SCS Matters http://scs-matters.com Perceive, Receive, and Use Your Abilities... As the Hawk Rides the Wind Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 37564115 Where’s the Beef? http://scs-matters.com/wheres-the-beef/ Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:00:14 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7244 Debra’s Wellness Tips

In “If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef” Helen Harwatt, a researcher trained in environmental nutrition, and a team of scientists from Oregon State University, Bard College, and Loma Linda University calculated just what would happen if every American made one dietary change: substituting beans for beef. They found that if everyone [...]

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In “If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef” Helen Harwatt, a researcher trained in environmental nutrition, and a team of scientists from Oregon State University, Bard College, and Loma Linda University calculated just what would happen if every American made one dietary change: substituting beans for beef. They found that if everyone were willing and able to do that—hypothetically—the U.S. could still come close to meeting its 2020 greenhouse-gas emission goals, pledged by President Barack Obama in 2009.

There are so many varieties of beans, and beans can be used in very creative and delicious dishes. Many free resources are available online to help you enjoy the health benefits of beans: Full-o-Beans Cookbook, The Bold and Beautiful Book of Bean Recipes, and Spillin’ the Beans.

This week, download some free recipes and begin to prepare at least one new bean recipe each week. Enjoy making a positive contribution to the health of your body and the planet.

Tips from 5 April 2010 to 6 August 2012 are here: Archived Tips


Small Changes … Infinite Results™

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” 
~ Mother Teresa

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Pauline Court http://scs-matters.com/pauline-court/ Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:00:36 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7158 Sacred Stories

She had kept the interfaith menorah with the tall glass oil lamps in her basement for 12 years. Made especially for them by a Carmelite nun, it was a very powerful presence for their interfaith fellowship but the center where their group met had closed in 2005. Downsizing her home now there was [...]

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She had kept the interfaith menorah with the tall glass oil lamps in her basement for 12 years. Made especially for them by a Carmelite nun, it was a very powerful presence for their interfaith fellowship but the center where their group met had closed in 2005. Downsizing her home now there was no place to store it. She was so relieved Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, located several hours drive away in Ann Arbor, had spoken of wanting one and would be glad to have it!

“Let’s be open to an easy way of getting it safely to you,” she said to the director of the center.

The following week a friend from Florida was visiting. Chatting about his schedule, he said he would be going to Ann Arbor.

“I have an interfaith menorah I need to get to Ann Arbor.” He was willing to take it so they began exploring what made sense about him dropping it off or having someone pick it up she asked him the address where he would be staying.

“My cousin lives on Pauline Court,” he said.

She made a call to the director of the center and was told a member of the interfaith group lived on Pauline Court and could easily pick the menorah up.

Her friend was very amazed at the ease of delivery and he mused, “What are the odds? Pauline Court is just a short little street….”

These are sacred stories. Pay attention to happenings in your life. Do you have a story to share? Send email to debra@scs-matters.com.

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Madness http://scs-matters.com/madness/ Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:00:37 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7199 Wholesome Thoughts

Eckhart Tolle, author or The Power of Now, said, when you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation. Change the situation. Accept the situation.

All else is madness.

Send email to debra@scs-matters.com, or from within the continental U.S. phone or text (269) 921-2217.

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Eckhart Tolle, author or The Power of Now, said, when you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation. Change the situation. Accept the situation.

All else is madness.

Send email to debra@scs-matters.com, or from within the continental U.S. phone or text (269) 921-2217.

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Happy Belly http://scs-matters.com/happy-belly/ Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:00:31 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7237 Debra’s Wellness Tips

“Health begins in the gut” is a pretty good mantra for health and well-being. Recently I came across an online resource you may want to check out. It is called Dr. Ritamarie’s Happy Belly Checklist and what I really appreciate is that she does not just tell you what to avoid, she [...]

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“Health begins in the gut” is a pretty good mantra for health and well-being. Recently I came across an online resource you may want to check out. It is called Dr. Ritamarie’s Happy Belly Checklist and what I really appreciate is that she does not just tell you what to avoid, she also points you to the foods that actually heal your gut.

On the list are the normal no-no’s: processed foods, sugar, gluten, and alcohol, as well as the great eats (did you ever notice that eat is in the word great?) you have seen in previous Wellness Tips: broccoli, brussel sprouts, chia and flax seeds.

You can download a PDF with all the information.

This week, set your goal for good gut health. Just think what a happy belly will mean for you and your loved ones. Share this tip with those you care about. And have a grEAT week.

