Friday, October 14, 2011

Get Healthy!

In your efforts to get well, forming good habits is the key!

I have been reading several books lately, including the one called “Healing through Cleansing” by Dr. Yakov Koyfman.

Daily your body encounters life on planet Earth which can tax it greatly. Our mission should be to help it exist as best it can!

Tips for this week –

· Drink water with lemon first thing in the a.m. and drink a cup of mint or chamomile tea before going to sleep at night.

· In the mild months, sleep with a window or two open to let fresh air in.

· Don’t exercise next to cars spewing exhaust fumes!

View more information about this book and Dr. Koyfman’s institute at his web site -

Wishing you a fantastic day!

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Powerful Cranberry!

Add Lakewood Organic Fresh Pressed Pure Cranberry juice to your diet.
It’s yummy year round!

Here is an excerpt from their web site and the information also appears on the label of their beverage:

- Essential Micro-Nutrients support Urinary Tract Health
- Excellent source of Natural Anti-Oxidant Vitamin C and Vitamin E
- Natural Source Minerals Help Restore Vital Body Electrolytes and Support Metabolism
- Juice absorbs slowly into the body - minimal taxation on the Pancreas for insulin production

Modern research confirms that Fruit Juices contain a wide range of Micro-Nutrients which are essential for supporting and maintaining good health.

No supplement alone can provide the important complex nutrients found in a variety of fruit and vegetable juices.

USDA Daily Recommendation: Nine servings of fruit/vegetables for a 2000 calorie diet.

Learn more about this company by visiting their web site:

Happy Fall! :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Benefits of Vinegar!

What a terrific natural product… can be used around the house in a variety of ways, from cleaning to cooking.

Check out this site for more details, suggestions and tips!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Treat Yourself!

Remember to form GOOD habits and become their slaves.

One item that I purchased recently is from Pacifica.

I periodically use their body butter on my feet before I go to bed.

I then place socks on to keep the product from touching my bed linens while I sleep.

I wake up and they are silky smooth!

Worth it!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ahhh - Lemoncello!

My favorite new dessert can be found at Cheesecake Factory.

Have you tried it yet?

If you are a fan of Lemoncello, do try their Lemoncello Cream Torte!

They serve it with strawberries on the side - yummy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PAPYRUS quote - Hummingbirds

Photo of hummingbird charm taken by Laura Moody, 2013.

This is a lovely sentiment that is posted on the Papyrus web site.

It is often included in the packaging of cards that they sell:

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time,

carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration.

The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich,

beauty is everywhere,

every personal connection has meaning

and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's about L-O-V-E! :)

Quote in the Italian language:

Amare è mettere la nostra felicità nella felicità di un altro.
- G.W. von Leibnitz

The same quote in the English language:

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
- G.W. von Leibnitz

Monday, August 29, 2011

Spiritual Health

It's not just your body that needs to be kept healthy but your mind and soul too!

Check out this site to hear and view some wonderful sermons by some dynamic individuals:

(The Discipline of Delight on 8.28 was a good one as well as the one by celebrity sportscaster James Brown on 7.24 - What Do You Do When You Come to a Dead End?)

Not going to church lately? No worries - visit this link as sermons are shared every weekend via the web:

What a wonderful technological day and age we live in!

Grace and Peace to you! <>< Laura

Gardening 101

Alright – it’s official!

My latest coloring book for children,

tentatively titled “Plant a Home Garden and Watch it Grow”

will be available on soon!

The book will show kids and parents what tools are needed for the task,

share details about different flowers and plants,

as well as feature instructions on how to place both seeds and seedlings in the ground.

Stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Inspirational Quote from HUGS

“You’ve got to continue to grow, or you’re just like last night’s cornbread: stale and dry.” – Loretta Lynn

Love those words. :)

Here is more information about the devotional book that featured them:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Outrageously Healthy Business!

It is so important to keep your body healthy.

What you consume and breathe matters; hygiene matters.

The indoor and outdoor environments that you work and play in dictate how well you live and how successful your body is in performing as it should, or would if it could!

My new friend Alyse is a part of this organization, whose tag line is "We help people get Outrageously Healthy"!

Take a look:

Friday, August 19, 2011

Flower Study

Flowers are so special...

depending on the setting where I am viewing them,

they remind me of memories past

or offer an opportunity to dream about what will be.

I thank God for them!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Smile

“Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain,
laughter and pleasure, teardrops and pain.

All days can’t be bright, but it’s certainly true,
there was never a cloud the sun didn’t shine through.

So just keep on smiling whatever betide you,
secure in the knowledge that God is always beside you.

And you’ll find when you smile, your day will be brighter
and all your burdens will seem to be much lighter.

For each time you smile, you will find it is true,
somebody, somewhere will smile back at you.

And nothing on earth can make life more worthwhile
than the sunshine and warmth of a Beautiful Smile.”

- Author Unknown
- Reprinted from The Messenger
- Published in a little periodical called

Voice for Health, January – February 2004 issue

Friday, August 5, 2011

Latest Painting

Proud New Owners – Chris and Tekla

Thank you so much for your support and kindness!

