Monday, February 28, 2011

27 Top Cancer- Fighting Foods

One of the easiest and most effective ways to promote good health and to help protect against cancer is with your diet. The American Cancer society estimates that one third of all American cancer deaths might be diet-related. The conclusion is really pretty simple: kick cancer-loving food to the curb; embrace healthful food. The foods on this list, prepared by the Cancer Cure Foundation, have the ability to help stave off cancer and some can even help inhibit cancer cell growth or reduce tumor size. The list is not complete–there are other anti-cancer edibles–but this features the all-stars and is an excellent starting point. 


Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower have a chemical component called indole-3-carbinol that can combat breast cancer by converting a cancer-promoting estrogen into a more protective variety. Broccoli, especially sprouts, also have the phytochemical sulforaphane, a product of glucoraphanin–believed to aid in preventing some types of cancer, like colon and rectal cancer. Sulforaphane induces the production of certain enzymes that can deactivate free radicals and carcinogens. The enzymes have been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors in tests. However, be aware that the Agriculture Department studied 71 types of broccoli plants and found a 30-fold difference in the amounts of glucoraphanin. It appears that the more bitter the broccoli is, the more glucoraphanin it has. Broccoli sprouts have been developed under the trade name BroccoSprouts that have a consistent level of sulforaphane–as much as 20 times higher than the levels found in mature heads of broccoli.

Carrots contain a lot of beta carotene, which may help reduce a wide range of cancers including lung, mouth, throat, stomach, intestine, bladder, prostate and breast. Some research indicated beta carotene may actually cause cancer, but this has not proven that eating carrots, unless in very large quantities–2 to 3 kilos a day, can cause cancer. In fact, a substance called falcarinol that is found in carrots has been found to reduce the risk of cancer, according to researchers at Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS). Kirsten Brandt, head of the research department, explained that isolated cancer cells grow more slowly when exposed to falcarinol. This substance is a polyacethylen, however, so it is important not to cook the carrots.

Kale has indoles, nitrogen compounds which may help stop the conversion of certain lesions to cancerous cells in estrogen-sensitive tissues. In addition, isothiocyanates, phytochemicals found in kale, are thought to suppress tumor growth and block cancer-causing substances from reaching their targets.

Mushrooms: Shiitake, maitake, reishi, Agaricus blazei Murill, and Coriolus Versicolor appear to help the body fight cancer and build the immune system. These mushrooms contain polysaccharides, especially Lentinan, powerful compounds that help in building immunity. They are a source of Beta Glucan. They also have a protein called lectin, which attacks cancerous cells and prevents them from multiplying. They also contain Thioproline. These mushrooms can stimulate the production of interferon in the body.

Seaweed and other sea vegetables contain beta-carotene, protein, vitamin B12, fiber, and chlorophyll, as well as chlorophylones–important fatty acids that may help in the fight against breast cancer. Many sea vegetables also have high concentrations of the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and iodine.

Sweet potatoes contain many anticancer properties, including beta-carotene, which may protect DNA in the cell nucleus from cancer-causing chemicals outside the nuclear membrane.


Avocados are rich in glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that attacks free radicals in the body by blocking intestinal absorption of certain fats. They also supply even more potassium than bananas and are a strong source of beta-carotene. Scientists believe that avocados may also be useful in treating viral hepatitis (a cause of liver cancer), as well as other sources of liver damage.

Chili peppers and jalapenos contain a chemical, capsaicin, which may neutralize certain cancer-causing substances (nitrosamines) and may help prevent cancers such as stomach cancer.

Figs apparently have a derivative of benzaldehyde. It has been reported that investigators at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research in Tokyo say benzaldehyde is highly effective at shrinking tumors. In addition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says figs, which contain vitamins A and C, and calcium, magnesium and potassium, may curtail appetite and improve weight-loss efforts. Fig juice is also a potent bacteria killer in test-tube studies.

Grapefruits, like oranges and other citrus fruits, contain monoterpenes, believed to help prevent cancer by sweeping carcinogens out of the body. Some studies show that grapefruit may inhibit the proliferation of breast-cancer cells in vitro. They also contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, and folic acid.

