Awe-inspiring… this homeless man has a voice of gold and silver. Hopefully, he is now onward to a new and beautiful life – as beautiful, rich and resonant as his speaker’s voice. : )
Awe-inspiring… this homeless man has a voice of gold and silver. Hopefully, he is now onward to a new and beautiful life – as beautiful, rich and resonant as his speaker’s voice. : )
“If only people could get along as well as these three…”
This is an amazing video of a rottweiler dog, tabby cat and white rat who ride upon each other in the streets of Santa Barbara with their owner. According to an email, this video was taken by the mayor of Santa Barbara as a holiday promotion.
More information at: http://bestpeacesign.com. “Contributions gratefully accepted… To all of those who have done so, thank you so much, it makes a huge difference for us. Peace.”
Some of these may really hit home with you… Which are your favorites? Which really strike a chord? Which do you really love? How many can you remember? What would you add?
From God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours by Regina Brett
50 Life Lessons
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
50. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them… con’d >>
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate of pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, “Excuse me, where are we?”
“This is Heaven, sir,” the man answered. “Wow! Would you happen to have some water?” the man asked.
Of course, sir. Come right in, and I”ll have some ice water brought right up.”The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
“Can my friend,” gesturing toward his dog, “come in, too?” the traveler asked.
“I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t accept pets.”
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
“Excuse me!” he called to the man. “Do you have any water?”
“Why sure, there”s a pump over there, come on in.”
“How about my friend here?” the traveler gestured to the dog.
“There should be a bowl by the pump.”
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveler filled the water bowl for the dog and took a long drink himself. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
“What do you call this place?” the traveler asked.
“This is Heaven,” he answered.
“Well, that’s confusing,” the traveler said. “The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.”
“Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That”s hell.”
“Doesn’t it make you mad for them to use your name like that?”
“No, we’re just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.”
Beautiful movie with a beautiful message and revealing truths. Yes, there IS a cure for cancer that was developed by Dr. Max Gerson. So many people have been cured using his method. Unfortunately, the 100 billion dollar cancer industry continues to dismiss his real cure. There is a nobility of spirit in some people who risk everything to share their Beautiful Truth.
From the Movie:
Live A Life That Matters…
What Will Matter Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived, at the end.
It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave?
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.
~ Michael Josephson
MAKE YOUR OWN ORGANIC RAW DARK GREEN LEAFY JUICE
(Adapted from Dan McDonald (LifeRegenerator) & friend Dave – I will add Romaine Lettuce, apple, carrots, green beans, English peas, beets (gold or red), leeks, scallions, shallots, sprouts, grasses, low acid fruits, sometimes fresh or frozen mango)
Approximately $7.75 per day or $3.40 per day if you want to split your juice for 2 days. This can actually last me 2 days.
First of all, yes – this is hard work and can be somewhat expensive and time consuming. Actually, this way of life is SAVING me money. Huge amounts…
You might also want to adding sprouts (avoid buckwheat sprouts as they contain a mild toxin), garlic, non-acidic fruit such as peaches or pears, grasses, watercress, or any other green leafy vegetable. Make sure to use organics if they are available.
If not, it has been advised to rinse your veggies in a solution of raw apple cider vinegar and water. (1 tablespoon per gallon). Feel free to leave out whatever you wish as not everything is available. I have an old Green Juicer.
I LOVE it as it slowly and gently grinds the greens and presses to almost nothing. If you use a blender, you can use a well washed paint straining or cheese cloth to squeeze out the juice.) Of course it’s
Cut or Shred the Following ORGANIC vegetables to Fit Into Your Juicer or Blender. Vary ingredients according to Availability and Taste.
