Posts by Debbie Strauch, Wellness Director in Senior Living

As a Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Coach, my motto is beauty from the inside out. What you put in your body will show up outside your body. With skin care and with food, you truly are what you eat. Exercising every day is paramount to a healthy body and quality of life.

Skin Tags and Essential Oils

Tip for removing Skin Tags: use Fractionated Coconut Oil on skin tag then dab Oregano Oil on top of skin tag. To protect the surrounding area, dab Frankincense around the skin tag. Apply 3 times a day for 2 weeks. Message me for more info on how to order these great oils.

 

No Bake Cookies

 

No Bake Cookies

Ingno-bake-cookiesredients

  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.

 

Unofficial Neiman Marcus Cookies

NEIMAN MARCUS COOKIES

NM Cookies 1

(Recipe may be halved) I make about 130 cookies from this recipe. It’s a favorite!!! : )

2 cups butter (4 sticks of butter)

4 cups flour

2 tsp. soda

2 cups sugar

5 cups blended oatmeal

24 oz. chocolate chips

2 cups brown sugar

1 tsp. salt

1- 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated or finely chopped) or 8 oz. shaved semi sweet chocolate

4 eggs

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. vanilla

3 cups chopped or chipped nuts (optional)

Directions:

* Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder.

* Cream the butter and both sugars.

* Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.

* Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts (optional).

* Roll into 1 inch balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees (time may vary due to elevation and oven)

Arthritis and Essential Oils

I can tell you nothing hurts more when you have arthritis in your body. For me, it’s on my left index finger. Crazy, I know but it really hurts and the only thing that soothes it is my essential oils.  Here are some other natural foods that have essential oils named for them that may help with your pain. I sell essential oils and you can email me for more information at strauch4essentialoils@gmail.com

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Pray for Southeast Texas

Many people are homeless now that the floods have destroyed their homes. Due to the stall of this Hurricane, rain continues to fall and wash out roads and highways. Completly bringing cities to a standstill displacing thousands of people to other cities and homes.

The silver lining in all this tragedy is the many people and organizations that have come together. Helping those with shelter, food, and clothing. Some of the early images are priceless, such as the Hawk that flies into a cab seeking shelter, the dog walking down the road carrying his treats and toys, or the dogs leading a group of cows down the street to safety.

The pictures that bring us outrage seeing the elderly in a nursing home walking around in waist deep water. Just going about their usual day knitting in the recliner waiting for the call to be rescued. They were rescued and taken to shelter but what precious memories these and so many others have lost. The people were warned well in advance but there was no mandatory evacuation by the Mayor. It’s easy to point fingers in a tragedy but look at the beautiful response by so many first responders and volunteers.

The America I know and love is right here in times like these when people come together and help each other. The America I know loves each other and takes care of their own. We’re Americans and we need to continue to appreciate the differences in our country not sabotage and hurt each other.

Now, take a deep breath through your nose as you inhale and breathe out slowly through your mouth as though you were breathing out of a straw. Proud to be an American and a Texan.