Look Up! (And watch depression and anxiety go away!)

I lift my eyes to the heavens from where my help comes from….

Anxiety and Depression are all rooted in fear and are based on self. With that said, we have a way out of this every time!

2 Corinthians 10:3-5: “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

 We need to be careful what thoughts we let into our minds, which thoughts we are meditating on and pondering. Only those that line up with the Word should be allowed in.*

I’ve had to train myself to consciously recognize when those agonizing thoughts are there and cut them out like a bad spot on an apple. The rot spreads and ruins the whole fruit. Why on earth do we want these life-ruining vain imaginations to capture our minds anyway?

We have choices in life. We are the ones who choose life and death by our words, our actions….our thoughts.

I hate to use the pandemic in this article; mostly because it seems to have overtaken every website, every home, every business–in one way or another. BUT, I feel I must because of the amount of people who need to be set free from fear and depression because of the oppression the enemy is trying to place over people’s lives since this started.

So, I know it may be hard to think of the pandemic as a spiritual battle when there are so many physical problems associated with it. Let me redirect your thinking. The enemy has a temporary access to this world, daily wreaking havoc in the lives of people who allow it. yes, I said “allow it”. Here’s where the spiritual realm comes in. If you dwell in self-pity, depression, and/or are dealing with varying levels of anxiety, your own thoughts and words are giving the devil access—an inroad into your life. This can be stopped by believing in the Word of God and His promises. He loves us and has sent His son Jesus to set us free from the law of sin and death. So, Jesus DID come and die for our sins and promises us eternal salvation, the healing of the nations, and has shown us his healing directly in our lives through deliverance and His redeeming power because of the blood of Jesus.

The beauty of trusting God and speaking his Word is that we don’t have to live in fear anymore. Virus? what virus? It can’t harm me or my family! By our words, I believe we can downgrade the ridiculous thing.

My main point is that we are God-made-overcomers. He overcame death and hell. The same spirit who dwells in you and me is the same spirit who conquered death and hell. You hear this? You are an overcomer! Believe it. Get it into your heart; deep into your heart—a seed planted that will sprout healing. Amen!


God, forgive me of my sins. I believe you sent your son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I cast all my fears before you and now rejoice in the hope of eternal life with You. My life now belongs to you; In Jesus’ name amen.

Read His Word every day of your life while seeking and praising Him for what He has done.

When times of discouragement come, seek Him first, and also recognize that He does not disappoint us. The finished work of the cross took care of it ALL. Trust in Him only. Give Him a chance to make you shine in the light of His glory!

1 Peter 2:6 says.. “he that believeth on Him shall not be confounded (or disappointed)“.

Meditate on this! Chew on it! Repeat it!

Psalm 121:1-8 ESV

A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. …

Revelation 6:2 ESV

And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.

1 John 1:7 ESV

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

John 3:16 ESV

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 10:10 ESV

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. …

James 4:7 ESV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Romans 5:8 ESV

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 3:23 ESV

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

John 6:40 ESV

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Galatians 2:20 ESV

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV

For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

*this excerpt taken from savedhealed.com

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Great Report by the Epoch Times Re: The Rona

South African Study: Omicron May Signal End of Acute Pandemic Phase

BY TAMMY HUNG January 8, 2022 Updated: January 8, 2022biggersmallerPrint

A South African study led by researchers at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital found that the Omicron outbreak may be signaling the end of the acute pandemic phase of COVID-19, with the endemic phase following suit.

The December 2021 study, funded by the South African Medical Research Council, compared 466 hospital admissions from the Omicron spread to 3976 admissions from May 2020, four months before the Omicron outbreak.

The study found a significant decline in in-hospital deaths in the current infection wave, at 4.5 percent.

ICU admissions had also dropped from 4.3 percent to 1 percent, while the length of stay in hospital fell from 8.8 days to 4.0 days.

“The wave increased at a faster rate than previous waves, completely displacing the Delta variant within weeks and began its decline in both cases and hospital admissions in the fifth week following its commencement,” the researchers concluded, adding that there are “clear signs that case and admission rates in South Africa may decline further over the next few weeks.

“If this pattern continues and is repeated globally, we are likely to see a complete decoupling of case and death rates suggesting that Omicron may be a harbinger of the end of the epidemic phase of the COVID pandemic ushering in its endemic phase,” the researchers added.

The endemic phase of a pandemic is when the number of infections becomes relatively constant, allowing for occasional flare-ups, according to Jennie Lavine, an infectious-disease researcher at Emory University in an interview with Nature.

The study also found that only 45 percent of patients in COVID-19 wards needed oxygen support compared to 99.5 percent in the first wave.

Furthermore, a snap-shot of patients in the COVID-19 wards on Dec. 14–15 revealed that 63 percent of them were incidental, meaning that they were asymptomatic for COVID-19 and were admitted for medical, surgical, reproductive or psychiatric reasons.

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You Can’t Afford Not to do This (Eating Healthy ((with advice)) to stay healthy)!

