DECLUTTER, DESTRESS AND SIMPLIFY! From Daniela at The Simple Times. As a naturopathic doctor and a chronic illness patient, I look at all the different factors that can contribute to chronic and autoimmune diseases. A lot of those underlying factors are hormonal an… View Original Post: Declutter, Destress and Simplify Continue reading Declutter, Destress and Simplify
INSPIRATION AND GUIDANCE FOR WRITERS AT ALL LEVELS! Nature is alive and growing in what’s left of Spring here in Oregon and for me it’s the perfect time for some personal growth too. I’m always looking for new information to broaden my skills and awareness as a writer and Amazon recently shared a new program they are now offering. Enjoy this photo of some gorgeous volunteer chives courtesy of my … Continue reading Inspiration and Guidance for Writers at all Levels
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN’T WRITE? By Christopher Slater. I never have and never will claim to be an expert on writing. I have found an appreciation for it and perhaps a little bit of talent, but in general it is something tha… View Original Post: So You Think You Can’t Write? Continue reading So You Think You Can’t Write?
SOMETIMES A DAY JUST FOR YOU IS PRECISELY WHAT’S REQUIRED! Today is one of those rare days when my usual inspiration and motivation levels are especially low, so I decided to take a day for myself or a “me day.” These photos were taken about three months ago, but they look exactly like what today feels like and that tells me it’s time for some proper rejuvenation. I’ve been feeling a little weary … Continue reading Sometimes a Day Just for You is Precisely What’s Required
5 TIPS TO MAKE YOU A BETTER WRITER INSTANTLY! By Felicity Annora. Hey guys! I’m back again with my self-help posts, and this time I’m going to tell you how to become a better writer instantly. I know it sounds like one of those bad “… View Original Post: 5 Tips to Make You a Better Writer Instantly Continue reading 5 Tips to Make You a Better Writer Instantly
REFRESHING CANTALOUPE AND BANANA PROTEIN RICH SMOOTHIE! Smoothies are a quick and easy way to get more healthy foods into your diet with their focus on fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. This refreshing cantaloupe and banana version is especially satisfying and with the addition of yogurt and protein powder, it is a well-rounded wholesome beverage. The only sugar in the drink comes naturally from the fruit. Cantaloupe is a member of the melon family … Continue reading Cantaloupe and Banana Protein Rich Smoothie
WALKING THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS IS INSPIRING! Studies say walking improves creativity, because there is a connection between walking, thinking and writing and I can attest to that belief first hand. At times I’ve had writer’s block, either while writing my novel or while working on a new blog post, when right in the middle of a walk I suddenly can’t wait to get back home and start … Continue reading Go for a Walk in Nature to Get Inspired!
3 WAYS TO WRITE A CHARACTER YOU HATE By Kathryn. Now, when I say ‘characters you hate’, I don’t mean villains. In fact, some of my favorite characters in pieces I’ve written and read have been villains. What I mean when I say ‘characters… View Original Post: 3 Ways to Write a Character You Hate Continue reading 3 Ways to Write a Character You Hate
CREAM CHEESE SWIRL BANANA BREAD WITH WALNUTS! Who doesn’t love good old-fashioned banana bread? I’ve always loved it, but I decided to take it to another level by adding a luscious cheesecake swirl. Then it’s topped with some healthy crunchy walnuts that go perfectly with the nutritious bananas, white whole-wheat flour and local honey. Using natural sugar from the ripe bananas and the honey as the only sweeteners in … Continue reading Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread with Walnuts
DO I NEED MORE FIBER? By Daniela Baker N.D. I recently wrote about good sources of healthy fats and proteins and why we need to add more of them in our diet. I wanted to continue that discussion by talking about fiber and why the stand… View Original Post: Do I Need More Fiber? Continue reading Do I Need More Fiber?
APRIL SPRING SHOWERS BRING THE COLORFUL MAY FLOWERS! It has definitely been one long winter season here in the Pacific Northwest. The National Weather Service in Portland, Oregon is quoted as saying Portland has experienced the most wet days EVER, with over 150 days of rain since October 1, 2016. In addition to the rain, we’ve had more freezing cold days this winter than I can remember in my lifetime. This pretty patch of … Continue reading Spring Showers Bring Colorful Flowers
BOUGHT YOUR FIRST DSLR? 6 TIPS FOR LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR NEW CAMERA A Post By: James Maher After a lot of thought and research, you finally pull the trigger. You bring home your first digital camera, pull the sleek marvel of engineering out of the box, and stare at it excitedly. Then you look at all the buttons and controls, and the excitement … Continue reading Bought Your First DSLR? 6 Tips for Learning How to Use Your New Camera
WRITING TIPS – SELF-EDITING: WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? By Katie McCoach. You’ve finished the first draft of your novel, now it’s time for revisions. We know that you’ll need a professional editor soon, but before that, what can you do on your own… View Original Post: Self-editing: What are your options? Continue reading Self-editing: What are your options?
SMOOTH BAKED VANILLA CUSTARD WITH WARM FRAGRANT NUTMEG! One thing my mother and I have in common is we both love old-fashioned baked custard for a light dessert or for a pick-me-up snack rich in protein. I like it with pure vanilla and topped with nutmeg, because there’s something warm and comforting about the combination of eggs, vanilla and nutmeg. However, Mom loves it Brûléed. Custard is a slightly sweet dessert made with simple ingredients, just milk, … Continue reading Creamy Vanilla Custard with Aromatic Nutmeg
AN EASY GUIDE TO HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE What is homeopathic medicine? Homeopathy is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathy was founded in the late 1700’s in… View Original Post: An Easy Guide To Homeopathic Medicine Continue reading An Easy Guide To Homeopathic Medicine