Archives for: March 2007
I'm so excited this morning. My friend Amy Cunningham from Chattering Mind, a blog on motherhood, aging, health and healing, yoga, whole foods, spiritual music, meditation, as well as the struggle to manage time and clutter, posted about Eat Right 4 Your Type. I've been talking to Amy for years about the Blood Type Diet and she finally had her 'ah hah' moment. She even mentions the bloggers, that's US!
I can't wait for May 17, the day I fly to Tempe, Arizona to have fun, sun, delicious food and be surrounded with brilliance at the IfHI Conference. I'm so looking forward to meeting my friends who I haven't seen since the last event and especially Greg kelly who is one of the speakers.
Squidoo, what's that? Squidoo is a classy networking/marketing site started by Seth Godin, the brilliant marketer. It's a way to get your product or your expertise out on the internet and ranked higher by the search engines... like google. Just started my own Squidoo page or what they call lens where you can read or watch videos on everything related to health, happiness and vitality. Have a look and if you'd like to have fun and play at squidoo, start your own 'lens'. You even get rated there. Remember when you did well in first grade and the teacher gave you those gold stars?
Happy Holidays to all,
moijn...moijn meine Liebchens
hmm heute packte mich etwas die Wehmut und auch etwas Traurigkeit übefiel mich, denn wenn ich rausgucke aus meinem Seelenfenster, so sehe ich fast ausschliesslich Menschen die leiden, leiden sogar wie Hund, obwohl Descarte ihnen ja Leidensfähigkeit abgesprochen hat und sie als Maschinen darstellte, kaum auszudenken was da alles passiert ist.... und jetzt seht Euch mal ganz genau an, wie das dazu kommen konnte....!!!! Lebewesen werden Gefühle und Bedürfnisse abgesprochen...ein sehr mechanistisches Denken.... und meine Süssen, es geht grad weiter....unbemerkt....schleichend...gefährlich leise......aber es
geht weiter !!!
Uns allen wurde eine gewisse Moral mit auf den Weg gegeben, wir können von Recht und Unrecht unterscheiden, sogar unser Bauchgefühl sagt uns..*sag maaal gehts' nooch??*..... wir hören zwar immer weniger drauf, dürfen dafür viele Rechnungen auch mit unserer Gesundheit bezahlen (Schlankheitswahn und
Botoxparties...ich krieg die Krise) auch gab es da mal schriftliche Vorlagen in denen stand: *Du sollst kein falsches Zeugnis reden* oder * Du sollst nicht töten* (auch nicht psychisch !) usw....viele von uns leiden - aber nicht weil sie krank sind, sondern weil sie sich irgendwelchen gewaltvollen Gewohnheiten unterworfen haben, das kann auch staatliche Reglementierungen sein, die völlig hirnrissig und lebensfeindlich sind, aber gerade diese Leidenden sehen es nicht ein, ihr Hirn zu gebrauchen und selber zu leben...nein die Angst sitzt ihnen im Nacken und somit werden sie gelebt!! Sie spüren, dass sie ganz weit weg von sich und ihren Wahrheiten sind, eben auch *Du sollst kein falsches Zeugnis reden* und
werden täglich vergewaltigt glauben zu sollen, dass sie nur reparaturanfällige Maschinen sind, die jederzeit ersetzbar, austauschbar, auch auf den Müll zu werfen sind, wenn Indien oder China winken und schreien...hier können die Reichen zu Superreichen werden :-((
Maya...Maya....Maya....Maya..... genannt die grosse Illusion :-)
mooorrrning my dearles
today I was a bit sad to acknowledge how many of us are just suffering, suffering like dogs, heavy....
that just here Descartes was able to make us believe that those are only machines without any feelings nor needs.....you think that this has changed...he-he-hee error....it goes on and on and on....
