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Thought-Collage Thursday // Health & Beauty

It wasn’t all going to be about health and beauty.  It just turned out this way.  My Thursday word-and-picture collage of thoughts and weirdnesses and hopefully some encouragement and wisdom, too,  Thank-you very much!  Five things I’m thinking about today…

Organ Donors

Aren’t the people who had the forethought to donate their vital organs and tissue when they died (and the people who love them and have lost them) the most amazing human beings ever?  Isn’t it just the highest, most exemplary form of thoughtfulness to leave life and wholeness behind?

infographic be a donor


Sometimes our own healing comes at the expense of some one else’s pain.  We should be very grateful for that.

It’s a wonderful {health} day in the neighborhood – for women!

I found this bit of healthiness in my junk mail, no less – right there in that envelope full of advertisements that I was about to toss.

Tri-County Health has just announced free screenings for cervical cancer, breast cancer and heart disease for women over-40 living in Adams, Arapahoe or Douglas counties who meet income qualifications, are not covered by health insurance (or have some ridiculous insurance that doesn’t cover screening exams) and who have not had a mammogram or Pap test in the past year.

peak wellness

This is really good news for all the women who think they can’t afford health care.  You can.  Now!  Call them!  303-363-3018.

Speaking of health – ever tried the  Coca Pulse thing?  For determining food allergies???

One of my darling daughters is being tested for food sensitivities and allergies.  She is in the hands of trusted professionals.  But there are so many, shall we say, interesting thoughts and theories about determining if you have a problem with a certain food.  I sometimes have to laugh at many of the home-grown methods because they sound more like parlor entertainment…

Gluten Test: Stand on your right tippy toe and immerse your left foot in a bucket water that has been chilled to exactly 48-degrees while holding an oven heated river rock in your left fist.  Place the back of your right hand on your nose and look straight ahead.  Keep this pose for 5 minutes.  If you fall over and hit your head, you have an intense gluten allergy.  If you only wobble during the 5 minutes, you do have a gluten sensitivity, but watch out, it could turn into an extreme allergy within days.  If you can do this easily, gluten is not your problem.  Let’s check for dairy.  Dairy test:  Now – for this, you will need to stand on your head and…

Just kidding.  That is NOT a real test.  Please do not do it.  Seriously – not based on any scientific fact nor on anything, really.  Haha!  Health stuff is so strange.

We just want answers and we want to be able to control our own health (because the “health industry “has drugged us to death).  So, I understand it.

But THIS test is real…I hear.

Anyway – the Coca Pulse Test is:

  1. Take your pulse for one minute prior to eating.
  2. Then place a bite of the food to which you suspect you might be allergic on your tongue.  Hold it there for about a minute.
  3. Re-check your pulse.

If your pulse has gone up 6 or more beats per minute, you may be sensitive or allergic to that food.  The higher the pulse the more sensitivity or allergy to that food group.

Tell me if you have tried it and if it worked or was also confirmed by a medical professional?  OK?  Ok!


You read that right!  It’s hashtag-E-A (for Eldeen Annette) -fashion-show!

eldeen annette fashion show poster

I am so lucky – I get to produce this awesome show for Eldeen Annette Portraiture and I am having so much fun!

The show will have a red carpet experience for guests upon arrival,  live social media engagement, awesome lighting and loud music and feature the studio’s Class of 2015 models wearing  picture-perfect fashion trends that high schoolers  will want to wear for their senior portraits.

It’s going to be a super-sparkly, entertaining, fun, over-the-top, energetic, memory-making, creative and THE-place-to-be party!  Everyone who comes will get a great gift bag full of goodies and products from area businesses as a thanks AND 100% of the ticket money is going straight to MADD-Colorado!


I am having a blast putting on a Fashion Show, of all things!  And Eldeen Annette really does incredible work.  It is a pleasure to work with “Ellie!”  Mark your calendar for May 1, 2014!  And buy your tickets now because it IS going to sell out!


Jeanie & Joey

This is me at age 1 1/2 with my little brother, Joey,  when he was about 2 months old (Eva’s current age).

What does this have to do with Health & Beauty?  Well, perhaps it is a warning for mommies trying to cut perfectly straight bangs on baby girls – quit trying to straighten it out!  It will only end in disaster.

The truly beautiful thing in this #throwbackthursday photograph is how much my little brother adored moi.  Don’t you think?   :)

THat’s about it, Those are my THinkings & invaluable THoughts THis fine THursday morning.  I’m silly, I know.

Easy like Sunday Morning

You children of the 70s will recognize the title of this blog referencing the song, “Easy” by the Commodores.  Frankly, church girl that I was, I couldn’t relate to the metaphor of Sunday being easy back then because Sundays were the hardest day of the week (Sunday morning church, people for Sunday dinner, choir practice at 4, Sunday night church, etc), but it was intriguing.

Sometimes I still cannot grasp the truth of what Jesus said about life following Him – that to follow Him would be to find rest for our souls (our minds, our wills, our emotions – our very personalities!)  He even said that His yoke (which was a wooden beam used to tie two oxen together as they trudged forward in their very hard labor) would be easy.  Easy.  Seriously?  When?  Where?

What is the essence of what Jesus really said?  Well, here it is 3 ways (Mt. 11.28-30):

Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  NIV

Are you tired?  Worn out?  Burned out on religion?  Come to Me.  Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life.  I’ll show you how to take a real rest.  Walk with Me and work with Me – watch how I do it.  Learn the unforced rhythms of graceI won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.  Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” THE MESSAGE

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-ladened and are overburdened, and I will cause you to rest [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls].  Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.  For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp or pressing, but comfortable, gracious and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.  THE AMPLIFIED

Following Jesus is following REST!

Following Jesus and His plan for my days is NOT: ill-fitting (having a job to do but being stripped of the resources or authority to do it), heavy, harsh, hard, sharp (pain-causing), or pressing (can’t seem to stay ahead – losing your breath, feeling pushed), wearisome, burdensome, hard work (work is good, a blessing, but there is a work that is just nothing but hard and life-sapping), loud and abrasive.

Following Jesus and His plan for my days IS:  go to Him, run, maybe.  Because He is gentle and I will find rest for my whole being because He is going to give me rest!  In Him?  Real rest, recovery, living the abundant life freely, lightly.  Ease.  Relief.  Refreshment.  He’ll re-create me.  And blessed quiet for my mind, my will, my emotions.  Quiet for my emotions!  I am sensing/feeling freer and lighter already!

And His call on my life?  The work (good works) He prepared for me before time began (Eph. 2.10)?  Easy.  Light.  Comfortable, gracious, and pleasant.  Not to mention wholesome (whole, not fragmented, and holy).

I’ll trade this for all the churchy titles and religious service I have done all my life any day.  Where do I sign up?…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF:  I am going to Him.  I am going to follow Him and watch how He does this thing.  I want to do life the way Jesus did…this is vital to life…”Why in the world would anybody put chains on me…”

Think Pink

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It is a serious topic.  My Grandma had both breasts “radically” removed just a year before she died in 1971 at the age of 59.  But I have had a lot of friends send me funny reminders to have my “mammies-grammied” these past few weeks!  Humor helps.

 We’ve come a long way, baby.  So-laugh.  But be wise, too.


How to Train for the Dreaded Mammogram:


Ah, memories…here and here

UPDATE 10.24.08 – I had Stormie give me the “censor box” so I could go back to my PG-13 rating. :)