Just Lynn

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self-deception – a comment on a video series @ actualized.org

Over the past couple of days I’ve watched Leo‘s (actualized.org) 3-part video series about ‘self-deception‘, and very much wish I had the time and patience to review and write each down for future reference. As I watched it, I frequently found myself recalling the years of frustration or despair I’ve suffered because I’ve allowed myself […]

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rocking the grey

Last year, I turned 50 and, like many a so-called ‘milestone’, it wasn’t as traumatic as expected. In fact, I had a great year! I got to snorkel in the Dominican Republic, take my grandkids to the beach, and party poolside like a rock star with my friends. By the end of the summer, though, […]

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cupping

Recently, a friend hooked me up with some fire cups, and I’m jazzed! You see, ‘cupping’ is a treatment from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in which round or conical cups are attached to the body using negative pressure, or ‘suction’. In the past, cups were made of horn or wood, and then glass, and a […]

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almost painless

Something’s happened that I don’t want to forget. Around the cusp of October and November, a couple of things were going on. I’d been forcing myself to take it easy for my body’s sake and my boss finally assigned a couple of guys to help with one of the nastiest (heaviest) chores of my day. […]

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Turkey Tail Mushroom Kit

Lately, I’ve talked quite a bit about my health and while my BF doesn’t want to hear it, my buddy Mike the Mushroom Guy apparently did. In fact, he surprised me a couple of weeks ago by giving me a bag of Turkey Tail mushrooms he collected and telling me I should make tea with […]

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a recipe for success

For years, I’ve used diet as my main health management tool, but the only way I’ve had to gauge how well or poorly I’ve done has been to monitor my own weight, energy levels, and such, and to take advantage of information about blood pressure, cholesterol, iron levels, and such that I get from any […]

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EBV, a diagnosis from Dr. Dreamy

Well, got a few minutes to pop online and do a little reading about EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) and learned that… EBV is part of the herpes family (like cold sores) approximately 90% of North Americans are infected with EBV transmission is generally oral (via saliva) most people are infected in childhood initial infection may or […]

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a diagnosis from Dr. Dreamy

Well, went to work, then got a massage, and headed to Dr. Dreamy’s office for the results of the tests we had done a few weeks ago. ‘Good news’, he announced, ‘you’ve got Epstein Barr Virus, so its not what you thought it was…’ ‘What I thought it was…?’ I┬áblinked. ‘But I never told him […]

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recipe for chocolate balls

This winter, I got the urge to make a chocolate drop cookie I hadn’t made in decades. When I pulled the recipe out to see if I had everything I needed, though, I was mortified by the cups and cups of white sugar and lard it required. So, I played with the recipe a little. […]

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recipe for turkey rice soup for Penny & B

Hey hun, Here’s how I made this week’s soup… I started by roasting a frozen 8-10 lbs turkey (with 1 med onion diced on it) in a dutch oven type roasting pan at 250 degrees for about 5-6 hrs. Then, I cooled and de-boned it. Next, I filled a large stock pot to about 2/3 […]

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