You’ve been reading about different things related to health, but you think that some things just can’t be helped. But, What if they can?! I’ve experienced countless benefits for myself and others I’ve coached in nutrition and fitness. For example, I had a client who told me he had a nervous system disorder. I educated him on some basic nutrition helpers and told him about Omega-3 fatty acids. He started taking flax seed oil each day and eventually all his symptoms went away! About a month later, he came back and thanked me.

I had what appeared and felt like one of those little annoying skin cancer spots on my face. Instead of rushing to a dermatologist, I applied a special essential oil directly to my skin and praise God, It eventually dried up and healed over. Note, I had previously had a confirmed skin cancer spot (very same characteristics as the “new” spot and in the same area) that was surgically removed.

I had a client come back to me another time thanking me for how much better she felt after showing her how to switch to a low-glycemic, high fiber foods-diet. She had lost weight and looked great and dramatically reduced her chances of becoming a diabetic. None of these results with clients were because I met with them day after day or prescribed some drug. It was simply educating them on what’s good!

I have no desire to cheat anyone, only to help! I’ve searched for ways of doing this very simply and without hassle on your part. My years of studies and real life applications are a growing passion. Help me help you by filling out this short survey and providing me with your contact information.

God bless you!

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Charlene Ryan holds a degree in Natura Health, has had almost 20 years of personal training experience and continues to study and go forward in natural remedies and disease prevention.

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Fitness on Your Mind?

Accountability accompanied by regular changes to one’s workout guarantees motivation and success. exercise routines do not have to be something to overcome, but an enrichment of your life and an extension to life.

The quality of life is increased when you have thwarted the biological response that causes your body to respond to stress, only adding to the stresses. How do you thwart those stresses? By physically training your body! (oh, and your mind benefits hugely as well!)

 also called resistance training is good for everyone at varying extents depending upon age, ability, and desire for various results. In the past, as a trainer, I incorporated many different types of training as needed. My clients have varied greatly and so did the exercises. Keep in mind when delving into weight training: If the weight is too heavy, you will not get a full range of motion. Use this as your guide. If you are new to this, try a rep range of about 10-12, for 2 sets per exercise. Eventually you can work up to 3 sets per exercise. Look up resistance training videos for specific body parts. Key in on compound exercises; ones that work multiple muscles at one time such as back rows, chest presses and squats. Keep in mind when preforming squats, you must work on form prior to grabbing weights

Aerobic Training is a common method of exercise. You may or may not like to hear that it is not the best type for your body.
Beating up the body for 60 minutes isn’t natural just as running for hours isn’t natural. True, endorphins are created and you feel good, the heart rate increases and decreases throughout the workout. But the best exercise for your body is moderate exercise.
Even with moderate exercise you can increase your VO2 max (oxygen uptake). Moderate exercise can include intervals or a steady pace, gradually increasing in time and intensity on whatever type of cardiovascular exercise or machine you choose. Participating in resistance training, interval training classes, dance-type classes, and sport-specific training all have their place. When you get right down to it, variety is really the key. Listen to your body. If something feels ridiculous to you, try something you feel comfortable with.

Interval Training is generally loaded with variety. Within a good interval training workout, you should have resistance training and intense bouts of exercise to challenge you. You’re body will gradually change shape for the better. IT is also very efficient time-wise and in fat-burning.

Other workouts for the well-rounded exerciser: tabata, trx training, stretch classes, pilates, zumba dance, jump rope, power lifting moves, sport-specific training, kick boxing, and martial arts.

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Italian Skillet Pizza

Easy Semolina Crust Pizza. Try with tomato or pesto and be done in like 30 minutes!

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I love pizza and always want to make it light and healthy. Contrary to American Pizzas, In Italy, you can find pizza like this one with no yeast, buffalo mozzarella, and fresh vegetables.  in my opinion, there’s not much need for thick doughy crusts all the time. Have a light Italian night!

Here in the states (seeing as how I’m not in Italy),  I buy what is the best and available to me. So I choose raw organic cheese, organic tomatoes or tomato sauce and organic fresh vegetables. 

Pizza to me has to be done authentically and healthfully. There can be so much good for you in pizza, but when you always have pizza made with white flour, processed (pasteurized) cheese, pepperoni, and other greasy meats, it (may taste good, but)takes a toll on you especially if it becomes a weekly habit.

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Breakfast Spa-Cakes

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Breakfast Spa-Cakes

Once while on a food detox, I made up this recipe. Now, although I eat clean 90% of the time, I realized how much more limited I was when having to eliminate wheat, and dairy (my extent of eating wheat is pasta, couscous, and sprouted grain bread, and occaisional homemade baked goods; for dairy, all I consume is yogurt and occaisional raw cheese or Parmesan) On a food detox, you eliminate all foods with gluten, added sugars, caffeine, alcohol, dairy, and meat. Forgive me if I forgot anything. Although, the best food detoxes are with raw food only, I feel this occaisional detox also has its place for those that still include some dairy, wheat, and a few more of the above mentioned foods.

These little pancakes are quite filling. Serve with fruit, and you will be satisfied.

Makes 8 small, but hearty pancakes

¼ cup quinoa or quinoa flour

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Raw Cookie Dough Bites

If you want a guilt-free cookie dough to eat, here it is; loaded with protein, fiber and nutrients, you won’t hesitate to grab one of these for a sweet treat.

