your heart, your moods, your body, your soul
Beverley Jean Wium - 01 October 2007)
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Thought to live by?
"Freedom: Look forward to everything-expect nothing-add positive visions and let attachments & addictions fall away." (Beverley Jean Wium - October 2007)
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I have seen quite a few disappointing movies lately. But No Reservations starring Catherine Zeta-Jones is a nice, feel-good movie. I really enjoyed it - not as good as As It Is In Heaven - but that is a tough act to follow!
Past events and health info
Beverley's car accident!
This is rather a different past event. But it is relevant. On Wed 19 September I was exiting Vodaworld after my gym work out (such a good girl). A car from the left skipped his stop at high speed and smacked me on the left side of my car, behind the back door! My car spun around 180 degrees! Neither the other driver nor I was physically harmed, but the cars were quite damaged - in need of towing. When I saw the damage to my car, I have to admit, I did utter one expletive - the famous one which is the last word recorded on the black box before a Boeing crashes!
Adrenalin is amazing - I coped beautifully at the scene. I shook for about 2 - minutes at first (that's when I swore), then the adrenalin and acetylcholine (helps us filter&focus) kicked in and I calmly phoned the tow people, insurance company and my daughter, Kerry-Leigh to come fetch me; and I pacified the other guy who could not stop apologizing and was in a bit of a 'toestand'. I then made a statement at the police station - stubbing ones toe is often a more pleasant experience!
I always say that when something unpleasant happens, one should ask oneself -what 3 good things have come from this event/experience. Driving away from the accident Kerry-Leigh asked me So Mom, where are the 3 good things - surely there aren't any? My reply was I am in one piece (peace?), I have the bonus of chatting to you and being with you now, and I met a new person - the guy who drove vehicle B! It really does pay to be positive and have positive thoughts. Subsequently, I had a long chat to the panel beater - it turns out he is an 'in touch' spiritual guy who helps orphaned and abandoned kids. There is always a reason for everything.
So, my positive attitude of gratitude helped, as well as my properly functioning, not over worked, beautiful adrenal glands.
The Adrenal Glands
1. Help to control mineral salt levels, especially sodium and potassium.
2. Help to control blood pressure.
3. Help to control blood sugar.
4. Mobilize fats for energy.
5. Stimulate protein use.
6. Help the body cope with stress including flight or fight.
7. Control inflammation and immune responses.
8. Produce oestrogen after menopause.
Refined sugar affects the adrenal glands because it affects the blood sugar levels, which puts an unnatural strain on both glands. Caffeine (in tea and coffee and certain soft drinks) and Aspartame (in sweeteners) also adversely affect the adrenal glands.
We need to feed the adrenals correctly as you would the whole hormonal system. Yuppie flu is often just overworked adrenal glands. Adequate Vitamin C helps the Adrenals to function properly. A high (75% minimum) raw diet contains more than enough Vitamin C.
Thinking twice about what passes my lips, has paid off time and again. I seldom consume refined sugars, and never caffeine or sweeteners; and my diet is high in Vitamin C (raw fruit and vegetables and Barley Life). I feel blessed to know how to 'eat to live' instead of 'live to eat'. (I mostly walk my talk.)
Raw Sweetcorn Salad (Starch)
2 avocado pears, diced
4 sweetcorn mielies (raw), corn cut off cob
2 tomatoes, diced
15 olives, pitted, sliced
head of lettuce, shredded
Cold-pressed oil (optional)
Mary-Ann's Herb Salt
Place salad ingredients in a salad bowl. Add cold-pressed oil, if desired, and Herb Salt to taste. I always try locating organic ingredients if possible - Woolworths are pretty good. This salad is high in Essential Fatty Acids which are great for the hormonal system (the adrenal glands are part of the hormonal system) and the brain/central nervous system.
We all know what thyme is (an herb!), but you may be wondering where this word, Tabilu comes from. Ideas so far: an island in Papua New Guinea; Tabilu dancers (neither is correct).
The first person to tell me what this means will get a free nutritional consultation with me, plus a starter pack of Barley life and flaxseed oil! (The chances of anyone succeeding are slim - but give it a try).
How many mice does it take to screw in a light bulb? Only 2, but you got to wonder how they got in there!
That's all folks!