Grapes: red grapes contain bioflavonoids, powerful antioxidants that work as cancer preventives. Grapes are also a rich source of resveratrol, which inhibits the enzymes that can stimulate cancer-cell growth and suppress immune response. They also contain ellagic acid, a compound that blocks enzymes that are necessary for cancer cells–this appears to help slow the growth of tumors.

Oranges and lemons contain Iimonene which stimulates cancer-killing immune cells (lymphocytes, e.g.) that may also break down cancer-causing substances.

Papayas have vitamin C that works as an antioxidant and may also reduce absorption of cancer-causing nitrosamines from the soil or processed foods. Papaya contains folacin (also known as folic acid), which has been shown to minimize cervical dysplasia and certain cancers.

Raspberries contain many vitamins, minerals, plant compounds and antioxidants known as anthocyanins that may protect against cancer. According to a recent research study reported by Cancer Research (2001;61:6112-6119) rats fed diets of 5 percent to 10 percent black raspberries saw the number of esophageal tumors decrease by 43 percent to 62 percent. Research reported in the journal Nutrition and Cancer in May 2002 shows black raspberries may also thwart colon cancer. Black raspberries are rich in antioxidants, thought to have even more cancer-preventing properties than blueberries and strawberries.

Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that attacks roaming oxygen molecules, known as free radicals, that are suspected of triggering cancer. It appears that the hotter the weather, the more lycopene tomatoes produce. They also have vitamin C, an antioxidant which can prevent cellular damage that leads to cancer. Watermelons, carrots, and red peppers also contain these substances, but in lesser quantities. It is concentrated by cooking tomatoes. Scientists in Israel have shown that lycopene can kill mouth cancer cells. An increased intake of lycopene has already been linked to a reduced risk of breast, prostate, pancreas and colorectal cancer. (Note: Recent studies indicate that for proper absorption, the body also needs some oil along with lycopene.

Seeds & Nuts

Flax contains lignans, which may have an antioxidant effect and block or suppress cancerous changes. Flax is also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to protect against colon cancer and heart disease.

Nuts contain the antioxidants quercetin and campferol that may suppress the growth of cancers. Brazil nut contains 80 micrograms of selenium, which is important for those with prostate cancer. (Note: Many people are allergic to the proteins in nuts, so if you have any symptoms such as itchy mouth, tight throat, wheezing, etc. after eating nuts, stop. Consider taking a selenium supplement instead or work with someone on how to eliminate this allergy.)

Herbs & Spices

Garlic has immune-enhancing allium compounds (dialyl sultides) that appear to increase the activity of immune cells that fight cancer and indirectly help break down cancer causing substances. These substances also help block carcinogens from entering cells and slow tumor development. Diallyl sulfide, a component of garlic oil, has also been shown to render carcinogens in the liver inactive. Studies have linked garlic–as well as onions, leeks, and chives–to lower risk of stomach and colon cancer. Dr. Lenore Arab, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the UNC-CH (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) schools of public health and medicine and colleagues analyzed a number of studies and reported their findings in the October 2000 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. According to the report, people who consume raw or cooked garlic regularly face about half the risk of stomach cancer and two-thirds the risk of colorectal cancer as people who eat little or none. Their studies didn’t show garlic supplements had the same effect. It is believed garlic may help prevent stomach cancer because it has anti-bacterial effects against a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, found in the stomach and known to promote cancer there.

Rosemary may help increase the activity of detoxification enzymes. An extract of rosemary, termed carnosol, has inhibited the development of both breast and skin tumors in animals. We haven’t found any studies done on humans. Rosemary can be used as a seasoning. It can also be consumed as a tea: Use 1 tsp. dried leaves per cup of hot water; steep for 15 minutes.

Tapioca (I know, not a spice, but listed here for your shopping convenience) is derived from the cassava plant. It is one of the many plants that manufactures cyanide by producing a chemical called linamarine which releases hydrogen cyanide when it is broken down by the linamarase enzyme. Spanish researches have been studying the cassava and attempting to clone the genes from the plant which are responsible for producing the hydrogen cyanide and then transfer it to a retrovirus.

Tumeric (curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family, is believed to have medicinal properties because it inhibits production of the inflammation-related enzyme cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2), levels of which are abnormally high in certain inflammatory diseases and cancers, especially bowel and colon cancer. In fact, a pharmaceutical company Phytopharm in the UK hopes to introduce a natural product, P54, that contains certain volatile oils, which greatly increase the potency of the turmeric spice.