|2 – 3 Carrots||0.40|
|1/2 Head Romaine Lettuce||0.75|
|1 Hand Full of Spinach||0.25|
|3 Leaves Red or Rainbow Swiss Chard||0.35|
|3 Large or 5 small Collard Leaves||0.35|
|3 Square Inches Red or Green Cabbage||0.25|
|1-3 leaves Beet Greens||0.00|
|2 Pieces Beet (3/4 inch cubes)||0.50|
|3 Stalks Baby Bok Choy||0.35|
|3 Finger Pinch Italian Parsley||0.20|
|3 Finger Pinch Cilantro||0.30|
|3 Inches of Small Leeks||0.20|
|Small Piece of Shallot||0.30|
|2 Small or One Large Scallion||0.35|
|3 Small Leaves Dinosaur Kale or||0.20|
|1 Leaf Large Regular Kale||0.00|
|3 Small Pieces Broccoli||0.25|
|1/4 Sweet Red / Orange / Yellow Pepper||0.60|
|3 Pieces of Cucumber (To Your Taste)||0.50|
|2 Stalks of Celery||0.25|
|1/2 – 1 Tomato||1.00|
To Save on Costs
• Use Farmers’ Markets
• Grow Your Own Lettuces, Tomatoes and Greens (Easy to Container Garden! : )
• Use heirloom Seeds and allow the best plants to go to seed
• Have your friends and family garden
• Beg or borrow organic veggies
• Work online for extra income – I hope to have steps, hints and tips soon – it IS possible if done right.
Many people have extraordinary results with Raw Organic Juicing. It can be a profound experience with unforeseen benefits. Truth in action.
I remember long ago hearing a psychologist say that animals do not have any feelings. It seems he was actually referring just to himself… or to animals made of wood. Below: true, adoring and magnificent love between two species. No feelings? Sigh.
Nick Vujicic (Pronouced Voychich) had a dream to speak to all types of people in all types of settings around the globe. He’s now spoken to over 2 million people, making a profound difference in so many lives. He is a man with an eternal smile, loving life, all people.
He is a magnificent inspiration. And he’s also very cute. : ) His message… “Never Give UP.”
A wonderful video… Nick’s website: http://attitudeisaltitude.com More Videos below…
“The day you believe you have reached your fullest potential, you haven’t.”
“The only limits I have in life, are the limits I put on myself.”
“I asked God, why did you make me without arms and legs? His answer… “Do you trust me?”
Watch the stars rotate above the clouds in this gorgeous panorama of the stunning sky as it moves across the horizon throughout the night. Now you will be able to see how the Earth moves in concert with the stars.
Be sure not to miss a glorious moonbeam as it flashes and dances over the beautiful lake. And then catch a glimpse of a huge and radiant rainbow as it glows for mere seconds and flickers away like a dream. Absolutely stunning vision of the heavens.
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile. Time Lapse photography by Stephanie Guisard.
There aren’t really many words to describe this set of extraordinary photos of a newborn foal climbing into the lap of his mother shortly after he was born. Precious beyond words.
You can click the image below to see more pictures.
I received these extraordinary pictures in an email and HAD to share them online. Animals are PRECIOUS beyond BELIEF. Thank you to the person who took the photographs, forever capturing an utterly unimaginably beautiful series of images.
I hope and pray that someday soon, all animals are treated with utmost love, compassion, caring and kindness. Always.
Faith was born with two very deformed front legs. The doctor said she should be put to sleep because she would wear a hole in her chest and chin from pushing herself along the ground. Her mother tried to smother her… but she was rescued by a young man. His whole family nurtured Faith to amazing vitality and inspiration. Video of Faith on OPRAH.
LATEST UPDATE 1/28/2012:
Re: Dave Raw Food Trucker
In 2009 and 2010, Dave the Raw Food Trucker claimed to have experienced cancer remission, relief from kidney complications and diabetes recovery using the “rainbow diet” nutritional program created by Dr. Gabriel Cousens. Dave lost almost 200 pounds and was able to temporarily return to work.
However, in 2011, Dave the Raw Food Trucker suffered a heart attack.
Now, in 2012, Dave states he has recovered from his heart attack and is once again promoting a mostly raw lifestyle.