Want to commission a painting for yourself?

Contact me by becoming a follower of my blog

and posting a reply to this entry.

Cheers! - Laura

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Your body – A gift!

Have you started thinking about what you consume regularly and how those foods and beverages affect how successfully your body functions? No time like the present!

Here are a few web sites whose businesses offer tasty products to consumers.
I have purchased their items from my local Whole Foods grocery store.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Balance - One of the Keys to Good Living

I have found two wonderful books that talk about how important it is for both men and women to be aware of their habits in order to have good health. Each text describes events that take place during certain decades of life and what steps can be taken to help keep balance in one's life.

Bottom line – Less stress and healthy eating are very necessary to have a quality life. Make good choices in what you consume and in the activities you pursue. You and your body are worth it! A gift from God you are. :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rose Kennedy Quote

“Life is not easy for any of us. But it is a continual challenge and it is up to us to be cheerful and to be strong so that those who depend on us may draw strength from our example.” – Rose Kennedy

Friday, February 18, 2011

2 More Scenes :)

Interested in owning them? Let me know by commenting on this post!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ocean Paintings on Dark Wood

I am a huge fan of reducing, reusing and recycling!

When you purchase these paintings, you are helping in this vain too!

These beautiful tranquil images are painted on kitchen cabinet doors. :)

Peace ~ * ~ Laura

Monday, February 14, 2011

Exercise tips, Money tips and Final Thoughts on this Topic :)


- Exercise at your home with free weights, your own exercise dvds or videos (or rented from the library) or do sit-ups, push-ups and jumping jacks (walking the neighborhood, jogging, gardening and dancing also burn calories!)

Additional $$$

- Participate in your company’s 401K
- If you earn under $50 K a year, do your taxes online at the web site
(you are able to file electronically for a small fee)
- Look for pennies and other spare change in the parking lot… :)

Final notes

Be generous and others will respond accordingly, which usually equates to unexpected, useful and timely gifts!

What ideas do you have?! Share them with us!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Money Saving Tips with regard to Entertainment / Communication

- Give up cable; watch DVDs or listen to CDs, both of which can be checked out from the public library

- Listen to the radio (some wonderful radio shows are on public radio stations, generally on the lower parts of the dial)

- Have friends who play instruments (free entertainment for your parties!)

- Use the Internet at the public library

- Plan potluck events with your friends (generally cost less to make your favorite recipe and to share, than to buy pre-made dishes from restaurants or grocery stores)

- Free Wi-Fi at Starbucks, Barnes and Noble and McDonald’s

- Go to your public library for reading material

- Sign up at Groupon web site (deals on fun things to do at a discount)

- Request a free phone number from Google Voice

- Send special occasion greeting cards from web sites that offer free eCards

Have other ideas? Share them here, on my blog! :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Money Saving Transportation Tips!

- Buy a used car and take care of it!

- Compare home and auto insurance policies every couple years to make sure you are still getting good rates.

- Make friends with mechanics.

- Live within walking distance of a grocery store, restaurant, bar, movie theatre, billiards.

- Live within walking distance of a train or subway station.

- Run errands during the week when you are already out and about!

Got more ideas? Share them by commenting on this blog entry! :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More Money Saving Tips :)

Photo by Laura Moody.
Taken at Frying Pan Farm Park, Fairfax, VA.

Personal items / Food items

- Learn to comparison shop at grocery stores - Trader Joe’s generally has the best prices on my everyday items

- Eat less, but more frequently, of fruits, vegetables and nuts during the day and save the larger meal for the evening (if fruits and veggies are not in season and cost tons, keep an Amazing Grass product in your refrigerator to get those essential vegetables in your body)

- Learn to sew

- Join your local community (ask and you shall receive!)

- Check out (free and for sale sections have some great deals)

- Purchase what you need at local thrift stores or yard sales (insert your zip code at the web site to find a thrift store near you and visit for your city and locate any yard sale posts)

- Clip coupons and also search for them online before making a big purchase

- Shop at discount stores and always check clearance racks at mainstream stores

- Buy powdered soup to use at your whim when sautéing veggies, making casseroles or use it as a base for broth when making soup

- Make your own salad dressing with vinegar and oil and spices in your pantry (look for recipes on the web)

- Ask for tropical plant cuttings from friends and relatives…pothos plants and philodendrons are hearty and root in water if you make a cut just below a root nub…

Got any other ideas?! Comment on this blog :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Money Saving Tips Equal Living Rich!

It is always prudent to watch what you spend... here are some tips on how to stretch your dollar. :)

Home Tips

- Compare home and auto insurance policies every couple years to make sure you are still getting competitive/inexpensive rates

- Buy and insert an adjustable thermostat for your home

- Unplug lamps, nightlights and laptops when not in use

- Make friends with people who enjoy fixing up houses

- Learn to fix things by researching your projects first on the Internet, at the library

- Clean with vinegar and baking soda

- Plant a garden

- Go to sleep early and wake up early, keeping the house at a cool temperature with no electronics on!

This is the first part of a series. Come back again to see what I share next!

Got tips of your own? Post them here!