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179. A Time for Every Purpose…

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.

One of my high purposes this year is helping you get over your common cold.

But its not my highest purpose. Admittedly I have some even higher ones–my family relationships, my personal physical and spiritual health, my previous work commitments. Good priorities all, but they took more  time than I expected this past year, which left less time for my common cold crusade.

But I’m thankful for all the good that happened, both personal and in common cold progress. Looking back, the past two years in my work to end needless suffering from the common cold. I can see I’m just getting started (hopefully soon to write the book), but also appreciative at a huge amount I’ve done and learned, to lay the groundwork setting up this business.

One trial project was my hiring of an assistant. She was great, but despite enjoying the work, she unexpectedly quit for personal reasons …and now is the new mother of a beautiful baby son! I believe that is wonderful progress, but just not what I was expecting!

The world has changed a lot in the past 30 years since I graduated from college, where I was still typing on the very noisy electric typewriter (waking my roommates up at 3 a.m. writing the all-night articles and essays.

And now I’m learning to do Google Hangouts…

which brings me to the happy spot where I believe I am now caught up with the cutting edge of the social media (and really hoping I don’t have to learn any more… except maybe Pinterest… and Instagram…and Prezi.. and… oh nevermind) that I’ve been striving to catch hold of.

But today is the first day in a long time that I am enjoying the delicious, delightful feeling of getting caught up, organized, at peace with my progress.

In other words, I’m following my own REAP advice… having caught up on
–REST slept in a lot lately
–EAT a satisfying Rainbow of plants…mostly vegan but also some fish and yogurt to make sure I’m getting all I need. and very slowly seem to be dropping weight. Yippee!
–ACTIVATE my body with Enjoyable Exercise… just went jogging thursday and waltz dancing for 5 hours last night, Which is my favorite natural high, to be delightfully exhausted from whirling, music and lots of hugs from my dancing friends.
–PURPOSE focusing my life forward on my spiritual journey, relationships (lots of family time this year) and work (continuing my job with international students and my social dance class) and now back to my Common Cold Crusade.

So I’m TRUSTING that putting it on “pause” for a few months while I developed those higher priorities, will in the long run pay off for myself, and for the world.

As I say, you must TRUST in God/the universe/your higher power, (however you choose to believe) that as we follow the right, most important priorities in life, God makes everything beautiful in its time.

And no, I didn’t make that up, nor did The Byrds rock band “Turn, Turn, Turn” in the 1965, but it was penned about 3,000 years ago by old King Solomon ( Ecclesiastes 3, Old Testament of the Bible).

It was the perfect word at the perfect time, back then, in the King’s palace in 907 B.C., on rock music vinyl records in 1965 and on my blog from Santa Cruz at 4 p.m. on this beautiful Saturday afternoon as well.

Peace be to you, too, as you REAP a healthy, happy life.

Peggy The Doctor’s Wife

santa cruz beach

everything is beautiful in its time

The Common Cold Reporter

123. Slow Cooker soup recipes (part 4)

REPOST from Spark People’s weight loss website

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Madras lentil soup

“Slow Cooker Soups for Winter”

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They look good. I hate to cook.

im going to make and freeze a couple of these for easy fast meal options! thanks!

The tortilla soup looks really good.

Cooking winter squash: it is pretty hard to cut up for cooking. I usually halve the butternut or hubbard, whatever, scoop out the seeds, then bake it cut-side down until I can poke a fork through the squash through the skin. (I line my baking dish or spray it so the squash doesn’t stick.) When it is done and cooled, I spoon out the squash (leaving the skin to discard). What I don’t need that day, I freeze in portions for another day. Hope that helps, 8NT SKYRD

This gave me some great dinner ideas

I plan on making the Chicken Tortilla soup next weekend. I’m anxious to try it!

The Slow Cooker Winter Squash Soup recipe includes 3 cups of cooked winter squash. -red face- I don’t know how to cook the winter squash. Help?

can’t wait to try some of these.

Crock pot beef & veggie stew is on the menu this week.

I need a slow cooker!!!

It doesn’t say what kind of beans are in the beef and vegetable soup. I do think it sounds good.

love buffalo chicken cant wait to try it in a soup

The chicken and rice soup sounds great! I am putting that on my list to make this weekend. A good after church lunch.

120. REPOST: Slow cooker soup recipes

when you get enough time and energy, build on your soup repertoire with crockpost soups

when you get enough time and energy, build on your soup repertoire with crockpost soups

What to eat to boost your immune system? Canned soup is are a good start —  fine and healthy for convenience, but these recipes are probably tastier!

For when you have a bit of energy, and can plan ahead, some recipes that sound delicious. Slow cooking often brings out the best flavors in food and is rather easy to do, you just have to put all the ingredients in and click the button 6-8 hours ahead of time, or the night before.  And the whole house will smell yummy all day.Here is a link and descriptions.

 

REPOST from Spark People’s weight loss website

 

 

Slow Cooker Soups for Winter

By: Samantha Donohue : 1/1/2013 6:00 PM     25 comments : 27,236 Views

Welcome in the new year with these winter slow cooker soup recipes. As a busy mother, wife and writer, I have to plan ahead if I’m going to achieve my health goals. When I utilize my slow cooker, I’m able to quickly and easily prepare family meals. These hearty soup recipes will warm you on a cold night and support you nutritionally too. Begin 2013 on a strong note with these soup recipes.

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Northern Bean and Spinach Soup: This hearty soup is perfect for when there is a chill in the air, and you want dinner waiting for you as you walk in the door.

CALORIES: 216.5  |  FAT: 7.4g  |  PROTEIN: 18.4g  |  CARBS: 33.2g  |  FIBER: 16.2g

 

Slow Cooker Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup:  Ditch the condensed “cream of whatever” soups and make this instead. You only need 10 minutes of hands-on cooking time for a filling yet light bowl of comforting soup.

CALORIES: 172.3  |  FAT: 1.8g  |  PROTEIN: 21.3g  |  CARBS: 13.8g  |  FIBER: 1.7g

 

Buffalo Chicken Soup:  Did you know that just three buffalo wings have 10 grams of fat? (Who eats just three?) This soup has all the spice, creaminess, and tang you crave–with a fraction of the fat.

CALORIES: 113.2  |  FAT: 1.5g  |  PROTEIN: 16.3g  |  CARBS: 8.1g  |  FIBER: 1.9g

 

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