The videos below of Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Dave’s inspiration, may help explain and illustrate the diet Dave used. Thousands of people have overcome diabetes with Dr. Cousens’ special diet and now live a medication free life.
Another benefit of Dr. Cousen’s diet is the normalization of weight. Currently, under the tutulage of Dan McDonald, commonly known on Youtube as the raw food “liferegenerator,” Bill Barlow lost 90 pounds in approximately 4 months on the green juice diet. Bill states that he eats all the fresh, raw vegetables he wants, as did Dave.
Dr. Cousens is a medical doctor, and as such, can prescribe and recommend medical treatments. If one is seeking to lose weight or regain health, it is highly recommended that you do your own research and read Dr. Cousens’ books and other fully qualified medical authors in full, and consult with a credentialed professional.)
Please note that ALL information regarding your health, and any claims made by Internet personalities MAY OR MAY NOT be verifiable. Use wisdom, reservation and discernment in your evaluation of any and all information online, and consult with a certified physician such as Dr. Gabriel Cousens or other licensed, natural, holistic medical professionals. Any claims by non-professional individuals are generally classified as entertainment or educational only, and any information they provide is not to be taken as fact without proper verification.
DAN THE MAN – DAN MCDONALD LIFEREGENERATOR
RAW GREEN JUICE RECIPE
with DAVE THE RAW FOOD TRUCKER & BILL BARLOW
Recipe for Green Juice – Great for Dieting and Losing Weight
This is the original green juice recipe that Dan the Man and Dave the Raw Food Trucker used back in 2009. Dan is now a popular raw food hero and strong proponent of fresh, live green juice. He believes in the natural healing and diet benefits of raw fruits and vegetables.
These ingredients are what Dan and Dave used to make 3 gallons worth of juice at once. This is an ULTRA LOW-glycemic juice that Dan and Dave credit for helping cure his body of Type II Diabetes & Stage IV Colon Cancer.
Dan, Dave and Bill are ALL about having their produce be 100% organic. Just do the best you can!
* I n g r e d i e n t s *
* F R E S H R A W D A R K G R E E N L E A F Y J U I C E *
— 5 bunches Spinach (w/ stems intact; not just the leaves)
— 2 bunches Red Chard
— 3 bunches Collard Greens
— 3 bunches Kale
— 4 bunches Cilantro
— 1 bunch Fresh Basil
— 4 bunches Beet Greens (Dave ONLY juices the greens of the beets & NOT the actual beets, as he’s still recovering from the diabetes. For those not dealing w/ diabetes, feel free to juice the beets!
— 6 Red Bell Peppers
— 4 Yellow Bell Peppers
— 2 heads Fennel
— 4 heads Celery
— 12 Cucumbers (unpeeled if organic; peeled if inorganic)
— 2 dozen on-the-vine Tomatoes
— 3 heads Broccoli
— 1 pound Baby Bok Choy (or 1 bunch Bok Choy)
— 1 bunch Mustard Greens (use a smaller amount if the flavor is too strong)
— 4 bunches Parsley (2 Regular, 2 Italian)
— 1 bunch Asparagus
— 1 large Fresh Aloe Leaf (inorganic ok; organic is rarely available…also, only juice the lower portion of it & always juice a bit & taste, juice a bit & taste, as it can be VERY potent)
— 1 bottle of E3Live Algae (Blue Green Algae)
— Rainbow Light Advanced Systems Digestive Enzymes (to help control gas, especially when you first jump into a program like this! If you can’t find this brand, look for a type that’s raw vegan & whole-plant sourced)
* IMPORTANT – Whatever you do, be SURE a diet is right for you by checking with your physician, or at least reading up information from a bonafide DOCTOR. There are books referenced by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., here, to start with. *
Dave also added Hallelujah Acres Barley Max (Barley Green Powder)
*Dan added a couple more ingredients,
picked fresh from the garden!*
— 1 bunch wild Lamb’s Quarters
— 1 bunch wild Plantain
* B e n e f i t s *
— Plantain ~ Moves the lymphatic system: Pulls mucus, etc. out of the body
— Tomatoes ~ For delicious flavor!
