Sunday, January 15, 2017

How Lemon and Garlic Saved me from the Flu


New York winters are hard on my toddler's health. I call it the two weeks on two weeks off season for catching colds. I can almost bet she's going to get sick each winter season and not only will she get a cold, but, I will get a cold from her as well.

Last week she got very sick, this time with the flu. Within two days my husband got sick from interacting with her. I decided to fortify myself with as many home remedies that I could find. I had gotten a post from someone regarding the health benefits of lemon skin in addition to lemon juice and so I decided why not give making lemon tea part of my morning ritual. So each morning for the last week first thing I would make myself tea with lemon peel and lemon juice. Later in the day I would make this tea again but add garlic. There were times when I felt the onset of a cold or flu in my throat and after drinking my tea, eventually it went away. I'm happy I've been spared. If only I could get my toddler to drink it as well.


  • Lemon juice
  • Lemon skin
  • Honey 
  • Garlic
  • Boiling water
Place garlic, lemon juice and lemon skin in a mug, add boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Sweeten with honey to your taste. You can also add all 3 in a pot and bring to a boil for a more concentrated flavor. 


One Love
Danni


Thursday, January 5, 2017

GOALS!!!! Make Em!!!!Keep Em!!!! 2017

There is something fresh and new about a new year. And though I believe we can start working on our goals at any time, the new year tends to provide a fresh start, a clean slate, a new leaf. Why not challenge ourselves to make 2017 the year of greatness.

This video moved and inspired me so much, I had to share. I will warm, it is on the lengthy side, but I'm sure you will be motivated and inspired.

Enjoy!!!!!


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

JUMP

Today I listened to Steve Harvey speak about his new book entitled "Jump". Jumping means stepping out of your comfort zone and using your God given talents to create the life that you want.

Many mornings I've awaken and thought to myself that I have not created the life that I want for myself. My drive is not so much the money as it is about doing what I want in life. I know that my gifts and talents are underutilized and I know that there is something else that God has planned for me but I'm not living my purpose. This is despite the fact that I have completed grad school and am working in my field, but from the start I wasn't in love with my chosen field and even though I don't hate my job, it won't ever bring me joy.

My thirst for more is what's currently propelling me to jump. I read a quote once that stated "when God is about to do something great in our lives he will bring us to a Jericho". I believe that I have come to my Jericho and it is time for me to close the chapter of complacency and procrastination and move forward into creating the life that God has set in store for me. Truth be told I am extremely afraid because jumping doesn't just affect me it will affect my whole family. Jumping calls for courage, jumping calls for grit, sleepless nights tearful nights, watchful nights, prayerful nights.

If you have awaken and felt the pang of sadness that comes from knowing you are far off course from God's purpose for your life then JUMP WITH ME.

ONE LOVE
Danni

Monday, March 21, 2016

YESTERDAY I SCREAMED TODAY I prayed!!!!!

Yesterday I screamed!!!!! And it was loud and it was angry and it was clear. I screamed because I was tired, I screamed because I wanted to be heard, I screamed because I wanted to accomplish my goals, I screamed because I wanted to be a super mom, I screamed because I wanted to have it all together (if there is such a thing). I screamed because I am a week behind in my assignments for my capstone, I screamed because I have been working too many weekends without a break, I screamed because I wanted to be sexy and in shape. But it just seemed like it wasn't coming together. So today, I prayed, I prayed.

Having it all together, is no walk in the park. I am learning that there is no such thing as getting it all together, no matter where you are in life, there is always the feeling of not having it all. As humans, we tend to place so much pressure on ourselves wanting to over achieve and multitask. And it only gets worse when you live in a place like NY where the competition is fierce. Please do not get me wrong, I am an advocate for hard work and moving towards living your dreams and putting your best foot forward, but even those things have their place.

Create a space-that space that allows you to unwind, that space that allows you to look from the outside in. For me my space is finding time to read and write. Its my time to unwind, when all I hear are the clicks of the keys on my computer while I write, or the crunching of the pages as I read. But its in these sounds that I find peace. It allows me to see myself for who I am and my vision for my life becomes crystal clear.

Managing time- This is all about setting priorities and being clear about what your priorities are. I am sometime amazed at how I can sit at my computer at work and its only within a few minutes before I clock out that I remember something important that I didn't get done. This would have been avoided by managing my time effectively.

Never compare yourself- We all have those friends who seem to have it all together. Maybe that person does, or don't who cares, whats most important is focusing on my issues and not allowing myself to fall into a state where I am comparing myself to others.

So my prayer was answered after I screamed, God said, be ye still.

I'm listening Lord.

Please share your thoughts on getting it all together or maybe you had your day when you too screamed. And share this blog with your friends. 

Dan

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Habit Project

I recently stumbled upon a book called The Power of Habit, which has inspired me to begin thinking about all the things in my life that I want to work on, those negative habits that seem to keep me from accomplishing my most important goals. My question is how do I change from being the person that I currently am to the person that I want to become? So I have embarked upon a habit project, a sort of way to change my negative habits and create new constructive ones.

Please note this is the beginning of my project.

Habits I would like to create:

  1. Waking up early
  2. Keeping my apartment clean at all times. ( Not easy with a toddler)
  3. Exercising
  4. Eating healthy
  5. Drinking sufficient water.
I have began keeping a journal just to chart the things that I need to accomplish and see where I have been successful and where I have failed.

Please do share your habit projects with me.

Dani