Fried Millet

Fried Millet – Sounds like a designer bird food, but no, it is for human consumption. It is also great tasting.

Fermenting grains and most seeds and nuts before they are eaten makes the nutrients more bio-available. Any plant item that can sprout and make a new plant has anti-sprouting compounds that tie up minerals and some vitamins.  Even if you eat organic grains, nuts and seeds a lot the nutrients can not be used until they are soaked, sprouted or fermented.

Millet is very inexpensive and when fermented and fried in coconut oil and butter it is delicious. Have you made your own raw fresh butter? You can use the ‘butter milk’ from making the butter to ferment your millet if you first “cultured” your cream.  These are all extremely easy to do and a boom to your health.

To Ferment Millet

Start with one cup millet and add two cups filtered room temp water.
If you have made cream cheese and whey
add 4 tablespoons of whey
can also use raw apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
 
let sit on the counter, covered with a dish cloth
1 to 4 days, the longer the better (I think)
 
drain and add two cups of water or chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
bring to a boil
lower to lowest setting
40 minutes then take from heat
 

To Fry Millet

after cool
put coconut oil and butter to a fry pan, good amount, both are good for you, don’t be stingy
add some or all the millet, depending on number of servings
add salt and pepper to taste
fry like you would potatoes
 

The slightly tart taste of the fermentation gives this dish a wonderful unexpected flavor.  I use this as a side dish in-place of potatoes or rice and I really like to use it under sunny side up eggs.

Fermented millet will last over a week in the refrigerator so it is always ready to be used.

Share your fermenting stories with us, inquiring minds want to know how you are doing it.

Create the Life You Want to Live,

Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally

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Create Your Best Year Ever

John Von Achen’s question for you…

What will you do with your future?

Just Survive or Succeed?

 
 You were born to succeed
Your future is in your hands
Your untapped potential
You are unique and special
You can achieve anything you put your mind to
 

Choose to

  • widen your vision
  • retrain your brain
  • increase your confidence
  • attract the good around you
  • take steps everyday,small or large
  • just decide what you want
  • prepare for your success
  • believe in yourself, that you can do it
  • plan before you do
  • ask questions and question everything
  • enlarge your comfort zone
  • let go of the past, live for today and look to the future
  • Never Give up! if you never give up you will never fail

You will have setbacks and learning experiences but you can never fail if you never give up!

Learning computers and starting my business has been a challenge, it has also been the greatest time of my life. Frustrating to the point that several times I thought about throwing the computer out the window.

Starting in one direction, then another, the two converging into one.  I have learned so much and am at the start of my Phenomenon.  What is The Phenomenon? a book by Dan Kennedy, I highly recommend it. You will change how you look at your life.

Have you chosen to succeed? Will you pass along a golden nugget to help the rest of us who are still on the way up?

Create the Life You Want to Live,

Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Making the most of your mornings

Is getting out of bed the hardest part of your day?

Most people aren’t naturally what you’d call a “morning person” – the types who are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed upon rising at the sound of their alarm clock. Just because it doesn’t come naturally doesn’t mean it can’t happen, however.

By following a few simple tips, you can train your body and up your A.M. productivity – and, in doing so, increase your health by sleeping more and starting your day without the stress of running late.

  • Set a sleep routine – Don’t underestimate the importance of your circadian rhythm. This regulates how your body runs, and it craves routine. Ideally, you should wake up from a light phase of sleep, not a deeper stage. It’s that deeper stage that leads to a foggy head and lower functioning. If you set a bedtime and stick to it (within 30 minutes) and get up around the same time each morning, your body will reset to the routine. The hope is that eventually you will be able to wake yourself up sans alarm.
  • Get active – Working out first thing in the morning may not sound tempting, but the effects pay off. Even if it’s as simple as taking a half-hour stroll, kick-starting your morning with cardio will boost your energy levels throughout the day AND help you wind down at night, leading to a deeper night’s sleep.
  • Provide the right fuel – While a doughnut and a cup of Joe may be an easy way to get your blood sugar rising, it can also lead to a sugar crash a few hours into your day. Reach instead for some quality fuel – oatmeal, fresh fruit, or a veggie omelet. Always on the go? Make hard-boiled eggs that you can grab on the run for a protein-packed breakfast.
  • See the light – Light has a huge effect on the body’s triggers to sleep or wake up. Switch on a bright light or open your blinds right when you wake up. Conversely, avoid bright lights – yes, including electronics – for that last hour before you plan to hit the hay. This will help your body begin to wind down from the busy day and slip into that deep sleep you need for rejuvenation.