We all got a certain form of moral or education since our childhood, btw. it was meant *you should not
tell false things about...* *you should not kill* (not even the psyche of others : and sometimes our belly cries: * hey...is it true....what are ya doing there ?? * we stopped hearing the bellylaberings and are ready to pay big bills for our healths.... I assure you we do :-)) (the trick is done by botoxparties &
phantoms of Mrs. Twiggy ) .Yessss and many of us are that suffering because they agreed to suscribe
to give their own capabilities to think, away and accepting rules and reglements of any so called governments; even when those regelements are more than unhealthy and against life...they just prefere to suffer in doing nothing for changements!! No, indeed fears are sitting in their necks and they are ready to get violated every day in feelings and being exploited and also are they ready to belive that eveybody is to be remplaced or even given to garbage...when India or China calls the rich people to become more wealthy ( on the back of mankind and natur)
Maya....Maya....Maya....the grande illusion :-(
salut meine Liebchens :-)
ich denke, ich habe genug Infomaterial über Riso's herzige Einsichten und Aussichten nierdergelegt, dass auch Ihr Euch ein schönes Bildchen davon jetzt machen könnt, was passiert wenn ich in diese oder jene Richtung hin entwickle.....:-)
tja was macht bitte eine Seel aus?- .....Serotonin + Dopamin und ein paar andere Neurotransmitters in Aktion ? ? Oder die Interaktion Mensch & Umwelt & Ernährung ?! Ich denke es ist wohl alles zusammen;
und sorry es ist erschreckend wie eben auch die frühkindlichen Prägungen die Menschen unbewusst tracktieren, und wenn wir so im Enneagrammring rumhüpfen von Zahl zu Zahl, so sind wir alles und doch gleichzeitig determiniert durch unseren Grundtypus; man(n) sagt dies sei nicht nur ausschliesslich erworben durch die Kindheit..... und jetzt guckt mal und macht einen Test in der kabbalistischen Lehre der Nummerologie, haa Ihr werdet erstaunt sein, wievile hier genauso zutrifft, wie ein gut erstelltes Horoskope
(nur Persönlichkeitsmerkmalbeschreibung als Grundlage) oder , man(n) (Frau bitte auch :-) nehme das Enneagram zur Hand oder andere psychologische Systeme und immer wieder finden wir uns selbst :-)
und bitte was macht nun so eine Distortion aus?....Umweltbedingungen, tägliches Gefruschtel, nichterfüllte Wünsche, Intra-oder Extroversion ...und...und...und......denkste......nur die Identifikation zu *ich habe und ich bin*.....*ich* kann nicht alleine stehen !!!
Ueberlegt Euch mal und beobachtet Euch mal was da alles passiert....... und jetzt versucht hier mal einen nötigen Abstand zu gewinnen und nur in der Position des Beobachters zu verharren.......
jedoch dafür braucht es Zeit, Geduld , gutes btd-spezifisches Essen, die adäquaten Supps dazu ,vorab das Wissen wozu, warum und warum grad super für mich :-) ...na ja und eben ein bisschen Ehrlichkeit :-)
alles Liebe & Gute
hi youzz :-)
I think I gjust gave enough of infomaterial about Riso's system of the enneagram, so you are able to have seen what might happen when I am going into this direction or another for integrative or desintegrative way of life :-) hmmm what does make a soul act....a bit of serotonin & dopamin and other fine neurotransmitters in action ??....or just the interaction between humans and the world and nutrition
I think we have to go for all together, but for me it is altimes a bit painful how awfully most of the peoples are subconsciously interactive with their earliest youth, but when hoppeling from one to the other number whithin seconds :-)so you can realize that you are the whole enneagram in one person
but at the same time you are determined by your maintypus.......if you want to try other psychological systems like the kabbalah or others, you will be also confronted only with yourself.
What does create such a distortion ? The envirenemnt.....dailies frusts....or not fulfilled wishes...or intra-
or- extraversion........think about .....not true, the only thing is called by * I am....and I have*......the
*I* cant' stand allone and there must be added a feeling or value.....Try once not to get into your own traps and please just stay in the position of the observer.....and see what will happen but here we do need time, patience, fine btd-specifique nutrition and their supplements, the knowledge about what it is and just ok for me...or not....and of course a little bit of honesty :-)
good luck, truly yours Isa
I enjoy eating dessert now and then, but I don’t want to spend a lot of time preparing it. That’s why I was delighted when “bryonyvaughn” (whose name is actually Cheryl) posted an amazingly simple nut-butter cookie recipe on this web site’s forums a year ago. Since then, I’ve made numerous batches, using whatever types of nut butter, sweetener, and flour appealed to me at the time. They all turned out great, which means that this recipe can very easily be adapted for any blood type. Best of all, I can go from square one to a cleaned-up kitchen with a dozen cookies cooling on the rack in about half an hour. That’s my kind of recipe!
