Diva Musing: Choose or Loose….

Is what you choose making you loose?

I’m always reminding us that form follows thought. Making a decision is choosing a thought that goes in a defined pattern. If form follows thoughts then that decision can make a long-lasting effect upon us and others around us. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Queen Elizabeth I, Henry the VIII, Our founding forefathers, all made choices that had long-lasting impact on others; both good and bad.

There are those who choose to lay down their lives for others safety and freedom. Then there are those who try to terrorize and murder innocents and take away their safety and freedom. Each will certainly answer for their decisions with the Karma Cops. So you see choices do matter. I told my children that when they hit 16 they would have to live with the consequences of their choices for the rest of their lives. It is a Universal Law that ….”when you play you must pay!” It’s easy to remember. Good choices result in good Karma or consequences; bad choices result in bad Karma or consequences.

Each decision we make points us in the specific direction of our intention. Our destination is determined by the decisions we made. Get out of your own way and listen to the Guidance of the Universe wanting to assist you in making right choices/decisions. Be grateful that you have a Guide so willing to keep you out of trouble.

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

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Diva Musing: 10 Foods that will Cleanse Your Arteries…

I went on a search to find the foods I use all the time to keep the system boosted.  I found this healthy little guide I hope you enjoy. AS always consult your health practitioner for verification…Namaste, The Queen Cronista
10 Foods that will Cleanse Your Arteries
The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What makes heart disease so deadly is the progressive buildup of plaque in the arteries, which narrows the inner walls, restricting and ultimately blocking the flow of blood.
Arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to different tissues in the body. When plaque builds up and blood flow becomes inhibited, these clogged or blocked arteries can lead to more serious problems such as heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
So what can you do to keep your arteries healthy and free of blockage? Food can be used as a natural remedy to regress blockage and prevent further damage to your arteries.
Asparagus
Asparagus is one of the best foods to cleanse your arteries. Full of fiber and minerals, it helps lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots that can lead to serious cardiovascular illness. It works within the veins and arteries to alleviate inflammation that may have accumulated over time. It boosts the body’s production of glutathione, an antioxidant that fights inflammation and prevents damaging oxidation that causes clogged or blocked arteries. It also contains alpha-linoleic acid and folic acid, which prevent hardening of the arteries.
There are many great recipes for asparagus. Steam it, roast it, grill it and even eat it raw in salads.
Avocado
Avocado helps reduce the “bad” cholesterol and increase the “good cholesterol” that helps to clear the arteries. It also contains vitamin E, which prevents cholesterol oxidation, as well as potassium, which is known to lower blood pressure. Avocados are a delicious replacement for mayo on a sandwich, or as a salad topping, and of course, in guacamole.
Broccoli
Broccoli can prevent artery clogging because it is loaded with vitamin K, which prevents calcium from damaging the arteries. Broccoli also prevents cholesterol oxidation and is full of fiber, which lowers blood pressure and reduces stress. Stress can lead to tearing and plaque build-up of arterial walls. These little trees also contain sulforaphane, which helps the body use protein to prevent plaque build-up in the arteries.
It is recommended to have two to three servings of broccoli per week for the maximum benefits. Broccoli is another versatile vegetable—it tastes great grilled, roasted or steamed and is a great side dish.
Fatty Fish
Fatty fish—mackerel, salmon, sardines, herring and tuna—are rich in healthy fats, which can help to clear the arteries. Omega-3 fatty acids help to increase the “good” cholesterol while reducing triglyceride levels, decreasing blood vessel inflammation and the formation of blood clots in the arteries, and can even lower blood pressure.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends people eat fish at least twice per week to reduce plaque build-up. Baked and grilled fish are the most optimal for heart health.
Nuts
Instead of reaching for the cookie jar, try a healthier alternative—nuts. Almonds are the best choice because they are high in monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, fiber and protein. The magnesium in almonds also prevents plaque formation and lowers blood pressure. Walnuts are another good source of omega-3 fatty acid, which will reduce “bad” cholesterol and raise “good” cholesterol levels, which in turn lowers the risk of plaque build-up in the arteries.
The AHA recommends three to five servings per week (one serving is equivalent to a handful). Nuts also make a great salad topper.
Olive Oil
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid, an essential fatty acid that lowers “bad” cholesterol and raises “good” cholesterol. Rich in antioxidants, it is one of the healthiest oils to use in cooking or for dressings.
Use olive oil instead of butter and drizzle over salad or pasta. It is recommended to choose 100 percent organic virgin olive oil for maximum health benefits.
Watermelon
This summertime favorite is a great natural source of the amino acid L-citrulline, which boosts nitric oxide production in the body. Nitric oxide causes the arteries to relax, decreases inflammation and can help lower blood pressure. Watermelon also helps to modify blood lipids and lowers belly fat accumulation. Less fat in the abdominal area lowers the risk of heart disease.
Turmeric
The main component of this spice is curcumin, which is a power anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is a major cause of arteriosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries. Turmeric also reduces the damage to arterial walls, which can cause blood clots and plaque build up. Turmeric also contains vitamin B6, which helps to maintain healthy levels of homocysteine, which can cause plaque buildup and blood vessel damage in excess amounts.
Turmeric can be an ingredient in many dishes, both sweet and savory. One way to get your daily dose is by drinking a glass of warm turmeric milk daily. If you’ve never cooked with it before, now’s the time to get creative for your health!
Spinach
This dark, leafy green is filled with potassium, folate and fiber, which helps lower blood pressure and prevents artery blockage. One serving per day helps lower homocysteine levels, a risk factor for heart diseases such as atherosclerosis.
It doesn’t matter if you eat it raw or cooked, the benefits are the same. So try it in salads, smoothies and even on your omelet.
Whole Grains
Whole grains contain soluble fiber, which binds to the excess LDL cholesterol in your digestive tract and removes it from your body. Whole grains also contain magnesium, which dilates blood vessels and keeps your blood pressure at regular levels.
The AHA recommends at least six daily servings of whole grains, so trade your carbs for whole-grain alternatives like whole-grain breads, whole wheat pastas, brown rice, quinoa, barley and oatmeal to improve cholesterol levels and keep your arteries clear.
https://nutritiontips.club/2019/03/20/10-healthy-foods-to-cleanse-your-arteries/11/

