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Boundrylessly Enjoying Summer !!

Children enjoying Summer

Children enjoying Summer

Great Natural Ways for Sun Protection this Summer

Eat some Spinach. People who eat three servings of spinach a week slash their risk of skin cancer by 55 percent! That’s because spinach contains an amazing cocktail of nutrients (including folate; vitamins A, C, and E; and two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin) that boosts skin’s resistance to sun damage. Looking for something to do with spinach besides salads and sides? Your skin and your stomach will love you.

Red ~ Ripe ~ Juicy Tomatoes. Lycopene-loaded tomatoes reduce your risk of sunburn and skin cancer. And while it’s tempting just to slice and eat these juicy fruits, the biggest lycopene bang comes from cooked tomatoes. So make room on your summer menu for whole-wheat pizza topped with lots of tomato sauce, room-temp pasta salads tossed with a fragrant blend of cooked tomatoes and basil, or this Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta.

Mouth-watering Black raspberries. If bramble-like black raspberries are growing wild around your yard, don’t complain if the pesky vines try to take over your garden. Instead, eat every dark-purple berry you can (freeze those you can’t). While all berries are good cancer fighters, black raspberries are all-stars. They’re so good at preventing the Big C on the cellular level (eat more, eat more!) that in the lab, scientists have also made them into a skin gel that takes the sting out of sunburn, slows the growth of squamous cell skin cancer, and squelches inflammation from UVB rays. Toss fresh or thawed frozen berries into everything from salads and smoothies, or just eat them right off the vine. You can’t do your body anything but good.

Don’t forget those Pomegranates. Not that this fruit needs more good press, but those brilliant red (and flavanoid-rich) pomegranate seeds have proved their sun-strength in the lab: They too can shield skin cells from inflammation and UVB damage. Try topping grilled salmon with this super-easy pomegranate-avocado salsa. Just toss together lots of lime juice, onion, sliced avocado, and pomegranate seeds to taste. Spoon over salmon. Devour. (And if you’re ambitious enough to extract your own seeds from the fruit, not a jar, make it much easier by breaking open the pomegranate beneath the water’s surface in a deep bowl. The seeds will float free of the white pith.)

What … Dark chocolate. Yeah, you Bet !!!
This is a food which already has a great health rep going for it: Its happy effect on taste buds makes your brain release feel-good endorphins, plus it improves blood flow (good for your skin as well as the rest of you), and may be the only thing that gets many women through PMS. But can chocolate help your skin? You bet your dark-fudge sundae it can. It can take the red out of sunburn. It boasts more cancer-fighting chemicals than green tea and red wine. And in a study that thrilled chocolate lovers, women who drank a daily cup of cocoa made from 3 ounces of good dark chocolate (70% or more cacao please) had thicker, moister, smoother skin that was also more resistant to sun damage . . . in just three months, thanks to chocolate’s potent flavonols. Sweet.

All of which is not to say that you shouldn’t get any sun (or should go totally crazy on chocolate; it does have a few calories). Your body needs some sunlight — about 15 minutes a day — to make vitamin D, and to get the ‘Good Vibrations’ flowing.
Getting enough sun naturally can add nearly 2 years to your life on average….Sounds like to for me to sign off here….Going to catch some ‘Rays’ while enjoying some raspberries dipped in dark chocolate….and enjoy that refreshing breeze too !!!

Remember to go for a swim, walk on the beach, be active and ALIVE!!!

Here’s to Happily Enjoying a Boundryless Summer !!!

Boundryless Health with This Ancient Herb in your Kitchen ~

Garden Turmeric

Garden Turmeric

“There is a vegetable 1000’s of years old, which has all the properties of true saffron, as well the smell and the color, and yet it is not really saffron.” And much more economical too !!

It’s called turmeric and has been used as a substitute for saffron (an old world spice) in Europe for over 700 years.

One of the main healthful ingredients in turmeric is curcumin (a curcuminoid), which gives turmeric its yellow color.

Western scientists first isolated the curcumin molecule in 1815, obtained its crystalline form in 1870, and determined its overall structure in 1910.

Curcumin can potentially benefit you by:

Promoting your immune system against stress*

* Promoting your immune system*
* Helping you maintain your healthy digestive system*
* Supporting your healthy bones, joints, and overall skeletal system*
* Helping you maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range*
* Promoting your healthy blood and liver functions*

How Turmeric and Curcumin Provide Antioxidant Nutrients

You probably have heard antioxidants are important for your health.
Antioxidants are your body’s #1 way to neutralize free radicals while helping potentially slow down the signs of normal aging.

Oxidation by free radicals can damage cells and organs, thus having an impact on your aging process — something I’m sure you’d rather put the brakes on. I definitely DO !!

Antioxidants are also key nutrients in:

* Supporting your memory function*
* Promoting your heart health*
* Boosting your immune system*

Turmeric’s antioxidants help protect your cells from free radical damage.*

The antioxidant content within turmeric comes from active compounds called curcuminoids.

These curcuminoids deliver antioxidants that may be:

* 5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E — and also stronger than vitamin C
* 3 times more powerful than grape seed or pine bark extract
* Strong enough to scavenge the hydroxyl radical — considered by many to be the most reactive of all oxidants*

It provides you with these whole-person benefits:

* Supports your healthy joint function*
* Promotes your radiant skin*
* Helps improve your digestion*

One of the main healthful ingredients in turmeric is curcumin (a curcuminoid), which as I said, gives turmeric its yellow color.

Western scientists first isolated the curcumin molecule in 1815, obtained its crystalline form in 1870, and determined its overall structure in 1910.

