29 December 2008

The Diabetes And Cinnamon Connection

Photo of Cinnamon the guinea pig by pmarkham @ flickr

Photo of cinnamon sticks by rore @ flickr

The Diabetes And Cinnamon Connection - Here's an interesting short article about the connection between type 2 diabetes and cinnamon. Cinnamon has been found to be helpful to blood sugar balance. Video also included.

27 December 2008

BIPOLAR DISORDER and proven natural ways of healing

BIPOLAR DISORDER and proven natural ways of healing - This is an article written by a friend and writer over at HubPages.com who is from Croatia. She writes about other causes to consider concerning bi-polar depression: not having enough certain mineral salts in your system can cause psychiatric disorders or the thyroid gland may be an issue. 10 tips to assist in the balance of mood swings is also included.

Warning: If you or a loved one suffers from depression, it's worth it to check out alternative ideas for natural healing. Keep your doctor informed of what you may be considering as it's important to remain on your medications. Why? They were calibrated for your particular system and just abruptly taking yourself off meds can cause serious setbacks or damage.

Work with your doctor for a safe and slower approach when changing or coming off meds. The object is to heal completely or find a way to manage the problem - not create a worse problem. This article is very interesting, informative and is in depth, teaching along the way.

Photo of artwork by Vincent Van Gogh

19 December 2008

Slap That Cold Silly with Food as Medicine

Slap That Cold Silly with Food as Medicine - Utilize spices in your food to give healing support to that cold or flu. Here’s an easy exotic and delicious soup recipe when you are feeling miserable. Soup recipe included.

By Denny Lyon
Garlic pod bursting forth - Photo by zennera @ flickr

14 December 2008

What Really Makes Me So Smart - part one

What Really Makes Me So Smart-part one: "Do you know what really makes you smart? How well do you know yourself on the deepest level?

Well, that’s an arrogant title! What can I say? I find the truth amusing – even about myself - and possess the boldness to speak it out loud. “Wow! What an ego!” you say? Now that you have made an assumption about where this story is going, well, just read on; you won’t be disappointed."

Photo by Dmitry Kichenko @ flickr

13 December 2008

Beautiful Iris Photo and Life Quote

"Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway." - Mother Theresa

Photo by Lida Rose @ flickr

12 December 2008

Pet Storytelling Relieves Stress

Pet Storytelling Relieves Stress - Storytelling is a great stress reliever. People love to tell pet stories. We all have one. What’s yours?

Poem by Denny Lyon
Photo by Denny Lyon - Curty Cartier as a kitten. He is now a burly yellow tiger, bruiser weight.

11 December 2008


"What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build anyway." - Mother Theresa

Photo by foxypar4 @ flickr

10 December 2008


"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.

Photo by Lauren Close @ flickr

The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.

Photo by DerrickT @ flickr

The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
— A. A. Milne

Photo by Rob Inh00d @ flickr

09 December 2008


"People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway." - Mother Theresa

Photo by foxypar4 @ flickr

08 December 2008

We Believe In Santa

We Believe In Santa:

1,000 views of the many photos in this article and counting!

Over 50 photos of Santa's believers and Santa sightings! Do you believe in Santa? Do you believe in spreading goodwill? Join us this season to gift others with more than mall presents.

Photo by Weaselmcfee @ flickr

Healthy Recipe: Dennys Hot Curry Red Lentil Soup

Dennys Hot Curry Red Lentil Soup - Vegetarian - or not - you choose!

Just in time for the cold winter season - though this easy cooking is wonderful all year! Lentils are great for helping you to lose weight and feel satisfied.

Lentils also help lower your cholesterol and pull fat out of your body as well as excess water.

Even the meat eaters enjoy this hearty soup! Also, good for the winter sniffles of a cold as the curry and red pepper heat will give a few hours relief.

07 December 2008


"If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway." - Mother Theresa

Photo by foxypar4 @ flickr

06 December 2008

Poem by CJ Beige

Photo by Alex Bührmann @ flickr

Since it's the Christmas season and I absolutely LOVE the holiday season - here's a lovely poem by a friend of mine. He is a trucker who travels America.

While he's driving he composes wonderful poetry in his head, most of it is love poetry to his beautiful wife. What woman would not love to be immortalized in poetry?

After reading my article We Believe In Santa he was inspired to write his answer in poetry form. My fellow poets are such fun!


Santa's Love

Santa's like the wise men,
He's dad and mother too,
He's your friend and neighbor,
And someone that's there for you.