Just beautiful photography

Are you a morning person?  I certainty am not, but it is one of the habits I am working on.

Create the Life You Want to Live,

Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally

 

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Self-discipline Is A Bitch To Accomplish Consistently

 
 Self-discipline =  is the product of persisted willpower.
Whereas willpower is the strength and ability to carryout a certain task,
self-discipline is the ability to use it routinely and even automatically (as if through reflex).
 
An analogy for the relationship between the two might be defined as follows:
Where willpower is the muscle,
self-discipline is the structured thought that controls that muscle.
In most places it is believed self discipline is the ultimate path to success.
 

Did you have to read that three times?  I did.

Now you know why I said self-discipline is a bitch.  It is one, if not the hardest, habit to learn and consistently apply to our lives.

If we will win the internal battle of procrastination vs self-discipline, there is nothing we can not accomplish.

ac·com·plish  (-kmplsh)

tr.v. ac·com·plished, ac·com·plish·ing, ac·com·plish·es

1. To succeed in doing; bring to pass. See Synonyms at perform.
2. To reach the end of; complete
con·sis·tent  (kn-sstnt) adj.

1. In agreement; compatible: The testimony was consistent with the known facts.
2. Being in agreement with itself; coherent and uniform: a consistent pattern of behavior.
3. Reliable; steady: demonstrated a consistent ability to impress the critics.
4. Mathematics Having at least one common solution, as of two or more equations or inequalities.
5. Holding true as a group; not contradictory: a consistent set of statements.
Adv. 1. consistently – in a systematic or consistent manner; “they systematically excluded women”

Tim Erway in his teachings says, “find a system and do the system, leave everything else alone and do the system”.

Dan Kennedy says, “break your time into blocks, one block for this chore and another block for another.  Set most of your calendar for the next year.  Schedule your time and do your schedule”.

I am working on finding my system and have not yet completed blocking  my calendar for the coming year. (if your doing this for the first time, like me, it is a monumental task) Looking at just these two ideas from these two highly successful people I can see they are right on, but the execution and self-discipline to consistently carry out these goals until they become second nature, is the challenge.

How to become successful – find successful people in the areas you want to be successful in and do what they do.

Have you found your role-models? Tim Erway, Dan Kennedy, Todd Falcone and Chris Farrell are  some of mine.

Create the Life You Want to Live,

Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally

 

 

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Expand Your Vision

George bernard shaw, G B Shaw LOC “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”

– George Bernard Shaw

If there is one characteristic that sets leaders apart from the rest of the crowd, it’s vision –  the ability to see possibilities waiting to be uncovered, coupled with the logistical foresight to make those possibilities reality.  

But how can you broaden your scope to find more opportunities for your business and industry?

Here are some ways to feed your creative fire:

  • Question with boldness To get more ideas, ask more questions. The people with whom your path crosses have endless experiences and insights to share, but most won’t openly share without an invitation. Talk with contacts in both your personal and professional circles, asking them about what drives them, what they’ve learned recently, and how they’ve dealt with circumstances similar to what you’re facing. Don’t hesitate to ask follow-up questions, either – and it’s more effective to ask someone what they did next instead of how they felt, to ask how and what instead of just why. While the details of the experiences may not overlap, the insights they can share may apply.
  • Cross-pollinate – One of the best ways to refresh your frame of reference is to look at the world through a new set of eyes. Take time to read trade publications or blogs from industries outside of your own and see how the advice contained there could apply to your business. How could scientific research methods apply to accounting or law? How can marketing tips help a doctor hone his or her craft? You’d be surprised.
  • Pursue with passion – If you had a day in which you could do absolutely anything, how would you choose to spend that time? Close your eyes and picture it in detail – sights, sounds, flavors, textures. What is it about those experiences and those people who bring you joy? Capture those sparks and channel them into your business to reignite your professional creativity. Without passion, work is drudgery – but with it, work is empowering.