Diva Tasting: Noni’s Linguine With Clam Sauce…

Noni’s Linguine With Clam Sauce
Ingredients
1 (8 Ounce) Package Linguine Pasta
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Minced Sweet Onion
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 (10 Ounce) Cans Baby Clams, Drained With Juices Reserved
1 Tablespoon white wine
1 (16 Ounce) Jar Alfredo Sauce 
1 Teaspoon Grated Parmesan Cheese, Or To Taste (optional)
1 Pinch Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Or To Taste (optional)
Directions
  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still slightly firm, about 11 minutes drain well.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown slightly. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion becomes lightly golden, about 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add the reserved clam juice and wine. Simmer until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Stir in the Alfredo sauce and clams; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Serve the clam sauce over the linguine, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Diva Musing: Spell Checking…

Spell Checking…
Sometimes I think things to death. Where am I, Who am I, What is the meaning of life, What am I supposed to do in life? I follow thousands of ancestral years of people thinking the same way. They had many thing in life, thousands of years ago, to evaluate just as I/we do. Someone eats your lunch out of the refrigerator. How will I respond? If I were a cave woman I might pull out a tomahawk and pound their head in, I worked hard to bring down that mastodon! I might use the proper “UG” to cuss them out sufficiently. I may just walk away, but not likely for a cave woman or even a mountain woman like me. Simpler times were easier to handle.
Today we are on sensory, emotional, global melt down almost each new day. Many of us are addicted to our cell phones and can text in a blink of an eye a feeling, emotion, or fact. No more smoke signals that could be effected by the weather (or so they want us to think). LOL! So many of us are under the spell of technology, bad news media, big pharma propaganda and general stressful malaise.
What can we do? Spell Check! Identify and evaluate the spells that you have let get cast on you and work to break them. It is all about decisions we can make. That is the real spell breaker. Our good choices.
Do I want to keep taking those drugs, Do I want to keep wallowing in self pity, do I need a significant other so much that I would put up with abusive bullying prats???? If you don’t break the spells in your life you could become the bitter, cynical shrew/witch you likely despise. Are you clinging to the past and letting dead issues allow you to create more bad Karma? Do you need the victim mentality so badly that you can’t let go?
Is the blame game still the mantra for your life all the time? Are you the indefatigable whiner? So much so you don’t even deserve Cheese with that whine. Each day is a new day to choose. Only you can choose to love in spite of chaos and cruelty in you life. You can choose to stay away from those who create this in your life. You can distance yourself from any ting and everything that destroys your vibration in the world. You do not have to let other destroy you inner peace and love.
Start volunteering and get outside your own problems. You may want to go back to school and start a new trade or learning tool. Have an adventure you never thought you could. Sit in groups that nurture you personally and spiritually. Stay out of groups that DON’T!
Put on your big girl panties and go for it. Shift happens; but only when we agree to let shift happen.
The Universe sends you what you think about all day long. If you choose the blame game, you’ll get more things to blame others form. If you choose the change game and think only of what you really want the Universe will bring you that continually. Don’t keep swimming upstream. Go with the natural flow that the universe has set for you. I hope my pontificating hasn’t upset you. I really do this often to remind myself to practice what I preach. Happy Spell Checking. Love and Light to our Light-worker Brigade.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Tasting: Panna Cotta…

