The End of January is Upon Us. How are those New Year Resolutions Going?

Tonight I was on the phone with a friend of mine and I happened to mention that I was going out of town and returning Tuesday January 30th. Wait did I hear January 30th? Can the first month of 2018 be coming to an end? What about all those resolutions I made? Of all of sudden Panic was coming over me! Where did the time go, what happened to the list of things I was going to do this month and mainly where is the pounds that were suppose to be gone?!!

As I sat here tonight thiking about how many other people had unfulfilled  resolutions, and were beating themselves down about it, I realized why some of these things were not done.

Let’s start with the hardest – losing those pounds.  I started out great, buying the right foods, cooking the right meals, following the plan I wanted to and did lose a few pounds and Bam then things happened. Sickness happened!! Not to me but family members, people I care about and friends. So instead of being concerned about what meal I was going to eat, I became concerned about what I was going to make them like chicken soup, vegetarian chicken soup, essential oil blends for flu, bronchitis, achy joints, broken bones, care packages with honey, juice, etc and the happiest of all watching the grand children.  That took the last 2 weeks of the month.

Cleaning the Clutter!  How can I still have so much stuff I have to go through? Yes I was able to go  through some things and try and organize some things but you know what, even if I have resolutions, LIFE goes on. There is laundry, cooking, work, being a wife and mother, just plain every days things.

So tonight I sit here saying, Thank You Lord, that even though I am not perfect, and even though I fail at things, You love me just the way I am. In you I am not condemned because my New Years Resolutions have not been 100 percent successful,  February is a new month and who says that everything has to change on January 1? I will keep trying, asking the Lord to help me,  making sure my heart and life still think of others and taking one day at a time! And with that I will have a good night sleep, tomorrow ready to take on another day, happy with myself! I hope you can find that with yourself also!

Now as Dr Laura says, Go Take On The Day!





The Power of Essential Oils

I am sure many of you have heard about Essential Oils in one way or another! Some have tried them, some have smelled them on others or someone has recommended them to you. I personally am a big fan of Essential Oils!

There are many good ones out there and I am not here to promote any special brand even though I do have my favorite. I have numerous testimonies about how Essential Oils have helped me but this most recent one I have to share.

I also am a huge fan of Dr Axe and his health recommendations. He recently had a 101 Ways to use Essential Oils. In this list was one for Broken Bones and Arthritis. Due to recent strains on my knees and shoulders these past few months from traveling out of country, those really stuck out. I noticed in the Broken Bones one of the oils Dr Axe said to use was Fir oil.  I asked my daughter why a Fir oil and she said to think about how strong the trees are and what they can stand against. DING, DING, DING!!  Wow, that made huge sense.

So these last 4 days I have been using a blend of the oils that Dr Axe said to do including the Fir and the results have been amazing. I have been doing the 3 times a day and all I can say is Prayer, Chiropractor and Oils do work in which I am very grateful!!

If you are interested in checking the list out, here it is for you:

Diffusing oils also is a great way to use them but be careful you use a good brand around pets. Some can be toxic.

I pray the Lord leads you as He did me in finding relief in whatever you need through this list.

Di’s Delight

What was Paul telling us from Prison

This morning I was reading this great little devotional, Mornings with Jesus. I say little because it is one of those one page daily readings. When I got to the end it mentioned the Faith Step and it encouraged me to read the short book of Philippians and read the fourth chapter 3 times and mark the positive actions Paul encouraged from prison.

So far I have only read 1 chapter and have highlighted so many scriptures.  Here are some that really stuck out.

Phil 1:1 – I thank my God for every reminder of you.  Ok,  it doesn’t say every good reminder of you. So even if people have hurt me, are mean to me or I just don’t like them, I am to thank God for them?  I see now because of His Perfect Wisdom, there is a reason He has allowed me to get to know them and through them I will learn to love even more.

Verse 9: And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in ALL discernment, that you may approve things that are excellent, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.  This really hit me as I know why Christ wants me to be thankful for everyone, to learn the good and the bad so I can be pure and blameless.

If people were cruel to Paul, said horrible things to him, hurt him in every way and those things happen to me by people,  I am learning first hand as he did, the things not to do to people.  I am learning how to uplift, encourage, show kindness, speak blessings over everyone and that God is showing me how to walk in a way pleasing to Him though others. Even though it is not easy, it is the best way to learn, through actions!

