The Lung and the Short of Healthy Eating this Fall

sweet-and-wild-rice-imageBy Patricia Becker This is one of my articles I wrote for the Harbin Hots Springs Quarterly Magazine in about 1987 during my 5 years as a resident chef, cooking class teacher and diet coach.  I dusted it off the article, freshened it up.  It also is at Peace Quarters. Welcome to autumn! I would like to begin with a thought from Lao Tzu: Nature alternates dynamically when it completes what it is doing, then it starts over again. All that is springs from such alternation.   As we observe Read more...
IMG_2181Symptoms of Inner Peace Be on the lookout out for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed. It is possible that it could reach epidemic proportions. This could be a threat to the conflicts locally and around the globe. Signs and symptoms to be aware of: The tendency to think and act spontaneously based on trust rather than on fears from past experiences. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment. A loss of interest in judging others. A Read more...

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Minimize Regrets

May the beautyLife is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five: 1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how Read more...

Sugar Blues

sugar blues photo 3The following is from a book that made... dramatic improvements in my physical and emotional health: While preparing his recurring volume, A History of Nutrition, published in 1957, Professor E. V. McCollum (Johns Hopkins University), sometimes called America's foremost nutritionist, reviewed approximately 200,000 published scientific papers, recording experiments with food, their properties, and their effects on animals and humans. The material covered the period from the mid-18th century to Read more...