Here’s Cheryl’s original recipe, followed by my notes:
1 part oil
1 part honey
2 parts nut butter
4 parts flour
I mix everything together, portion out in tablespoon sized balls, roll in flour & crisscross with fork, freeze on a cookie sheet and then transfer to freezer bags for storage. I can crank out 10 dozen in 45 minutes and then take out however many I want to bake at a time without messing up my kitchen. Straight from the freezer I’ll bake the cookies for 18 minutes at 325 F (165 C).
My copy of Cheryl’s original recipe actually says to bake the cookies for 8 minutes, but that may be my transcription error. I don’t freeze the unbaked cookies, I just make them one small batch at a time. Starting with room-temperature dough, I bake large cookies for 18 minutes, which seems to be just about right. Small cookies may need somewhat less time.
When the cookies come out of the oven, they’re very fragile, so I put the baking sheet on the cooling rack, cookies and all, and let everything sit for 10 or 15 minutes. By then, the cookies are firmer, and have cooled enough that I can gently slide them off the sheet with my fingers, onto the rack to finish cooling.
The cookies have a texture something like shortbread.
If you have trouble thinking in “parts,” you can make a small batch with 1/4 cup (60 ml) oil, 1/4 cup (60 ml) honey, 1/2 cup (120 ml) nut butter, and 1 cup (240 ml) flour. That makes a dozen large cookies or three dozen bite-sized ones. (I use cookie scoops, much easier than the old two-spoons method.) Or you can double that, or triple it, or whatever.
Like Cheryl, I use olive oil in this recipe. She uses light olive oil and I use extra-virgin because that’s what I happen to have in the house. The first time, I worried that the cookies would taste like olives, but they don’t.
The sweetener can be any liquid type. I’ve used honey, maple syrup, and agave nectar, and they all worked fine.
Any nut or seed butter works well here. I’ve used peanut butter, sesame tahini, almond butter, and homemade almond-walnut butter. The stiffer types of nut butter make a stiffer dough, and the runnier types make a softer dough, but the cookies turn out fine either way.
I’ve also used several types of flour, including spelt, Kamut, rye, and carob. (Using carob for all of the flour yields a grain-free cookie with an intensely chocolatey flavor.) Cheryl has also used oat flour. Again, they all work fine.
You do not need to oil the baking sheet. Rolling the balls of dough in flour makes them fairly easy to remove from the sheet after baking.
Instead of crisscrossing the dough balls with a fork, I generally press them with a potato masher, the type made from a flat piece of metal with a grid of little square holes cut into it. The appearance still says “peanut-butter cookie” and the work goes much quicker, especially with large cookies, which would require four presses with a fork.
The past month of so, I have found myself reading much information on the computer. I used to spend maybe 10-15 minutes a day here, but now I am very busy learning more about health for us and our critters. It started out by investigating the pros about feeding our dogs and cat a raw food diet. The cat still disagrees. From there my learning expanded to the vaccinations that our animals are supposed to receive. I had already become very suspicious about the vaccines that are given to people, so doing research about the vaccine damage done to our pets was a natural extension.
I hope some day that the people will wake up and see the damage done to their bodies that far exceeds the damage from the actual illnesses for the most part. Measles, mumps, chickenpox, etc. are childhood illnesses that kids got and got over with leaving them with lifetime immunity. Granted, some kids did develop severe side effects, but how many kids who have been vaccinated developed autism (now 1 out of every 150 children), ADHD, etc.? How about the number of criminals and the rate of increase? How much of that activity might be explained by the side effects of vaccinations? What most people don’t know is that most of the disease cycles were nearly exhausted before the vaccines were developed and used. Here is a website that has the graphs to show the tracking of various illnesses, when the vaccines were available, and the whether or not the vaccines actually helped: http://www.whale.to/vaccines/decline1.html . States and countries track the diseases and that information is available. That is from where this information came that is used in the charting or graphing.
Anyway, from there I started researching homeopathy and herbology, too. There is so much I don’t know and so much I want to learn. Some learning, like the clicker training for the puppy and my birds, is mostly for fun. Other learning, such as the herbology or homeopathy is for a personal satisfaction in knowing that I am learning things that will be instrumental in helping us to live better for longer.
So, learning for me is an essential part of my life. With the Blood Type Diet I have learned to eat the foods that are best for my body. I know to stay away from excess grains and especially wheat. I have learned to listen to this old body and pay attention to the way I feel after eating.