Remember Dale Carnegie’s wise words:

“We all have possibilities we don’t know about.We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.”

That holds true for organizations as well as people, but it’s only by taking a risk to venture beyond the obvious boundaries that innovations can come.

What risk, what boundary have you pushed that has gotten you where you are today?

Create the Life You Want to Live,

Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally

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Raw-Milk Whey and Cream Cheese, Homemade

If you read my post a few weeks ago about my struggle with Ulcerative Colitis, I talked about the INNERzymes I am taking and how much they have helped.  I have experimented with all kinds of natural methods and ingredients to help my digestive track, first stop hurting (this I have accomplished)  and second hopefully heal itself.

Wild Fermentation

Eating wild fermented foods is something I have done on and off for over twenty years.  How true the saying, “you always stop doing the things that work”, then start doing them again and the circle continues. I am no different from other people, I find something that helps and I do it for a while and one thing or another stops me or I just plain stop myself. After a while I think, I use to feel better, what was I doing then that I’m not doing now – – oh ya I was eating homemade sauerkraut or what ever it may be, so I start making it again.

Lacto-Fermentation

You can use whey, yogurt, raw apple cider vinegar and fresh lemon to ferment with. Different starters depending on what you are making

I have toyed with the notion of making my own whey and cream cheese for years now. I bit the bullet and bought some raw milk and made them.  Why did I wait so long?  I am a procrastinator that’s why.  No more procrastinating with the raw milk products. They are easy to make and some of the healthiest things you can eat or drink. They really do taste good, better than store-bought.  And don’t worry if you are lactose intolerant when the milk is fermented that is no longer a problem. The friendly bacteria eat the sugar and other things that usually bother your digestion.

No need to be a great cook either, because the milk does just about everything it’s self.  All you have to do is transfer it from one container to another and tie it in a linen towel and hang it to drain.  What could be easier?

 Whey and Cream Cheese

1/2 gallon raw milk

put milk into a clean glass container (s)
let sit for 1 to 4 days on the counter
till it separates, you will know when this happens
 
line a large strainer set over a bowl with a linen dish towel
pour the now sour milk into the towel in the strainer that is in the bowl
tie the towel up (the ends) with a rubber-band
do-not squeeze the milk
 
hang the towel by the rubber-band from a top cabinet doorknob
or if no knob thread a wooden spoon through the rubber-band
hang over the bowl suspended from the spoon
let the whey drain into the bowl
when the whey stops dripping the cheese is ready
this takes hours
 
pour the whey into glass jars and refrigerate
whey keeps 6 months
 
scrape the cheese from the towel into a glass container
add sea salt if you like before storing in the refrigerator
keeps about one month
 

Some Uses

Whey

  • drink one tablespoon morning and night – great for digestion
  • use to ferment vegetables
  • put in smoothies
  • ferment meat
  • ferment grains before cooking (tastes different but good)
  • make beet kvass
 

Cream Cheese

  • mix with green onion and garlic for dip or spread
  • make cheese cake
  • everything you use cream cheese for
  • shrimp dip – add shrimp & cocktail sauce

I told you the milk does most of the work.  Are you game to give this a try?  After you’ve  made your cream cheese and whey, come back and tell us what you made with the cream cheese.

Create the Life You Want to Live,

Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PushButton SEO

PushButton SEO is a new plugin for Word Press and I believe it is the best new thing since sliced bread!

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Reputation Management

How often do we quit when the going starts to get tough, instead of using all our physical strength and mental power to see exactly how far we can go?