Tips from 5 April 2010 to 6 August 2012 are here: Archived Tips


Small Changes … Infinite Results™

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” 
~ Mother Teresa

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Newsletter http://scs-matters.com/newsletter/ Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:00:13 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7155 Sacred Stories

Taking the mail out of the box, her eyes landed on the name and number of her friend on the back of the newsletter. Her friend’s husband was quite ill. She picked up the phone and made a call.

“What led you to call today?” her friend’s voice was quivering.

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Taking the mail out of the box, her eyes landed on the name and number of her friend on the back of the newsletter. Her friend’s husband was quite ill. She picked up the phone and made a call.

“What led you to call today?” her friend’s voice was quivering.

“I got my district newsletter and saw your name and number. I needed to pick up the phone and give you a call.”

“We aren’t on that list,” her friend said. Looking down on the page, her friend’s name and number was not there!

Her friend’s husband had just passed away that morning….

These are sacred stories. Pay attention to happenings in your life. Do you have a story to share? Send email to debra@scs-matters.com.

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Love and Respect http://scs-matters.com/love-and-respect/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:00:12 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7195 Wholesome Thoughts

The greatest gift you can give is the willingness to have enough love and respect for another not to live your life around their fear. Aaron, as channeled by Barbara Brodsky, said that. You will know immediately why it is so important for you to remember.

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The greatest gift you can give is the willingness to have enough love and respect for another not to live your life around their fear. Aaron, as channeled by Barbara Brodsky, said that. You will know immediately why it is so important for you to remember.

If you would appreciate being able to share that with some one, send email to debra@scs-matters.com, or from within the continental U.S. phone or text (269) 921-2217.

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Hatfield-McCoy Feud http://scs-matters.com/hatfield-mccoy-feud/ Sun, 10 Sep 2017 05:00:19 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7230 Debra’s Wellness Tips

Laughter heals us. It is one of our heart’s songs. E.E. Cummings said the most wasted day is a day without laughter.

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Laughter heals us. It is one of our heart’s songs. E.E. Cummings said the most wasted day is a day without laughter.

We know this to be true. We actually know lots of good things but the key is to make it a habit to do what is wholesome. We need good strategies for motivating ourselves to actions that are health-producing. Sometimes our temporary shortcomings are physical such as carelessness with our diet or exercise or rest. Emotional patterns can operate for generations, such as the infamous Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

This week, make developing life-giving emotional balance a habit. Let all the old baggage go, and laugh a lot!

Tips from 5 April 2010 to 6 August 2012 are here: Archived Tips


Small Changes … Infinite Results™

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” 
~ Mother Teresa

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The Shack http://scs-matters.com/the-shack/ Sat, 09 Sep 2017 05:00:09 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7152 Sacred Stories

The end of the movie really didn’t make sense to her, so when she took a friend who was having some very hurtful family dynamics to see it (thinking it would be healing for her) she was also looking forward to having an opportunity to maybe understand that last scene.

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The end of the movie really didn’t make sense to her, so when she took a friend who was having some very hurtful family dynamics to see it (thinking it would be healing for her) she was also looking forward to having an opportunity to maybe understand that last scene.

When she watched the movie the second time with her friend, that scene was not in the movie.

She realized immediately the mystical experience working to get her to bring her friend, who was affected by the film.

These are sacred stories. Pay attention to happenings in your life. Do you have a story to share? Send email to debra@scs-matters.com.

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Everybody Benefits http://scs-matters.com/everybody-benefits/ Wed, 06 Sep 2017 05:00:03 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7191 Wholesome Thoughts

Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with friends or looking for more friends? Want to relate better to your co-workers? Try a little compassion. Everybody benefits!

To share an example, send email to debra@scs-matters.com, or from within the continental U.S. phone or text (269) 921-2217.

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Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with friends or looking for more friends? Want to relate better to your co-workers? Try a little compassion. Everybody benefits!

To share an example, send email to debra@scs-matters.com, or from within the continental U.S. phone or text (269) 921-2217.

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Discussions http://scs-matters.com/discussions/ Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:00:29 +0000 http://scs-matters.com/?p=7089 Wholesome Thoughts

Discussions are always better than arguments, because an argument is to find out who is right, and a discussion is to find out what is right. This truth came from the Brahma Kumaris Thought for the Day.

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Discussions are always better than arguments, because an argument is to find out who is right, and a discussion is to find out what is right. This truth came from the Brahma Kumaris Thought for the Day.

To share an example, send email to debra@scs-matters.com, or from within the continental U.S. phone or text (269) 921-2217.

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