Tonight’s dinner will be a treat of sorts. Financially it costs a lot to buy organic meats and poultry, however, I did find some organic chicken in the reduced for sale section at the grocery this week. So, for the first time we will be eating organically grown chicken. The breast with ribs is normally $8.99 per pound. That is way out of my budget. This reduced price meat will give us the opportunity to taste what I have heard to be far superior in taste to the conventionally grown chicken we normally eat. So, I was able to buy it at $4.50 a pound on the last day it could be sold. Here’s hoping it will be worth it!
To go along with the chicken will be sautéed organic rainbow chard, brown rice, and a nice salad made from lots of fresh, organic veggies. I just looked at the clock and it is certainly time to get dinner started.
Back! Dinner was good, but in all honesty I don’t think I would pay that much again (even at the reduced price) for chicken. I am sure that nutritionally there must be a difference between organic and non, but taste-wise I didn’t really notice much. Oh well! It was still an interesting experiment. Per usual, the chard was delicious.
A moose just walked past the window. I knew one was in the yard by the way the dogs were barking. It was headed towards the road so it will visit somewhere else rather than stay here.
Take care. Have a good week. Until next time……………..
Seems like I'm always apologizing for not posting. I've neglected my 2 private blogs as well. Here's the story. I brought together a group of sharing, caring brilliant women and we are working on a Forgiveness World Challenge project.
We are at the 'logo stage' and inching forward daily. One of the members is from Singapore. I found a few people at My Space and others I met in teleclasses from all over the globe. What would I do with out the internet!
Anyway, I just found out that one of my favorite people and brilliant Naturopath researchers is going to be speaking at the IFHI Conference in May and I am going. I was supppose to go for a Passion Test certification, where I would meet with Janet and Chris Attwood who wrote The Passion Test but forget about that. Even though I would really like to meet the Attwoods, there is really no question about which conference comes first for me. I already live my passions and going to Tempe is definitely living my passion. Imagine those brilliant speakers filling us in on all the cutting edge medical research.
Just can't forget about the yummy healthy food from two years ago, stretching with Martha and Peter in a room filled with other conscious people at 7:30AM, that beautiful sun and oh there's so much more about that conference that gets me excited.
Guess what...I'm about to meet one of my best friends who lives in Scotsdale. She is the one who started the Forgiveness World Challenge with me. We've never met. Remember I told you I met the women on teleclasses or the internet. Maybe I will get more of our group to meet there...what a great idea!
I am so psyched!
Does the title sound like a headline ripped from a National Enquirer paper? Posting has been less than optimal for the past few months as I have had to put most of my extra time in keeping my teenage son on the straight and narrow.
B is 15 but relates much better to 18+ young adults. This turned into a huge problem before Christmas when he started seeing a 17 year old girl and became friends with a 21 year year old young man and on top of everything had his wisdom teeth extracted. All of a sudden my funny vibrant son became sullen, mean, and condescending to his family and old friends. He crossed a proverbial line when he told me to go "somewhere" so my husband and I decided we could take extreme action.
The teenager (and I) have been under house arrest since before Christmas. The only things he has been allowed to do is go to the gym and go snowboarding. No computer, no telephone, no talking to the outside world except when snowboarding and working out. He has been sleeping 10 hours per night. (Girlfriend would keep him up on the computer for hours on end so he would only sleep 4 hours per night!!!!)
All I can say, he has come through the experience 4 inches taller, no 41 in Canada on the FIS Boarder Cross circuit and his marks have shot straight up. So now my solitary confinement with my teenager is almost over, I can honestly say I have some sound parenting advice for parents:
1. Teenagers need sleep and lots of it. Even though researchers said teenagers clocks shift, I have found my son, when deprived of TV, computers, and phones, will go to bed at an appropriate time and sleep the right # of hours.
2. The lure of peer pressure can be broken but only with involvement of parents. As I explained to B, one can only get the freedom of being an adult when one takes on the responbilities of being an adult. Many of the young adults I have encountered seem to have all the freedoms but none of the responsibilities. As a matter of fact, these parents' of these youngsters give the freedom but shoulder the responsibilities for the young adult. When I started loading up the responsibility level on my son, he realized his friends were immature, whiny and controlling!!! He was then able to see how important the choice of friends is.
3. It takes a lot of time to raise good children. One needs to be like a good supervisor and keep handing more and more responsibility to the kid while allowing more freedom. If the freedom is abused, it has to be taken away immediately and restored through additional responsibility.
4. Boys need lots of physical activity in order to stay "centered" and happy. I think 2 hours a day is a minimum at least 5 x per week!!!!
To close, I am finally back and ready to blog once again.