Red wine, even without alcohol, has polyphenols that may protect against various types of cancer. Polyphenols are potent antioxidants, compounds that help neutralize disease-causing free radicals. Also, researchers at the University of North Carolina’s medical school in Chapel Hill found the compound resveratrol, which is found in grape skins. It appears that resveratrol inhibits cell proliferation and can help prevent cancer. However, the findings didn’t extend to heavy imbibers, so it should be used in moderation. In addition, alcohol can be toxic to the liver and to the nervous system, and many wines have sulfites, which may be harmful to your health. Note: some research indicates that alcohol is considered a carcinogen, you can switch to non-alcoholic wines.

Soy Products like soy milk and tofu contain several types of phytoestrogens–weak, nonsteroidal estrogens that could help prevent both breast and prostate cancer by blocking and suppressing cancerous changes. There are a number of isoflavones in soy products, but research has shown that genistein is the most potent inhibitor of the growth and spread of cancerous cells. It appears to lower breast-cancer risk by inhibiting the growth of epithelial cells and new blood vessels that tumors require to flourish and is being scrutinized as a potential anti-cancer drug. However, there are some precautions to consider when adding soy to your diet. Eating up to 4 or 5 ounces of tofu or other soy a day is probably ok, but research is being done to see if loading up on soy could cause hormone imbalances that stimulate cancer growth. As a precaution, women who have breast cancer or are at high risk should talk to their doctors before taking pure isoflavone powder and pills, extracted from soy.

Green Tea and Black Tea contain certain antioxidants known as polyphenols (catechins) which appear to prevent cancer cells from dividing. Green tea is best, followed by our more common black tea (herbal teas do not show this benefit). According to a report in the July 2001 issue of the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, these polyphenols that are abundant in green tea, red wine and olive oil, may protect against various types of cancer. Dry green tea leaves, which are about 40 percent polyphenols by weight, may also reduce the risk of cancer of the stomach, lung, colon, rectum, liver and pancreas, study findings have suggested.


And this is my Daily Cyn.....

Friday, February 25, 2011

Metamorphosis Consulting Video

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Check out my new advertising video....I hope you like it....

Show Kids Some Love....with Potatoes?

Yesterday, while fooling around on Face Book, I saw the following ad:
 When you "Like" Ore-Ida, they donate $1 (up to $200K) to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Show kids (and your fave potatoes) some love..

What a nice gesture.  A potato company will donate money to children every time you click on their page. And what a catchy slogan:  "show kids some love."  The next time you are in the frozen food section of your local market, you will be tossing a big bag of Ore-Ida potatoes into your cart. Why wouldn't you?  This is a compnay that cares about kids.

What a smart advertising campaign!

When I was a little girl, my mom gave us Ore-Ida potatoes.  The company has been around forever, bringing delicious french fries right to our table for supper-any time we wanted. We couldn't afford to eat at McDonald's or Burger King very often so mom did the next best thing. She made hamburgers at home with Ore-Ida fries on the side.

Please don't misunderstand me.  I think what Ore-Ida is doing is wonderful.  The Boys & Girls Club of America is a worthy organization and they definitely need donations.  They have been helping the young people of our nation for as long as I can remember. But the whole "show kids some love" thing really got to me.  I started thinking about the nutritional value of frozen french fried potatoes.  How good are they? Are we showing our kids some love by serving them? Hmm....

If you know me,  then you already know where I am going with this.  And you might be offended. How can I possibly knock such a worthy cause or a harmless bag frozen french fried potatoes? Don't I have anything better to do? NO! This is what I do! FOR A LIVING!

I know you're busy. So am I. So when we or the kids want fries..... a product like this seems like the perfect solution.  They're simple. They're easy. They're convenient.

Directions: Tear open bag. Place frozen potatoes on a cookie sheet. Put in pre-heated oven. Bake for about 15 minutes. Serve.
Total prep-time: about 15-17 minutes.

What could possibly be wrong with this?

Nothing....unless you are really concerned about what you are putting into your body or feeding your loved ones.

There are potatoes in here. I am sure because I checked. There are also a few other ingredients I am not so sure about:


What the heck is that? I know what it is and I challenge you to look it up and see for yourself. 

