Author Archives: Tamara Lewis

About Tamara Lewis

I'm in my 65th year of discovering how to have a Vibrant Life - 37 of those years have been teaching elementary school children. I love to travel - I've been across mainland U.S., in Hawaii, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Canada. R.V. camping is one of my favorite ways to travel. I also enjoy reading, writing and spending time with friends and family. I'm a small group leader for Bible Study Fellowship and enjoy attending Buena Park Christian Fellowship. Most of these posts are a result of a lot of reading, listening, thought and experience.

Conversations

I read this post in the Lumosity blog and copied it here: We spend 60% of conversations talking about ourselves. Why? Because it feels good. Using fMRI brain scans researchers from Harvard University showed that discussing our opinions and personality … Continue reading

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Relax and Sleep

Good sleep will help calm fear and anxiety, but anxiety can keep you from good sleep.  More about fear and anxiety later, but for now try this to relax into a better sleep. 1. Sit or lie comfortably. Focus on … Continue reading

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Simmered or Refried Beans

Simmered or Refried Beans First prepare these simmered beans: 2 cups dried beans (pinto, black, or pink), washed 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 bay leaf Place the above ingredients in 8 cups of water and bring to a boil. … Continue reading

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Energizing Veggie Drink

Energizing Veggie Drink: Tomato (2-3 medium) Cucumber (1 small or 1/2 large) Celery  (2-3 stalks) Sweet peppers (green, red, yellow or orange-1 large or 2-3 small) Carrots  (handful of baby carrots – large bag of organic carrots available at Sam’s … Continue reading

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Enhanced Relationships Enhance Moods

How you get along with other people can either help or hurt your moods. 1. Look for how you can improve your relationships with others. Take responsibility to keep the relationship strong. Stop the blame. 2. Put your relationships on … Continue reading

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Change

I’ve heard that it’s hard to charge. That is wrong. Deterioration is change. It’s difficult to accept that type of change, but it is inevitable if we do nothing. If we do nothing to our homes and cars, they deteriorate … Continue reading

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Think Clearly, Feel Better, and Look Better

There are many components that go into clear thinking, and feeling and looking better. These include exercise, sleep and what we eat. This post focuses on food that makes us feel better. These are foods we should eliminate or use in moderation: … Continue reading

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