Panna Cotta; Dessert

Ingredients

1 (.25 Ounce) Envelope Unflavored Gelatin

3 Tablespoons Cold Water

2 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream

1/2 Cup White Sugar

1 Lemon Zested

1/2 Pinch Kosher Salt

1/8 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/2 Cup Buttermilk

1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice

Directions

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water; stir and let sit 5 or 10 minutes until it thickens and becomes rubbery.

  2. Pour heavy cream into a saucepan. Whisk in sugar. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture just barely starts to simmer, 3 to 5 minutes. Add lemon zest as mixture is coming up to temperature. As small bubbles begin to appear here and there, remove pan from heat. Add tiny pinch of salt, vanilla, and bloomed gelatin. Whisk until gelatin melts into the cream mixture. Add buttermilk and lemon juice; whisk until blended.

  3. Strain through fine sieve to remove zest and any lumps. Pour into serving dishes or ramekins. Allow to cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 5 hours or, ideally, overnight. Serve with your favorite tea cookies or cakes.

Diva Musing: About Life…

I have posted Napoleon Hill several times.  I wanted to re post this one.  He is the father of motivational speakers to my thoughts.
About Life
by Napoleon Hill
Life, you can’t subdue me because I refuse to take your discipline too seriously. When you try to hurt me, I laugh — and the laughter knows no pain. I appreciate your joys wherever I find them; your sorrows neither frighten nor discourage me, for there is laughter in my soul.
Temporary defeat does not make me sad. I simply set music to the words of defeat and turn it into a song. Your tears are not for me, for I like laughter much better, and because I like it, I use it as a substitute for grief and sorrow and pain and disappointment.
Life, you are a fickle trickster — don’t deny it. You slipped the emotion of love into my heart so that you might use it as a thorn with which to prick my soul — but I learned to dodge your trap with laughter. You tried to lure me with the desire for gold, but I have fooled you by following the trail which leads to knowledge instead. You induced me to build beautiful friendships — then converted my friends to enemies so you may harden my heart, but I sidestepped your figure on this by laughing off your attempts and selecting new friends in my own way.
You caused men to cheat me at trade so I will become distrustful, but I won again because I possess one precious asset which no man can steal — it is the power to think my own thoughts and to be myself. You threaten me with death, but to me death is nothing worse than a long peaceful sleep, and sleep is the sweetest of human experiences — excepting laughter. You build a fire of hope in my heart, then sprinkle water on the flames, but I can go you one better by rekindling the fire — and I laugh at you once more.
You have nothing that can lure me away from laughter, and you are powerless to scare me into submission. To a life of laughter, then, I raise my cup of cheer!
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Diva Musing: Fat Burning Beverage Detox…

I love the old grandmothers remedies.  Here is one you may want to try.  Namaste, The Queen Cronista
Fat Burning Beverage Detox
Lemons, on the other hand, helps to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system, promotes kidney health and breaks down fat cells. Adding honey to your weight loss drink will help improve your gut health, and increase your energy levels.
Cinnamon helps lower high blood sugar levels, high cholesterol levels and is used as a natural remedy to reduce the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Drinking 8 glasses of water per day while consuming this drink will make it more effective.
Ingredients:
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 Tsp.
  • Lemon Juice – 2 Tbsp
  • Raw Honey– 1 Tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon- 1 Tsp
  • Water – 1 Cup Of Hot Water
Detox and fat burning drink before bed – to lose 10 pounds in 1 week
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Fat burning detox drink before bed to lose 10 pounds in 1 week
The following detox drink consists of lemons, apple cider vinegar cinnamon, and honey, all of which when combined and consumed has a powerful fat burning effect to the body. Apple cider vinegar helps lower blood sugar levels, kills damaging bacteria in the gut, improves digestion and breaks down fat cells.
Preparation:
Warm up the water but don’t let it come to a boil phase, then add in all of the ingredients above, mix well until you are left with a dissolved mixture and consume this drink before you go to bed for 1 week. We recommend that you rinse out your mouth with water to prevent tooth erosion that is caused by the apple cider vinegar.
Summary
There you go in just a few minutes you get powerful fat burning detox drink, just drink it before bed and lose 10 pounds in 1 week! Note: if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this recipe or are on any health medications, please consult with your doctor before
http://modernife.com/detox-and-fat-burning-drink-before-bed-to-lose-10-pounds-in-1-week/