Friday, March 25, 2016

Foods that fight Inflammation

Just to reiterate the good foods that fight inflammation because I am taking dance lessons and working hard at keeping the knees working.  I forget some of the foods like grapes and cherries.  So here is the list:  berries (strawberries,raspberries, blueberries), fatty fish (salmon, herring, sardines, anchovies), avocados, broccoli, green tea, peppers (bell and chili). mushrooms, grapes, turmeric, extra vir
gin olive oil, tomatoes, cherries, beans.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hello Yello

Been attending Learn to Shine for several months now.  They have convinced me that the color yellow is the Universe's way of reminding us to "shine
.  It doesn't matter whether it is on a pretty flower in the sun or yellow rain coat in the rain, this cheery color reminds us to "shine".  Reminder when you see this yellow color anywhere to remind yourself of something you are grateful for.
  Jack Canfield reminds us "It is a universal principle that you get more of what you think about, talk about, and feel strongly about."

Thursday, March 10, 2016

House of Shine Today

Heard a wonderful presentation from LaRue Eppler today at House of Shine this a.m.  Am using the Sunflower painting, as yellow is the official color of this organization and was present in everyway today, including the yellow T shirt that we all took home.  Decorations on each table were a little orange and a lot yellow with keys dripping from branches and goals hanging on yellow cards. Spectacular! ! !

Use your intuition wisely and affirmatively to further your goals.  Remember that the word "don't" is not heard by the brain and you unconsciously do what you don't want to do.  For instance, "Don't slam the door"  is said and you visualize a door slamming.  "Do shut the door softly" and you visualize a door shutting softly.  Are you with me?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


I remember exactly where I was when listening to my favorite book on tape, laughing and crying out loud.  Viktor Frankl'
s "Man's Search for Meaning" was listened to as I painted on a low water bridge off Highway 281 in South Texas.
  He lost every one in the four Nazi camps he was in:  his parents, siblings, and pregnant wife.  The inspiration for me was that while he had no choice over these happenings of life, he had the choice of his reaction to them.  He could not avoid the awful suffering, but he could choose how to deal with it.

From the Past

Almost every week I have the wonderful and quizzical experience of having an email or telephone call about a painting from the past.  This story came to me from a dear neighbor that lives down the street, actually on a street named after my daughter, Holly, in a sub-division that I did many years ago.  Had the privilege of going to a New Years Party that was a dy no mite time (more food than you could even begin to name, much less eat).  She was at her Church with some friends including another person named Ann Hardy.  They found a painting that I had done and neighbor had never seen at the Church.  She felt that probably I had donated it to an auction and then the owner had given it to the Church.  I did not remember doing the painting, but did recognize it as mine.  The date of origination was probably in the early 1970's, as I was painting on paper at that time.  That is a long time ago-some 45 years! !  !

Another fun story was from a former real estate friend and his wife, a writer.  They had moved to Denton from Colleyville and consequently put a painting of mine in much better lighting.  Because they could see it so well, they thought the heavily textured underpainting was a "growth or something that was coming up through the paint".  I got the biggest kick when I saw what they were talking about.  Their Son was with his Dad and when they uncovered the painting.
 Son and I had a good laugh.  Son ended up buying a painting of my Great Dane, Belle, as he is a Dane lover also.