How often have you wanted something and just as quickly thought it was impossible to have that thing you wanted? Maybe you put forth a small effort to reach that goal but then the going looks to hard, impossible to reach.  What do you do, quit or give your very best effort?  Is it worth having if you don’t give your best, don’t quit on yourself.

Take on that project, that goal, that assignment giving it your best, learning something if you need to but always giving it the effort it deserves.  Keep driving till you have nothing left, you think, then going that ‘extra mile’ one step at a time.  With encouragement we can reach any goal.

Internal Encouragement

That encouragement may come from within us, our own body and mind saying I can do this, if I don’t quit I will prevail, I will succeed.  I can one step at a time, one more step and another. I will give my very best, my very best, I will do this, I can do this, my very best.

External Encouragement

The encouragement my come from outside us, a coach, parent, boss, teacher, spouse or anyone who believes in you.  They see something in you and know you can do it if you give it your best. This is how we reach our goals.

Leaders are Born

This is also how leaders are born. Leaders don’t waste their abilities, they capitalize on them and all their given strengths and build their weaknesses into strengths.  Become the leader you can be, show by example that it can be done and how others can do it too.

Manage your reputation by how you lead by example, others follow what you do and listen to what you say if they are leading down the same path.

Merriam Webster Dictionary definition of Reputation

a : overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general
b : recognition by other people of some characteristic or ability
<has the reputation of being clever>

2: a place in public esteem or regard : good name <trying to protect his reputation>

rep·u·ta·tion·al adjective

A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one.
Lord Jeffery
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Baltasar Gracian

Create The Life You Want to Live,

Juanita Seath ~ Evolving Naturally

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Theta Brainwave Entrainment, two Months after Update

It has been two months since completion of the 21 day program using the Theta Chamber once daily and the home unit once daily. I continue to use the home unit twice daily and will for the six months. I try to use the Anxiety Program and the Depression/Weight Control Program, one in the morning and the other at night.  I use the Memory/Enhanced Learning program both morning and night.  If I don’t have time for an hour both morning and evening I will get in a half hour at the least.

Published on Mar 8, 2012 by

The Theta Chamber is a computer controlled multi-modality system which synchronizes six specific therapies to work as one. In addition, it is equipped with an oxygen concentrator, a patient’s vital signs monitor, a video monitor, and an EEG monitor.
The Theta Chamber is capable of inducing a meditative-like state of mind known as “restful alertness”. The brain is stimulated with micro-current, light, sound, and motion, combined with far-spectrum infrared heat and pulsed electromagnetic fields. A deep state of mental and physical relaxation along with heightened awareness is the result.

Here is the video of my husband in the chamber.

I was gone for a conference for four days and left the unit home with my husband to use so I have one four-day period that I didn’t listen at all. I could not tell a difference but then I have been using the program for three and a half months daily.

Anxiety Program

Last week I was in a car accident.  Actually I was struck from the rear while stopped in the fast lane on I-15.  I stayed remarkably calm through the entire process even when I looked in my rear-view mirror and saw and knew the truck was going to hit me all I said was, “Oh crap” then the impact.  Trying to get to the side of the freeway was impossible until an off duty police officer turned his lights on and slowed traffic down so we could move out of the fast-lane, across the HOV lane onto the middle divider.

I tell you all this because I am so different now.  These things are just things that happen, they happen to lots of people.  I wish we could find a way of preventing all accidents but we can’t and we won’t.  They are a part of living but they don’t have to get us in a tizzy either.

I don’t get stressed out about things like I use to.  Funny thing is I didn’t really know I was so stressed (sometimes and somethings yes) but most of the time I thought I handled things quite rationally, calmly or at-least efficiently.  The old saying “You can’t see the forest for the trees”. Well now I can see how I was and how I am now and I will take now every time.