Personally, I wouldn't cook these for my worst enemy, let alone feed 'em to my kids! I don't care how much they beg, cry and plead. I don't care how easy they are to prepare because I know it doesn't take that much time or effort to make my own french fries. From REAL potatoes!

Directions: Take one or two real potatoes. Scrub well. Take a knife. Cut potatoes into wedges (peeling is not necessary). Toss with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake in a pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes, turning half-way through baking time.
Total prep-time: about 25 minutes.


Are we really so pressed for time that we cannot take an extra five or ten minutes to make real french fries? REALLY?

We are so accustomed to 'faux fast foods' that we don't even know what a real potato tastes like! Make some real french fries. From real potatoes! You will be happy, your kids will be happy, and you will be showing them some love by serving them REAL food!

If you wish to contribute to a worthy organization like The Boys & Girls Club of America-- by all means, DO IT! Show some love. Click the Ore-Ida icon on your Face Book page and they will donate a dollar to the cause.
Total prep-time: one second.
Just remember, when you do this, you are also showing your support for their product.


You can visit  Boys & Girls Club of America Website and make a donation with your credit card.
Total prep-time: about 2 minutes.

You can do it the old-fashioned way. Whip out your checkbook and write out a check to The Boys & Girls Club of America.
Total prep-time: (including addressing and stamping the envelope): about five minutes

Then, as your real french fried potatoes are baking in the oven, grab your envelope and take a nice walk out to your mail box and drop it in!


And this is my Daily Cyn............

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

A New Page in Your Book

Every day you get a brand new page in the book of your life. Everything that happened yesterday is over and done. If you don't like what happened yesterday, you can rip that page right of your book, crumple it up, and toss it away.

It's your choice to do the same old things you did yesterday or to try new things--exciting, healthy, daring, loving, nurturing, nourishing, wonderful things you will want to write in your book of life and read over and over again! 

What are you going to write on the pages of your book of life today? 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Southern Fare With Care- Mashed Turnips with Quinoa and Greens

The First in a new and continuing series of Southern Fare-- done my way-- healthy and vegetarian or vegan! I was raised by a full-blooded Italian mother from Brooklyn and a father born and bred in the South.  Combine that with everything I know about health, nutrition, and good old fashioned cooking and you've got a recipe for food made with love, passion, and Southern Hospitality!

I found this recipe on the internet and wanted to share it with ya'll! Enjoy!!

And this is my Daily Cyn........

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Turnip the Heat on This Neglected Vegetable.......

Ahh....the lonely, often neglected turnip.  You walk right past them in the store. Perhaps you avoid them because you have no idea what to do with them. 

I tossed a few into my cart while shopping with my guy the other day.

 "What on earth are those ridiculous looking things?" he asked.

"Turnips, baby!" I said. "I am gonna boil 'em up, mash 'em up and YOU are gonna love 'em!"  

Turnips are available year-round, but the best ones come to market in the fall. Turnips are root vegetables, about the size of a small apple, with a firm ivory skin that has a blush of purple on the shoulders. They are sturdy growers in cold climates and one of the oldest vegetables known. Early humans wrapped turnips with wild onions and then in leaves and roasted them over the fire.

Mmmmm! .I think the cavemen had the right idea......

These gems are grown in the dirt, so make sure you scrub them very well with a vegetable brush before cooking. Then trim the leaf end and slice off the root end. Larger turnips should be peeled, but baby turnips—those less than 2 inches (5cm) in diameter—can be cooked without peeling. Thinly sliced turnips have a crisp texture, and can be consumed raw. They make a good addition to platters of raw vegetables and dip, while diced turnip lends a hearty flavor to soups.

My favorite way to eat turnips is boiled and mashed. Cut turnips into chunks and boil until they are tender, about 6 to 10 minutes. Whole turnips take about 30 minutes to cook.  Then mash them with a fork and serve. Turnips are so delicious this way, all you need to do is season them with salt and pepper. Some folks like to add butter. I never do, but it's your choice.

Sometimes I cook potatoes and turnips together for a delicious change from regular old mashed potatoes.  So if you are looking to lose weight but can't say no to gravy--this is a great way to "have your 'taters and eat 'em, too!"  The turnips add such a delicious flavor, you won't need gravy.

