Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Uniting with God through Meditation & Meditations Physical Benefits

Meditation is an old ancient  way to obtain peace and focus.

This quote is stated by Stanford University:

“Meditation is mind without agitation,” Narasimhan says. Stress creates agitation and is something most of us deal with on some level. And it’s increasing, given the rising use of anti-anxiety medications, notes Stanford University researcher Emma Seppälä. Meditation allows people to take charge of their own nervous system and emotions. “Studies have shown improved ability to [permanently] regulate emotions in the brain,” adds Seppälä, who is also the associate director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford. “It’s very empowering.”

Here are some benefits a person receives by practicing meditation.

  • It improves concentration
  • It encourages a healthy lifestyle.
  • The practice increases self-awareness
  • It increases happiness.
  • Meditation increases acceptance

    • Meditation reduces stress
  • It slows aging
  • The practice benefits cardiovascular and immune health

As you see meditation has its benefits and it is great for the body. But for the heart it has many  benefits.

I personally feel much peace and a closeness to my Heavenly Father when I meditate. I feel His Spirit while being more alert and aware of His still small voice as it guides me to His place of righteousness. Through the day He guides me in all my daily affairs, he leads me into an assurance of tender loving care, He gives me the stability to hold on to the iron rod and He becomes my rock of peace . Everyday when I stop in the middle of the day to pray and meditate I receive His love and peaceful rest from a very busy morning. 

So if you pray start  & end your prayer in silence for about 5 to 6 minutes searching for His guiding peace and Spirit before you begin or finish...the results are amazing. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June's Emergency Preparedness Post

This time of the year most of you are enjoying your new graduates, while applauding them for finishing 12 years of school. Soon this new graduate will be attending college and for the first time in their lives they will be making decisions on their own. One of those decisions is to be a new driver.  But before you hand them the keys to your car or their graduating prized car, have you asked yourself…does he or she know what to do in case of a car emergency?

Car Emergencies occur without warning. 

So this month on my emergency preparedness post I wish to acknowledge the importance of teaching our children what to do in case of an auto emergency:

1. How to move the car to a secure and safe place in order to change a flat tire?
****Do they know how to change a tire?

2. Who should they call in case their car breaks down?

3. What to do in case their car starts an engine fire?

4. What to do in case their car over heats?

5. What to do and who to call in case their car is in an accident?

These are basic questions and our children need to know the answers to all of them in order to help them when they are on their own. We as parents need to take a moment to teach our children how to solve these unwarned problems and how to follow the law of the land in case of any of these emergencies arise?  These crucial important topics need to be discussed with each of your children when they begin to drive. What to do, how to manage and solve problems like these on their own will be beneficial to them in life. When children are taught at home to solve these problems then you can hand them the keys to the car.

Teaching them these important topics will create a more efficient and prosperous individual in society. 
Have a great day.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cell Phones

Hello there,

It is Tuesday and it is blogging day for me. I have 3 blogs and since they do take a while to get them done, I only post once a week. But here I am again and this time I am blogging about cell phones. 

Cell phones have taken over our lives. We sleep with them, we talk to everyone on them, we can't go through a day without them and if we misplace them we go crazy trying to find them, It interrupts  our conversations with others, it takes away our conversations with our families, it governs our lives and it hurts people when our thoughts are more on the phone ringing then the person we are interacting with.

If only we took the Scriptures as serious as we take our cell phones, our lives would be more enriching and more meaningful.

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Scriptures like we treat our cell phones? 

What if we carried it around in our purses or pocketbooks? 
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from it's text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it away as gifts?
What if we used it as we traveled?
What if we used it in case of an emergency?

This may be something to make you think and if it makes you look through the scriptures then I've done my job.

***OH...and one more thing. Unlike our cell phones, we don't have to worry about our scriptures being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

I hope this makes everyone stop and think about their priorities and remember in the scriptures there are no drop calls!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Raw Diet Going Well

Hi everyone,

I am so excited that this is week 3 on my raw vegan diet. I lost 6 lbs. in the first 2 weeks.
The diet consist of eating raw foods all week and on Sundays you can eat your cooked food. Throughout the week I do not eat sugar, oils, salt and no cooked food. I can eat all the calories I want from my raw vegetables and calorie count. And let me tell you my face is thinner, my tummy dropped and I feel more energetic than ever. And though I was suffering with much pain due to my R. Arthritis, since I been on the diet i haven't had pain and I haven't had any pain medication. Love the diet. Go to youtube and put on your search engine "fullyraw with Kristina". I am following her raw diet plan. She is terrific.

I juice once a week some organic carrots and apples and I drink it twice a day or I pour it into my vegetable and fruit smoothies..delicious.

no sugar added.

