21 Early Days Challenge

So I have decided to do the 21 Early Days Challenge starting with this morning.  I am normally an early riser.  However, the past couple of months I have gotten out of sync and while I wake up early I am not feeling rested and I am going back to sleep until 6:30am.  Well this Read More


Cornbread is an American favorite especially in most southern states.  It has come from humble beginnings, such as the “Hoe Cake” and gone on to grace many tables as the “Corn Soufflé”.  Native Americans taught the early Settlers how to ground corn into meal and flour for cooking and so corn became a major food Read More

Collard Greens

Collard greens are said to be a prehistoric plant that date back to the dinosaurs. Ancient Greeks cultivated collard green producing several different varieties including the modern green with the large leaves and stalks with a mild flavor.  The collard green is from the cabbage family and is a close kin of kale.  Collard greens Read More

The Money Cycle

We all understand that there is a natural ebb and flow in life. There is a tradeoff of good and bad events that cycle through our lives. There are bad events that occupy us so intently in our present moment and then suddenly recede into the past. As we look back at those events that Read More

Be Respectful to Money

Money is a living object that responds to energy.  Just as a person you are affected by energy.  Money is also affected by energy.  It is drawn to those who welcome it, those who respect it.  Money wants to be with people who respect it and treat it well wouldn’t you?  There is a law Read More

Fears Like Weeds in Your Financial Garden

Money does not define a person it says nothing about whether they are kind, loving, or smart. However, money is an important aspect to our lives because we do need money to live. Almost all of us though have fears and anxieties at some level about money. We may not be able to admit them Read More

Surrender by Letting Go

Whenever you are in doubt, let go —- give way, give up. When you are feeling in expectation, or in pain, surrender when you are in confusion, fear, or impatience and you don’t know what to do next or maybe you’re losing control — let go.  Let go, surrender, give up, and give in. You Read More

What Is Holding You Back?

No matter what happened to you in life in the past, no matter how many setbacks you have suffered or who or what has tried to get in the way of your success, see today as a new day and allow the universe to do new things in your life. Do not allow your past Read More

A Fresh Start: Happy New Year’s 2016

A new year marks the beginning again of the Gregorian calendar. While there are many ways to celebrate this date commonly people attend parties, make resolutions, and eat delicious special food. I think that the coming of the New Year is about starting fresh. “Drink from the well of yourself and begin again.” –Charles Bukowski, Read More

Hoppin’ John

A delicious southern stew that is a traditional dish served on New Year’s Day, cooks from start to finish: 1 hour. Makes 20 servings. Ingredients:2 smoked turkey thighs, skin removed1 quart low-sodium chicken stock1 pound black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and rinsed4 cups freshly steamed white rice1 cup green onion, chopped1 cup red onion, chopped2 tablespoons Read More

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