You can roast turnips, too.  Just take whole, unpeeled baby turnips or larger ones, peel and cut into wedges.  Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and place them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast at 375°F (190°C) until they are tender, about 35 to 45 minutes. 

Recipe for thyme-roasted-turnips

So sweet and so good!

Not only are these root veggies delicious--they are also nutritious! They are loaded with vitamin C and fiber. They are low in calories and contain no fat. It's what you add to them that makes them fattening if you are watching your weight--enjoy 'em the way God made 'em.  Keep it simple and enjoy!

And this is my Daily Cyn......

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Great Body

As I waited on line yesterday for my daily morning fix........
I noticed a young girl on line with me. She was dressed in a sweatshirt and a pair of leggings. Her legs were long and lean and her butt was tiny and tight.  I don't normally make a habit of checking out other women, but I couldn't help but notice how great she looked.   As I gave her the quick once-over, I saw she was wearing a pair of those tone-up sneakers.  You know the ones I mean. I won't mention the brand name but they were the ugly ones. There's even a commercial about them- Make them notice YOU-not your sneakers!  Something like that.

I thought they were the most ridiculous looking pair of shoes I had ever seen.  I own a pair of sneakers- old  Reeboks.  I wear them when I am occasionally inspired to walk on the treadmill.  I have a treadmill in my house. I don't have to go into the garage or down into the basement to use it.  It's right in the next room.  Did you know a treadmill is a great thing on which to hang your coats, scarves and those freshly washed jeans you refuse to toss in the dryer because they might shrink?

As I watched her strut out of the coffee shop with her coffee and donut, I thought to myself, "Maybe there really is something to those sneakers."  I couldn't wait to get in front of my computer at the office and order myself a pair.  

Then logic took over. There is no pair of sneakers in the world that are going to give me a body like that.  A body like that takes time, dedication, sacrifice.  If all it took was a pair those ugly sneakers,  I would gladly hand over all my sexy, strappy stilettos and boots and wear them all the time. Damn! I will even sleep in them!  

The physically fit girl had one very important thing going for her that I don't. YOUTH.  She couldn't have been more than twenty years old.  I am forty-nine.  She is really just beginning her life.  I am already half way through mine. She has the time, energy, and the freedom to spend a few hours a day at the gym and go out dancing every night if she wishes.  I don't.  She hasn't raised a son who was the size of a two year old at birth.  I did.  Seriously, my son was HUGE when he was born.  He still is. Twenty-one years later, my body still has not completely recovered.

She hasn't spent the past twenty years behind a desk munching on celery and carrot sticks for fear of gaining weight. She does not have to worry about taking the stairs every where she goes to avoid the dreaded "secretary spread". I have and I still do.

I am not making excuses for myself.  I work out.  I walk, do yoga, lift weights.  I do the best with what I've got and I look pretty good for a woman my age. I know, no matter how often I do these:
I am never going to have hips, thighs or a butt like this:
And I am ok with that.  

I know that as long as I eat well, get plenty of rest and exercise regularly, I will look just fine. 

As for those ugly, tone-up sneakers- I ordered a pair. They should be here in a few days.  I know they won't work miracles but they certainly can't hurt. I'll be sure to let you know.

And this is my Daily Cyn.....   

Monday, February 14, 2011

I will give my Love......

Today is really just a Hallmark Holiday....a pumped-up, overpriced day dedicated to love and romance.  We pull out all the stops to make this day special. We send flowers, chocolate, pay for expensive dinners, buy jewelry, and spend ridiculous amounts of money, time and energy.  Every Valentine's Day we feel the pressure to give more, buy more, and do more than we did the year before--just to prove our love. 

We either love someone.....or we don't. We are either loved by someone....,or we aren't.  Dozens of roses, diamonds, and chocolate given on a day dedicated to love does not prove a thing.

The best gift we can give is the promise that we will show love, give love, and speak love every single day--not just when things are perfectly wonderful and romantic and sweet--but when things are tough and hard and ugly.

I will love you in the good times and the bad times.  I will love you when you are lovely and when you are not so lovely.  I will love you when you make me laugh and when you make me cry.  I will love you when you are strong and when you are weak.  I will love you when you are sweet and when you are not so sweet. 

 I will give my love...always..without conditions, expectations or demands.  I give it freely--no price tags, fancy ribbons or bows, cutesy little cards or candy hearts.  I love you.