I eat lots of fresh salads

a delicious raw dinner

lovely and I ate it all.

one Sunday i made sloppy Joe's with macaroni and tofu with spices and sweet relish juice served with homemade gluten free vegan bread.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Human and Spiritual Experience

Just like the sign says, we are here as spiritual beings having an earthly experience.

We often look at life as a time on earth and once we die it's all over. 
That is a very sad concept. 
knowing the truth is so important and very liberating.

Take a moment and ask yourself these 3 basic questions:

1. Where did I come from?
2. What is my purpose here in life?
3. Where am I going after I die?

Three basic questions have solid answers that only the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints can answer.

Our lives have a beginning and an ending and after that ending we begin to live in a greater world full of peace, love and happiness among Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ and with our loving family.

If you have never had these 3 questions answered, take a moment and call any of our churches near you or visit our website below for the answer to these 3 questions. You won't ever regret calling, on the contrary you will always be happy you did so.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mom's 80th Surprise Birthday Party

Hi everyone,

 My life has been on the go for the past 2 weeks and now it has finally settled down. We received a phone call 3 weeks ago from my brother Sam asking us to please go down to Pennsylvania on the last weekend of  April to celebrate my Mother's 80th birthday.

This invitation had me in kayos changing my entire schedule for that week in order to fit into Mom's special day. But after getting everything here in order, riding down to PA (8 hour trip)and then coming back home 4 days later (another 8 hour trip), we were exhausted. Nevertheless we did it and now we are back home safe and sound.

We had a wonderful 4 days at my brother's house which my mom joined us for the last 2 days was a great time to be with the family.

Surprise MOM!!!!

Here's grandma with her 3 children and her grand babies.

Grandma & grand kids, two are missing.

Mom and her 3 kids

Wonderful lunch with the family.

My Mom and my brother's Mother in law...she's a gem.

Mom, my sister in-law Millie and her mom.

Make a wish Mom

It was a great weekend.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Its Spring Cleaning Time!

 Hi there, I'm Millie
A woman with too much to do.

Here at home it's the busiest time of the year for me always. Its Spring cleaning time.  For the past 2 weeks the apartment has been getting a huge cleaning out and some color changes in each room.

Last week I spent one entire afternoon making this wreath that can be used for Summer and Fall for my door. I had to cut the pine cones in half and then paint them, I glued them into the grapevine wreath and this is the results after 6 hours...not bad right?

I also made this delicious rice and beans with ripe plantains, tofu and veggies...extremely delicious.

One project completed was spray painting my flower pot holders in gold, they both came out lovely.

And I spray painted 4 of my lamps

My tall lamp was also painted black and it sure looks better than the outdated brown.

I also organized all the cupboards in the kitchen, cleaned and organized the kitchen pantry and my food storage room.

This upcoming week is another busy one for me...window cleaning, curtains changed, closet organization and cleaning out, painting all the flower pots, ironing clothes, cleaning and organizing all the Christmas decor in new storage bins.

So if you haven't started your Spring cleaning, I think its time to start. Have a great week everyone.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Giving and Serving When Needed

 Inspirational Post

I've been in a movable state. Movable to pray more, read more the scriptures and to unite myself more in the gift of giving to those in need.

 I learned a few months ago that in my apt. complex lives two older gentlemen in their late 80's. 
I realized through some of our conversations that they rarely see their family and are struggling to overcome loneliness and depression. 

Through this acknowledgement, I made it a mission to myself to watch over them as much as I can when their daily caretakers are not with them. I had been praying a lot for Christ to show me when others are in need. I guess this is answer to my prayers.

I have always cooked three times a week since I am alone and when I make a lot of food I always freeze it for the day I do not want to cook. But now that these gentlemen are alone, I make more food and at least three times a week I take these two gentlemen a good hot homemade meal. I also try to keep them company when they are sitting in the front of the building alone and my time with them has been a great pleasure to me. I have learned how they grew up, how they lived when they were  married and how they feel inside now that they are older. I have also learned how many tears they have shed when they are in their lonely state.
This last week I baked these apple banana cookies in which they loved. 

In order to serve the Lord we do not need to go on a mission in another country. We as mature people who are alone  can serve our missions by doing genealogy, caring for the needy, caring for your elderly neighbor, by indexing and helping those mothers that are going crazy everyday with her precious babies.

The Lord only ask us to keep the commandments, to serve our fellow and to love one another.
Serve Him, serve your neighbor, serve the needy, serve in any way you can...just serve.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Great Homemade Kids Paint

Good day,

For those of you who have children at home and sometimes drive you insane., here's a great paint to keep them busy for a few hours. It is totally ECO friendly, non toxic and yes Mom it is washable...isn't that fabulous. It washes great with soap and water. So Moms get to it and make a day of frustration to a day of peace.