He doesn’t think it’s fair.  He, the elder brother, stayed behind, took care of the family farm, worked hard, never did anything wrong…and yet a party was never thrown for him to celebrate what a wonderful son he was. Funny thing is, at the end of the parable, he is still outside the party, refusing to go in and enjoy himself.

I’m afraid that’s how I have acted my entire life.  (Even during the portion of my life I was acting a bit more like the younger brother did.) I was raised with a very strict sense of right and wrong.   Unfortunately, I have used my moral guidelines to judge everyone else by.  Whether I know you or not, I have probably judged you at some time.  It has been really brought to my attention in multiple ways the last few weeks how bad I am at that.  So, I apologize.  Just because you think differently than I do, does not make you a bad person. And it most certainly does not make me more deserving of anything. God created variety for a reason and I believe it is my duty and privilege  to accept that.

When my oldest son got engaged to a girl I barely knew, I told him that I could see that he loved her very much, so therefore I loved her.  Now they’ve been married almost 2 years. I know her a bit better, and I still adore her. I believe we should maybe broaden that perspective a bit.  The Bible tells us that God loves ALL of his children.  What would it take the next time you meet someone  you don’t see eye to eye with, to accept and love them just because you know that God does?  It is my sincere prayer that  when we meet, you would feel nothing but love.  And I will have the privilege of knowing you better because I’m not prejudging you according to my own belief system. View full article »