So I encourage you to read at least the first chapter of Philippians,  Read  those scriptures for yourself and as He brings different people on your life, thank Him along the way, for each and every person, as you will be learning from them all, how to be a better person yourself.

Published in: on January 10, 2018 at 10:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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What you should know about the FLU.

Everywhere you turn you are hearing about how many people have the flu. One person posted on Facebook that they were at the walk in clinic and everyone was wearing masks.  All you hear from September on is how it is time to get the flu shot and all I hear now is how people who got the flu shot are sick.

Yesterday on Facebook a nurse posted this information and I thought the article was excellent and very informative. Here it is:

Ok people, Nurse advice: The flu is real this year, Read carefully and stay at home! So sorry for those of you who have had it or are currently experiencing its wrath. Hope this helps. 👇

THE FLU: (Original post credit goes to Carol Groves, RN. I agree with what she wrote and added some of my own verbiage)1.) You CAN get the flu even if you received the flu vaccine. Especially since this years shot is only 10% effective in some areas.
2.) You have a virus with a course of 7-14 days during which you are going to feel like you want to die; you may/will have fever, chills, severe headache, sore throat, chest congestion, nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, severe weakness/lethargy, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and severe body/joint aches. Viruses DON’T get treated with antibiotics, it has to run its course.
3.) Go to your primary care doctor, urgent care, or telephone triage nurse FIRST, but know there is little they can do to help you. The only thing they can help you with is medication for severe coughing unresponsive to over the counter medications or severe diarrhea/vomiting. You do not need antibiotics unless you develop a secondary lung infection.
4.) DON’T COME TO THE ER…UNLESS you have shortness of breath, you cannot keep down fluids for 24 hours, have persistent liquid stools accompanied by dizziness, fast heart rate or low blood pressure.
5.) Tamiflu is an antiviral drug that is found to be mostly ineffective, and comes with significant side effects and price tag
6.) DO take Tylenol AND Advil/Motrin/Aleve at MAX doses (unless contraindicated by other health issues) to alleviate fever, headache and body aches.
7.) DO take over-the-counter flu remedies. Be careful taking combinations of different medications to avoid overdosing and overtreating (for example, some flu medicines already have Tylenol (Acetaminophen) in them, read the bottle.
8.) Use home remedies such as “hot toddies” (whiskey/lemon/honey FOR ADULTS ONLY), hot showers, vapor rubs, vapor humidifiers, essential oils, etc.
9.) Drink TONS of fluids! Hot liquids and soups may be helpful. Try to maintain nutritious intake. Milk products may thicken mucus and worsen coughs. If your urine is yellow or darker, you are not drinking enough.
10.) IMPORTANT: A rule of thumb about coughing!…If it’s productive (coughing up sputum), DO NOT suppress it with meds. If it’s non-productive (dry and annoying), DO suppress it. Make sure you’re properly hydrated, especially with a productive cough (it thins secretions and makes them easier to cough up and out). Elevate your head when you sleep to decrease coughing/secretions.
11.) PLAN AHEAD–stock up now on necessary medications, juices and drinks, soups, popsicles, and broth so you’ll be ready. This time of year it is not unusual to find store shelves empty. You won’t want to go shopping when you or a loved one is sick.
12.) DO NOT GO OUT IN PUBLIC FOR ANY REASON! An older person or someone in poor health or with respiratory disease can easily die from the flu and you don’t want to be the one who exposed them. Do NOT send a child with a fever to school during flu season. Help out your school nurses.
You’re welcome 😊

[Take meds responsibly, my advice is my opinion from personal and professional experience, and I’m not liable for any actions taken based on these recommendations]

So now that you ave read this, make your own conclusions. The one thing I do want to add is that years ago a nurse said to me, the problem is that people forget the flu killed!
Protect yourself and be considerate of others.  We can all walk then in better health!
Published in: on January 8, 2018 at 10:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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Happy New Year!!

The end of 2017 is upon us!  There are only a few days left to finish your last minute donations, enjoy all the food for the holidays, see family during the holiday break and focus on your 2018 New Year Resolutions.

The amazing thing about a New Year is that you can put the past behind you and not look back. All mistakes are wiped away, all hurts are replaced with forgiveness, sorrow replaced with joy and all despair replaced with Hope! It is a time to look back and see all the blessings we had and begin to Praise God for each and every one of them.