And this is my Daily Cyn.............

Sunday, February 13, 2011

YouTube - The Gandhi Rap - be the change u want to see

YouTube - The Gandhi Rap - be the change u want to see

Simple cure for complicated times....

I pray this message touches your body, mind and spirit today and that it becomes a part of everything you do, say, think, and feel.

Be the change you want to see.

And this is my Daily Cyn............

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Are You Ready?

Begin where you are....right here....right now! Today is the right day, now is the right time.  If you wait for perfect day, the perfect time, the perfect person, the perfect situation-- you will never find it.  Honestly, what have you got to lose? Money, pride, a broken heart?  Money can always be earned, pride can always be restored, a broken heart can always be healed.  The only thing that can never be earned, restored or healed is a life that's been wasted waiting for the right moment to begin living it.

And this is my Daily Cyn.....

Thursday, February 10, 2011


To the find the kind of love you have always dreamed must be willing to give that kind of love to someone else.  It won't work any other way.

And this is my Daily Cyn............

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Asparagus For Cancer

Article: Asparagus to Cure Cancer

Can asparagus cure cancer? I really don't know.  I have heard it shrinks tumors so it's worth a shot. 

My dad has colorectal cancer  and will begin radiation treatments and chemotherapy for the next three months, then radical surgery, followed by another six months of chemotherapy. He is 73 years old.  This is going to be the toughest fight of his life and a very rough year for all of us. 

We are feeding him asparagus three times a day! It certainly can't hurt.

And this is my Daily Cyn.....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

I love football. I absolutely adore Super Bowl Sunday. It's all about football and a great excuse for a party.  Everyone knows, I love a good party.

For the past several years, I would do just that. The plan for Super Bowl was arranged weeks in advance with all my friends.  Most of the time, we would be out all Saturday night, grab a few hours of sleep, meet at our local bar for Bloody Marys, and spend the entire day laughing, drinking, and eating.  Long after the game was over, I would still be hanging around, not quite ready to go home. I was having too much fun. Superbowl Sunday always evolved into this:

And right around sunrise, this would be me.
Work was always on the agenda the next morning and I would never dare call in sick.  I had to get a few hours of sleep and because I prefer my nice warm bed to the alternative....

Some how I would manage to get home in one of these. 

Thankfully, I was their best customer and all the drivers knew exactly where I lived because by that time, I certainly had no idea.

Miraculously, I never missed a Post- Super Bowl Monday at work but it wasn't easy.  I would be exhausted, hung-over and grouchy. Thank God for life savers:

This year, Super Bowl Sunday was different.  Of course plans were made, but I chose not to take part. My phone rang off the hook all day and night but I never answered it.  My friends left "Where the heck are you?" messages. This year, I decided to have a little party at home - a  nice, quiet, reserved afternoon and evening with my family.  You see, for most of my adult life I have always been too busy having fun to spend any real quality time this guy..... wonderful dad who always has time for me.  Now that he faces the fight of his life with colorectal cancer, I don't know how many more Sunday afternoons I will get to spend with him.  There are no guarantees, no promises....just an overwhelming feeling to seize and enjoy the moments while I have them. Funny how priorities can change in an instant.

We laughed, we ate, we drank beverages that did not contain any alcohol, and enjoyed the game together. The next morning, I was well-rested and able to greet the day cheerfully.  No stress, no regrets, and no hangover!

And even though my team didn't win........... :(

It was the best Super Bowl Sunday I ever had.

And this is my Daily Cyn...........

Friday, February 4, 2011

Open Your Heart and Mind

With an open heart and an open mind, you have the power to understand, to forgive, to love, and to overcome every obstacle.....

And this is my Daily Cyn......

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I would rather be free to sing from the tallest tree and be heard by no one- than be trapped in a cage and be heard by everyone.

And this is my Daily Cyn...........

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Way Home......

If you want to come to my house, there are several different ways to get there-the long way, the short way, the back way, the road with all the traffic, the road without traffic.  Regardless of the path you choose- you will eventually arrive at the same destination- My House.

This rule applies to everything in life. There are so many ways to get where you want to go.  It doesn't really matter how you get there- as long as you get there.  So come on-- the lights will be on for you.

And this is my Daily Cyn...........