When we care about what we eat and feed our family, we will see a change in health and energy levels. Feeling good after eating is a good feeling!

Raw Cookie Dough Bites

Makes about 32


  • 1 cup cashews, soaked 10-20 minutes
  • 3/4 cup raw prepared buckwheat (presoaked and dried for digestibility)*
  • 1/2 cup organic medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure stevia powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coconut sugar or more (optional for a little crunch)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup mini dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips


Process cashews and buckwheat. Add dates and process until consistent. Add coconut cream, coconut oil and agave and process again. Stir in chocolate chips. Wrap dough in parchment paper; form into a log. Place in freezer just until firm enough to cut. Cut into any size pieces and shape however you want.(I used a tablespoon this time and shaped each one into a ball.) Return balls to freezer or refrigerator to firm up. They will then be ready to eat!

Try not to eat it all at this point!
  • Soak buckwheat for 6 hours, rinse well, shaking the strainer until water runs clear. Lay out buckwheat on a dehydrator tray. Dehydrate until crunchy again (Takes hours and depends on the temperature you set it on. (I choose about 96 degrees and leave it on for the day and transfer it to a cereal bag or container when dry) Alternatively place in a warm over until dry. For this recipe, the buckwheat doesn’t need to be completely dry, but keep in mind you don’t want to add water to the recipe.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

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Golden Coconut-Ginger Muffins

This is a new comfort food for me. I don’t know what your comfort food is; maybe cinnamon buns or buttered bread. When you adopt these tantalizing flavors into you food routine, it is so very warming. I could’ve called these golden oat bran muffins or high fiber ginger muffins, but the flavors and nutrients won. I hope you like these and they become your new favorite too.

When using coconut oil in recipes, it is important to have most of the cold ingredients at room temperature and to use the oil in its liquid state; a.k.a. melted if need be. In the summer months it is not necessary here in New England. If you ignore this, you might have cold chunks of coconut oil in your bowl of ingredients, and that, my friend is hard to mix.

If on most mornings you are pressed for time, mix your dry ingredients then night before. Then when you get up, you’re half way there! You can do this while your tea is steeping.

Golden Coconut-Ginger Muffins

Ingredients: Prep Time: 15 minutes Oven: 400° Bake: 10-12 minutes

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup oat bran or more pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour or more pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • 1/2 cup warm coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup+ 1 tablespoons warmed coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature.
  • 2 egg whites(1/4 cup egg whites from a carton works great here)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut plus more to sprinkle


Preheat your even to 400° F. Coat cups of muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Stir together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil (if cold). Then add the coconut milk and heat about 20 more seconds. Stir in the agave nectar, the coconut sugar, eggs, egg whites and lastly the yogurt. Whisk until smooth.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry along with the coconut and mix just until no dry flour is seen. ( I prefer medium-size shredded coconut as I don’t want big stringy pieces of coconut in my muffins. Although I may sprinkle the larger shreds on top. Both ways are shown below.)

Spoon batter into muffin cups filling 3/4 quarters full. Sprinkle coconut on top. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Check on them during last few minutes. Check for doneness by touching center of a muffin. If it springs back lightly, they’re done!

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Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

It is so easy to make bars like these. Really, we all have to stop buying them! When you make your own, you get to add whatever you want. Even though you can purchase bars that have organic quality ingredients, they are small and usually have cane sugar as the sweetener. If you don’t want the excess sugar in your diet, you can choose unsweetened chocolate and stir in some stevia powder or monk fruit powder. Since we all need Omega-3’s in our diets, I took the opportunity to add beneficial nuts and seeds.

Once you see how this comes together, you will be set to do your own variations. Some ideas for variations and substitute ingredients are, walnuts, for the almonds, chia seeds for the hemp seeds, pea protein for the whey protein ( I plan to try a coffee flavored pea protein next), agave for the honey (although I personally like the texture of honey for this recipe), you can also add cinnamon, cardamom, or ginger. Go a step above this recipe and add in 1/4-1/3 cup chopped dried fruit.

Enjoy making this recipe and eating these bars with your family.


  • 1/4 heaping cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 heaping cup peanut butter
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon milled flax seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder ( I use MRM natural whey)
  • 3 cups organic brown rice crisp cereal ( I use Whole Foods Market brand)
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips


In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the coconut oil. Add the peanut butter and stir together. Microwave for a few more seconds if mixture is chunky. Stir in the dark chocolate and stir until smooth.

In a separate bowl mix the nuts, seeds, protein powder, cereal and dark chocolate chips. Add to the oil mixture. stir until well combined. I use two spoons—seems easier.

Line a baking pan with wax paper. Transfer your bar mixture to the pan. Use a spoon or spatula to smooth it over evenly.

Refrigerate until firm. Transfer to a cutting board to cut into bars.

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Low GI Mint Chocolate Swirl “Ice Cream”

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Non-dairy ice cream is refreshing not only to the taste but to the body. Don’t you want a guilt-free treat that makes you feel good? Diabetics and those looking to get lean and…

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