— Aloe Leaf ~ Soothes the GI tract, especially if there are ulcers and/or inflammation!
— Broccoli ~ Some call it the “answer to cancer” but what do you think? 😉
WHAT TO DO WITH THE PULP?
Here’s a list of things you can do with the pulp remains:
* Make delicious broth for soups
* Broth for cooking sprouted grains, rice, etc.
* Broth for a delightful “vegetable tea”
* Use pulp to make nutritious cookies, muffins, cakes
* Pets love simmered pulp leavings – delicious! : )
* Added to home made pet food
* Excellent Compost for your cozy bin of worms (they love it : )
Some people believe that many people no longer have all the digestive enzymes they need and cannot simply digest all the nutrients they need. People crave more food because they’re not getting what they need. Today’s food in cans, jars, bottles and boxes have lost all their enzymes.
About Juice Feasting
“After starting a juice feast, a lot of women who are post menopausal regain their periods after day 10 and 22. Raw juicing can bring your body back to where it really belongs.”
SUMMARY OF THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED DAVE AND DAN:
** The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health
** Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine Gabriel Cousens
** There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program Gabriel Cousens
** Gabriel Cousens, MD: Rainbow-Green Live-Food Cuisine
* Conscious Eating: Second Edition Gabriel Cousens
* Healthy at 100: The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples
Raw Food Restaurants
— Euphoria loves Rawvolution Cafe & Retail Store —
2301 Main St. (btwn Yoga Works & Urth Caffe)
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Open daily 11AM – 9PM
Visit http://bit.ly/15M0qF for the menu… 😀
**PLUS!! Rawvolution offers NATIONAL OVERNIGHT DELIVERY to anywhere in the continental US, as well as LOCAL delivery in LA & NYC. Check http://rawvolution.com for details.
— Juliano’s Planet Raw —
609 Broadway Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mon-Fri:10AM – 10PM
Sat-Sun:10AM – 11PM
— Leaf Organics —
in LA (Culver City) & Sherman Oaks
visit http://bit.ly/eSQkj for location details
— Au Lac Restaurant —
16563 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA
visit http://bit.ly/IJ2jk for details
— Café Gratitude —
in many locations!
San Francisco, Berkeley, San Rafael, Healdsburg, and in the Oakland Whole Foods!
visit http://bit.ly/IkveG for location details
visit http://bit.ly/5kNle for menu
**IN WASHINGTON STATE**
— Chaco Canyon Organic Café —
4757 12th Ave. NE (@ 50th St.)
Seattle, WA 98105
visit http://chacocanyoncafe.com for details
— Thrive —
1026 NE 65th St. (@ Roosevelt Way)
Seattle, WA 98115
visit http://generationthrive.com for details
Juice Recipes for Healing *
Fasting Juice Recipes *
Vegetable Juicing *
Vegetable Juice Recipes for Weight Loss *
Raw Vegetable Diet *
* B e n e f i t s * according to Dan the Man
— Red Chard ~ High in betacarotene
— Collard Greens ~ High in phytonutrients
— Kale ~ Has the highest known level of phytonutrients in it that are digestible by humans (over 2x the level of spinach!)
— Beets ~ Beet green leaves have 2,000x the level of Vitamin K in them than the actual beets, so that’s why its worth it to Dave to buy them just for their greens!
— Bell Peppers ~ Great for flavor
— Celery & Cucumber ~ Function well as a hydrating juice base
— Tomatoes ~ Dave likes them because of the lycopene and chooses not to believe what they say about having to cook tomatoes in order to get more lycopene, for if you’re cooking tomatoes, you’re destroying the very enzymes that your body needs to digest the lycopene! What good is ingesting more lycopene if you can’t adequately digest, assimilate & utilize it?
— Aloe Leaf ~ Incredible for the cardiovascular system!