So What are you worried about?

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I am worried about my older family members, nursing home patients, my grandchildren, and people that have compromised immune systems, diabetes, obesity, and predisposed lung issued.

I worry about how the world is dealing with this Pandemic.

I worry about how many will die.

I worry about the families that can not be with their terminally ill family members.

I worry about children that are critically ill.

I worry about how our world will recover.

I worry about how this isolation situation will change our lives. Hopefully in a good way!

I worry about our health crisis…not being taken seriously.

I worry about small businesses.

I worry about the new economic world, and how it is going to survive.

I miss my children, and grandchildren. I’m a hugger.. I miss that too!

Lets all help flatten the curve… and suck it up for a few more weeks!!!

Maybe we will all be able to look forward to the summer months… and have a prosperous and fun summer.

During these times, maybe we can learn to look at our family, friends and enemies through their eyes, not ours, and see a different future!

Remember to make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are….Rebecca

Hugs are so important!
We need to get back to this!

Pre Diabetic? Try these Delicious Recipes

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 Rebecca Moran, HHP, CHNC, Holistic Wellness Consultant

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Turkey Cakes

1 lb. of ground turkey (93% lean), (160 calories per serving)

1 egg

2/3 C of whole grain bread crumbs

1 medium diced onion

3 cloves of garlic

½ juice of a large lemon

3 dashes of low sodium soy sauce

To Taste:

Turmeric, garlic powder, ginger, rosemary, sea salt, pepper

1 teaspoon of real mayonnaise

Mix all of the ingredients together.

Form into meatball size of your choice, (large ice cream scoop size) would be close to a serving size.

Cooking:

I use a large cast iron skillet and add a tablespoon of good extra virgin olive oil to the pan.

Add turkey cakes to the skillet and press them down with a spatula to form cakes.

Add lemon ½ juice

Turn the cakes after cooking for about 4-5 minutes depending on the thickness.

(press down on the center for firmness).

De-glaze the pan with ¼ C of dry white wine, cover lower the heat and simmer for another 5 minutes.  (you can also use chicken stock or beef stock to de-glaze)

Serve with rosemary and lemon slice and Marinara sauce, or your favorite!

Pear and Arugula Salad

Make Ahead Dressing: 

¼ C olive oil

                                        2 T. fresh lemon juice ½ large lemon

                                        1 T. Honey

                                       ½ t. Chopped Thyme

                                        3oz of goat cheese

                                        Wisk together

Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:

Baby Arugula about 5 oz.

(2) – Asian pears or your favorite fruit, peeled and thinly sliced

3 oz. of goat cheese crumbled

½ C. salted roasted pumpkin seeds

Sea Salt to finish.

Directions:

In a large bowl, toss the arugula with the pear slices and pumpkin seeds.  Add the dressing and toss well.  Then top with the goat cheese and sprinkle with sea salt and added pumpkin seeds.

Serve Right Away!

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Desert:

Bowl of fresh Strawberries, Blueberries, washed and dried.  2-3 T. of honey, and then 2-3 limes, (juice of the limes).  Stir together taste for the balance of sweetness of lime to honey.

Serve:

With fresh mint and whipped cream! 

……Rebecca Moran, this is an original recipes from my pantry and stove.  I hope that you enjoy!

“Make a memory every day and don’t apologize for who you are.”

Escargot, the Bad Mood Blocker and Colors that will make you Happy!

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I love eating Escargot it is a French word for Snails, also Oysters, Clams, Musscels, and Squid which all contain a chemical called tryptophan, an Amino Acid, helps your brain produce Serotonin. Eating them does not make you sleepy.

Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger responsible for transmitting inform from one nerve cell to another. Serotonin has been referred to as the brain’s own mood elevating drug. Proper levels of Serotonin is extremely important since lower levels in severe levels have been linked to severe depression.

Although Snails are healthy on their own, 76 calories/14 g of protein per 3 oz serving, loaded with magnesium and no saturated fats. But the French, for example, prepared a dish with the garlic butter, parsley, Escargots Bourguignon, each serving contains 277 calories and 31 grams of fat. So skip the butter, or just use sparingly over pasta, with garlic, onions, and mushrooms….Delicious!

You can steam Clams and Mussels in a deep pan on the stove, adding garlic, onions, parsley, butter and white wine. Cook until the clams open, add a little heavy cream and diced tomatoes. Remove from heat. Serve on pasta, or in a bowl with a great piece of bread.

Oysters can be eaten raw, which is one of my favorite ways to eat them. Another delicious way to prepare them is on the grill, and a more savory way is to shuck them, put lemon juice, spinach, and parmesan cheese bread crumbs on the half shell and broil. Yummy!.

Squid and Octopus are pretty much the same creature, but with some different features. Octopus has a round head with 8 arms, and a Squid has a triangular shaped head and fins, along with their 8 arms. They taste great grilled, in soups, and as sushi. They have a chewy texture, but when they are grilled correctly, Delicious. Also as Calamari, deep fried! or oven baked in a batter. I cant believe I just said Deep Fried!!! I must be loosing it.

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Colors to make your life less stressful.

During these critical times of the Pandemic, it is a good time to paint a room or two. Here are some colors that I am suggesting to achieve a calm and less stressful environment.

My very first college degree was from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where I received a degree in Interior Design, ID and NKBA/CBD. Besides designing, color playes a big part on pulling together a beautiful, comfortable atmosphere for a homeowner. Here are some suggestions :

1-Blue-A classic color that is calming and southing, I would suggest it for a bedroom, since it has been known to help you sleep.

2-Green-Associated with the outdoors, this color is also calming and comforting.

3-Gray-This color may seem odd to suggest, but is the perfect color for a neutral and go give balance to any room.

