Archive for May, 2013

Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce ~ HOPE

~More resources to help you in keeping with my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

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Welcome!  Today I’m shedding a little light on the subject of HOPE. I think that’s very fitting because my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland is all about HOPE.

What is HOPE?

HOPE is the happy anticipation that something GOOD is going to happen to you. And it will!

How Does HOPE Affect Your Well-being?

If you are full of HOPE today and expecting something good, how does that affect your health? Having HOPE should make you more positive. And your positive HOPEFUL attitude will directly affect the chemical composition of your body. That in turn will affect how you are feeling and how well your immune system is functioning. All in all, HOPE equates to better mental and physical health.

HOPE is Priceless!

HOPE is priceless because it isn’t something I can give you today or you can pick up at Macy’s. It’s something you must do for yourself. You must acquire this positive belief and put it on and practice it especially when things are tough in your life.

The American poet Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) says in her poem HOPE (Page vii in my book):

“HOPE is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul; and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.”

More About HOPE

Staying HOPEFUL leads you to a better set of circumstances where you’ll be healthier and happier! HOPE does not disappoint especially if you know Christ as your Savior (Not a follower of Christ? See the Relationship with God tab on this blog).

Remember This about HOPE

I heard Pastor (and Encourager), Joel Osteen, share this Sunday night on this broadcast.

“Keep Your Tent Pitched in the Land of HOPE.”

Whatever your current circumstances are today, keep HOPE alive in your heart! Stay HOPEFUL that God has the answers for you today — because He does!

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

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May 28, 2013 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Book ~ Sale Prices

~More resources to help you in keeping with my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

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Four things to share today:

1. All books are $10 a copy when you buy them from Nanci (until there gone).

  • One copy of Fresh Hope … Cleveland = $10
  • Two copies of Fresh Hope … Cleveland = $20

2. NEWS FLASH: You can now get a copy for $10 + tax at Christ Church on Rt. 82 past Marks Road.  What are you waiting for? Now’s the time to buy!

3. My TV interview aired today on WDLI-TV (Trinity Broadcast Network) at 11:30 a.m. Did you see it? I talked about my book of course! If I can find out a way to post a link to the interveiw, I will so you can see it!

4. Have a great weekend! Stay safe and enjoy the lovely weather!

God Bless You!

Nanci

May 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce ~ Mental Health

~More resources to help you in keeping with my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

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Welcome back to this new series ~all about your health!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many people have mental health issues and deal with everything from seasonal affective disorder to bipolar or schizophrenia. Mental illness is no different from any other health concern. Just like having a lump in your breast or a sinus infection, you need to take care of it. And since May is Mental Health Awareness Month I’m going to educate you just a little bit about this subject. It’s not something you need to be afraid of. You’ll see why.

Please keep the people of Oklahoma in your thoughts and prayers after yesterday’s horrific tornado.

God Bless You!

Nanci

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Mental illness affects about 25 percent of the population. Physician Jeffery Rediger of Harvard University indicates “Mental illnesses are treatable, and often more fixable than people realize. For a discipline that is not much more than one hundred years old, it’s surprising how effective many treatments are, and how much better a person can feel when they have the professional assistance that helps them solve problems, decrease stress, and feel supported.”

When asked what the biggest misconception the public has with mental illness  Dr. Rediger said this, “That an illness involving the brain is any different from any other kind of illness. People too often still feel judged if they struggle with their mental health. Psychotherapist Tina Tessina added, “Only a very small percentage of mentally ill people pose a danger to others. Slightly more are dangerous to themselves (suicidal, neglecting health care and hygiene, manic, or apt to endanger themselves because they’re not attuned to their surroundings). Most mentally ill people are not as dramatic or visible as most people think.

Personally, I know someone with schizophrenia and another with mild bipolar — they have just the depression not the mania (high) associated with the most serious form of the illness. Both individuals are well-adjusted and live normal lives and they work. I had no idea either one had an illness. I think it just our own fear about something we know nothing about that frightens us. You can learn more at the link below.

Link to find out more about mental health:

http://causes.msn.com/mental_health_month_2013/?section=gallerylong_4#section=gallerylong_4

May 21, 2013 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce ~ Exercising Wisdom

~More resources to help you in keeping with my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

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Welcome back to this new series ~all about your health!

Today my post is dedicated to Angelina Jolie. She has been dealing with health issues in both courageous and positive ways. She has executed WISDOM in dealing with her own well-being. That’s how we ALL should respond.

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As a 9-1/2 year breast cancer survivor I was especially interested today that actress and activist, Angelina Jolie, told the media she had a double mastectomy in February. She made this decision after learning she has an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of getting ovarian cancer.

Her actions were more than brave — they were WISE! WISE because she’s thinking of the future, her family, and her overall well-being. She’s also WISE because she won’t have to suffer the difficulties of cancer including chemotherapy, radiation, hair loss, and possible loss of her life.

Angelina made these decisions not when she was faced with disease, but at a time when she is healthy and could think clearly about her options. No doctor came to her with news of cancer. Instead she made her decision in an effort to prevent getting cancer and possibly dying young like her mom did at 56 years of age.  Another WISE move!

Your health isn’t anything to fool with. If you notice anything unusual or just don’t feel right, see your doctor immediately.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

May 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce ~ Seasons of Life

~More resources to help you in keeping with my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

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Welcome back to this new series ~all about your health! Today my post is dedicated to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight, three brave women from Cleveland who are now free. Their story of being held against their will for 10 years and staying strong through it all has something to do with my message today.

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This afternoon as I walked in the park and soaked in God’s handiwork and all the wonderful fragrances of Spring, I thought about the differences each season brings. Our lives are like that too. Each season of life brings us unique challenges while holding moments of joy as well.

Since this series is all about your health, I want to remind you that good health isn’t just about your physical health, it’s also about your mental well-being. To stay well-adjusted during any season of your life, here’s a powerful tip from the second section of my book “Soothing the Soul: Tips for Your Emotional Well-being” in the section It’s All in Your State of Mind.

Pay close attention to what you’re thinking about. What you think about or focus on matters. Why? It’s simple. Your thoughts become your words and your words become your behavior. The plain fact is, what you focus on expands and that will lead you in a positive direction or completely the opposite way. And like the subtitle from my book suggests, it’s all in your state of mind.

Have a great evening!

God Bless You!

Nanci

May 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm Leave a comment


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