For me, it is a wonderful thing to go into the New Year in prayer, asking the Lord to bless this New Year, keep me and my family healthy and safe, direct my steps in everything I do, and bless me with each and everyone of His riches.

And so those are the prayers and blessings I send to you.  May you be filled with health, joy, peace, prosperity, direction and every other good Gift from God in 2018!

Happy New Year from Di’s Delight


Published in: on December 29, 2017 at 2:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Merry Christmas!

As we are coming to the Christmas Day weekend, and many are traveling, remember to pray for those who are away from their loved ones, who are away serving our country, who have lost someone special and dear to them this year but most of all pray for yourself.  This is the time to give gifts and the greatest gift we can give is our hearts and lives to Jesus!  The Kings brought their priceless gifts and found the great gift of all, the King of Love, born to set us free.  Pray and open your heart to Him.

May this Christmas you have Peace, Comfort, Joy and Love.  These gifts are free!

Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday Jesus!!

Published in: on December 22, 2017 at 9:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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My new love- MCT Oil

A few months we were visiting some of friends and having dinner and all of a sudden this orange bottle appears and it is being poured over salad. I looked at it and said what is this? I was told it was MCT Oil and it is wonderful for your body. I looked at it and thought there is no way I am going to pour it on my salad, as I am a ranch dressing person! So I bought the capsules, read the bottle,  it said take with food, no red flags and away I went with my new supplement. I started taking them every so often, because I trusted the person telling me about it and it contains coconut oil and we have all heard how good that is for you.

Last week I started running out of the capsules of the bottle that I have had for probably 6 months and went to 3 stores trying to find them again with no success. I also thought I would start searching to find more information about MCT Oil and how good it really is for you before I wear my self out trying to find those gel colored capsules. Here is some information I have found.

Pretty impressive I would say! So yes, MCT Oil is something I will continue to take on a regular basis. It has those wonderful words I love to hear, speeds up metabolism, promotes healthy gut, removes joint pain and so much more!

Would help if I gave the recipe!!

Talk about busy – I was so excited to tell about these cookies, I forgot the recipe. Here it is!! Let me know how you like them.

Easy Roasted Almond Cookies

Going through some old emails I found this a link that I had saved for Easy Roasted Almond Cookies. I had sent it to my aunt who makes an amazing almond cake that is low carb and so healthy. This recipe I found on allrecipes and told my aunt how great they were. I can’t wait to make them again!  It always amazes me that I make an absolutely delicious recipe and then don’t make it again for years. I think, if it was so great, why have I not made it again? I guess that is life in the world of wife, mom and business woman. Just to busy!!!


Published in: on May 23, 2017 at 6:57 am  Leave a Comment  

Coke and Pepsi used as Pesticides


Farmers in India in the state of Chhattisgarh use coke and pepsi as pesticides because it’s cheaper than pesticides and gets the job done just as well. Video below.

Pepsi and Coca-Cola strongly disagree that their products can be used as pesticides because they say there is nothing in the drinks that can be used as pest control. But, the Farmers in the Durg, Rajnandgaon and Dhamtari districts of Chhattisgarh disagree and have successfully used Pepsi and Coke to protect their rice plantations against pests. And if you remember correctly Rajnandgaon recently grew a world record in rice production without the use of GMOs. We know using cola as pesticide isn’t exactly 100% natural or organic but surely it must be safer than traditional poisons.

This is a trend that is seen across other parts of India, with farmers using other Indian brands of colas too. The practice of using soft drinks instead of pesticides, which are up to 10 times more expensive, is gaining so much popularity that sales of soft drinks have increased dramatically in many villages. Farmers say the use of pesticides can cost them about 70 rupees ($1.50) an acre. By comparison, if they mix up a bottle of Pepsi or Coke with water and spray it on their crops it costs 55-60 rupees less per acre. When you multiply these savings the farmers are noticing a significant change in earnings and at the same time are noticing the lack of pesticide use is keeping their soil rich. Agricultural specialist Devendra Sharma says some farmers actually think that the drinks are the same as pesticides, but he explains it’s most likely because of the sugar syrups and when they are poured on crops they attract ants which in turn feed on the larva of insects. Pretty interesting huh? How many of you think this is a better idea than pesticide usage?

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