Author Archives: Betti

About Betti

I love to meditate, read, sew, and crochet. Most of all, I love to share what I have learned in my time on the planet.

Healthy Popcorn Perfectly Popped

Several years ago when my cholesterol went up and I learned that Monsanto had genetically modified corn, I tossed my electric popcorn popper .  The scientists had the best of intentions – they succeeded in making corn disease resistant and as a result gave … Continue reading

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Meditation and Prayer – Together

I knew I was different at an early age.  I remember a weekend retreat I went on with the Pioneer Girls, the religious equivalent of the Girl Scouts.  Sunday services were held outside.  I absolutely loved it.  As  a child … Continue reading

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Common Drugs and Dementia

The more anticholinergic drugs you take, the greater your risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s.  This has been studied by Dr. Shelly Gray, at the University of Washington in Seattle.  Shelly (not Grey as in Meredith or Derek !) and she … Continue reading

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8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately!!!

Originally posted on Be Like Water:
Many of us choose what we eat very carefully, or at least dedicate our minimum attention to it. But when it comes to drinks, especially alcoholic beverages, we do little to make the best…

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Growing Your Own Herbs

I tried hydroponic basil twice, and a window sill herb garden once.  Both times I ended up inflicting a slow painful death on these lovely plants in spite of their valiant effort to survive.  So I gave up on growing my own herbs … Continue reading

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“If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you’ that would be enough.” Meister Eckhart, the German philosopher who strongly influenced the Quaker movement, said this in the thirteenth century. This made an impression on me, being … Continue reading

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Detroit man walked 21 miles to work – soon he will drive

Here is a story that will warm your heart – How people got together to help this man:                                             … Continue reading

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