He's your pal and buddy,
And your confidante you see,
He's on every corner,
Every home is where he'll be.

He wants to see you happy,
‘Cause he gives the gift of love,
He gives it from his heart of gold,
And from the Lord above.

Three wise men honored Jesus,
The night that was His birth,
They honored Him with gifts because
The wise men knew His worth.

Santa's truly in our heart,
With every gift we give,
Santa's love just like the Lord’s,
Forever they will live.

C.J.Beige (John)
Copyright 26 November 2008
All Rights Reserved

05 December 2008


"Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway." - Mother Theresa

Photo by Szeto Clan @ flickr

Healing (part two): Keep Your Joy

Healing: Keep Your Joy: "Part Two - Did you ever wonder how to use universally known spiritual principles in a practical way that can enhance your everyday life? Do you know what keeps you off balance in life?"

Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr

04 December 2008


"The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway." - Mother Theresa

Photo by HollywoodPimp @ flickr

03 December 2008

Healing (part one): Universal Spiritual Principles That Work

Healing: Universal Spiritual Principles That Work - Did you ever wonder how to use universally known spiritual principles in a practical way that can enhance your everyday life?

Photo by lepiaf.geo @ flickr

01 December 2008


"If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway."

- Mother Theresa

Photo by Julie, Dave & Family @ flickr

29 November 2008

Recipe - Dennys MINI Louisiana Lyon Oven Pancake

Dennys MINI Louisiana Lyon Oven Pancake - Light, easy, quick meal for two! Try it with fresh lemon and powdered sugar or drizzled with chocolate! Yummy!

26 November 2008

We Believe In Santa

We Believe In Santa - great article with tons of wonderful Santa photos and his believers. You can join for free the We Believe In Santa fan club and spread some goodwill this season!
Photo by Julie, David and Family @ flickr

19 November 2008

Foods We Love to Hate: Knowing Why

Foods We Love to Hate: Knowing Why

Photo by Vin Crosbie @ flickr

Have you ever considered what foods you hate and why you hate them? There may be more to it than finicky tastebuds.

Article by Denny Lyon

16 November 2008

Healthy Recipe - Oatmeal Pancakes with Cherries

Dennys Oatmeal Pancakes with Cherries

Heart-healthy, easy to make and vegetarian!

Here is a wonderful and hearty recipe for cold weather days - and lazy Sundays! This recipe is heart-healthy with lots of oatmeal, cherries for the mineral iron and buttermilk as the American version of yogurt.

15 November 2008

Healthy Recipe - Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tofu

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Note from Denny: Found this fun little healthy recipe using lots of chocolate over at the photography site of flickr! Enjoy!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tofu
- vegan recipe

Yields about 12 large cookies

Photo and recipe by freakapotimus @ flickr


1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup unrefined sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon fine-grained sea salt
1/2 cup soy margarine
1/2 cup silken tofu OR 2 eggs (3 eggs for a cakey texture)
1 teaspoon almond OR vanilla extract

Optional: try adding 1 cup nuts to the dry ingredients!

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment.

In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
Blend margarine, tofu (or egg), almond (or vanilla) extract.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.
Drop cookie dough onto sheet using a tablespoon.

Bake 15-20 minutes, or until cookie bottoms begin to brown.
Briefly cool on a cooling rack--they are tasty warm!

Note from freakapotimus @ flickr: For the batch I made yesterday, I used the equivalant of two eggs instead of the three called for, and they came out a bit less cakey but still chewey and moist. Although I feel bad I cheated on the vegan-ness by using Swiss-made dairy chocolate chips.
This was my first time making this recipe, and the cookies turned out so yummy delicious! It's an easy-to-follow recipe that can, without any trouble, be vegan--I find it's tastier with the tofu!

13 November 2008

Healthy Recipe - Low Gluten Cornbread

Dennys Low Gluten Southern Cornbread - This is very low-gluten and wonderfully moist and satisfying. White corn meal cornbread is lighter than yellow. Fast and easy for beginner cooks! Vegetarian too!

08 November 2008

Cat Hammock Photo and Life Quote

"Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cats and Dogs Friendship Quote

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Photo by HaPe Gera @ flickr

06 November 2008

Love Quote 6 Nov 2008

My first post on this blog! :)

“Pass it forward for it is in the passing of love from heart to heart that truly gives us an enduring legacy!” - Denny Lyon, 12 October 2008

Photo by Kjunstorms @ flickr


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