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Why Hot Rice Is Not Good For You

It Will Burn Your Tongue Have you ever been in such a hurry, probably extremely hungry as well, and heated up some rice or plated some as soon as it was done cooking, shoved a forkful in your mouth without allowing it to cool? Painful right? Rice and jackass are the subjects of our Tuesday Thought© this week and they both speak to the “sin” (missing of the mark, mistake) we are focussing on this – anger. Since the start of May, we have looked at the seven deadly sins

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Tender Years Of Our Lives

In The Beginning Our conversation on the seven deadly sins and the noble virtues continues this week and as with the two previous weeks, it begins with my story of sins and virtues in my life.  This is part goes back to what I call the “Tender Years.” Editing and republishing this part of the story took me back to memories I had buried. As I typed the words written some years ago, I was transported to another time and place.  Pulling away from the original and re-reading what was

Natural Foods You Want To Eat

Sex or Dinner – Which Is Better? After sex (or is it before?) food, particularly natural foods, is my next favourite thing! There was a time in my life when I was grossly overweight. I say grossly not because of society’s standards of beauty. I simply was not happy with the 210 pounds that I was packing. My baby pictures are that of a fat but cute little thing. My mother said that I was close to nine pounds at birth and I kept the weight up until I started

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Patience Is So Much More

But What Is Patience? When you look up patience in the dictionary, there are a few slight variations on the meaning. And, if you ask different people what they think patience is, I am sure you will get even more. Patience is hard to nail down. As someone who is not naturally patient, I can tell you that I have struggled with the definition for my entire life. As a child, when I was told to be patient, I did what most children do. I was quiet and waited. But

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One Way To Have More Milk In Life

Sins And Virtues Strange topic, eh? What does milk have to do with the seven deadly sins and virtues that we have been discussing since the start of this month? Regular readers know that every week we share a Tuesday Thought© which is a five minute video (at max) on a Jamaican proverb that highlights or underscores our conversation. Those of you who receive my Weekday Wisdom© would be aware already that this week we are talking about three virtues – Charity, Patience and Humility. Sign up and receive these

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Naked Before God

The Healing Continues The story continues or, more accurately, it unfolds. Today I share with you being naked – the second part in a series of unknown length, as we continue our conversation about the seven deadly sins and virtues. This part that I chose to call “Naked Before God” is a story I began writing years ago. In fact, it is a story that was so hard for me to think about back then in 2000, that I stopped writing it. I share this part of a half-written story

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Mother’s Day Message

Love Of A Mother Over a decade ago at a Mother’s Day event – brunch, supper, something with lots of food – I heard a woman declare that it would be the saddest day of her life if her children did not celebrate her on that special day. The depth of her emotions as she made that declaration moved me in a perplexing way. On the one hand, being a mother myself, I could understand the pain of not hearing from my daughter on a special occasion. Yet being a

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Happy Mother’s Day – Grandma!

Reluctant Ones Let us get this straight. I am not vain or anything. At least I do not think so. It was as simple as this: the idea of being a grandma just never crossed my mind – not in any serious or deliberated way. My baby girl was my baby girl and her having a baby or babies for that matter was not something that I seriously contemplated. When I learned off her pregnancy, two thoughts came to mind. Knowing her medical history, I was concerned for her safety.