Curcumin can potentially benefit you by:

You probably know that antioxidants are important for your health.

I believe antioxidants are your body’s #1 way to neutralize free radicals and help you potentially slow down the signs of normal aging.*

Oxidation by free radicals can damage cells and organs — and thus impact your aging process* — something I’m sure you’d rather put the brakes on.

The antioxidant content within turmeric comes from active compounds called curcuminoids.

How Turmeric Enhances Your Outer Appearance ~ Beauty !

Antioxidant nutrients and their potential to impact the aging process, some of the first aging signs you may see as you get older are changes to your skin.

Believe it or not, the organic ingredients found in turmeric can help promote your healthy skin.*

How, you ask?

Well……Curcuminoids support important blood and liver functions, healthy joints, and your overall well-being,* which in turn helps promote radiant, supple skin.*

Turmeric has been considered to be ‘skin food’ for thousands of years in India and other cultures.*

Turmeric helps:

* Cleanse your skin and maintain its elasticity*
* Provide nourishment to your skin*
* Balance the effects of skin flora*

So, turmeric can act as your one-two punch against normal aging with its skin promotion and antioxidant capabilities — outer beauty plus inner purity.*

Turmeric is also recognized as an adaptogen — helping to support your body against stress and providing immune system support too !!

Remember to buy as fresh as possible, Organic is Great !!

Here’s to living a Happy ~ Healthy ~ Boundryless Life !!!

Dry Turmeric

Dry Turmeric

Becoming Boundryless through an Unattached Mind

That Aha Moment !!

That Aha Moment !!

Boundrylessness of an Unattached Mind

You may not realize it, however there’s a difference between Having a strong opinion and Holding Strongly To an opinion.

Opinions and preferences are the main motivations of our daily actions. Where we live, how we make a living, with whom or how we enjoy our time, each and ALL are decided by having an opinion or a preference. Something we may not even be consciously aware of even. However……by living in today’s world requires choice … choice requires opinion …OR preference, at times they can be extremely strong.

By the simple act of Holding Strongly To An Opinion causes us to then become invested – emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually.
OUR energy is put into it !!!!

When we hold strongly to an opinion we tend to go far out on the proverbial limb. We both align and alienate ourselves at the same time, often without being aware of it. We define who we are as we build our lives by as well as around our strongly held views. Any conflicting information or event might lead us to change on a foundational, and therefore monumental, level. Therefore, the greater our investment becomes, the more we have at stake in perpetuating it.

When we hold strongly to an opinion we become attached to the outcome. Our friends, associations, self view, our very way of life may be at stake. Because of this we view every situation or piece of new information with either hope or dread: hope that what we hear, read or experience will continue to support and justify our investment, dread that what we will discover will force us to make undesired changes. There is one way to avoid hope or dread and that is to close ourselves off so completely that we will not even acknowledge any opposing information or event. In this way we can insulate ourselves completely from the threat of change. But at what price?

Having an opinion or preference Without holding strongly to it means that it exists in this moment in time. It is renting rather than owning a place in our life. As such, it is constantly open to new assessment. We neither hope nor dread because we have not become attached in the outcome. Although we may speak strongly or act decisively, we accept the possibility that we might learn or experience something that will cause us to speak or act differently in the future – or not. This may sound scary when considering weighty topics such as murder, civil rights, religion. It can be. It requires courage to maintain that degree of openness when you feel so strongly now. But if your belief is ultimate truth, won’t it prove to be ultimate truth tomorrow? And if it’s not, wouldn’t you wish to know? It may sound tiring as well. We like to check things off of our to do list, like our multiplication table. Once we’ve learned it we never have to revisit it. We like to do that with our preferences, beliefs and opinions as well.

The trick is to meet each new piece of information or experience with a clean slate – no preference, no bias, no hope, no dread. Therein lies the truth. Easier said than done. Think of it this way ~ each experience we attach the energy of our emotion to, thus giving it power from our energy. Next time, before automatically doing it……CHOSE how to respond to it. Use your power of Choice, which we all have, then with a clearer mind, experience that moment and see…..FEEL the difference it makes for you, even those around you too!!

Here’s is what one of my teachers shared with me on this topic a few years ago…
Be ALIVE in each Moment ~ NOW ~ and NOW ~ and NOW…..in other words each moment and
All that we hear and all that we see can lead to the incredible discovery we are looking for.

So to receive the most of Each and Every moment, remember it all begins with what you PUT into it !!!
Or as my teacher later said, “It’s called that Aha Moment !!”

Having that Boundryless Concentration ~

Peaceful Concentration

Peaceful Concentration

Hi Folks,

Ever have a time you really….REALLY need to concentrate, but there is that outdoor sound of
someone mowing, or people talking in the next room.

Perhaps you need to study, get that last bit of work done, or simply need to Concentrate !!!

Well, time for you to make noise.

No, I don’t mean scream in frustration, Fortunately 😉

Instead try .. The white kind of noise.

Studies have shown that while listening to background white noise,
such as the constant whoosh sound—while working may actually improve your concentration.
“A steady, smooth sound of a constant intensity and regularity reduces the impact of unpredictable noises by making it harder for the brain to process them,” says Mary Anne Baker, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at Indiana University Southeast.

In non-Techy talk: White noise is produced at a constant low level, therefore screening out random,
or we coud say distracting sounds without being a distraction itself. Sounds Good to me !!

This helps your mind to focus on whatever you need to do.

WAIT Folks !!!

Don’t spring for a white-noise generator; turn your computer into one with free software from …

Here’s to having Boundryless Concentration to get those jobs done….and going on to live a ……Boundryless Life !!

Please let me know if this helps you ~