4-White- Is the best neutral, it creates an environment of freshness, and cleanliness.

Go paint a room, or take a hike in the woods with your dog..we are all in for the long haul, so lets get busy taking care of ourselves so we can help others.

…remember to make a memory every day and don’t apologize for who you are…Rebecca

Covid-19 is messing with our Adrenal Glands!

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Our Adrenal Glands are located on the top of each Kidney.

Nothing effects our Adrenal Glands more than stress!

When our Adrenal Glands are stressed and fatigued, it causes numerous problems with our body.

1-Inflammation

2-Insomonia

3-Fungus

4-Constapation

5-Chronic fatigue

6-High Blood Pressure

This is how they work. Our Adrenal glands produce Cortisol, which controls our metabolism, and helps our body respond to stress.

Exercise is not the best solution, which is many deficiencies is one of the best options for healing.

During this time of the Covid-19 crisis, I think many of us are suffering from the impact of our restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus.

Here are some tips to help keep our Adrenal Glands functioning properlly

1-Have lab work to determine Adrenal functions.

2-Go on a 90 day reset diet which consists of more vegetables, and nutrition based proteins: beans, eggs, nuts, seeds, seafood, soy, and lean meats.

3-Eat green super foods: Kale, Spinach, broccoli arugula, snap peas, collardgreens are some of the best ones.

4-Vitamins, especially the B vitamins, B-6, B-12, vitamin C, and E.

5-Minerals such as Calcium, and Magnesium Seleninem, which has a calming effect.

Right now it is hard to find these nutritious vegetables, and we dont want to hoard and then waste them.

Remember that frozen vegetables are flash frozen and just as good as purchasing frest. They have the same nutritional value.

You can also add these veggies to a blender and make some delicious healthy meals.

…..make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are. ..Rebecca

Stress, it’s a killer…

Stress, is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

Having Stress…yes we all do, it can be a good thing, that keeps you on your toes, but when it becomes to much, it can become debilitation.

The moment we become more self-aware and begin to realize the way we react to daily stress, improvement can begin. The first step is knowing that thinking is a physical act.- ” Dr. Thomas Hanna

Stress
How We manage Stress is important.
There are many life challenges that cause Stress:
Death
Divorce
Job loss
Money
Moving
Marriage
Chronic Illness
The Effect that Stress has on your body:
Headaches
High Blood Pressure
Diabetes
Weight Gain
Anxiety
Heart Problems

Nutrition, such as vitamin C is helpful during times of stress. Eat a well balanced diet to support the adrenal gland, such as whole grains, legumes, cauliflower, broccoli, salmon and sweet potatoes. Chinese ginseng, vitamin B6, Zinc, magnesium and Potassium for adrenal support, eat a banana. Avoid excess caffeine, and cigarette smoke.

Sound, can have a positive impact on the Nervous System. Listening to natural sounds such as waves crashing, forest noises, the “Ocean and Birdsongs” music, and Classical Music or the Ballet.
Smell, is also helpful. The olfactory system has an immediate affect on both the physiological and psychological bodies. Essential oils that are calming such as Lavender is an aromatic smell that helps to relieve stress. Smells that remind you of past and present calming memories. I love smelling a bonfire, fireplace, and freshly cut grass in the summertime. Reminds me of my childhood. Flowers, take a deep breath, its helpful in reliving Stress!

Sight, is probably something that you couldn’t imaging helping with Stress, but it does. Color helps when dealing with Stress. Calming neutral colors such as, greens, and blues, and warm harmonious colors will help. Visual images of positive thoughts through meditation, and yoga. Surround yourself with people that love and support you.. then, go watch a funny movie with them!!!

Exercise, I can not tell you how often exercise has helped me cope with stressful situations in my life. It really helps. Try just walking, yoga, running, aerobic exercises, and also swimming. Exercise increases the secretion of endorphins which leads to feelings of euphoria and creates fewer negative thoughts, which relieve the effects of Stress.

Stress will wear our bodies and our mental state down!! If you are feeling overwhelmed about a situation that you are experiencing, maybe see a therapist, try exercising, listen to your favorite tunes, and hang out with people who love you. You are not alone..I have been there many times, but learning coping skills will help you through it all.

Thank you for visiting and remember to
……. make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are…rebecca



…..OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS OUR BEST DEFENSE ! 😷😷😷😷

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The Coronavirus it a big deal, it’s spreading like a wildfire. It is our responsibility to protect ourselves against this contagious virus.

The CDC has posted and reported many ways to protect ourselves against this fast spreading virus.

Here are the latest reports from the CDC on ways to protect ourselves.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

We must take responsibility for our own health, and One way that we can do this is to support our immune system.

There are many ways to stimulate our natural immune system.

One way is to avoid alcohol and smoking.

Here is my plan:

1-In the morning, while getting your shower, stimulate your lymph nodes, by washing into your armpits, groin, and neck areas.

2Dry brushing is another option in stimulating the immune system. Start with an appropriate brush on dry skin, brush upward from your ankles to your thighs. Finish the process with a massage of cold press coconut oil.

3-Exercise. Do something every day to elevate your metabolism. It only has to be 20 minutes.. it will still stimulate your immune system.

4-Eat a clean diet of vegetables, herbs, and protein, especially fish. Add to your diet:

Dark colored fruits, such as blueberries, blackberries, cherries, etc. and vegetables, purple cabbage, onions, zinc, vitamin C, bone broth, with garlic. Best guide line is to eat the colors of the rainbow!

5-Reduce stress in your life.. Exercise will help!

Surround yourself with happiness..children, family and friends.❤️

…make a memory everyday and don’t make excuses for who you are..rebecca