Memory/Enhanced Learning

I installed a new plug-in on this Word Press site, it is easy to use but I took to it like a duck to water. Let me add also that if you have a Word Press site(s) this is a must have it’s called Pushbutton SEO (just released). Anyway this is how everything new is going.  Books I’m reading, computer programs, new cooking methods.  I read about them and I just do it. Like the Nike ad.

Ten days till I start the Accountability Coaching program with Todd Falcone.  I am looking forward to it and at the same time I know a few things I need to get done this next week for this program.  Some of the projects needed are out of my control, they are  things the company I am associated with needs to have available.  If the projects are not completed I will have to punt. This is the new me, no excuses, just do.  I like it!

Until next month.

Create The Life You Want to Live,

Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally

P.S.  If you would like information about the Theta Chamber and the  places in the USA that offer the Theta Chamber Program, please do not hesitate to call me 801.525.1967  I’ll tell you about it and answer your questions from the view-point of a user. A very satisfied customer.

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Distracted Drivers

Distracted Drivers on our Roadways

Wednesday of last week while traveling I-15 in Salt Lake City, at rush hour I was hit from behind by an eighteen year old distracted driver.  When we finally exited the freeway with the help of two highway patrol cars and the paperwork was being completed, I asked the young driver if he had been on his cell phone, he said, “no, looking at the GPS”.

I have been in only one other accident in my 45 years of driving, and that was another distracted driver that was test driving a relatives car and was tuning the radio to a station he wanted to listen to. I was eighteen years old and had just bought my car three days before the accident.  It was totaled.

Ironic to me, April was recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. FirstGroup America Supports the National Safety Council’s Pledge to End Sacramento Bee

National Safety Council (NSC) estimates  almost 25% of all auto crashes are due to cell phone use. More accidents are caused by cell phone use than any other reason, add to that GPS watching and tuning the radio and there are hundreds of thousands of needless accidents.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

I was stopped on the freeway and the driver behind me actually had plenty of room and time to stop if he had his eyes on the road.  I stayed in the fast lane because he was staying a decent amount of space behind me and since the traffic had been freeway speeds than slowing and speeding again I liked the truck behind me was leaving the same amount of distance I leave between my car and the car in front of me.

Are Other Drivers Watching the Road?

The only important thing you can’t always tell about other drivers is if they are paying attention to the road or something else.

Yes I have insurance and the other driver’s family has insurance, but that is beside the point.  The thing is now my car is damaged and I had a concussion and my neck hurt from the force of the impact.  I know also that this was an  accident but, this was one of the accidents that didn’t have to happen.

After three doctor visits my doctor released me today from any further treatment because of the accident, and he said I was very lucky that I didn’t have more serious injuries and I said luck had some to do with it, but also it’s because I get my body adjusted every three weeks, that I was in excellent condition and that’s mostly why I wasn’t hurt more seriously.

Here are some of the things I have already done and still have to do because of the accident

  • get estimates for the car
  • go to the Chiropractor (3 times)
  • will be a week without a car
  • deal with the parents, they asked to do this without insurance involvement, another child will be driving soon
  • I agreed to no insurance after I was assured it is legal
  • I will miss a three-day seminar (no car)
  • all the time and inconvenience

No one thinks about what the non-fault party has to do, the inconveniences they have to go through.  What if your car is totaled?  Then looking for another vehicle, is there enough money to buy a good car? The kind of car you want?  You buy a used one , how was it taken care of. Will it last and be as good as the car totaled?

I am a good person, I’m not trying to ‘take’ this family for anything, actually I will be and have been the one inconvenienced by all this and it will continue until the car is fixed and back in my hands.  No car for a week is a big one but I can manage, I’ll miss the conference and a few other things.  The point I am trying to make here is that distracted driving affects more than just the accident time it’s self.  I wish people would think first before they act.  It would save us all a lot of grief.

I am very grateful that neither one of us was seriously hurt. This time we were lucky, not everyone is.

What are your thoughts, ever drive distracted or been in an accident that someone else was?

Create The Life You Want to Live,

Juanita ~ Evolving Naturally

 

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